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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Shyla Saturday

One day recently at our old place, we awakened to great conditions for a beautiful sunrise. Shyla and I hustled out the door so that we would not miss it.


 

Shyla and I have not done a silhouette photo in a long time but she had not forgotten about it. I parked my fat bike at the base of the best silhouette boulder, and she scampered up. She caught a scent in the breeze and lifted her nose high to sample it. 

Shyla has the most amazing nose and ability to pinpoint the source of a scent of any dog I've known. Last week, she found a dead elk from a long distance away. It had been killed by a mountain lion, and it had little useful meat left on it. When I caught up with Shyla, she was gnawing on an elk bone. I guess that it pays to have a good nose if you're a dog.

After Shyla had finished sampling the air scent at sunrise, she decided that barking and howling would be fun. I love when she does this!

Happy Shyla Saturday. I am so lucky to have this dog as my photographic partner.

17 comments:

  1. I love The Howl in the last photo.... perfect pose

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  2. She's quite the model. The sunset is pretty spectacular too.

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  3. She is your perfect photographer companion and model. And I'm wondering how she scampered up onto that small outpost.

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    1. I wonder myself. She does it very cautiously. It's a series of boulders, each just a little bit higher than the previous one. She never hesitates but is careful about it. I got the idea for these silhouette photos when I saw a coyote on top of this boulder outcropping many years ago.

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  4. Shyla is totally magnificent!!!

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  5. What a fabulous batch of sunrise pics! You are most lucky to live in such a beautiful place with a smart and talented model as a partner.

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  6. Shyla's nose is a thing of great beauty and great utility!

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  7. Beautiful photos but that last one is just stunning!

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  8. What amazing photos...the golds....OMDs. WTG Shyla I'm kinda envious. Kisses sweet girl
    Hugs Cecilia

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  9. We love seeing Shyla silhouette pictures. She always looks so happy posing for you.

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  10. That sky!!!!! Alone is something else, but with Shyla against it...breathtaking!

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  11. Awe is the best word I can come up to describe this.

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  12. You (and Shyla) make the most of every situation. It's a gift.

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