Saturday, July 11, 2015

Last evening's walk in Paradise...

Last evening's walk in Paradise...  My two companions and I did our usual mile-each-way walk to the east of our house.  This photo is from the road that runs north/south, near the end of our walk.  The dogs have had all the frenetic energy walked out of them, and now they're just ambling companionably along. 

They looked like this all the way home, except for one moment of excitement when a striped skunk burst out of the tall grass on our right, just 5 or 6 feet in front of us.  The skunk immediately turned toward us and started the stamping-feet behavior that precedes a skunk-squirt.  I hauled the dogs back right quickly :)  They, of course, picked this moment to get all brave; they were bouncing up-and-down at the end of the leash, trying their best to chase the skunk.  Neither of them has ever been skunked, so they have no idea what would be in store for them.  With these two, though, I'm not sure how much difference that would have made.

I'm really enjoying watching the changes along our walk; some from the passage of time, others from changes in lighting.  It never seems to look like the same walk twice.  On this walk, lighting was the big change from the previous day.  The photos below are my attempt to capture that.  I was most successful with the middle photo...

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