3.08.2007

A Perfect Fit


When I arrive home each day Annie my English Springer Spaniel is usually at the gate to greet me. I caught her waiting in the driveway in the photo above. It wasn't until later that I observed her liver and white markings and how well they blended with the snow and dirt surrounding her. After studying the photo together later on the computer screen JEJ and I were reminded of the artist Bev Doolittle's work. I love the way her watercolor paintings take animals like the pintos above and blend them into their surroundings. Like Doolittle's pintos Annie's liver and white colors seem to belong in this place. Whether my dog is searching for a cat, chasing a ball, following me around the garden, or drinking from the pond she knows her place in the world. She is a perfect fit in her surroundings.

6 comments :

  1. I love it. Beautiful.

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  2. Snug wants snow to blend in with. He can't blend with the mud here.

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  3. How about a bunch of ten pound bags of flour? Oh... I guess is would make a sticky paste. There will always be next winter in Kellogg. lol

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  4. What a great comparison. The picture of Annie is great. Has she gotten over her fear of the camera yet?

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  5. She is a little better, but I have to hide the camera until right before I take the picture.

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  6. Have you tried slathering the camera with Marmite before snapping pics of Annie?

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