Headgear 1.




afghan hound headgear

at feed time

When Charlie was young her groomer Sue gave us this SNOOD to protect the ears from food and being chewed. Sue was  very direct about how Charlie should be fed, on what and when and also was not impressed with her ears. Sue’s own Afghan Harley always looked starved, with very prominent hips and spine as she fed him a strict vegetarian diet. However Harley lived to over 13 years of age. Charlie to her credit didn’t mind the snood and wore it until it began to fall apart. She would disappear outside after dinner and race around the yard in the snood and scared quite a few people at the front gate in this headgear.


headgear 2.



 garden space

resting picnickers

enjoy peace

I took a few candid shots when a group of women and children arrived near our lunching party at the Cranbourne Native Botanic Gardens. We were guessing they were recent immigrants to Australia and possibly refugees from Middle East conflict.  Their enjoyment was profound, shoes were discarded, ground coverings unrolled  and food spread out. The added peace was probably the absence of any men or boys in their entourage.

This is my contribution to week 23 photo challenge, HEADGEAR , check out this challenge at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/photo-challenge/  and check the contributions on the latest page of Sandra’s blog at this link, usually on Mondays.