Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists #61 – Precious Pets

For this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge Tina has challenged us to show Precious Pets.

We lost our precious dog Blondie almost 2 years ago. She lived a full life and traveled over 200,000 miles on her bed in the back seat of our truck as she accompanied us in our RV travels through the U. S and Canada. She loved to swim, chase tennis balls, and go for a boat ride. During our travels she swam in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, all the Great Lakes, Cook’s Inlet in Alaska, and even the Yukon River in Canada.

Blondie returns with the tennis ball
Blondie was happiest when she was in the water
Blondie and the salmon
Blondie and the salmon at the fish hatchery in Valdez, Alaska
Blondie in Cook Inlet in Ninilchik, Alaska
Blondie in Cook Inlet in Ninilchik, Alaska
Going for a boat ride
Blondie loved going for a boat ride

We don’t have a pet these days but we have a grand dog and two grand cats.

Grand Dog Jack the Dachshund
Grand Dog Jack studies a crab at the beach
Grand Cat Tubbles
Our grand cats Tubbles and Tootsie anxiously await Thanksgiving dinner

This post is dedicated to the memory of all the pets who have made our lives so much richer – FD, FD2, Shadow, Howard, Blue, and especially Blondie.

Blondie's Treasure
RIP Blondie


Thanks to Tina at Travels and Trifles for the Lens Artists Challenge – Precious Pets this week

Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists #60 – Framing the Shot

This weeks challenge is to choose photos that illustrate different ways of framing images.

When shooting landscapes I like to use trees, flowers, and other foliage as a frame.

Double Rainbow after a summer storm
Palm trees frame this double rainbow after a summer storm
The fireweed on high on a cliff provides the frame above foggy Kachemak Bay in Homer, Alaska
Sea oats frame the Tybee Island Lighthouse, Georgia

Doors, windows and arches provide frames for some of my photos.

Arches at Ft. Pickens, Florida
Mount Rushmore from one of the tunnels on Iron Mountain Road in South Dakota
Cyclists on the Blue Ridge Parkway framed by a tunnel

Thanks to Amy at The World is a book for the Lens Artists Challenge – Framing the Shot this week