Saturday, June 30, 2012

Laughing Hound

Photo courtesy of J.Frazz Photography
Frazz mailed my disc yesterday...will be sharing loads of photos soon...Everyone have a good day and try to stay cool!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Love This

I don't wear perfume very many people are sensitive to it and so many people lather it on...but occasionally I like to indulge. When LoML and I went shopping to celebrate out anniversary I found this great scent at the surf shop where we were buying him some clothes. It's called "Stoked" and comes in a bottle that looks like a surfboard :D It's a very beach-ey scent put out by Bethany Hamilton - the professional surfer who lost her left arm in a shark attack but returned to professional surfing.
And you already know I love taking sunset pix...

Friday, June 22, 2012

More Frazz shots...

Are you beginning to understand why I love his work???
Photo courtesy of J. Frazz Photography
Photo courtesy of J. Frazz Photography

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I had an absolutely wonderful afternoon yesterday because I'm out-of-town for my job and it put me close enough to Greyhound Friends of North Carolina to be able to help with turnout. I love where we live and wouldn't trade it for anything, but I do hate that we're far enough away from GFNC that I can't volunteer out there. It was such a fabulous experience! They have some lovely sweet hounds out there right now.

I've posted birds flying pix before, and these aren't even that good, but they still represent a triumph of sorts. I absolutely love watching the purple martins that we have nearby. When I'm walking Gwyn they will frequently soar along the roadway, presumably scooping up insects...which pleases me greatly. Their aerial acrobatics are astounding! I've recently discovered that they're roosting in the underhang of Sammy's porch. Yes, Gwyn's Sammy :D (refer to earlier posts, including "The Neighborhood Gang" for more on Sammy.) These birds are so incredibly fast that capturing them on camera is not easy. I switch over to my sport continuous mode...but have still taken great sequences of nothing! I caught these the other day. Maybe one day I'll be able to get even better ones that show their neat forked tails and the lovely deep purple color...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Walk

Gwyn & I went for an extra-long walk Sunday morning. It wasn't too hot and there was a really nice breeze blowing. We explored roads we'd never walked before and had a marvelous least, until we got tired. Then Gwyn was wishing we could call LoML and have him pick us up in the car. Sadly, he was out in the boat and we were forced to make our way back on our own. We were noticeably slower, but made it with no mishaps. Here are some of the sights we saw:

Cool weathervane

Local mural--the sky & boat in the background are real! I doesn't look like it, does it?

Mom! I see something!

It's up there!

They're in the trees!!!!

Silly squirrels...running around & worrying hounds!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Another Teaser

Photo courtesy of J. Frazz Photography

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Neighborhood Gang

So...can't remember if I've explained before, but we have a doggie daytime drama that plays out around here on occasion. This is Sammy:
Sammy is an older gentleman Golden Retriever who is super sweet. He lives over one street and down a few blocks. The highlight of any walk is getting to see Sammy. Gwyn loves him.
This is Maggie:
She's a female boxer that lives around the corner from Sammy. She appears to love Sammy as well! She does okay with Gwyn and rarely leaves her yard...except to supervise if we appear to be loving on Sammy! It's really pretty funny. My SIL proclaimed that Sammy is the Brad Pitt character, Maggie the Angelina Jolie, and Gwyn the Jennifer Aniston!

I'm being summoned by THE QUEEN who wishes her walk NOW thankyouverymuch!
I leave you with clover pictures:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Random pix

So so busy. Woefully behind in everything...especially keeping up with my blog and following my fave blogs! But I do continue to take pix and will try to at least share some of them periodically!
Storm system moving in... shapes the trees & lifts the birds..
Fly or paddle?

Monday, June 4, 2012