Saturday, September 25, 2010

Working hard on a very short walk

Not totally faithful to the intent of Camera Critters but well within the precepts of Shadow Shot Sunday, we have here one critter three times, and one tiny tree once.
The tree is so small it could easily be someone’s pet. The critter, on the other hand, is a properly pampered pet.
She belongs to me and the big old guy with the white hair, but when he’s not here, she’s mine, all mine. I get all the doggy kisses and furry cuddles; I get to take her for walks and car rides; I get to spoil her with treats. It’s wonderful.
I love the big old guy, too, but not as much as Lindy does, I’m sure. She adores her daddy and is only peripherally fond of her mom. Poor me.
We went walking one beautiful day this week, when the sun was high overhead and I forgot to wear my hat or to take Lindy's water bottle with me, but I did remember my camera. So we'd walk a little bit, then I'd try to get Lindy to pose.
 I wasn't always successful. Her curls are somewhat out of focus in the first shot, but you can see her shadow, and mine. When she did deign to pose, her patient expression clearly said, "Oh, Mom, must you?"
But look, if you look closely at the yellow leaf behind her, you can its shadow, too. Too for one. Uh, two for one.
In the third picture, Lindy was getting warm. We had already stopped several times for photography practice and still hadn't gone a full two blocks from home, but a drop of moisture made its own shadow hanging from the end of the shadow of her tongue.
We walked some more, having to detour around a few blocks the town workers have closed off for their own purposes. Then, on the final leg of our walk we were coming down our back lane when I saw this little Blue Spruce tree. It's perhaps 2 feet (61 cm) high now, and I've been watching it since it was a 6-inch (15 cm) seedling. It casts its own little tree-shadow amongst the seedy daffodils. Too cute.

I just have to include the final photo, in which, yes, you can find shadows and also a large Blue Spruce tree, but that's not why it's here. It's here because I got so excited when I discovered our neighbor had installed solar panels on his roof.
One would suppose solar panels would be a common sight here in southern Alberta, considered by most experts to be the sunniest part of Canada, but one would suppose erroneously. Alberta is oil-rich and common-sense-poor, in my opinion, preferring to squeeze oil out of the tar-sands in the north rather than urge the use of solar power in the sunny south.
Did I say "sigh" yet?
All photos by Kay Davies, with the cooperation if not the help of Lindy Davies-Schear. Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday and Camera Critters, and for the edification and instruction of any present and future readers.


Lorac said...

I love dogs! Lindy looks os sweet!

Nikki-ann said...

Lovely photos and that is a tiny tree! :D

Sylvia K said...

Love the shots of Lindy! Such a sweetie! Fun shadow shots for the day and the little tree really is tiny, isn't it! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!


Boom Nisanart said...

She is beautiful ! and have a great smile : )

Ralph said...

Lindy is absolutely beautiful! Her golden and curly fur is rich, her shape leaves a wonderful shadow. No doubt, her personality is a lovely as her looks!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Ah the places where a dog will take you!

Cassie said...

Always enjoy some good poochie ShadowShots! Her sweet disposition shows through. The blue spruce I planted seem to be growing verrrry sloooowly. My 3 footer(the largest) is turning brown in the inside branches, which scares me. I guess we'll see if it lasts the winter. The one that's growing best is really misshaped. Will trim him next summer.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

She is a beautiful critter ♥

Kay L. Davies said...

Thank you for all the lovely compliments about Lindy. She loves people and, yes, her personality is delightful. She is as sweet and cuddly as she is cute and curly. We're so fortunate to have found her. She had been wandering and was picked up by the SPCA, where the workers realized she was a sweet and affectionate girl. They cannot keep dogs for very long, so they called SOS Pet Rescue, and that's where we found her, in an SOS foster home, just waiting for us. She took one look at my husband and decided he was the man for her!!

Miss Kodee said...

I love your 3rd shadow photo of Lindy. I think I will attempt a similar one with my dogs. Nice!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love these Lindy photos! Especially love the one of Lindy smiling and the tiny leaf on the grass behind her! A gorgeous dog!

EG Wow said...

I like your furry kid! Nice shadows too. :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

She is very cute, and cast great shadows.

Rambling Round said...

Lindy is a beautiful lady!

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Anonymous said...

She is such a gorgeous girl. Lots of golden fur!

Inverness Daily Photo said...

Sounds like an interesting walk.

Arti said...

Loved all of them... The final one is my favorite though!
Have a nice day:)

eileeninmd said...

Nice post, love Lindy and her shadow!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Inspired by you and Lindy!

A Walk

Lindy and I took a walk down the street—
What things did we find and whom did we greet?

We found some dark shadows on a green lawn,
But when we looked twice, the shadows were gone.

We found an enchanting small yellow leaf
But then the wind snatched it—impudent thief!

We saw a blue spruce about two feet high,
And dreamed of its needles scratching the sky.

We looked toward the west and saw that the sun
Was starting to dim—and our walk was done.

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I enjoyed going on your walk with you and Lindy. That little tree was only 15cm and it's grown quite a bit.
Enjoy your week.☺

lisaschaos said...

Love that curly hair! Great shadows and looks like a wonderful walk!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Lindy is a very pretty lady.