I’ve taken to looking for opportunities to explore with camera in hand. Here, I let my silly dog, Book, out of his section of the yard and we wandered around my parent’s property. Me with my camera, and him with his nose into everything. It’s a pleasure to explore this way, aimless, with bare feet, a muddy puppy, and a breeze chilling down the bright sun. I fell into irrigation holes covered by grass, harvested mint that has just gotten out of control, laid down in the clover with my camera, and laughed as Book jumped in the pond after barking bullfrogs. I am often amazed by the abundance of life to be found in this backyard. It’s a wonderful thing to have access to.