Simple compositions, strong contrasts and muted tones of vibrant colors...these are a few of my favorite things. Also, watching a dog run on two legs. I had our little black lab Sunny out in the desert the other day chasing birds. There are a lot of stickly and prickly cactus-like thorny pokers all over the desert. It seems every 5 minutes she is lifting a paw for a few steps. Every ten minutes she needs to come over to get unstuck from an unwelcome tenacious hitchhiker. The cholla cactus are the worse 'cause as soon as you get them out of one toe they're back on you and they sink deep and hurt and make blood to flow. Anyway, a slight limp or raised foot ain't too much to be concerned with usually but when Sunny was all of a sudden lifting two legs (on the same side) and starting running I believed I was witnessing a miracle...kind of like I feel when watching the sunset on my favorite marshland (bottom picture). These will be available soon on auction forever to be reminders of the two legged dog.
Happy new year!