Sasha, Tahoe Taverns Beach 1/27/15
As a photographer when you pick up your camera, sling on your pack heavy with lenses and in my case attach myself to 4 excited Golden Retrievers you know the day will be fun. But will you be able to perform? Perform as a photographer I mean. A couple of weeks ago at “the lake” I finally got my groove back. With my camera that is.
I love the mix of cold and warm colors in this photoshoot.
The beauty of the lake in winter.
And happiness found.
We, or at least I, are still grieving the loss of Lassen so time at the lake was just what we needed.
Worrying will be put aside today. Low light, low lake, no worries.
See the beauty.
Retrievers plus water equal happiness.
Moms plus daughters equal happiness
Tahoe plus Goldens equal happiness.
Who cares if it is cold and wet?
We got energy to burn and the whole day is in front of us.
Learn from dogs. Learn to keep a positive attitude.
Pay attention to your senses. They may lead you somewhere important.
Like tasty crawdads.
Listen to your mother when she calls.
Even though the beautiful big world is in front of you.
Keeping a positive attitude is not hard for a Golden Retriever.
Yolo is the epitome of good attitude.
He is always looking ahead to possibilities.Like the possibility of me or Rockin’ Roy throwing something. Throwing something into the water of course.
Even though it is January and who knows what temperature the water is.
Yolo has always been our star Sundog in terms of retrieving but Sasha being in her prime gives him a run for his money.
She may be trying to get a head start on the retrieving. Or she may just be taking a dip.
Unfortunately Rockin’ Roy and I are not into getting our pants soaking wet today so no retrieving from the pier.
Being the agreeable Golden’s they are, Sasha and Yolo look to other possibilities for fun.
Why can’t humans be so agreeable and looking for fun?Maisie is looking for possibilities too.A dip in a puddle.Who needs a lake?
My English Cream bundle of love. An expert in soaking up love and water.
Soaking up the beauty and possibilities.
Every dog is an expert at this. Call it instinct.
Something humans lack.The instinct to explore every possibility. To sniff out every possibility. To go after every possibility even if you have to get your feet wet.
You won’t see possibilities unless you have your eyes open.
Only keep them closed when concentrating real hard.
Understand the beauty in yourself but keep your eyes on the ball.And don’t forget to have fun.And as I said before, come when your mother calls.Appreciate the forest of life.
And how many times do I have to say it? The beauty of life.
The trail home is always important.Because sooner or later we gotta get home.Home is were the heart is I think I’ve heard it said.Home is were we rest.Home is were the toys are.