Friday, June 25, 2010

Botanizing and the border collie

We're off to the North Cascades Hannegan Pass trail to see the wildflowers. Rodeo loves to hike but isn't too excited about botanizing. This picture sums up his general attitude:

But occasionally a plant attracts his interest, like this ladyslipper orchid:

Ah, now he's seen it. The herding instinct has kicked in. Walk up! Walk up!

Uh oh. I think it's going to make a break for it. Cut it off! Cut it off!

Whew. That was close. Time to find some more wildflowers. A border collie's work is never done.


  1. Those ladyslippers can be unpredictable. Gotta watch out for them.

  2. That made me laugh out loud at my computer! Great blog!