Just like Pavlov’s dog, when Sparky gets into the mini-van with Nicki to run a mid-afternoon errand, there’s about a 100% chance he’s going to fall asleep on the way back.

Sure enough, the other day he did, and this after a visit to Trader Joe’s where he was able to sample some chocolate that was all over his face.

I love the light at this time of day — the sun hits our neighbor’s white home behind us and creates a magical soft reflector that just wraps around the face.

Sparky wasn’t happy to wake up, or to see his Dad pointing a camera in his face, but this made it worth it.

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Canon 5d, 50mm f1.4 ZE Zeiss at the magical f2