July 29, 2009

Tough Lil' Cuss

One thing I love about Jack Russell Terriers is there tough as nails attitude. I mean nothing will deter them. NOTHING! Take for example Charlotte's missing eyebrows in the above photo. That was due to this little guy in the bottom photo. That is a groundhog. The photo was not cropped....I was close. And not by choice.
Check out those big honkin' teeth. They chatter them together when under attack. I'll assure you that does not make a Jack Russell scared. Quite the opposite. It creates an uncontrollable blood lust in them.
I love tough. I do. But I wish you could teach a Jack the difference between tough and fool hardy. By the time I located Charlotte, went back to the garage for a shovel and pair of sharp lopers to cut undergrowth. Over to the Sugar Shack for boots, a long sleeve shirt, and gloves. And hacked my way into the old fence row and mess on the property border...she was in a fine frenzy. The Groundhog was chattering for all it was worth. Charlotte was bleeding profusely from the mouth where she was bit on the tongue. Not to even mention the abrasions from above the eyes.
Charlotte's on the mend. The Groundhog? Well he definitely didn't die that day. The hole he was working on is abandoned. I'm not sure if he will come back to finish it. Maybe once the path I had to cut is filled back in. But the Groundhog thought he won. You should have heard the ungodly sound he made when I finally grabbed onto Charlotte and pulled her out of the brambles. It was like a victory cry. I ways rollin' my eyes thinkin' he should be thankin' me for savin' his cotton pickin' lil' life.
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July 28, 2009


Danaus plexippus aka Monarch Butterfly

I had forgotten how random the flight pattern of butterflies are. Sunday night I followed this fluttery friend for a good 20 minutes before she found a snack to her liking and settled in for a good 30 seconds. What a wonderful way to spend part of God's day.
How are the Butterflies doing this year where you live? I have not seen many around the farm this summer.

July 22, 2009

Lights Camera Action

Okay so I'm a tad bit obsessed with my new camera. Just a wee bit. The only problem is that I'm taking so many pictures that I don't have time to learn to use Photoshop...I've been wanting to address some trouble spots on some of my shots but have not had the time to sit down and teach myself. But I find that I'm wanting to post. I'm making progress on this Manuel mode thing.

This is my boy Obie...he recently had his 18th birthday. No matter where he is, or how green the grass is, he always comes running when he spots me. I love that. Can you feel the love?
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July 20, 2009

Outtakes From A Marriage

A post in which I recommend two blogs, a book and blame my Kindle (again). I had a date with my Kindle a couple weeks ago....it's a good thing that it was on a rainy afternoon. Also that my husband wasn't home. Because otherwise absolutely nothing would have gotten done if it wasn't (raining), not to mention my husband would have been jealous of my 'hunk of plastic' (I'm talking about my Kindle here...just in case some of you might have your minds in the gutter).

Ann Leary wrote the kind of book that you just don't want to put down. The kind that hooks you the first page and will not let go. Go to the library, bookstore, turn on your Kindle...wherever/however you get your book fix and go get it. You will not be disappointed. I promise.

I found out about Ann and her book from a post that Alyson at New England Living did a few months ago (visit her...she's fun). From there I linked over to the Ann Leary blog. (Visit her...she's fun too!) She goes on killer vacations, has horses, enjoys plants, loves her family which includes her dogs, is well read, and has a wicked sense of humor. So she basically writes the kind of blog I'm attracted to.

So whatcha' readin folks? Blogs? Books? What are your recommendations?

Edited 9:23AM on Tuesday.... due to heinous spelling mistakes and other anomalies......which were mostly caused by yesterdays rushed writing....sorry for offending the senses. LOL!

July 9, 2009


Okay well I got the used Canon 40D. And I've been shooting with it every night. Last night I had my niece over. And shot about a gazillion pix. I think I'm getting the white balance thing figured out.

Any comments? Besides the fact that my niece is freakin' adorable! Composition? White Balance? Focusing? Afternoon sun yesterday was strong.

What are you guys using for editing software? Anyone have any comments on Photoshop Elements or Lightroom?
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July 2, 2009

The Many Faces of Scout

This is my Scout....
Shelly at Building A Log Cabin has a Scout too! Her Scout is adorable but has a totally different face. Check her out. She is cute cute cute. And will probable be almost as big as my Scout.
Do you know a Scout? If so post a link please.
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