Sunday, June 30, 2013

Black and White Sunday

Today we are participating in the Black and White Sunday blog hop hosted by You Did What With Your Weiner, Dachshund Nola and My Life In Blog Years.

Friday, June 28, 2013

{these moments}

{these moments}

a monthly ritual.

photos - no words - capturing moments from the past month.

simple, extraordinary, (or ordinary) moments.  

moments I want to pause, savor and remember.

inspired by Soulemama and Domesticali

Thursday, June 27, 2013


What a nice photo this would be --

-- without the nose and paw art.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Update -- Harry, the door opening cat

Taryn asked where the door in today's previous post goes -- it's a hall closet where Harry loves to hang out.  On more than one occasion we haven't realized he sneaked in when we opened the door to retrieve a coat or umbrella on our way out the door, and he's ended up spending the entire day in the closet!  Sometimes he doesn't even cry to be let out when we get home.  We don't realize he is locked in there until we go looking for him!

The other morning, when I took the photos, the door was almost completely closed but the doorknob hadn't engaged fully.  That's why he was able to slip his paw under the door enough to pull it open.

See him looking at the door knob in one of the photos?  He's deciding if he should try to use the doorknob.  I've seen him jump up over and over with his paws stretched out -- trying to open that door! He makes contact with the knob every time and I know if we had lever-type fixtures -- or he had thumbs -- no room would be safe from him! 

He spends the night in our laundry room (too much running through the house in the middle of the night when he was a kitten) and in the morning, if I don't let him out right away, I can hear him jumping and trying to grab the knob!

Peppino, cats sure are tricky!

Jackie and Daisy, I'm sure Darby and Pumpkin would swear off chasing Harry if he could only open the pantry door for them! 

One Word Wednesday


"Where'd that kitty go?"

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Second Time Around

I had so much fun making these collages, I'm posting them a second time. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

First Weekend of Summer

Blueberry, strawberry, yogurt smoothie.  Inspired by Erika.

On our way out to dinner, we noticed a hang-glider soaring over a nearby valley.  After dinner we went hang-glider chasing.  We were looking for one, but drove around a corner and found 11!  It was such a surprise, we laughed out loud.  We pulled over to the side of the rode and watched them for quite some time.
A new table made by this man.

Our next door neighbors fly Old Glory year round.  Just like us!


More diamonds.

Cilantro going to seed and soon to be coriander!  Funny how that works.

Beautiful grape leaves but no grapes!

Does it look like a cranky face to you, too?

More diamonds.

I hope your first summer weekend was a good one.  Ours was. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Black and White Sunday

Today we are participating in the Black and White Sunday blog hop hosted by You Did What With Your Weiner, Dachshund Nola and My Life In Blog Years.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

One Word Wednesday



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Check it out -- Colors Week at Poppytalk

Another one of my photos made the cut on Poppytalk's Summer Colors Week. Check it out here (or on the previous link! But, be sure to check it out.  Here's the link again:

 I think blog owner Jan Halvarsen has a thing for Corgis!

Totally Tongues Tuesday

Bonnie's tongue
Darby's sunlit tongue
Pumpkin's always-hanging-out tongue
Bailey's tucked away so the camera won't steal it tongue.  I can't find a single photo of him with his tongue showing! But, he's too handsome not to have his photo here! 

Monday, June 17, 2013