An (Extra)ordinary dog and ordinary objects for the (Extra)ordinary Photo Challenge

For this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, host Cheri Lucas asks us to keep our eyes open and to look for beauty or interestingness where we least expect it.

I’ve taken more close-up photos recently, and I think these ordinary scenes fit the theme, perhaps looking more extra-ordinary when observed up close.

From our Australian Shepherd dog — now 15, who allows me to get up close to him and admire the color and texture of his fur.  In his younger days, he would have been restless and playful, making him hard to photograph, unless he was asleep of course…

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To ordinary brush bristles…

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Dying pine needles, bark and tar…

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And more ordinary objects like an old, peeling yard dust pan handle with this odd image…

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I suppose anything can be (extra)ordinary if we stop and observe, and appreciate.

And maybe my sadness, knowing that our dog’s time with us is nearing an end, reflects the mood of the other photos for this post.

To join in this week’s theme, click here.


Related: A post about how we name our dogs. featuring Mr. Aussie Dog, photographed below in his younger days with my first-born grandson, Jun.

Grandson Jun with Tucker

Grandson Jun with Tucker