Sometimes you just want to get closer

I probably should be writing about Teddy. I’ve been working with him for a while and he’s an interesting dog. But I don’t have the energy at the moment. Plus, I think we may be on the cusp of a significant accomplishment. I hope. So more to come on this boy. I did, however, feel the garden beckoning late this afternoon. I have been using one lens a lot lately and felt an urge to get closer to the subject so I pulled out the macro. There were some new roses to shoot. And some irises. The iris was one…

Yule arrives in March

Remember Yule? He’s back for a visit. If you haven’t yet read about Yule, you can get caught up here and here. I mentioned in another post that Scrappy has been irked with me due to the number of dogs I bring through the house. He does growls softly from time to to register his displeasure with me as well as the canine object of his annoyance. Scrappy and Yule have played well together in the past. In fact, Scrappy is still the only dog Yule ever gets really close to.  But I wondered if Scrap’s bad attitude would extend to…

The garden is ready to explode

Spring arrived early in Sacramento this year. That means the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden is ahead of schedule. It seems as if every day something new bursts forth to pay tribute to the many canine companions helped by Homeward Bound. This photo was taken almost a week ago and it’s already obsolete. Dogs are frequent visitors, of course. This is Shelby. We have something new this year. I was told that these metal traps are meant to capture some critter that has been damaging the garden. The gardeners called them snapes or snoops … something like that. I couldn’t get…

You can feel it in the garden

We’ve passed the winter solstice, the days are noticeably longer, and we are rolling slowly, but inexorably, toward spring. Today was wet and dark and cold in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden but even so you could still feel an undercurrent of life and growth that promises spring is not far off. I had to leave but still I paused again and again to look for just one more shot. I am normally drawn toward displays of color but we don’t yet have much of that in the garden. So I search out other targets. Perhaps I can get can get…