Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Day? Not yet...

The weather people have been talking about a snow storm coming all week. They were calling for 12 inches (which would be pretty unusual) but the latest report sounds like we'll just get a dusting. Since there's currently no sign of snow - or even rain - I took the opportunity to spend a bit of time photographing the pooches having their daily play session.

First off, a kestrel came and landed in the tree right by the yard where we were playing. This is the best shot I could get of him. They are lovely birds, and I've seen them munching on big grasshoppers and the like. Although they are predators, they are much too small to bother the chickens!

While I was at the bottom of the hill photographing the kestrel, the dog started getting rowdy, and since they were on top of the hill, I had a nice doggie-eye-level view to photograph their antics - without having to lay down on the grass :)

It all started with a game of 'who's got the tennis ball'

And the chase was on!

Soon the ball was forgotten

Today was pick on Jack day! Sometimes it's pick on Navi day, so it's all fair.

It's hard to keep up with all the action, so I put the camera on 'Sport' mode and just let it click away.  

Sometimes I got this.

And then I got lucky and got this!

But it was all in good fun, and when they were done they shook it off.

Suddenly the air was filled with the sound of a lonely coyote howling, echoing around our little hollow. All the dogs stopped playing and stood still to listen. It didn't sound very far away to me! That's when I decided it was time to come back inside for a bit!

That was our fun pre-snow day. Now we just have to wait and see if we get any of the white stuff tomorrow.



heather said...

Great photos of the "kids" playing =) Hope they have just as much fun in the snow if you get it !

dotoner said...

LOL! LOVE the one of Jack in the air teeth bared - so fantastic!

meagan said...

They are so dang cute!!! You do a great job catching their fun! :)