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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Topsy Turvy World

This weeks theme over on 52 Frames was:  Upside Down.  I decided to try doing upsidedown landscape scenes at Bennington Lake.

These are my results. - You can find the ALBUM by clicking on the link. Do take a look as it's really cool.

This was the photo I submitted for the theme:


The others were my (alternate) choices.





Which is your favorite?  Doesn't the world look different turned upside down? - By the way I actually turned my camera upside down to take the shots.

Also linking up to Through My Lens.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday Five - April 12, 2019

Hello and Welcome!

Spring has arrived and here we are experiencing the old saying of, "April Showers" bring May flowers.  - It's rained & rained and rained.  But it beats the snow so I won't complain (to much).

Joining Tom (The Backroads Traveller) for:
WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE

1.  Took another drive up in the mountains and along the way we spotted several deer in a field.  I pulled over and snapped a few shots.  After about 5 shots I realized that the camera was on Black/White mode so I switched it to color.  This shot however is in Black and White but I like it anyway.


 2.  On the same drive and in the same filed as the deer there were a bunch of Wild Turkeys - Yep you get turkeys again.  This fellow was strutting around and if you look in the brush you will spot several other turkeys. 


3.   A recent drive out to shot the new wheat surrounded by the Blue Mountains in the background.


4.  I like to try new recipes and the salad on this plate of food is one of them.  It's Macaroni Coleslaw and can be found by clicking on the link.  It was yummy but makes a ton of salad.


5.  After one of the rainstorms this week we had a huge double rainbow.  I couldn't get a complete shot of the entire rainbow but I liked how this shot turned out.


6.  A nearby Tulip or Magnolia Tree in full bloom.


7.  My daughter's dog, Baylie anticipating being able to eat that bone balanced on her nose.  This shot was for 52 Frames this past week under the theme of, Food.



Can't leave out the cats so here's one of them as well.

A collage featuring Harley, Bandit and Gidget

First Photo - Harley and Bandit (his favorite cat to take a nap with)
Second Photo -  Harley and Gidget (our newest furry family member) and Third Photo - Harley and Pepper.  A rare shot indeed because he can't stand Pepper and rarely spends any time near her unless it's to chase her around.  Good thing he was asleep and didn't realize she was next to him.

That's it for this week.  Thanks for visiting.  Have a great weekend.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday Five - March 29, 2019

Welcome - Well it's only been 2 weeks instead of a month since I last posted.  I'm making progress!

What a busy 2 weeks it's been.  I got older last week, the First Day of Spring Arrived on my birthday!  Took my mom to the doctor, went bowling, went gambling, took her cat to the vet.  Lots to do for sure.

So today I'm joining Tom for WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE

1.  In honor of the First Day of Spring I'm sharing my photo of the Super Worm Moon that night.

 
 
2.  Went for a drive up to Bennington Lake and spotted these guys along the way.
 


3.  At the lake there wasn't much water as they haven't yet filled the lake back up.  Still waiting for spring run off from the mountains.  Still there were people out enjoying what water was in the lake.


4.  Still snow on the mountains but the fields are starting to green up and people were enjoying a walk along one of the many paths at the lake.


5.  Last night I liked the look of the trees and clouds out our back door.



Finally no post is complete without some cute kitties.

Bandit and Speedy G enjoying a cat nap.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday Five - March 15, 2019

Hello & Welcome!

Many thanks to everyone who commented on my last post about our sweet Caramel.  She is doing very well and you would never know that she even went through such an ordeal.

So today I'm joining Tom (The Backroads Traveller) for:
WILLY NILLY FRIDAY FIVE.

1.  A couple of (Snow) what a four letter word that became in February and into the first couple of weeks of  March.   Both of these shots were used for the 52 Frames project I participate in.

 This one was for: City at Night.  There was no way I was going out at night in this to get a photo so I took this looking down the street I live on.


This one was for:  Negative Space.  I tried to find some humor in all that snow.

2.  Okay more winter stuff...sorry but that's about all we've seen around here for the last 2 months.

Robins in February (a little early for spring) enjoying Hawthorne Berries.

Ice formation - I like the colors in this shot and the abstract look of the frozen water.

3.  A winter sky with Geese.


4.  Something more colorful:

One section of a large mural in the cafeteria at the Middle School Coleen attends. 

5.  One more snow shot:  Someone had some fun with the white stuff.  We think this is a (horse?)


Finally a dose of cuteness:  Gidget enjoying yesterday's sunshine.



Waiting for the arrival of Spring next week (and my birthday) I leave you with:



                                       Have a beautiful weekend.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

I'm Still Alive and a Kitty Update

Wow it's been over a month since my last post.  - I'd like to let you all know I'm still alive.  I must admit February was a horrible month for me.  We had so much snow and bad weather and I found myself falling into being,
"depressed" for much of the month.  That usually isn't something that I have to deal with but for some reason this year it really got to me.  Anyway I hope to get back on track posting again and visting your blogs.

So today's post is a "warning" to people to be aware of what could happen if you don't pay attention to what you are doing. 

  This is our sweet Caramel.  She looks pretty normal here but this photo was taken just after bringing her home from the Vet last Friday morning.

So why was she at the Vet? - Well around 2:30 am Friday morning my hubby started yelling that something was wrong with her.  I jumped up out of bed to find him struggling with her and seeing his hand all bloody.  Needless to say it was scary as I tried to help grab her before she bolted under our bed.

It took me nearly an hour to get her out from under the bed and locked into our bathroom.  Hubby said she had been choking on something so he jammed his finger into her mouth to try and clear whatever it was.

I spent the rest of the night staying in the bathroom with her trying to keep her calm.  We don't have an "On-Call" Vet here at night anymore and would have had to drive over an hour away to have her seen that night.

So Friday morning at 7:30 I called our Vet and was able to take her in right away.

After I got back home I got a call from the Vet about 20 minutes later.  When they looked in her mouth they discovered what the problem had been.

She had found a needle and thread and it had been stuck in her mouth.  When hubby shoved his finger in her mouth it ran the needle through her tongue and into her cheek area.  The poor thing had that needle in her mouth for 5 1/2 hours.


We wondered how she had gotten a needle and thread until I remember that about 3 days earlier I had removed a sliver from my hand and forgot to put the needle in a draw.  Thankfully she didn't swallow it and they were able to remove the needle and the thread.
 
She was on Pain Med for 3 days and Antibiotics as well.  I am happy to report she is doing quite well now.
 
Here is a picture I took of her when she was bathing and you can see where the needle went through her tongue.
 


Just a few of the many scratches and bite marks that hubby received while trying to save her life.


Please note that it is so important to try and stay focused at all times so that accidents like this don't happen to your pet.