In Like a Lamb

Welcome to March!

We were supposed to get some snow, but there was just a ‘dusting’ (I don’t think that counts!) so the new month is beginning… well… lamb-ish.

The sun is shining brightly through the trees:

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(yes, that one didn’t drop its leaves before winter… gives us some extra yard work to look forward to in Spring. blech!)

And, while there was a cat on the prowl:

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There was no lion!

Not at midnight, nor at noon.

Anyway, you know I love how pretty snow is.

And the warmth of the sunshine is nice.

But, I wonder…

is it too much to hope that March goes out like a lamb, too?

We only have to wait and see!

Thanks for stopping by – come back anytime.

Cool Buns!

Winter.

Snow.

No complaints…

other than the lack of seating options.

Don’t want to sit here:

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Here, either:

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Guess we’ll just stay inside and snuggle up:

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He’s really good at that, isn’t he?!

There are a lot of people ready for the snow to be gone and for Spring to be here.

Not me.

I think I’ll just keep enjoying each day as it comes.

Thanks for stopping by – come back any time!

 

 

 

That’s One!

Believe it or not, today marks the final day of the first year of my blog.

And what better way to mark the occasion than to find a photograph of my favorite subject with the most appropriate sentiment?

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LOL!

Well, did I accomplish what I wanted with this first year?

Yes and no (of course!)

I’ve somehow posted more than my projected goal of once a day (wow!) which was unexpected.

Where I am today isn’t exactly what I planned a year ago – but I’ve learned a lot about myself and my passion and am proud of how I’ve grown (as an individual and as an artist!)

I’ve set new goals that I’ll use to guide my art (one is that I’m going to actually paint more – while keeping up the photography and blog) and personal life (like living in Colorado and travelling more!)

New FUN adventures!

I’m excited to see where we’ll be 365 days from now!

Cheers to Year One!

Poser

I take a lot (a lot, a lot, a lot) of photos of Louden.

And I think he’s really starting to like it.

I mean, take a look at his most recent favorite pose:

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It’s like he’s saying “take more photos of me! please!” (right?!)

Of course, it’s possible I may just be choosing the interpretation I want.

Either way, it’s not like I’ll stop any time soon.

I think we all knew that…

A little late…

I’m posting later than normal.

But for very good reason!

I got to spend some time today with one of my nieces (yay!!) so my to-do-today shifted a bit.

Someone else was feeling a little neglected, too (he didn’t get to go along.)

So, when I got home I started scratching under his chin and then…

well you tell me – does this look like an innocent face?

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or does it look like he is planning something?

hint: it’s the latter of the two options!

I’m ok – no bloodshed or broken skin (whew! j/k, it was all in playful fun!)

But, then again, that was before I stopped to blog.

He’s eyeing me a bit now.

uh-oh!

um… bandaids and neosporin, anyone?

Star Gazing

Poor Louden.

It’s such a hard life for him… paparazzi (uh, that’d be me! hehe!) always following him around with a camera wondering what he’ll do next.

So there he sits.

In his (not his!) chair.

On his (not his!) blanket.

Doing nothing besides staring me down and trying to ignore me (which, let’s face it, is pretty impossible!)

And just when he turns away, thinking that there’s no way a photo would be taken, this happens:

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Yeah.

Talk about looking to the Heavens for some assistance! haha!!

I left him alone after this (for a few hours, anyway!) I mean, he did such a nice job posing for me – look at that great sight-line!

PS: this is also a great lesson in paying attention to the photograph as a whole – photography is about not only concentrating on your obvious subject (that’s a snapshot), but to the background and composition as well.

It’s an inside kind of day

And the weather here changes again.

Today we’re getting lots of rain and thunderstorms.

Admittedly, I’m a big fan of thunderstorms – strange, perhaps, but true!

But they do put a damper (ahem, ‘damper’… get it?! haha!!) on any outdoor activities.

So this is how we’re passing the time today:

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Ok, really it’s mostly this:

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Best way to spend a rainy day!

Happy Valentine’s Day

Spending the day with the one who holds my heart…

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We all knew I meant him!

Happy Valentine’s Day – have a great weekend!

Hasenpfeffer

Today’s photos tell a little story (how fun!)

Once upon a time there was a giant snow-cat named Louden who loved to go outside every day to survey his vast (but fenced-in) kingdom.

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One day, Louden caught a scent of something nummy that he would like in his belly.

So he followed the scent behind some recycling bins (he was very eco-conscious!) and an old wheelbarrow.

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But, alas,  he couldn’t get close enough because of the mighty snow drifts!

So he peered around the visual obstacles to spot his dream dinner.

And there it was:

Hasenpfeffer!

ahem, I mean:

A Bunny!

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But Louden’s staff photographer scared off the bunny before he could reach it. (darn it!)

And it ran away – from behind the wheelbarrow, past the recycle bins, over the drifts of snow, and through the space in the fence to the relative safety of the neighbor’s kingdom.

All Louden could do was watch it run.

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And he thought, “meh, I don’t like fast food anyway!” (get it?! hehe!!)

The end.

Have a great week!

Distraction

I do my work at the same time every day – the last minute.

(Not really.)

I’m actually not much of a procrastinator… I’m more of a “work smart not hard” kind of gal.

Of course, it’s a little more difficult to work when this is going on around my computer & work station:

feeling around...

feeling around…

which led to this:

had to look at what he was playing around with...

had to get a better look at what he was playing around with…

So a little bit of playtime set me back a smidge today.

It happens.

How can it not when I’m dealing with a face like this?

awww!!

focused playing — awwww!!

Yep. This is my daily life.

And I share with you a glimpse into my actual job…

as Louden’s staff!

Best. Job. Ever.