Take Off…From the Great White North

While by Watrous Saskatchewan, in the fall, I love to see the Sandhill Cranes. It is always a thrill to watch them hop and interact with each other. When I get to hear them call as they fly, I am filled with excitement. As they fly south with their stopovers, to eat...

The Throw Away

Since it is the end of the year this is an appropriate photo. I was going through some shots thinking I should delete some. This is one that was not marked to process. I thought “That is one of my better shots of the Golden Crowned Kinglet.” It was set to...

The Big Picture

I have been thinking about the way I look at things lately. The thing I realize about myself is I am a detail person. When I am working herding dogs I focus on each little detail. I notice all these little things that make the whole process work. This makes it hard...

Kraken camp

Watkinson’s Kraken Owned by Cynthia Mills Kraken has been here at Double V for a little bit. I think he feels like he has been sent to boot camp. Very nice outrun on Kraken, he searches for sheep even when he is just in the yard with me. I like a nice searching...

The Economy Of Love

It is hard to deal with the loss of something or someone close. I have been thinking of this a lot this year. It has hit me again the other day as my niece is having to deal with the loss of her horse. How do you deal with the loss of a close companion? Some people...

Beautiful Fall Day At Double V

It was a very nice day here on the farm. Trudy as normal, was working hard and spotting birds for me. She spotted the Northern Flickers out digging their beaks into the soil as deep as they could. I did not see them come up with anything but it was still fun to...

Aussie pups: Dan The Man X Double V Tessa

Got to go visit friends yesterday with their litter of 4 1/2 week old Aussie pups. Had lots of fun visiting and taking pictures of the pups. Four pups, don’t know names but in order: Blue tri Male, Black tri Female, Blue tri Male, and last photo is of the Blue...

Spruce Grouse Chick

While visiting in Alberta, I went with my brother up to Ram Falls. On the way home we saw a Spruce Grouse with a clutch of chicks. We stopped to photograph them for a little bit. The Hen would try to lead us off while the chicks moved through the brush. She would then...

Spotted Towhee

Was out the other night just at dusk watching a Spotted Towhee catch insects. Here are a couple crops of the same photo as it came to rest in one of the Christmas trees. I tend to prefer the closer study. I find the red eye of the Spotted Towhee fascinating. More...

Calgary Stampede

Well the stockdog competition at the Calgary Stampede is over. Not the results in the standings I was hoping for but that is all part of it. The sheep were not the easiest sheep but some people did it so we can not say impossible. I have to… add: congratulations...

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