Dog Photobombs VI: Early May 2020

All but one of these photobombs occurred in the first half of May 2020, when wildflowers were near their peak in the Payette National Forest at elevations between 4,000-4,500 feet.

My dogs are patient as I constantly stop to take closeups of wildflowers when we’re out in the forest. They explore nearby as they wait, but they often wander unexpectedly through my carefully-curated scenes.

The original dog photobombs post is here, the second installment (sub-theme: fluffbutts) here, the third installment (sub-theme whatcha lookin’ at?) is here, the fourth (sub-theme Mays gone by) is here, and the fifth (no sub-theme) is here.

These wildflowers are long gone, but it was fun to compile this group of photos, revisiting how beautiful they made the landscape in springtime. They’re a reminder that not everything about 2020 has been awful. Enjoy this touch of spring gone by as we head into autumn…

avalanche lilies, dog
Avalanche lilies, also known as glacier lilies, one of the first wildflowers to appear and because the flowers face the ground, difficult to capture without kneeling, which draws dog attention. April 27, 2020.
sunflowers, trees, dog
Arrowleaf balsomroot (a type of sunflower), backlit by morning sun tucked behind a tree, May 4, 2020.
douglas's grasswidows, dog feet
Douglas’s Grasswidows with furry paws disrupting my backdrop, May 8, 2020.
wildflower, dog
Heartleaf arnica, a bit bug-eaten, on a hillside, May 10, 2020.
wildflowers, grass
Hairy clematis with hairy dogs snuffling in the background, May 12, 2020.
wildflowers, dog
Mountain bluebells and avalanche lilies about to be tromped, May 12, 2020.
wildflowers, dog
Heartleaf arnica and tiny white violets with purple accents, May 14, 2020.
wildflowers, dog
Delicate and elusive woodland stars.
cairn, dog, wildflowers
Conall adds his nose to a photo of one of my memorial cairns on a hillside, May 14, 2020.
wildflowers, trees
Meanwhile, Finn explores that same hillside, full of arrowleaf balsomroot (sunflowers), May 14, 2020.
Indian paintbrush
Closeup of Indian paintbrush among the sunflowers, Finn’s vest adding contrast, May 14, 2020.
wildflower, dogs
Waterleaf ballhead flowers like to hide under their leaves, low to the ground; the boys come near whenever they see me crouching, camera focused on something at their nose level. May 14, 2020.
heartleaf arnica, dog
Heartleaf arnica, May 15, 2020.
larkspur
Capturing raindrops on larkspur, the perfect shot I thought, until I later noticed the orange blur in the background. May 15, 2020.
trillium, dog, trees
Another attempt at a closeup of raindrops on flowers, this time trillium (their flowers go from white to purple as they age), Finn being a good boy, sitting and waiting patiently, but smack dab in my carefully-composed background. May 15, 2020.
wildflowers, dogs
One last attempt at a closeup on heartleaf arnica, now that the sun’s out, May 15, 2020.

12 thoughts on “Dog Photobombs VI: Early May 2020”

    1. Yes, I am so fortunate, and I make certain I take advantage of the natural beauty so close and around me every opportunity I have! To the extent that most would consider me obsessed 🙂

      Yeah, hairy clematis; almost sounds like an STD, right? I just enjoy its odd beauty without delving too much into the details or reasons behind the name…

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