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Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Saturday in the Desert

On our last full day in the desert (a Saturday), I enjoyed playing with the pups and taking their photos at sunset on K's Rock.

As you can see, R's paws were all better so he could be barefoot around camp. He was also working on his Chocolate Lab impersonation, with all the red sand he had in his fur!
I've mentioned that we decided to delay R's elbow reconstruction until the fall. This trip to the desert made us feel that we'd made the best choice. Aside from his briefly sore paw pads, R seemed to feel great, and we all felt happy that he could run around! Our spring and summer trips are the highlights of our year so we're glad that R will be able to enjoy them.

In the minutes just before sunset in the desert, Shyla is my favorite photographic subject because her chocolate fur turns deep red in the sunset light.
She seems to love our little photo shoots and gives me some very cute looks during them. Oh how I love this girl!
On our last night in the desert, I captured K's rock glowing in the moonlight with the stars spinning around the North Star. This might be my favorite star photo yet, at least in part because I took in a spot that we love so much.


  1. shyla is so very intelligent. :)

  2. LOL about R's chocolate lab impression. Shyla does look like she loves the camera! That star photo is so neat! <3

  3. We are so happy that R is doing good and having fun too!

  4. You capture your girl so beautifully, and your star photo is also amazing -- I hope you frame some of your photos, they are truly works of art!

  5. So happy R can enjoy the outings. Paws crossed it continues...

  6. Beautiful!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. Yes,,, yes, yes,,, !! Its our favorite star photo tooo!!

    And yes Shylas glow is warm and cozy feeling,, like a camp fire..
    and R has artistic markings in his black fur.
    So beautiful. Thank you for sharing!!

  8. Your star trails are superb, do you ever worry the tripod might get blown over, or do you weight and peg it down? They both shine , and from their eyes, enjoy every single day there.

  9. We are so happy that you are having the bestest time too, R! You take the most beautiful photos, KB!

  10. Love that sunset glow, my favorite time of day in the desert.

  11. Wow, Shyla looks stunning in that evening glow! Such a beautiful girl. :)


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