I have leaned some lessons from previous holiday photo sessions.
I made sure I set up the holiday hat ambush after the dogs had been on their walks.
That way any pent up energy should have been spent before they had to "sit" for photos.
Treats were on hand and everyone sat.
Sherman, however, gets "sit" and "speak" confused. He sits, but if does not receive treat as soon as he thinks he should he starts speaking. He doesn't stop speaking until he gets what he wants. I'm sure we all know someone like that.
Clem turned out to be the best poser so to speak. His stoic expressions made for hilarious pictures.
This bucket had been very useful over the past year. I found it in a garbage pile in the woods. While it had a crushed backside, it still held water.
It housed several petunias during the summer, a chrysanthemum in the fall and fake poinsettias over the Christmas season.
However while it was sitting against the house this spring, a strong windstorm in late March upended it. The handle broke. Its days of gracing the mailbox were over. It was hard to believe that a bucket that had been exposed to the elements for decades finally succumbed.
Nonetheless as I was arranging the fake flowers, I noticed that the chrysanthemum that was placed in the bucket last fall was actually starting to sprout. So the bucket will find another use as a planter, just not as a hanging basket.
Back to the Easter photo shoot, I decided not to include the goats in this year's outing. It was just too nice of a day to have it ruined by their bad attitudes.
However, feline Lil' Bit did not escape the bunny ear humiliation.
The gang and I wish all my readers a Happy Easter and time to get out and enjoy some spring weather.
That's just the nature of things 'round here.