Friday, July 11, 2008

Flowers and the Gremlin

It was a beautiful summer evening in the arctic, cold as heck and windy. The sun was setting and the waves of the ocean crashed gently into the ice on the shore. I journeyed out taking some photos of the local flowers, the ones that peek out the 10 seconds between winter ending and winter starting. Tallinn of course would have nothing to do with me until I was in the middle of trying to focus on something and in deep concentration. All of a sudden there was a giant paw swatting me on my face. "Uh hi, you've managed to creep over behind me like a disruption ninja". Tallinn just looks at me and smacks his mouth, licking his lips. I go back to focusing. And then some how Tallinn's tongue is in my ear. "Ok, some attention for Tallinn". Belly scratching follows, then he seems satisfied enough to go and lay down. I return to the camera. This is apparently unacceptable as he returns to start flavoring and sniffing the flower I am trying to shoot. And before I know it I have given up, having taken more photos of Tallinn then of any of the flowers I was trying to shoot.

9 comments:

Lindsay Gee said...

Hey those are very beautiful photos. What lens did you use?

Julie said...

60mm marco?

jen said...

Julie Wins the prize!

Julie said...

look at my and my camera knowledge!!!

or rather what Jen has in her camera bag knowledge lol

Someday I will have my 100mm 2.8 macro.....someday.. At least in my 4 or 5 years of purchase waiting it has gone down in price about $100 a year! lol

Trudie said...

Beautiful pictures - as always! The one on your banner is just perfect - it captures his curiosity and good looks all in one

Jennith said...

he is worthy of photographing for sure!!!

indigo said...

the nose knows. I like that one best.

2 posts in 2 days. WOW! You are gonna have us wanting more.

Be well.

bea3855 said...

Hei!
Lucky you to stay in such a beautiful place. Love your pets...cutie...all of your blog is intresting and fine!
Have been in Canada several times, but never made it to the arctic regions.
Welcome to my refreshed blogs!!!
European Greetings
Beatrice

Gnomer said...

I can just see Tallinn nosing you insisting on being the center of attention. Then again he IS the most beautiful dog I know and he has such an outgoing personality : ) I absolutely love your blog...