what a view

sharp eyesight

seeks pleasure afar

to excite

Maggie and I went walking down along the Black Rock coast path late yesterday afternoon. She had grown up in the bushland hills North of Melbourne  but soon took a liking for the sea. Afghan Hounds are sight hounds and have an amazing ability to spot objects, (often small and furry ) at extreme distances. Her latest tricks down here are climbing up onto rocks along the cliff and looking out to sea  or getting up on the seawall to investigate closer. Her fascination for water is becoming obvious  with her water bowl foot dipping games at home. Is she thinking of seeing how deep the bay in front of her is?  I am glad my Pentax DSLR has anti shake as I was holding Maggie with one hand and manipulating this camera with the other. All the while other walkers and their dogs were passing by. Shadows were deep and the light was failing however we managed to catch a couple of candid shots.

I am finally able to contribute to a double challenge again.

First the image for the one a week Photo Challenge word challenge and this week it is Maggie’s eyesight being extra SHARP.  This is my contribution . For this years 52 weekly challenges planned by Cathy and Sandra visit Cathy’s blog at  https://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com/one-a-week-photo-challenge-2017/

Secondly this is my contribution to RonovanWrites weekly haiku poetry prompt challenge 164 Pleasure and Excite. To read all the other haiku responses to Ronovan’s challenge visit  https://ronovanwrites.com/2017/08/28/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-164-pleasureexcite/




30 thoughts on “what a view

        1. She has been the most destructive to the garden, glass doors, furniture, and paper. She tries anything to get at Jill’s wool, knitting and cushions. Potentially she is on the way to Number 1. I just had to run into the lounge as I heard a thump and found her overturning one of Jill’s plastic storage boxes with materials, wool etc inside.

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    1. Thanks Xenia. I have stayed away from challenges for a while but the images seemed to set up the haiku. A cheeky expression maybe, a top dog one as well. She needs a couple of Whippets to keep her on her toes.

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  1. I like how your haiku captures Maggie’s potential for mischief. I often can foresee upcoming pet schemes by observing their gaze. You are also sharing the suspense part of raising a new being….who will she grow up to be?


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