This week I said goodbye to my dog Hana. Always an explorer, leading the pack or following behind when she grew tried. She was the fluffiest guard dog you’d ever met. But so gentle if you offered her a cookie. Twelve years wasn’t enough but we had so many adventures that I will always remember. Goodbye my friend
This week I pulled #44 from the Lightbox Photography Cards set. “Doors are mysterious objects – and a natural subject for photographers.” This particular card had me walking around the neighborhood looking at doors that said, “Welcome! Come on in!” One door was bright red. I’ve walked that route almost every day on my morning walk with the pups and I’ve never really noticed it before. Some doors, had ivy in the entryways, manicured potted plants, or old newspapers piling up. This challenge card made me slow down and look and think about the subject. Funny though, I wasn’t carrying my camera to actually capture the images but it did remind me that I do need slow down and look around at all the interesting things around me. I did however have my camera phone when these pups were waiting to come inside.
This week I pulled #34 from the Lightbox Photography Cards set. “Macro photography is a challenge all by itself with a wealth of subjects for you to choose from.” I took several photos that I thought fit the criteria of the challenge. The hardest part of this challenge? Getting close enough to the subject meant sitting or lying down in the dirt and rocks.
I love hiking with my dog. She has so much fun, you can see it in her face when she’s in the forest. Although, this day hike there wasn’t as much scenery with the low cloud cover. It didn’t stop my pup from exploring and having a great time.
There are great views to enjoy around every corner of a trail. The journey is even better when you have a great companion to share it with. Here I am with my pup, and we’re enjoying the great outdoors!