Teddy follows me throughout the day. Her main countenance is one of happiness. Yesterday, she gave me a pose unlike any other I’ve seen from her. Perhaps, it had to do with the 11-0 drubbing taken by the San Francisco Giants. Or, maybe she is practicing to be a CEO. Or, it just might be …gas. Below are typical Teddy shots:
Teddy, exhibiting some extra zip at the beach yesterday, decided to scale a cliff, briefly, before striking this goofy pose and returning to the sand.
Anticipation is a key defense mechanism. When I near the corner of a building in a bad part of town, I’m ready to react. Likewise, when I’m walking in the woods, I prepared to see wildlife, or a hiker, but not something…SHOCKINGLY funny. (The Tarot Garden in Italy).
There’s a lesson here. Maybe it’s “don’t squeeze too hard when a gentle touch is all that is required. ” Nope, that’s not it. How about? “Know your surroundings like you know yourself.”Closer, but still not it. I’ll get back to you…tomorrow.
I love a well focused photo. This one of a Great Horned Owl’s eye is my favorite. I used a tripod and self-timer for this shoot. The big secret–the owl was tethered to a perch.
I’m sitting on a rock enjoying the sunset yesterday… Molly, not so much. She likes to run whenever she touches sand. The sun dropping below the horizon doesn’t do anything for her.
We have an iron tulip in our backyard garden that’s held up various plants over the years. I leaned it against our house the other day when I noticed a very distinct shadow belonging, of course, to the tulip–I almost couldn’t tell which one was the shadow. Old age?
This is Blue Monday, the “official” Blue Monday of the year, according to usually unreliable internet sources. The idea is to not make today depressing despite dreary weather, holiday bills and the stark realization that you are going nowhere at work. Shorthand: take action. Laugh. Be strong. Get a hyacinth macaw to liven up your life. If you want one that requires no care, try porcelain parrots at Neiman Marcus for $2,495(free shipping)–that way you stimulate the economy. Or, like me, go for a long walk with dogs and be thankful you have blue Mondays.