Friday, July 30, 2010

Beauty and (a cute) Beast

Today's post is brought to you as part of Elk and Gayle's Pet Parade.

Ella is dignified, patient and a bit spoiled.
She should be - she had a rough start and spent too much
time as a rescue waiting for a home.

My kids imitate how I talk to her.
"Momma wuvs you! Yes, she does!"
I care not one bit, mind you.

And then there is Ozzy...

He has been with us for over two weeks now.
And we have learned some things about the Oz-Man.

1. Occasionally, he howls in his sleep.

2. He has become quite enamored with Ella.
Doesn't everyone?
He, however, tries to mount her.

3. He looks out the window and barks at everyone and everything
moving along our street.

4. In an attempt to smell Ella and her business,
he has been peed on.

5. His ears are so long, they hit the water in the bowl way
before his tongue reaches it.

And speaking of his tongue...

6. The tip of his tongue sticks out of his closed mouth while
he sleeps. And sometimes stays this way even
after he has woken up.

(This is not a good look for anyone...not even a cute poochie.)

(Okay, maybe it's a little cute.)

Feel free to join the Pet Parade here!

And because animal lovers should stick together, I'm providing
the link to a wonderful photographer, Joy.
She is offering a fabulous set of textures for a very
reasonable price here at her site.
They are called "Maggie's Textures" because they are
being sold to help pay for her
sweet Maggie's vet bills.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hydrangeas for Cold Regions

Live in a cold region?
Think you can't grow hydrangeas?
You just might be able to!

Check out this post on my other blog!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ozzy and K

Another mosaic featuring Ozzy and "K",
my daughter's "very best friend".

Thanks for visiting!
Be sure to come back as I have photo sessions to post...
long over due.
(thanks for your patience)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ozzy Mosaic

Linking up with Mary for Mosaic Monday at her Little Red House.

Now, I know some of you are saying, "Who is this?"
This is Ozzy. He is watching the birds on our feeder.
How did he get into our house?
I'm still asking myself that question.
You can read his story here.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


SOOC - straight-out-of-camera

Playing around with textures and actions in Photoshop.

No wonder I can't get a grip on what my style is exactly.

I can't decide what look I like best.

Sometimes, I think it was easier when I just handed the film over to the developer and what ya got back was whatcha got!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Butterfly Mosaic

Hello, Friends!
Linking up over at Mary's again for Mosaic Monday.
You can find other fabulous mosaics here.
Thanks for dropping by - I'll be posting before next Monday this week. :D
Thanks to Mary for hosting MM!

P.S. Ella was hunting chipmunks - not butterflies!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Queen Anne's Lace

I'm joining the Monday Mosaic party over at Mary's.
Be sure to check out the other fabulous linkers here.

And yes, I do realize Queen Anne's Lace is technically a weed,
but she's so lovely... I welcome her in my garden.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

At Nanny's House...

...Ella gets spoiled as much as the grandkids.

And why shouldn't she?