Tag Archives: Flower

Waiting for the Camera

Two purple daisiesFinally!

My person let me go for a walk with her and her new camera.

Maybe it was because I helped her with her homework by jumping for all those pictures at the dog park.

Anyway, playing second fiddle to a camera is no fun. Now I’ve just got to figure out how to make that camera play second fiddle to me.

It’s okay to go on walks with that camera, but it’s much more fun without it.

I have to wait around while my person fiddles with the knobs and dials on that camera – and then finally takes a picture.

Purple flowers

And it’s never a picture of me.

Insect galls on scrub oak

What’s with all these strange things anyway?

They don’t even smell good.

And what makes it even worse is you can’t smell anything in a picture.

I’ll never figure out what people see in these pictures.

Guess I’ll just hang out here and wait.

My person will get tired of that non-smelly camera one of these days.

Bongo hanging out on the trail


Posted by on October 5, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Yellow Everywhere

Bongo sniffing a bush with little yellow flowersMy trails don’t have any trees that turn color in the fall, but it seems like things are turning yellow anyway.

Maybe I’m colorblind, I know dogs aren’t supposed to see color very well, but something’s different.

I walked and I walked, and it seemed like everywhere I looked I saw yellow.






Bushes with little yellow flowers

There’s so much of it that it seems like all the bushes are turning yellow.

I sure hope it’s not catching.

I would look funny if I turned into a yellow dog – at least that shade of yellow anyway.

I couldn’t get rid of that yellow stuff. It was all over the place.

And then I thought, maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me.

Or maybe I’m just imagining things.

So I checked it out closer.

Bongo sniffing yellow flowers

Yup, it even smells yellow.

I’d had enough of this yellow, so I decided to head back home.

I can relax. There’s no yellow there.

Then I headed out to my backyard.

I’m really in trouble now.

Yellow flower with a bee on it

Even my yard is turning yellow!


Posted by on September 25, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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What’s in my Wash?

Bongo next to a dry washWhenever we go out on my trails my person has her camera aimed and ready and she’s always looking for unusual things to take pictures of.

I wish she’d just enjoy the walk – I mean, nobody cares if there are pictures on my blog.

Unless they are pictures of me, of course.

But my person can take pictures of me when we’re at home. She doesn’t need to take her camera on my trails.

But this time my person really found something unusual to take a picture of.

It’s so unusual that I might have to run back home and get my Detective Dog hat to investigate what it might be.

This thing showed up at a spot where flowers often grow in the dry wash on my trails.

Oh yeah, for those of you who were wondering about the dry wash I couldn’t find recently – it showed up again. Funny how those things happen.

At first I thought this strange thing was another flower growing where the other flowers had been.

Morning glory beginning to open

But then when I looked at it closer I realized it wasn’t a flower at all.

I think it’s some kind of toy.

flower shaped like a pinwheel

It’s a pinwheel!


Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Not Time for Flowers

Bongo sniffing a bush with yellow flowersI just can’t win sometimes.

In the spring we get lots of flowers here and I’m constantly having to hang around while my person gets her camera out and takes pictures of them. And it seems like she takes forever.

Then in the fall when the weather cools down we get a few more flowers.

But in the middle of the summer I’m usually pretty safe. Not many flowers grow when it’s so hot.

But I just found flowers on this little bush here.

Maybe if I water it or something my person will want to leave.

yellow flower

Oops. Too late.

I’ve got to move faster next time.

Bongo sniffing a white morning glory

Oh no!

There were a bunch of these white things in this spot a couple years ago, but I thought I’d gotten rid of them because I didn’t see any last year.

Come on, person. Move along! There’s nothing of interest here.


Whew! She went for it.

catclaw blossoms

Hey! What are these doing here? I thought the catclaw were done blooming. What is it with this late bloomer?


Finally, we made it back home. I don’t have to wait any longer while my person takes pictures.

What!? Wait a minute! What are you doing, person?

You don’t need to do that.

orange trumpet vine

I’m not even safe in my own backyard.


Posted by on August 10, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Strange New Plants

Bongo sniffing a pink thing in the groundIt’s been hot here, and very dry until the last few days.

The wildflowers we had in the spring are gone. We’ll probably have a few more in the fall, but for now things are looking pretty bleak.

At least I thought they were bleak.

But there have been some really strange things showing up on my trails lately.

Like the pink flower in my trail’s parking lot.

I’ve never seen anything like it before.

It almost looks like a miniature firework that burst on the ground and never made it into the air.

I wonder what kind of flower this is – or if I’ll see any more of them.

I might have to get my person to search it out on the internet. Sometimes she finds the names of plants on my trails there.

This pink flower isn’t the only strange plant I’ve found on my trails lately.

Some plants must really like the heat of summer.

I haven’t figured out though if this other thing is a flower or a fruit.

I found it growing on a bush, right next to the trail.

Native American looking thing in a bush

I wonder what kind of bush the internet would say this is.

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Posted by on July 20, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Useless Yellow Flowers

Bongo sniffing yellow flowersI don’t know what’s so special about these flowers. They don’t even smell good. No one’s left any messages here.







Check this out.

Bongo getting into weeds near yellow flowers

See these weeds here? These dried up weeds? They’re much more appetizing that any old yellow flowers.

Why don’t you take some pictures of these, person? I could hang them on the wall near my bed and look at them when I’m not on my trails.

I can’t believe it! There she goes right back to those flowers. No matter how much I tell her what’s important, she still doesn’t get it.

I think I’m about to give up on people. They like all the strangest things, and they don’t seem to care about any of the good things in life.

Person, if you can’t take pictures of any of the right stuff just put your camera away.

Yellow Flowers

See, she did it anyway. Total disrespect. She just won’t listen to me.

Now put your camera away, person.

You found a what?

Wait a minute. What? What?

Someone’s trying to take over my yellow flowers?

Butterfly on yellow flowers

How dare that butterfly hang around here?

You did send that butterfly away, didn’t you person?

Those yellow flowers are mine.


Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Detective Business is Slow

Bongo looking cool with his Detective Dog hat onI put on my Detective Dog hat, but I’m not really sure if this if a mystery worthy of Detective Dog or not.

But I wanted an excuse to put that hat on again. It’s been awhile. Things have been slow on my trails and I haven’t come across any mysteries that need solving.

I think it’s all those flowers out there. My person gets so busy with her camera taking pictures of them that the mysteries just pass us by and I miss them.

Maybe that’s the mystery I should be solving. How to get rid of those flowers – or how to make my person leave her camera at home.

But no, I’ve got another mystery to work on today.

My person has been so busy lately that she hasn’t put any flowers in our garden. That’s okay by me because the weeds still grow there and some of them make tasty treats.

But somebody must have decided that we still need flowers because they gave us a flower that doesn’t have to be replaced every year.

Out in the rocks that line the culvert in front of our yard a permanent flower appeared.

Silk Fower amongst rocks

A silk flower to decorate the culvert.

So the real mystery is not who left the flower, but why we got a fake flower instead of a real one.

I like to do the watering and this flower doesn’t need any water.


Posted by on April 23, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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