There is a small window of time every year when dogs are allowed to roam the beach and the weather allows for sandals and a sweater. It's my favorite time of year where we live on the New England Coast. Having not grown up by the water, a trip to the Jersey Shore was 2.5 hours away for us. It was a special treat. Now that I drive by the water everyday, I'm sad to admit it has lost it's luster. However, when we drive to our favorite local beach just for the purposes of dog watching, I'm about as giddy as a kid. This time my treasures are not boardwalk goodies or searching for shells, instead it is the images I capture if my reflexes are quick enough.