No Bites Yet

This is a redwood bridge my dad built across the little bitty creek that sometimes flows through our property. Underneath used to be a decent-size stream with bream and little catfish, frogs, turtles, and the occasional snake. I spent many, many hours playing on its banks and knew it like the back of my hand.

Ever since the catfish pond upstream dried up, water only flows now when there’s significant rain. However, the ceramic fisherman doesn’t give up.


Cat Nap

This weekend,¬†Milo was indicating to me through a series of needy lap naps, attacks on my toes, and over-the-top cuteness, that he was feeling slighted by all of the images of Eddie I’ve been posting lately.

So to appease his insecurity, I’m posting this photo of him sleeping on the back of the couch in the sun. I’ve often said that a sleeping cat’s face is the essence of contentment. I think Milo proves my theory.


Sunshine on My Shoulders

Normally, I would spend a gorgeous day like this outside. However, I stayed up really late last night, slept very late today, then started watching football, and haven’t left the house. Because of that, I didn’t take many photos.

Eddie was laying on his bed in the sunlight and looked so content, so he let me snap a few pictures of him looking very regal. He’s such a sweet and good dog. :)

The Light Within

Leaving work right before the sun goes down makes for very few daylight photo opportunities. Tonight, as I took a different route home, I saw how nicely lit up this Methodist Church was against the darkening sky. I didn’t have my tripod with me, so I put the camera on the ground (that’s why there’s so much grass in the foreground) and tilted it up by placing my keys underneath the lens. Because these were long exposures shots, there’s no way I could have hand-held this without major blur. Fortunately, I did have my remote with me, so I didn’t have to touch the camera again once I put it down. Details.

The handicap parking signs should have been digitally removed, but I didn’t want to take the time to do it. And, I blew out the lights a bit much, but most of the light is coming from the annoying spotlight behind the hedges at the front corner. I think it would be a much nicer scene without those bright lights, but then, I grew up Baptist, so what do I know about what the Methodists want. ;)

On a side note, today is Sandee’s birthday… the big 5-0! Happy Birthday to my favorite person.

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”
-Henri Nouwen