On my little weekend excursion, we went to a little beach. It's quite rocky, so to me it's not the ideal type of beach. However, there were some people there, and it's definitely a good place to walk. The sun was shining, and it was a gorgeous day (though a lot cooler than it was in the city, but still beautiful temperatures).
When we first got to the beach, we saw this dog walking around, visiting with people, but being very good (not barking, biting, being a pest, etc.). We assumed he/she belonged to someone who was there. I took several different shots of this dog, and hoped that whoever his/her owner was wouldn't mind. No one said anything, and as we began our walk along the sand and stone (the water was too cold), the dog began to follow us. He/she walked with us for the majority of our walk, and on our way back would bark for us to play. We would throw some of the sticks or rocks out to the water or further up the beach (no one was around us at that point, though some were quite a way up the beach), and the dog would run after them. Eventually, when we stopped to sit and enjoy the area, the dog trotted over to other people and adopted them for a little while. He was still with them as we left. We figure he/she belonged to someone who lived across the road from the beach.
I went for a nice drive the other day and in a couple of areas saw some irises growing in the wild. Since I love taking photos of flowers, I just had to capture this one. Unfortunately I couldn't get close enough to get a good macro shot, so this will have to do.
Ok, so they aren't really in a cap. We went on a long drive yesterday and one of the little rest areas we stopped had this display. At first, when we were getting out of the car, we were afraid there was a dead bird with the feathers sticking up. Thankfully, when we got closer, we saw that someone had arranged the feathers in between a couple of pieces of wood/logs.
This is another flower in my mom's garden of which I don't know the name. I think she told me the name, and Bachelor's Button comes to mind, but I don't know if she was referring to this particular flower or something else.