Cee’s challenge this week was to take photos outside your home. She instructed us to go for a short walk, no more than 100 steps. I’m going to admit right now, I broke this rule. When I have Miles in tow, I have to tire him out some before he’ll allow me to fiddle with my camera settings. But I liked the idea of photographing something new in my neighborhood.
We headed to Brompton Cemetery. When we arrived I realized I forgot his red ball. Miles likes a routine. We walk to an isolated spot and then we play fetch. He loves it. And I love that it wears him out. Then I can take photos.
Improvising I grabbed a stick, and wandered to one of the secluded areas. There are several spots that have a bench and are surrounded by trees and shrubs. It’s a great place to play with Miles who really doesn’t like other dogs, and is always overly excited to see people. Not many people love having a muddy dog jumping all over them.
So there I was, doing my best matador impression, twirling about in my purple vest, taunting Miles with a stick. Now remember, Miles is a small dog. I’m assuming passersby could only see me. To make matters worse, occasionally I would shout, “Good boy!” or “You almost got me that time.” I shudder to think what my neighbors think of me.
I was somewhat successful tiring out Miles. I was more successful making myself dizzy. I sat down on the bench. I tried not to be too disappointed since I wasn’t spying anything new in the cemetery. Then I saw something green. And he was cute!
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That’s a very green grasshopper. Great find…
These close-ups are great 🙂
Delightful post – and the photos are great!! 😉
WOW! This is great… Thanks and Love, nia
He is very cute and I hope he’s warm enough!
Neat close-ups 🙂
I have just seen you have more than 100.000 visits on your blog – congrats!! 😀
Well spotted! And he even stayed around to be photographed. 🙂
I had one like this in my bedroom a few days ago. I’m sad to say he lost a leg after an enoucnter with my cats. But he was saved.
Poor little guy–I hope he thrives now. Atticus spent the afternoon hunting a fly–I was able to get him out the door before Att was successful.
Your macros are fabulous!!! WOW!! I’d let Miles, even muddy jump all over me!!! Thanks for playing along.
Miles would love you forever if you gave him attention. He gets hurt feelings when people don’t acknowledge him.
What a great color in that bug! Is that a grasshopper? Ours are kind of olive green and drab.
My best guess is that it’s a grasshopper. Identifying species is not my strong suit though.
Fantastic captures, and I’m glad that Miles was so forgiving about you forgetting the red ball :).
Miles is too happy to be mad when we are on a walk. That’s his favorite time of day. We leave the cat behind and it’s just the two of us.
Awww, bonding time with Miles. That is too cute :). He’s lucky to have you!
Well I was late with his walk today–not a happy camper. But I did remember his red ball.
Nice find! Give Miles a hug for me!
I am glad you break the rules!!!! Great pics!
Yes, very cute!
That’s a delightful story about Miles.