When I go out on a photo expedition, I'm lucky to have my three wonderful assistants with me at all times- whether I want them or not. They're always happy to protect me from the trees, shake water on me (and the camera) after swimming in the creek, and stomp on the flower I'm trying to photograph. In spite of all that, for some reason I still love them. So here are some more photos I took with their help, as well as the little assistants themselves.
Tickseed Sunflowers ((Bidens aristosta) with Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
Heart-leaved Aster, Blue wood Aster (Aster cordifolius)
My genius photographic assistants
The Amazing Sunny- holds the world's record for most time spent barking for absolutely no reason
Scout, the Herder- freaks out if her sheep (that's us) get too far apart
Arlo, the spoiled brat, champion mud-wallower and flower-stomper-in-chief