My life is pretty sweet. I have a comfortable home, good food, friends and family who love me and I have free time to take photographs on beautiful mornings. Today I got up early to catch the sunshine before the clouds moved in. I spent the morning meandering around at Doris Ranch with my trusty photography assistant, Juniper. Doris Ranch is a retired filbert (hazelnut for the non-Oregonians) orchard. It is now harvested by the squirrels--and they are ridiculously abundant. They make the dogs go wild--like they need any help. It turned out to be a beautiful day--so warm and sunny I forgot it isn't quite spring yet.
This wasn't meant to be a self-portrait, but there I am anyways. I think I may be obsessed with shadows right now. I'm also digging the black and white with the shadows.
After our visit to Doris Ranch, Juniper and I met a friend and her dog for a walk. Juniper was SO happy--she hasn't been out for a run since she's been feeling better. She has been pretty patient with the whole no activity thing--but now she's starting to come apart at the seams. She has so much energy and personality she has a hard time keeping herself contained. She not only got a walk and a run today--she rode around with me while I ran errands this afternoon. I bet she doesn't realize how lucky she is.