Category Archives: photography

Sunday Pause (Paws): Photo Fun

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy photos of the beautiful season of fall.

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We have had way below average temperatures and it has been rainy and cloudy for weeks. So when I headed out with my new camera on a fall road trip it wasn’t a very ideal day. It didn’t rain but it was still very cloudy and cold. But even so, there were many beautiful trees to see despite the weather.

Along our drive we also saw different animals such as horses, cows, and deer. Continue reading

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Ending “Happy Cat Month”

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and say goodbye to “Happy Cat Month.”

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But let’s face it…I’m going to try to make EVERYDAY a HAPPY CAT day for Cino! Continue reading

Writer’s Block

As a blogger, do you ever feel like there just isn’t much to write about? Of course I am just talking about certain times, not all of the time. This is me lately. I know it’s just a temporary “writer’s block.” Sometimes I have tons to write about that I have to keep a list.

I don’t want to force myself to create a post if I don’t really have anything to say because then I just don’t feel it will be a very good one. This is one of the reasons why I stopped doing “Tuesday Tales.” I have kept “Sunday Pause (Paws)” though because it gives me an opportunity once a week to write a more positive, happy post (at least most of them are). But I do have a hard time coming up with something for those too at times.

There are times when I feel more inspired to create an image than to write about something. But then sometimes the image says it all like this one that I created.

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Forget the Dogs…It’s “Happy Cat Month”

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HAPPY CAT MONTH!

If you have a photo of your cat you’d like to share with me I will use it on my blog sometime during September (aka: Happy Cat Month). I LOVE seeing & sharing other people’s pets. Please email them to: animalsarefeelingbeingstoo@q.com.

Meow.

Sunday Pause (Paws): Staycation

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and….well for me reminisce about the past week.

Do you ever do “staycations?” The trick with these are that since you are not actually gone, you are still constantly thinking about what you have to get done. Those stinkin’ daily tasks. Well I decided for this staycation that I was going to get those stinkin’ tasks done first, the ones that HAD to be done, and then focus my attention on having fun!

Before the week arrived I made a point to contact a few friends, let them know I was going to be off work, and made plans with them.

I took a bunch of pictures but because most of the people in my life are pretty private people and prefer their picture not be posted on the web, I had some fun with the pics. As you may know, I love to edit pics and turn them into some sort of “creation.” This is what I did with the pics from this week that I would like to share with you.

The first pic is actually in Norway. Some of my family flew there this week to see my niece who just had her first baby. 🙂 They have been so awesome with sharing pics with me throughout the week it has made me feel like I am there with them. The building to the right is the Strand Hotel where Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, & BFG) used to spend his summers writing.

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Norway

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My Best Friend

Two posts in one day, not something I do often. But when I realized today was “National Friendship Day” I wanted to share a pic of my best friend.

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“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort”-James Herriot

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”-Anatole France

“When you look into the eyes of an animal you’ve rescued, you can’t help but fall in love”-Paul Shaffer

“When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul”-Anthony Douglas Williams

“Animals are such agreeable friends-they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms”-unknown

“When I needed a hand, I found your paw”-unknown

Empathy For All, Except…

Does empathy for all include insects? Is it because a bug is so small in comparison to us and considered pests that our empathy might not extend to them?

This week I stepped in for a teacher to go get some water. I was only outside with the children for a few minutes when I noticed most of the group was over at the bushes. I went over to see what they were doing. This is when I saw a girl ripping the wings off of a beetle. I was shocked! This was our conversation…

Me: What are you doing, did you just rip his wings off?
Girl: Yes.
Me: Why?
Girl: Because they’re eating our plants and making holes in them.
Me: So you’re ripping their wings off for that?
Girl: Yes, gardeners say to do this.
Me: What? I have never heard of such a thing. What gardeners?
Girl and other students: All gardeners. They’re killing all of our plants, bushes, and trees so they’re killing us.
Me: They are not killing us. We don’t rip the wings off of insects, that’s cruel. That would be like someone ripping your arms off.
Another girl: So, I wouldn’t care.

Group of kids went to picnic table and were all talking about it, I went over to listen and then intervened. Continue reading