Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Matter of Perspective

Like in life, my photography is often a matter of perspective...
 Sometimes I focus in on the "right" things...sometimes not...
By the way, have you ever heard a flock of ibis (ibises? ibis'?)? I think they sound like a bunch of little old men muttering to themselves.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

This shot of Cape Lookout lighthouse was taken from the mainland. I'm *very* impressed with my 60x optical zoom! They're repainting the lighthouse. The day before this shot was taken this side that faces us on our island was totally white. Then this day they were almost done repainting the black diamonds. If you look closely on the right side of the lower diamond you can see one of the painters hanging off the side.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring Has Sprung

Know how I know?
 The shedding. Oh, the shedding! This is all from one grooming session. And it wasn't even as thorough as it could have been...there was still lots of loose hair on her that I didn't get off. Looking forward to when it's warm enough to do a good bath.

Now for more eye close-ups:


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy Birthday Solana!

 My big, beautiful redhead turns 11 today!
Gentle & sweet...but with a goofy sense of humor...hard for me to believe it's been 11 years since I met that wee girl who struggled to peer over the stall door.
Love her to pieces!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Gulls

I like gulls. I know some people don't. But I do. I especially like taking pictures of them.
 I'm still playing with the new camera.
Boy, howdy! Do I ever like it!

The end.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Back in Business

My sweet hubby, a/k/a LoveofMyLife (LoML for short), bought me a new camera for my birthday! I'll be posting more pix and telling all about it soon! This is straight out of the camera...only shrunk the file size for easy uploading.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Springing Back

Well, here I am again. I disappear from the blogosphere and then reappear again. There's just no predicting me!

There's been a lot going on here. I'm in the midst of a period of change--change which has meant a drastic reduction in stress, a new-found abundance of free time...you'd think that would mean more blog posts, but I've been feeling my way around this different experience and working on different projects. We'll see where it leads.

We certainly can't complain about winter weather compared to our northern neighbors, but it has been a roller-coaster winter here in coastal NC. We had an ice storm a week or so ago that left everything coated in ice and sparkling. The pictures don't really do it justice, but I thought I'd share a few.



Personally, I'm ready for warm weather and sunshine!

Gwyn's sweet boyfriend, Sammy, is hanging in there..tho' he's showing his age more and more.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thankful

I know. I've been gone over a month. My reader has given up on me. Still, I find myself here again. It's mostly the usual excuses (changes, stuff happens)...but also, and this is a big one, my camera is temporarily (I hope!) out of commission. I believe it's just the preview screen and that there's a relatively inexpensive fix for it, but frankly I haven't sat still long enough to research it. Without the excitement of new pictures to post, I tend to slack off on the posting.

Having said that, it is Thanksgiving Eve....I find myself in a contemplative mood. Mostly I just wanted to share with the cosmos that I truly am grateful for all the many blessings in my life. And they are many! Those blessings include wonderful friends and family...both hooman and otherwise...and I share one with you to prove my point (if this doesn't make you smile I don't know what will!):

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Xander

a/k/a "the leaner cat." Well, that's just one of his many nicknames. As this post relates to the last one in the category of Sleeping Places & Poses, that's the applicable nickname.

Xander likes to lean against things (i.e. walls, pieces of furniture) and then gradually slide down..that's how these poses came about.