Yesterday was both my birthday, and among the most gloriously unseasonable days on record. (I believe that the day before, which was Christmas, actually broke said record, as it was right around 60 degrees in the middle of the day.) I chose to spend part of it taking pictures of alpacas. Yesterday's alpaca photo session featured a special guest star, the Squeaky Sheep dog toy. (Note that this is not, in fact, a toy for my dogs. Were my dogs to get hold of this toy, it would be destroyed in a matter of seconds. I am not positive why it is in my house; it's entirely possible that I bought it for the sole purpose of making a funny noise to get the alpacas to put their ears up.)
These were my three favorite photos. For some reason, they all remind me of 1960s album covers. (The "photograph of the band doing something unrelated to music" kind, not the psychedelic kind.)
This lineup was totally unplanned. I still can't get over the fact that it came out the way it did.
This is a shot I've been trying to get for months. Alpacas do not like to line up nicely.
These two guys have rapidly become best buddies, and it is so totally appropriate, because they are the two males who will likely wind up being my two primary cornerstone herdsires when they grow up. Here, they are studying the Squeaky Sheep together (Squeaky Sheep just out of frame).
This Christmas was also the Christmas of the Quadcopter (I am listening to the quad drone as I type this). Coming soon: Quadcopter shots of alpacas!
(EDIT: I had to ... I just had to ...)
K writes this stuff, for some reason that has yet to become apparent.