Category Archives: photography

Sunday Pause (Paws): Zzzz

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax.

I have been getting some great pictures of pets that people have been sharing with me. I just love seeing them so relaxed, comfortable, and safe like this guy below (Sarge).

I hope you’re having a relaxing day too.

Happy Sunday!

Sunday Pause (Paws): Kicking Back, Chillin’

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax.

Cozying up by a fire and taking a nap in a hammock is not just for humans. 🙂

Relaxing by a cozy fire
With a buddy by your side
Is a great way to enjoy
The colder weather outside

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Get Away From The Cliff Edge

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax! But these days it may be harder to do that.

Anxiety is at an extremely high rate among individuals these days and can make people feel like they are standing on the edge of a cliff. I made the following image a few years ago but it sure is appropriate for 2020 with the additions of a pandemic, politics, and a whole lot more. Animals are great for anxiety. True little angels sent from heaven.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Seagulls, Photography, and a Puzzle

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax.

Last Sunday I shared my first ever Word Search. I plan to create more. Maybe I’ll aim for one a month. We’ll see because truthfully they aren’t that easy to create and they’re very time consuming. This week I decided to share a puzzle that, when put together, is of a large group of seagulls I took a photo of last weekend.

Last weekend some of my family met at a park by the river knowing the weather was going to turn cold and it would be months before we could do that again. Because of the pandemic this had become our spot to visit over the simmer. Each time we were there we watched a number of eagles soar around us. I only had my cell phone with and was having no luck at getting any good pictures of them. So last weekend I brought my camera but this time they were hard to spot so I never did get a picture. I did, however, get a few pretty nice ones of other things. The one I am sharing today, the puzzle, is of a big group of seagulls.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Beauty In The Cloudiness

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax!

It’s been very chilly and gloomy lately here. It’s hard to be motivated and, once again, I was drawing a blank in creating a post for today. I don’t always have something to say. Luckily sometimes nature speaks for itself. I saw a bunch of birds flying around the trees and wooded area outside my home. They were chirping away and seemed to be playing…flying from one tree to another, then flying around some more, and again, landing on a tree or the grass. It was so fun to watch. I was trying to get a picture but it was NOT easy. Somehow I managed to get the picture of the bird below about to take off. It isn’t the best quality because it was a very tiny bird, a cloudy day, and I had to zoom way in. But I still was very happy to have gotten it. I actually didn’t even know I had captured it. I didn’t see the bird open its wings when I was snapping the pictures. It was when I was reviewing the images on my camera that I saw it. It was a pleasant surprise.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Sun and Colors

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax.

Fall is my favorite season. It’s just too short! I know any time now all the leaves will be completely turned and off the trees. Not only that but the weather is going to get very chilly before we know it.

So I’ll take the lesson from Cino and take it easy and enjoy the warmth of the sun and the beautiful colors while I can. Pets are such great examples of slowing down and enjoying every moment.

Today we’re doing just that. We’re meeting a friend at a park. I hope to get some pics of the leaves and trees. What are your plans? 

Happy Sunday!

Sunday Pause (Paws): Autumn Is Here Once Again

It’s Sunday and autumn is here!

The most beautiful time of the year
Autumn is once again here
Take a walk and enjoy the changing trees
Under your feet hear the crunch of the leaves
Feel the warm sun among the cool breeze
Soak it in because soon comes the time to freeze

copyright LeeAnn Johnston/Animals Are Feeling Beings Too

Relax and have a Happy Sunday!

It Isn’t “Normal” To Everyone

From the day we are born we learn about our world by our surroundings. We learn from those around us; our family, friends, peers, teachers, etc. We pick up habits, traditions, and even beliefs from others. But one day we hopefully figure out who we want to be, think for ourselves (not necessarily just following the crowd), and that means we may come to see some things differently than what others may see as “normal.”

Because certain things in our surroundings/society are seen as “normal”, people don’t necessarily think about what they say, assuming everyone feels the same as they do.

An example of this is recently a delivery person who was bringing supplies to my place of employment started talking to me about how he was recently out bear hunting. I immediately tensed up. He went on to give me details about how it wasn’t easy but he got him. He explained how he set the traps and had to travel quite far to pursue him. He was so proud of this. All the while he is telling me this I am thinking “do I tell him I do not want to hear this?” and  “do I tell him that I am an animal advocate and that I care about all living beings?”

Black Bear, Woods, Wild, Wildlife, Outdoors, NatureImage taken from Pixabay

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