As I sit here in the North American Midwest with wind chills at or below 0 degrees Fahrenheit I can’t help but think about how nice a warm beach would feel about now. I can’t spend the time to get to the beach on a plane so I’m doing the next best thing; I pick up a copy of Jean Fogle’s Salty Dogs: A Book of Dogs at the Beach and let it take me away to a virtual vacation.
Salty Dogs is a fabulous photographic journey with insightful quotes joined to fun and touching pictures of cavorting dogs on the beach. You can almost taste the salt in the air and smell the seafoam on the dogs’ coats.
As I moved through the photos, it struck me that Salty Dogs would make an excellent daily devotional. The photos are so beautifully matched to the quotes from the famous that each set became a opportunity to meditate on the deeper meaning of both.
Whether you’re a collector of excellent photography, a lover of dog photos or simply in need of some mental rest and relaxation, Salty Dogs feels like a much needed day at the beach.