Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day 105 ~

Sleeping in on a rainy day.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 103 ~

I am frequently asked about the dangers of bringing my camera to the beach. Sand and water can be a great cause of concern when it comes to photographic equipment. I live at the beach and I enjoy taking photos while there, whether it be of the often found sandcastle, the shells which have washed a shore, the sun setting behind the dunes, or the dogs playing in the waves. I am as careful as I can be and fortunately for I have my older yet very functional camera. I generally bring this one, leaving my prized D7000 safely at home.

This evening the tide was low and calm, B and I took the girls over for a swim. For some reason us humans can not fully understand, the mussel shells were of particular interest to Yellow Girl. Not only for sniffing but before we knew it and before we could pry open her mouth, she had ingested several. I was certain they would pass through by the morning and we went about romping and playing.

Back at the car, I gave the girls a drink of fresh water to help wash any sand and ocean water out of their mouths. We gathered up the leashes, towels, water bowl, camera and 4 legged friends and started back to the main land. When suddenly there was a loud retching sounds and the splatter of water, remains of mussel shells covered the car seats, camera and lens.

Next time I am asked about the dangers of bringing my camera to the beach, I may think twice.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Day 102 ~

I have been a bit remiss in keeping up with my, self promised, daily photo of Yellow Girl. I had a few extra minutes last week and jumped at the chance to borrow a 500mm. This being a wonderful lens to capture Osprey, they have become the focus of my attention and lens. With it’s return tomorrow, I am certain the now 5 month old girl will be my main subject once again.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Day 101 ~

enjoying the morning light

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day 97 ~

See this sweet angelic puppy face? It is the face of a Yellow Girl, who in her quest to learn about all things, uprooted one of our freshly watered impatients and ran through our house shaking it about. As we were getting ready to meet friends for lunch, Yellow Girl was entertaining herself by splattering mud from floor to ceiling.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Day 95 ~

a day @ the beach