Enjoy retriever dog photos performing in a hunt test in the videos below.
I’m a little late to the party, but I finally put some of my favorites from last autumn’s Sand & Sage AKC hunt test to video. I photographed this event near Othello, WA over a beautiful autumn weekend. I am really looking forward to the next hunt test coming up in April of 2018.
If you are an owner or handler from this event looking for prints or digital downloads, visit the photo gallery here.
Here are dogs that competed in the Junior division.
And here are some favorites from the Masters division.
And last, but not least, enjoy the senior division here.
October in Tri-Cities ended with golden sunshine and bold color. I took an autumn garden photo walk through the Master Gardener’s demonstration garden on the last day of the month. There were still many beautiful blossoms spreading their joy. Others had faded to autumn, but they revealed tiny seeds and buds promising their return with spring.
Enjoy the photos, and better yet, visit the garden in Kennewick, WA where you will see cheerful flowers, colorful leaves, bright berries, ornamental grasses and even an occasional flying insect. It’s located behind the Mid-Columbia Library. But hurry, because winter is marching closer by the day.
More autumn garden beauty here…
Learn more about the Master Gardener’s program here.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could go no further than just a few steps outside your front door to see beautiful creatures such as these white-tailed deer? Well maybe not, if you’re a gardener. As a photographer though, I was happy to see these young bucks and does deer roaming nearby on a beautiful autumn day in Montana, just off the shore of Flathead Lake where I was visiting family.
Click on photo above or video below to see more of these beautiful whitetail deer.
I saw this nice gentleman, the other day from across the park. I was there walking with my dogs at Howard Amon Park in Richland, Washington. He’s sitting under sycamore trees along the bank of the Columbia river. There is an empty bench very near, almost as if an open invitation to join him.
Just witnessing him there, enjoying his morning in solitude and complete tranquility, led me to the conclusion that I would benefit from spending more time on a park bench.
The theme of the Benton-Franklin fair this year is “Best Week Of Summer”. It looked to me that these cute piglets at Old MacDonald’s barn were having THEIR best week of summer while napping together. That all ended in a hurry though as soon as their mamma strolled by, bursting with milk. For the next few moments, it was pandemonium and survival of the fittest. Note the three barely visible piglets at the bottom of the pile. I’m not sure how they manage to avoid suffocation in that position, but it didn’t seem to phase them one bit.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
When the world feels upside down, I like to look up. The sky is an ever changing canvas, from night to day, from season to season. A multi-colored canvas painted with dramatic compositions and vistas as a constant reminder of the glory of God, the creator.