A couple of weeks ago while our granddaughter was here, she went swimming with the dogs. I’ve always wanted to take pictures of flying drops of water, so I grabbed my camera. Here’s what happened.
Okay, my blog is still preventing me from entering typing after I insert a photo, but following aussie emjay’s suggestion, I hit the enter key several times before I inserted the photo from my media library. Then the cursor was right under the photo at the left margin, were it belonged. Don’t know why, but whatever! Thanks for the suggestion, emjay!
Actually, the cursor stays at the end of the caption for the photo, but I can click to move it to the left margin under the photo.
Dogs shake so vigorously to get the water off their bodies after they get out of the water. You don’t even see how it distorts their eyes and their mouth when they are shaking. It happens too fast. Taking these photos was all about anticipation. I had to have the camera pointing at her, then watch her to anticipate when the shake would begin.
You think they are shaking all over, but the shake moves down their body from their head to their tail. In this shot, the shake is at the shoulders. The water drops are flying out in a complete arc around her body.
Looking at these photos, you wouldn’t believe that we are about to dry up and blow away. It’s “lake effect” grass!
This is my favorite photo in the series. I like the way her ears are both flying out to the side. She loves to play fetch in the water and will swim out a long distance to fetch a stick. I tried throwing a plastic water bottle, but she wasn’t interested. It had to be a stick. She would bring them back and drop them on the shore, or take them up under the trees if she needed to rest.
Today was cooking day again. I made Old Settler’s beans this morning and cut up a cantaloupe. I changed the recipe up a little bit and like it even better. I’ll have to post a photo and the recipe. This afternoon I make another batch of zucchini bread with some zucchini that had been in the freezer for a couple of years. I drained off some of the liquid and it worked just fine. Then I cut a watermelon, and put some drumsticks in the oven with a homemade BBQ sauce. I’ll let you know how they turn out. Going to do a bit of quilting now!