Laurel is a published photographer—with help from me. At Laurel's request I sent her “Feed Me!” photo of a begging baby robin off to the Salem Statesman-Journal and it was printed today in the Click! section where interesting reader photos are featured (no online access, I'm sorry to say).
It doesn’t look as good in black and white as it does in color, and I wish the newspaper had taken my advice and cropped it as it appeared on my weblog posting. Still, it’s a great shot that required some stealthy sneaking to capture. Congratulations to Laurel.
I’m envious, of course. I’ll probably send off my recent “Headless Dog at Dusk in Daisy Field” photo for consideration by the Statesman-Journal. It shows Serena engaged in one of her absolutely favorite activities: scaring the bejeebers out of field mice, who likely are just about to sit down for field mouse supper when one of the family screams (or, rather, squeaks), “What the _____ is that coming down our mouse hole!”
A gigantic dog nose, that’s what. I’m thinking that “Headless Dog at Dusk in Daisy Field” also is a great title for a collection of my poetry, the only minor glitch in this book plan being that I’ve never written any poetry.