I seldom take a camera to the beach, because it tends to get (a) tangled up with shells, or (b) full of sand, or (c) wet when waves wave at me or I wave back in them, or (d) mislaid or left behind after a swim.  I did make an exception a couple of days ago, and here are the results.

  It may be observed that the dogs are very mobile, and it would help if I had shutter speed which could freeze the wings of a hummingbird.  As it is, most shots show them as a blur.  They are in the sea at one second, and have vanished up a dune the next.  Then they rematerialize at our heels in a mass before scattering again.  Getting a shot of all five is almost impossible. (It is five on beach walks now, because Paddy has got too old for these expeditions, so we kind-of sneak out when he is not looking.  Otherwise he really battles to get back home.)  

  The portulaca taken on the front patio before heading down make an attractive showing, do they not?


Seadogs 1 Seadogs 2 Seadogs 3 Beach dogs Beach babe © Colonialist March 2013 (WordPress)


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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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23 Responses to LOCAL SEA NEAR-Y

  1. Zirkie says:

    Lovely pics – you should take a camera more often!


  2. What wonderful photos!


  3. adeeyoyo says:

    Lucky you to have such a view, Col! Portulaca are some of my very favourite flowers! Nice dogs… I really miss mine.


  4. Well, I’m jealous. What can I say? That’s my idea of paradise – a little slice of heaven right outside your door. The red Portulaca are just the right snap of color for that beautiful photo. Lovely. Oh, and your granddaughter is as sweet as can be!


  5. Tammy says:

    What a beautiful place you live in.


  6. adinparadise says:

    It’s ages since I saw portulaca. We used to have a lot of them in our garden in Johannesburg. Very pretty indeed. Your dogs look to be having an absolute ball, and little R is real beach babe. 🙂


  7. nrhatch says:

    Lovely! I could sit in a chair on the grass next to the flowers and soak it all in. Thanks, Col.


  8. I love these, Col, and am most envious; it is freezing and inhospitable here!


  9. nice pictures 🙂


  10. 68ghia says:

    Was thinking yesterday how much I’d like to be at a beach again!!
    Your dogs are real ocean dogs 😉 My aunt had one like that in Thailand – cutest thing ever. We’d go for a walk, and Wap-Wap would hunt the little crabs on the beach. In and out of the water – he had such fun! I once had to rescue him in a hot water spring and came out covered in actual leeches – most gruesome moment of my life!!
    Of course the lot I have here disappear at the sign of the dog bath. Gone!
    Good photo’s Col 😉 Especially liked the little two legged doggie you’ve got there – she’s getting so big!!


  11. Colline says:

    You certainly live in a beautiful part of the world.


  12. newsferret says:

    He, he, he, with movement it is always a problem, how often with a sophisticated jimbo do I forget to change the speed. Thanks heavens I am not an accountant because the figure will be disgusting.


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