Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Dog and Her Bone -

Mika loves to chew on her bones. She is still a puppy and discovers all kinds of new things. Her favorite bone she it fits nicely over her chin and rests behind her canine teeth. When she looks straight at you it almost looks like she has a goatee...she can get it off herself, but it looks like it's husband put the bone up away from her because he though it was stuck on, but she can get it off herself. ..even now that she is bigger, it takes her awhile but she can do it...silly dog! ...It is also hard to get a straight on photo of her...she is looking at you and as soon as I click the button...she moves first one way.....
...and then the other way...
...then this way...
...then that way...
...then down...then up...and aahaa! it!
...sort of...
taadaa!...I did get a few head on...she is so funny with this bone.

Sharing my furry friend with Camera Critters.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday Photo Hunt - Fall

This weeks Saturday Photo Hunt is Fall - well fall is hard to capture in a photo in south Florida. So my first is of our prickly pear cacti that had a "fall" during a heavy rain which we usually don't get in late "fall" maybe early fall after all it still is hurricane season until the end of November.
This was taken in the "fall" and it is a symbol of "quietly" in my mind. The vine are near the end of there summer growth, quietly waiting for fall.
This series of photos are of a bitter apple that appears (the photo was taken in) Fall!

Some of our "fall" foliage is shown here on my banana tree...
...and many shells fall up onto the beach in "fall"...
...although bananas can bloom all through the year, I seem to be getting many now in the fall!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday Photo Hunt - "Mural"

For this weeks photo hunt "mural"...a day late, but I had this mural photo from an anniversary post on my food blog a while back. We went to Anna Maria Island and it is always so colorful and beautiful's like going on vacation just 40 minutes away! Many of the building in this little coastal town are painted such pretty colors and I love the feel of the whole town. Here is the original post on The Tiny Skillet.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturday Photo Hunt - SASSY

 When I first saw the photo hunt word I right away thought of our puppy Mika. She is definitely sassy! The lively and spirited sassy. But the trick is capturing her fun personality in a this one she was excavating in the sand, she still has some on her nose...
 A capture in the midst of her lizard hunting...
 ...she really knows how to relax too...
...all snuggled in the middle of all the pillows on the bed...
 ...and she enjoys a good boat ride ....she'd be sitting up on the back deck if allowed.
 ...another lizard hunt...
What? I was just going to play with him!
 ...awww, it's okay!
I know you've seen her before, but how can you not love that face?!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Michigan "Quiet" for Saturday Photo Hunt

Okay since it has been awhile I thought I have to join in this week for Saturday Photo hunt - QUIET. So I searched my pictures from my recent visit to Michigan. It was very quiet here on Half Moon Lake.
And here in the vineyard at Bower's Harbor.
Overlooking Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes which has to be quiet or it will wake the bear.
All quiet here as well...
Enjoying the peace and "quiet" of the rolling hills at Chateau Chantal Winery.
You could enjoy this really "quiet" bed and breakfast in Glenn Arbor Michigan if that is what you are looking for in a vacation to get away from it all.

See what others have posted for "QUIET" on Saturday Photo Hunt or on facebook!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday Photo Hunt - ZANY -

The Kids Summer Beach Fun Runs have gotten so crowded it's "ZANY" The evenings are a better time to run in the Florida summers. Of course this year it's a lot cooler than the rest of the country. Just barely brushing 90 and not the usual humidity...I'll bet the snowbirds are sorry they left.
It is just too much for us, we have been going to this each summer since Maranda was 4 years old. She has a T shirt from each year...but now it is so crowded... the phots were from a couple of years ago when it was a little steamy out, but we've never reached 100 degrees here on the coast.
We go to the Mr. Beery's fun runs on Wednesday nights instead.
This is the other "ZANY" photo I threw in, maybe I'll see if it fits into another category.

This will be shared on Saturday Photo Hunt. Please check out the other's, also on facebook!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Siesta Beach - Mellow Yellow Monday

We went out to Siesta beach to see how everything was holding up after tropical storm Debby. Tried out my new zoom...perfect for Mellow Yellow Monday!
It seems all is well, everyone is back to the beach, except the surfers, no waves for them anymore. The Life guard stands that they showed on The Weather Channel are back in their spot guarding the waters again.
The Off Shore Boat Races were held yesterday, the best view was on Lido Beach and then another beach day coming up on Wednesday for the 4th of July. I know I won't be fighting the crowd on the beach that day!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday Photo Hunt - FLASH

Meet Flash, he is one of our "God dogs" and he stays with us while his owners are off on vacation. Since I didn't have a lightning photo, or have never caught the green flash in a sunset, I was going to post a squirrel "flashing" by, then I thought I might as well just post "Flash".
Flash is a border collie and is very fast, he loves to be around the pool, but won't go in the water.
He has to be by you at all times, come on Flash really?!
Ohhh, both of them? At least they are in and out like a "flash" if they would just learn to close the door behind them!
Join us on facebook for Saturday Photo Hunt or check it out here. Next week - ZANY

Monday, June 25, 2012

Photo Hunt - HOT -

For this week photo hunt - HOT - I was going to post some skewers on the grill, but it just didn't look "hot". So I went with the HOT sun even though it's not at it's hottest at sunset...but you can see the HOT!

Joining this weeks Saturday Photo Hunt ...check it out to see more "hot".

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday Photo Hunt - Ripple

Living on the Florida Gulf coast we have much opportunity to catch some "ripple" in the water around here...and I caught some ripples in the sand. I knew I had this photo around and I'm happy to post it for this weeks photo hunt "RIPPLE"

Okay, here is a "ripple" in the gulf

A ripple in the sand just as the wave from the gulf wets it down...

Sunset "ripple"

After the rain in the sand "ripple"

And what would Florida be if you couldn't see a "ripple" in the water from  manatee?!!

This will be joining the Saturday Photo Hunt on facebook! Check it out!!