Lucky, my endearing and loyal Border Terrier turns 12 years old today! She is a joy and a delight to me in so many ways, one of which is that she shares my passion for exploring the underbrush and wandering the fields. She is always eager to accompany me on my weed hunts and sniff out interesting spots. Sometimes her eager nose demands that I take a closer look at the spot in question, but usually I just enjoy her spirited, ecstatic snuffling noises as she deeply inhales the scent of a critter that recently passed by. She is able to read stories in the scents she finds just as I read stories into the photos that I take. This is just one of the joys of a girl and her dog.
Because Lucky is always on the move, it is very hard to snap a photo of her in which she’s not just a grayish brown blur in front of the camera lens, but today she was right by my side, in quite a relaxed and reflective mood. Above is a shot of her gazing down intently at our weeds. She is standing in a collection of young Stinging Nettles, Foxtails, Sahara Mustard and Red Stem Filarees.
And here is another photo of Lucky in which she mysteriously gazes off at the gracefully curving fiddlenecks just beyond. What does she see that I cannot? I am always left wondering.
Happy Birthday Lucky!
Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.
We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.