Of Snooters and Sunbeams

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I’m no photographer, but I do know that the camera loves good light.

We struggle to find the same in northern Vermont – this part of the state is like the Seattle of New England, drenched in grey for months at a time until spring frees us from our SAD comas.

When the occasional sunbeam does break through a winter cloud bank, most of us are too drunk on vitamin D to do anything but stare, slack-jawed. Fortunately, that was not the case last week when a rare day off gave me the chance to snap a few pics of the dogs in decent light.

I was determined to get some good snout closeups, the kind of pictures you want to keep and frame.

We’re happy with the results, but it was literally a matter of moments before the sun receded, reminding us that we have weeks to go before the light of day is something to get excited about.

Until then, we’ll just have to get by on snuggles.

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18 thoughts on “Of Snooters and Sunbeams”

  1. Nothing wrong with “getting by with snuggles”! I adore the Sola photos. She hams it up as well as Nigel. Just want to plant big kisses on all 3 of these kids heads!

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  2. You are too hard on yourself – those are all just beautiful. Have a good weekend and we hope the sun comes out.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  3. I am a fan of the first and last pics too. Not a photographer! Listen when you can capture every whisker…..if I didn’t know it was Nigel I would think I was looking at the whiskers of a walrus, that’s how good your photo is!

    I am sorry about your longing obsession for the return of Old Mr. del Sol but it can be a little tough for me to sympathize since you will be joyous for it’s return in about a month and I, melting out here in Arizona will be crying like a baby and racing from shade spot to shade spot like a lizard. Well, maybe you easterners don’t have a clue what I am talking about since your springs are the classic new beginnings of the year and ours are, well…..let’s just say we have about 24 hours of spring between winter and those southwestern oven breezes.

    Beautiful photos Neil, but then your pooches are so photogenic.

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