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FROM READERS: The last days of spring

Saturday, June 22, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Frequent contributor John Hall shares some photos from the last days of spring, including this one of two dogs playing a game of chase.

John Hall frequently photographs his mid-Missouri surroundings, and he has been sharing his images with the Missourian for several years.

In these photos are a little bit of a lot of things from ground hogs to my emulating the Robins hunting for earth worms and coming up with a few as large as small snakes. Oh that I could have caught worms like that when I used to know what to do with a rod and reel and a cane pole.

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Not much gets photographed any more unless I can do if from my back deck. I'm sure most of you are tired of viewing my world from that perspective. Maybe I should get out more. I took some photos of the great granddaughter, Ralphie, in recent days and put them on a flash drive for her parents. When the photos were taken to Wally World they didn't want to accept the photos without a release from the photographer. The Wally World employee said those photos were professionally done. Ralphie's mother had to assure them it was only Ralphie's great-grandfather who took them and he wasn't any pro. So, with that Wally World went about developing them. The Wally World employee commented that the photos were taken with a good camera. And, to that I'll admit they were. These photos were taken with a good camera and an even better one. They are all mixed together.

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That dog in the photo below was having a great time in his swimming pool and put a whole new meaning to the term "Dog paddle." He paddled most of the water out of that pool in a big hurry. He'd hunker down in that pool attempting to hide from his companion until he could launch a surprise attack.

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If you can't see the slideshow embedded above, click here to view it on Flickr.

This story is part of a section of the Missourian called From Readers, which is dedicated to your voices and your stories. We hope you'll consider sharing. Here's how. Supervising editor is Joy Mayer.


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