This picture was just taken on a trip home through our car window. It was a chance shot, and though a little blurry, I think perfect for the challenge of Partners.


Of course I had to add our dogs Holly and Bell.

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Thanks for stopping by, and here is a link to the other submissions for Partners.


Change – Fish Costume – Sort Of

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

This costume is based on the catfish on top of our local library. I do not claim to be someone who sews, but I put together this costume for our local dog contest, but also used it for our grandson’s costume on an impromptu visit to the zoo. Be kind friends . . .






In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

New Skin

New Skin In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “New Skin.”

I could think of a lot of people I think I would like to trade palaces with, but the prompt also said “species.” My first thought was my dog. I’d love to know what they think when playing, do they like their food, do they like playing with other dogs or going to walks in the park? Then I thought of other dogs. I would like to be a seeing eye dog for a child.

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I would like to go through the training and then get placed with a child that of course needs me, but we love me to pieces too. Here is one link to the history of service dogs.

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Todays assignment: Experiment with panning: pan your camera across your scene while following your moving subject. It takes practice, but if done right you can produce images with clear subjects against blurred backgrounds.

I couldn’t do this with my phone camera, so I used a canon power shot 300hs at ios800. Since the merry-go-round was not working at the mall, I tried some shots with my dogs. Here are the results. I may try the merry-go-round over the weekend.

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Bliss at Work and Home

Bliss can happen at any time whether expected or unexpected. It can be anything. It can be people, places, objects, animals etc.

I happened to be walking at lunch one day last year and came across this mother goose and her babies right on campus. I had to borrow a student’s camera to take this picture. With babies and animals you have to be fast. It still puts a smile on my face remembering that day.  This was bliss at work!

The next picture is bliss at home. My dogs at home. The breed is Shih Tzu. They will sit on our laps all day if we let them. They welcome us home with lots of kisses and if we go vacations, it just seems like part of us is not there.

Canadian Geese on campus June 27, 2013

Canadian Geese on campus June 27, 2013

Holly and Bell 2013

Holly and Bell 2013