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It's the little things...

Wednesday, September 02, 2015


 like watching the sun set with my puppy dog.

Earlier in the week I had the idea that Jeff and I could go watch the sunset at the beach. It's been a while since I've just sat on the beach and watched the sky do it's thing. Much to my dismay he's in the midst of wedding season and is swamped with work. I pushed the idea out of my head and got back to doing my own work.

A few hours passed and I looked up from my computer to see the sky filled with gorgeous shades of pink and blue. I thought to myself "eh, it's probably too late by now." Fifteen minutes or so went by and I looked up again to see it was just getting prettier. I quickly packed up my camera bag, threw Klaus in the car, and headed to the beach. I should clarify that throwing Klaus in the car simply entails opening the car door. That dog loves car rides, especially because they usually mean going to grandma's house.

We arrived just in time to see the colors in the sky peak. Klaus was very nervous. I'd never taken him to this beach before which is pretty busy on a summer evening. We walked to the edge of the water where I picked a nice rock to sit on. He nervously sniffed everything, nibbled on grass, and uneasily eyed everyone. Eventually he sat down beside me, I wrapped my arm around him, and we stared off into the distance together. I smooched him on the head a half dozen times because c'mon puppy heads are for smoochin' before realizing how silly we must have looked to the people behind us. Just a girl  on a date with her dog. But it was so so soooo nice!


I had planned on taking more photos but my concern laid more with making sure Klaus felt comfortable.  These five shots are the only ones I took that night. I shot with a high ISO so I could shoot quick which resulted in grainy photos. They're not beautifully composed but they're already very special to me - mine and Klaus' first sunset on the beach together - definitely not our last.
xoxo

The little things is an on-going series celebrating the little things that make life special. 

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  1. This is so sweet :) nothing like spending quality time with your pup!

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  2. That's always a good idea, I love the beach at sunset.

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    1. Same! I feel so lucky to live so close to the beach!

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  3. dates with dogs are great dates! thrilled you caught some of the sunset on the beach. sometimes it is difficult to go places by ourselves when we desire the company of a certain individual, but yay you for going!
    your pup gets nervous? poor baby. xo

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    1. Like mother, like pup - we're both nervous in crowds.
      :P

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  4. I needed this peaceful little post today, so thank you <3

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    1. Yeah, clearly I need to go one more puppy dates! Who knew he'd be such a great date?!

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  6. Love cotton candy skies and puppy dog dates. :)

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    1. I read this comment like that "rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens" song.

      Hahah!

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  7. Aw! I wish there were some pics of Mr Klaus. He is so sweet. Glad you had a nice night! And yes puppy heads are totally for smooches.

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    1. He's kind of in the second photo...? But yeah, me too! He's wiggly and it was too dark to shoot photos of puppies who don't sit still very long. :P

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  8. Oh gosh. Girl on a date w/ her pup is not weird at all! In fact, I think all the dogs should get taken on a date every now and then. :) Too bad Klaus doesn't get the whole effect of the colorful sunset though, lol!

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  9. I love every one of those photo's!

    And it's nice to have such a friend :)

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  10. I love these photos! I'm a sucker for tree silhouettes. I miss seeing sunsets like this. Portland seriously has the lamest sunsets/sunrises of all time.

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    1. FOR REAL? Guess I'm officially crossing it off a list of places I'd like to live one day! Pretty sunrises/sunsets are a necessity!

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  11. awww ^.^ I'm glad you went to see that sunset. the colors you captured were very pretty and I'm sure you didn't look silly :) lol

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  12. These pictures are beautiful. I love the colors!! I need to watch the sunset with my dog sometime. :)

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  13. I think these pictures are beautiful! Sometimes we forget about the simple every day things like a beautiful sunset that make you feel wonderfully grateful to be alive!

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  14. Awwww, that`s so cute, you and your dog, love it :)

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