Autumn in these Idaho mountains arrives in late August and continues until the snow comes, usually in late November. A few late-blooming flowers offer splashes of color while the grasses, leaves and larch needles transition from green to various shades of yellows, oranges, reds and browns.
It’s pretty, in an understated way.
This has been a nail-biting, agonizingly slow Election Day/Week here in the U.S. I hope these dog photobombs provide a stress-reducing distraction. Enjoy!
All of the above photos were taken this year. The next group of photos is from 2017, but when I stumbled upon them, I knew they should be included in the dog photobombs series. Crouching down to photograph a woolly bear caterpillar – a cute harbinger of fall that instantly takes me back to my childhood when I held them, curled in balls, in my palm, stroking their coats with my index finger – I caught Conall’s attention and he came back to investigate. The woolly bear lived to tell the tale and eventually (I hope) become a tiger moth.
(These photos help me imagine what the world must look like from the perspective of a creature as small as a caterpillar.)
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, the fifth (no sub-theme) is here, the sixth (sub-theme Early May 2020) is here, and the seventh (Late May through July, 2020) is here.
Feature photo: Pipsissewa flowers, a “new” discovery for me during a forest run on August 17, 2020. Great name, eh? They’re part of the wintergreen family. The grey blob to the right is Conall’s muddy paw.