For birthday posts I like to be crazy prepared and usually take the photos in advance, just in case the weather doesn't allow me to take photos closer to the date. A little over two weeks ago I took the photos for what was to be Sheila's eleventh birthday post today. Dad was sowing fertiliser in Cairns's and while he did that Sheila and I had some fun.
Sheila admiring the neighbours' garden - and rightly so, it is beautiful (and no sheep or ponies have eaten it).
Bluebells were just starting to come out.
There's a little hill that Sheila posed on perfectly.
My favourite photo of a smiling Sheila.
There is an old "cattle crush" in the corner of one of the fields (I say "cattle crush", it's more a brick wall next to a tree with a sheet of corrugated metal on top) and Sheila jumped up onto it without any help. I lifted her down, just in case.
I'd been worrying that my dog photos were becoming a bit repetitive, and this photoshoot with Sheila was a real confidence booster. I would go so far as to say that this is the most fun we ever had on a photo shoot. I love that our last adventure was so enjoyable for us both.