Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #187 Water

Anne challenges us “to find some water fun Please show us your water fun and tell us about it.” So I went through my archives and retrieved some memories. Unfortunately, we have not had any rain for quite a while so puddles were hard to find.

Playing in water is fun and refreshing on a hot summer day.

Abstract or creative images can be found. Let your imagination go.

Water can be very powerful. It can carve out deep valleys or change the coastline.

Water activities for people and animals

Captured at a swim meet
Charlie in his doggie pool

Water reflections make up some of my favorite images.

Mirror Lake in Yosemite

Water is a very precious natural resource. In California we are going into another year of drought. I will be mindful of how I use water. Can you think of ways you can save H2O?

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #144 – Taking Flight

“Flying…how often have you thought about how amazing it would be to simply stretch your arms and soar? When you think about it, the number of flying “objects” is quite large. Yes, of course the birds. But beyond them, butterflies, bees and other insects, airplanes, balloons, bubbles, kites….well, you get the idea. So this week, although I’m focused on some of the beautiful birds of Kiawah, please feel free to be creative and choose whichever flying objects catch your imagination and your lens.” This is Tina’s challenge to me.

Watching my dog Charlies fly off my bed, race down the hall, and retrieve his ball reminded me of an event I attended almost 10 years ago, “Petapalooza”. I captured some dogs flying at the Splash Dogs tank event.

That ball is mine!
I’ve got my eyes on you!
Having fun in the summer heat!
I’m flying!
Big splash!
Now to dry off. Stand back!

All these dogs were having so much fun. I’m hoping that as my dog matures he will get to a point where he is not so anxious, and I can show him the wider world. This CoVid stuff really hurt his socialization growth. Last week he attended the Sactown Doodle Romp where he saw Doodles of all sizes.

Time to share the squeaky ball!
This is Charlie’s Aunt Kona! (on his maternal side for the genealogists)
Charlie and Kona together
Charlie steps away.