Well, I suppose by now you may be thinking that I should change my blog name to something along the lines of:
“Abra Alani: The pursuit of Toby and more Toby”
But, what can I do, when he’s acting so ridiculous, doing such random doggy things like barking at his own reflection and freaking out while walking over a steel-grid bridge as if he’s going to fall through?
“Help me. Help me. Help me.”
“Are YOU looking at ME?”
Well, as it goes, as soon as I decide on a thing like taking photos of rain and such what does the weather do but give us sunshine and dry pavements! :D Ah well, I suppose I can deal with it.
Toby was kind enough to stand still for 30 seconds in this random field of blue flowers while I got off a few photos.
I caught these two glimpses of Toby today. The first taken this morning while I was sitting on the floor tying my shoes, and the second this afternoon while we were out at the farm.
A few of the pooch, bribed to sit still by the treat I held just above the lens….
These were all taken at 1/50, 3.0 ISO 2800-3200. I’m lucky that treat held his attention so well! ;)
Especially when it come to taking photos of this guy.
He will look in every direction, EXCEPT at me. Occasionally, I can get him to glance over, but only by producing a sound that he has never heard before.
I’m running out of weird sounds.
Sometimes his gazing-into-the-distance works.
Other times not so much…
Sometimes I need a break, and today is came in the form of a honey suckle bush. I have never noticed a honeysuckle before it was in full bloom, and so I had been wondering what exactly this interesting bush would become. Today my question was answered, finally, when I found a bunch of these!
Other Blogathon June 2nd posts:
How To Write Fast
Renovating An Empty Nest
Does Your Clutch Chatter
Musical Theater Nerd
Working on my computer this evening, I glanced up to see some nice golden hour light hitting a tree outside the window.
Isaac was an unwilling subject, and since Toby can’t say no to getting his photo taken, we headed outside.
I think this dog was meant to be a farm dog. He LOVES going up the community garden, and as soon as I turn down the road that it’s on, he KNOWS. He starts to get excited, bouncing around the backseat and whining (not my favorite part).
When we get there, he jumps out of the car and commences his immediate sniffing. Of everything.
So far, we have usually been up there alone. A few times there have been other people, once a couple little kids, and once another dog. Toby loves everybody, and he had a great time playing with Daisy the Golden Retriever, as well as exploring every inch of the farm with the kiddos.When it’s just us, he wanted around and explores on his own. He knows to stay inside the gate, and once in while comes and checks back in with me.
Oh, and he likes to eat the grass there too. It’s his fav.
Excuse me, you’re blocking the sun…..
Playing around with long exposures and b&w photography…
A car speeding by
Then I turned my camera back on the house, and the pooch waiting for me to come back inside.