Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Photograph Something New

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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TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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24 Responses to Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Photograph Something New

  1. bocafrau says:

    That’s a very green grasshopper. Great find…

  2. These close-ups are great 🙂

  3. Delightful post – and the photos are great!! 😉

  4. niasunset says:

    WOW! This is great… Thanks and Love, nia

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    He is very cute and I hope he’s warm enough!

  6. Madhu says:

    Neat close-ups 🙂

  7. wolke205 says:

    I have just seen you have more than 100.000 visits on your blog – congrats!! 😀

  8. zelmare says:

    Well spotted! And he even stayed around to be photographed. 🙂

  9. Caroline says:

    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.

    • TBM says:

      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.

  10. Cee Neuner says:

    Your macros are fabulous!!! WOW!! I’d let Miles, even muddy jump all over me!!! Thanks for playing along.

  11. What a great color in that bug! Is that a grasshopper? Ours are kind of olive green and drab.

  12. Fantastic captures, and I’m glad that Miles was so forgiving about you forgetting the red ball :).

  13. pattisj says:

    Nice find! Give Miles a hug for me!

  14. ilargia64 says:

    So nice!!!!
    I am glad you break the rules!!!! Great pics!

  15. Fergiemoto says:

    Yes, very cute!
    That’s a delightful story about Miles.

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