Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Things that Make me Smile

Peek-a-Boo, I see you.



Beth has a problem with grass.



Sheer determination



Big Mouth Bonnie Brat



Beth unfazed. 



Incoming...



Perfect camera moment.  



In order to capture these pictures, I had to sit on the ground while Brynn brought the sheep and I prayed she listen to my whistles - lest I was trampled.  She listened and I was able to capture my new favorite shot of da Brynndollynn.  



If you didn't already know this, I love watching her work.  
Just thought I would tell you again, in case you forgot.
I am helpful that way. 



I don't play favorites.  Brynn is NOT my favorite. 



And there she goes...NOT my favorite dog.



My favorite ewe


Our Romney ewes - with requisite flies on their faces



"Go away and take the damn dogs with you."



Happy Bea cooling off in the stock tank after chasing sheep around the field.  I want to know where my stock tank is.  She has four legs, I only have two.  I had to chase her while she chased the sheep.  We wont mention my face plant in the marsh grass. 


See what I mean? 



Did you know if you shoot on a shallow depth of field - with a dirty lens you can create a oil painting effect in the bokeh? 

Photography makes me happy.  I like happy accidents.



I often wonder, what would Beth choose first?  Sheep or a tennis ball? 



Long tongues make me giggle. 



Longer tongues make giddy.
Wait, that didn't sound right.  
Get your mind out of the gutter.  Sheesh...



Tres Amigos


Every-which-way-but----?


Collision avoided.  


Air time! 



What goes up....must come down.
With the oogley-googley eye-ball-peepers.



Bea stalking Brynn, being stalked by Beth, who is being stalked by Bonnie.  I had a stalker once.  He peeped in my windows and freaked me out.  I wonder if the dogs feel that way too?



Pretty prick puppy ears. 



Not such a puppy anymore, at 10 months old.  



Happiness


Joy


If there is a heaven, it's certain our animals are to be there.  Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to disentangle them.
~Pam Brown, b.1928

9 comments:

Roo said...

K, smilin now too :D Thanks!

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Laura Carson said...

Great shots! I love all of the expressions. And tongues. Tongue shots make me giggle. :)

Doniene said...

Great photos!! They are joy and happiness! Thanks for sharing!!

K-Koira said...

Looks like the dogs are really enjoying having stock of their own to work.

The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

This is a very happy smiley post :D

Lynn said...

Photos of Ranger makes me smile. Don't think I've ever seen one that didn't! :)

The girl behind the lens said...

Ahhh, I love your pictures. The perfect happy-pick-me-up :)

It always astounds me how much Bryn reminds me of my friend's Dot dog - right down to her snarls ;-) And Bea is nearly the same age as Lex! ( She'll be 11 mos on the 27th). As such, I'm learning alllll about chasing the dog while the dog chases the sheep ;-)

But...it's almost heartbreaking, how fast they grow up, isn't it?

Thanks for sharing!

L&L

BorderWars said...

Great action shots, the portraits of the dog's faces are excellent as well, a lot of character comes through in those photos.

Versailles Rose said...

Your dogs give me such smiles!