Dogs in the flower field

July 16, 2021  •  4 Comments

Ah, a few weeks ago we heard about a wonderful flower field not far from our house through a family member on Facebook.  I have to say, I was excited never having actually seen a field of zinnia and sunflower plants - and the thoughts of photographing them.  For those of you that might be local, this was located on McIntosh Road just south of Highway 92.  I suspect that all the flowers are gone now as these images were captured a few weeks ago - but I am hoping that they do this again!

As I looked at all the beautiful flowers, I unloaded one dog at a time and put them in the flower field.  My Abby was definitely the best model of the three dogs I have.  She is a beautiful black and white hound dog.

Abby - Beagle/Coonhound mix

Abby, hound dog, sitting among the flowersAbby, hound dog, sitting among the flowersBlack and white hound dog sitting in the flower field


Up close portrait of Abby sitting among the zinnias.


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Ollie - shorter of the two 'twins' (Australian & Miniature American Shepherd, Chihuahua mix)


Many of you know that we have two little (about 30 pound) dogs that are siblings.  Ollie is my better model by far than her sister Rue.  After some thought I was trying to determine if I should use a stool or what to keep Ollie from being 'buried' among the zinnia flowers that were a good foot taller than her.  Here's little Ollie flower field photos.


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Ollie, a smaller dog (about 30 pounds), sitting on a stool in the middle of the flowers.


Rue - the one that thinks 'stay' is 'by your side'


And last, but not least, is Rue.  Rue is pretty much my 'velcro' dog.  She wants to be touching you at night when it's bed time.  She is the worse of my three when it comes to "stay".  "Stay" to Rue means sit at your feet.  That makes taking photographs in a flower field rather difficult, so this is my attempts to get photographs of Rue in the flower field.


Rue, small dog, running through the zinniasRue, small dog, running through the zinniasRue, small dog, running through the zinnias


Yep, Rue is running back to me as I tried to get her to stay in the flower patch.  She stopped when she reached my feet - this would have ended better if I had Jim (Dad) along with me - but flying solo didn't work with Rue!




Dog looking up at the cameraDog looking up at the cameraLittle dog looking up at the camera


And there you have it - my three kids out for an adventure in the flower field on McIntosh Road, Seffner, Florida.


Blogging with Pet Photographers


This is a personal project that I try to participate in each week (as much as possible).  This post is part of a 'blog circle' which is with several other Professional Pet Photographers around the world.  Each week a different theme is provided to the group and we, as pet photographers, interpret the theme in our own way.  Follow the link provided at the end of each of my blogs to the next pet photographer's blog - and when you arrive back at my blog - you've completed the entire circle of blogs for this theme.  For more pet photographers sharing their take on this theme, head over to visit Courtney at CM Bryson visits dog friendly Roswell, Georgia to find unexpected blooms in the city during Jamie's pet photography session.


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Tracy Allard(non-registered)
Wow, what a find! Terrific location and such gorgeous color!
Matthew Vargas(non-registered)
Cute dogs and beautiful flowers!
Linda D(non-registered)
Beautiful pictures!
Kim Hollis(non-registered)
I would be in heaven in a field of zinnias. I love wildflowers but haven't shot anywhere like this! Love it.
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