I made this image last weekend after coming home from Priest Lake Idaho. The lake was frozen out to the islands. The background image is a panorama of four frames and the dog image was one I made on my cell phone. As I was driving home I was thinking about the gift my brother had given me of a ship in a bottle and I hatched an idea to make this digital composite image. I dusted off the bottle and headed out to my back yard in knee deep snow and photographed the bottle to give it some authentic light and texture. I can't help but be reminded of the stories about Shackleton's expedition and the story of Argos the faithful dog in Homer's Odyssey. This is part of my Whimsical Art series.