I am always fighting with myself between eating a piece of healthy fruit or a couple pieces of delicious chocolate that I have had squirreled away for months (they are in fairly plain site but nobody has noticed). Which should I consume? Which will satisfy me the best?
Tonight, I went for the fruit, a nectarine to be exact, but it was not sweet AT ALL so halfway through, I broke out the chocolate. Can you blame me???
My first photo is from archives - these guys appear in Disney World and will serenade as you walk by. They are so much fun to listen to and you can actually find YouTube videos of the group. There are usually five guys but the one who plays the baritone saxophone was ill that day. They asked my son to step in there with them and pretend he was playing. I have that photo too!!
Not all dinners can be masterpieces - this was such a boring meal but it was colorful so I decided to take a photo. Benton Flocke's assortment of meal photos really puts mine to shame....
Finally, here is a horse on a merry-go-round. I converted it to sepia and then bumped up the contrast a bit. I then applied my "old photo" action to it.
I am pulling a photo from my archives. I worked all day so as to catch up completely and then take the weekend off. While I did take a couple of photos, they are still in my camera - I cannot wait until they make a wifi wireless CF memory card so that I can just "send" photos straight from my camera right to my laptop!
Ceili was my dog and a dog who definitely had attitude.....lots of attitude....
Here is another photo of my hydrangea bush. I read somewhere that burying a penny in the soil can change the color of the flowers but I have yet to try that.
I actually wanted to feature my dinner plate as today's photo of the day, however when I left the kitchen table to get my camera, my husband decided to rearrange the food on my plate to make it more "photogenic" - I felt that he really messed up my arrangement so I'm not featuring that tonight.
My daughter spotted a baby bunny rabbit just outside our living room window. She is there, all alone and no signs of mom, every single day. She is the size of a baseball - we have decided to call her "Cora". We don't know if it's a boy or a girl but the name seems to fit. My daughter wants to adopt her and I've told her a baby bunny does NOT go well with two beagles...
The other photo is my hydrangea bush under which the bunny eats her three square meals a day. I love this hydrangea as it produces multicolored flowers.
Ruby's body parts are growing at different times - this week her head grew and she's a bit disproportionate. Last week her body got long - think "Slinky Dog" long!!! Three to four weeks ago her paws grew and before that her legs grew. Hopefully, eventually all parts will be in sync.
This dinner bell hangs on my friend's porch. When their kids were younger, they'd ring this bell to call them home. Now that the youngest is 20, the bell is quiet....
I am posting two photos from our parish carnival that ran from Tuesday, June 9 through Saturday June 13. Despite sporadic thundershowers, the "show" went on all but the last night where they had to close down at 8 PM due to a bad thunderstorm.
I wished I had one of those peanut caramel apples!!!
I thought I posted these last night but then my post disappeared and my laptop just shut down. So, here are a couple more carnival photos. I love watching the kids on the Galeon - a ride you'd never catch me on since I get very motion sick. The other photo is my friend - who cannot be returned or refunded.....
Blame it on the Windows Vista Update but I was not able to post the last two nights as I fell asleep both nights waiting for the Vista update to first load into my laptop and then last night I fell asleep waiting for it to install. That's what I get for waiting until late in the evening to post.
Anyway, our parish had their annual carnival this week. It started Tuesday and ends on Saturday. Here are a couple of photos I've taken so far.
Yesterday began with an unbelievable storm in the morning. Lots of thunder and lightning. By last evening, we were left with this sky. This photo is straight out of my camera with absolutely no editing whatsoever. It was so pink outside that I just ran and grabbed my camera and started shooting away. I will probably use some of the photos for my Skywatch this Friday.
UPDATE - I saw a beagle and I also saw a sort of ghoulish type face with it's mouth wide open and I saw a bear but that was only after my neighbor pointed it out to me. She could only see the bear. So, it seems the dog/beagle and the bear are the common theme. I can make out another face too but only from the nose up. It sort of reminded me of the ink blot test and I wanted to share with my blogging buddies.
A few days back, I posted a photo of my son standing on our ginormous pile of mulch. As I was looking at the photo, I noted the tree in the background and a spot on that tree that had a limb cut off. I saw something there, actually I could see three different things when I looked at the "stump" of that limb. I'd be curious to hear what you all see and if it matches what I see. I even polled my neighbors and one saw something I didn't.
It poured all day today so I didn't take the camera outside again. You are all stuck with another photo of my pup. This time, I just played with Photoshop a bit - I did a black and white conversion and then added a little "snowy action". It was fun.
Ruby and my daughter. Ruby is growing by leaps and bounds and I am fairly certain that she may be tipping the scales at about 11 lbs. We are smitten with that little darling of a beagle. She has fallen into the fairly laid back personality of our household.
A cluster of "pods" from the crepe myrtle tree planted in the corner garden of our front lawn. These will eventually become the pink blooms that will grace the tree throughout the summer.
My niece shows off her engagement ring. She will be married this summer and she found herself an awfully sweet guy. The diamond is from her grandmom's ring and her grandmom passed away last summer - what a great way to keep her memory alive.
I left a career as an insurance underwriter back in 1993 to stay at home with my kids and I have never once looked back. I've been fortunate to find a job that I can do from home and have done so for the last 16 years.
I am blessed with a great husband and two wonderful kids. Life doesn't get any better than that...well, throw in a beagle or two and it is a smidge better!
A love of our faith is #1 in our home and always will be.