Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Let's Get Dirty - Thematic Photography

My first thoughts when I saw this week's theme were that I haven't any dirty photographs and that I would never take one. One second thoughts I decided that perhaps it was just my mind.

When it comes to dirt, you may be sure that dogs will never let you down.

Maxie sulks
Although she crossed the Rainbow Bridge some years ago, there was a time when Maxie liked nothing better than to run through a black and sticky swamp. If that could be combined with a roll in lots of deer poo she was in her seventh heaven. In the photo Maxie had just had a bath after just such an excursion. Still wet she sulked and found a patch of garden in which to lie and get dirty again.

Lily is the latest youngster to take up the dirty challenge,

There's a tennis ball in here ..... somewhere.
I knew I'd find it.
Don't I deserve a treat?
My daily routine includes a walk to the local garage to pick up a newspaper. In filthy weather as it is at the moment you come across some interesting things,

A slug drying off
However I'm not sure my next shot is really on the theme.

Beech stump with fungus
But surely this qualifies.

Muddy entrance
The local airport is still called Teesside Airport by the locals. But a few years ago they changed it name to Durham Tees Valley, despite the fact that Durham is nowhere near. This also meant that the airport name was then too large for the road signs, This is how a sign near my local garage has ended up.

A67 Road sign in want of a clean
That concludes my let's get dirty post; for more check in at Carmi's Thematic-photographic-266.


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Maxie's sooo cute.

21 Wits said...

So incredibly fun, and living life to a dog's happy content. A good ball and dirt, of course. Well and their humans. The one photo with the feet of a golden tanned haired dog, my gosh if I didn't know better, I'd swear that was my Lady.

aw said...

Lily looks so pleased with herself. It would be hard to scold her for her appearance.
Sounds as if your local airport has a similar identity crisis with Kidlington airport, some seven miles from Oxford. It has been renamed London Oxford Airport despite being over sixty miles from the capital.

Jo said...

Funnily enough my dogs never really like to get dirty, but they did love water, at least the German Shepherds (Alsatians) did. Any opportunity and they were in it.

Last dog, a mutt, wouldn't go near water for love nor money.

Max Sartin said...

Awww, somebody needs a bath. cute pictures.

Alexia said...

I love the smile on Lily's face! How does she feel about having a bath? And why is it that dogs MUST find something disgusting to roll in at every opportunity?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Poor Maxie! She went to all that effort to get all dolled up and then you just washed it all away.

sister AE said...

I'm visiting from Carmi's Thematic Photographic. Love the pics and the story that goes along with them.

Gilly said...

I just love those dogs! And your other pics are really clever!