Friday, December 30, 2011

Breakfast on the move

Normally, Teddy eats his meals in his crate, so he can't go anywhere.  However, over Christmas, he ate his meals in the kitchen.  He gets so "into" eating that he ends up pushing his bowl all over the room.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Deck the Halls

We spent all day yesterday getting the house decorated for Christmas.  Two (artificial) trees again this year ... one in the living room and one in the family room.

For both images, I used a tripod.  I also used my camera's self-timer so that I didn't have any camera shake from pressing the shutter.

 f/22 | ISO 800 | 4 sec

f/22 | ISO 800 | 4 sec

Sunday, November 13, 2011

December Daily 2011

December Daily 2011, a set on Flickr.
I have created my foundation pages for my December Daily 2011 album. The papers were all from my stash (patterned paper was purchased at an after Christmas sale) and the covers were made from cardstock (recycled cereal boxes).

Angry Bird

Louie got a new toy ... an Angry Bird!  It makes sounds, which Louie LOVES.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sheltie Party!

We are dog sitting two Shelties for the weekend.  Two of my Shih Tzu, Louie and Annie are enjoying the houseguests.  However, Teddy, the baby, doesn't really know what to think.  He's not as happy.

It is nice to have some new "models" to shoot!  Just wish daylight lasted longer so I could have more time to play.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Spare Change

This photo was from my photography club's monthly photo challenge.  It was the first time I've submitted an entry.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the meeting which included the photo judging ... so I don't know how this photo did.  I am pleased with how it turned out.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunset in Wisconsin

Photo of the Day - October 9, 2011

Teddy and I went to the TDAA (Teacup Dogs Agility Association) Petit Prix national tournament this weekend in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  We made the finals in 2009 when the tournament was held in Racine, WI.

Unfortunately, this isn't 2009 anymore.

We didn't do nearly as well as we did then, only qualifying once.  Not sure what the difference was, but it just wasn't going to be our year.

Oh well, we still had fun.  We spent a lot of time with friends.  Shopped.  Ate good food.  Took pictures.  Had a vacation day from work (and a bad day at agility still beats a good day at work!)

This was taken on Friday night.

Friday, September 2, 2011


Photo of the Day - September 2, 2011

I made these wonderful S'mores bars earlier this week.  I found the recipe on Pinterest (see my "food" board - using the link on the right to my Pinterest to get the recipe.)

I will definitely make them again!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Balloon Fest 2011

We went to the Lincoln Balloon Fest today.  Spent a lot of time browsing the art show and craft show/flea market.  Walked around the airport and saw some old planes and a lot of fun kites.

There was only one thing missing.  HOT AIR BALLOONS!  Apparently, we didn't get there at the right time to see the action.  We will keep that in mind for next time!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Photo of the Day

Another beautiful evening to go outside and have some fun with the dogs and the camera.

Teddy demonstrated how he likes to "twirl" for treats.

Annie - who only has to give "the look" to get her treats.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Photo of the Day

Clean Doggies!

I'm working on getting the dogs groomed - baths and haircuts.  Two down, one to go.

Here's Teddy with his new trim.

Even caught him mid-yawn.  Love these yawn photos!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

I Heart Faces Challenge - Pet Week

It's PET WEEK at I Heart Faces!!!!

This is my oldest Shih Tzu Louie - caught mid-yawn.

Be sure to visit I Heart Faces to see more adorable pet entries!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Photo of the Day

Hipstamatic - Salvador 84 Lens

I accidentally switched to this lens at the State Fair yesterday, without realizing I had selected it.  I also didn't understand what style the lens was.  When I looked at the images, I kept seeing "something" strange about them.  That's the look.  Now that I understand the look, I love it.  Fun stuff.  Hipstamatic already has that element of surprise and this takes it one step further.

At the State Fair.
Salvador 84 Lens + Ina's 1935 film:

More tomatoes than I have at home.  (And I have a lot.)
Salvador84 lens + Ina's 1935 film:

More from today.  Lunch time = photo time.
Salvador84 lens + DreamCanvas film:

Salvador84 lens + Ina's 1935 film:

More state fair photos to come.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Photo of the Day


This storm arrived quickly.  It looked pretty threatening.

The temperature dropped and the wind picked up, but the storm moved to the northeast.

The southeast was still clear.  You can even see the moon!

We missed all of the severe weather (only got a light mist) and were treated with a rainbow at the end.  Cooler weather is on the way.

Just heard on the news that a tornado did touch down in this county, but in a rural area, causing no damage or injury.