Monday, January 30, 2012

Textures..and please vote for Smudge.

Here I am again....
Looking younger and cuter than ever.  

My mom...Jill has entered me in a cutest pet contest at
If you are on Face Book would like to vote on me, just click the link
find my picture and "like" me.  The contest runs until Feb. 29th. 
I personally hope that my photo wins, so that my mom can buy a new stove.  
I am not sure if it will help her cooking, but might.
At the very least it may help me get more treats.  

Thanks for your support. 

Took a hike the other day and saw this beautiful sky!  

A cold front was blowing through and any time that happens we usually have 
lots of beautiful dramatic clouds. 

I think this is my favorite photo.  

Or maybe this one.  

Hard to pick a favorite.

So, so beautiful.

I am always searching for ideas when I am out in the woods.
Just look at the beautiful textures on this log.  

I am always amazed at how much texture and pattern you can find if you just look.

Very interesting ice crystals. 

Zippy is feeling pretty good this past week.
I took him to the vet about a week ago to have his teeth cleaned and 
some of his blood work was questionable. 
It seems he may be developing some kidney issues.  
I take him back on the 7th for further testing.   He is on a round
 of antibiotics until then.  My vet thought it could possibly be an infection in a 
tooth that is causing the problem.  Keep your fingers crossed for us. 

Not really sure what the yellow stuff is.  
Whatever it was growing on a rock.
Great color and great texture.

Zippy pointing.
He has done this on his own since he was very small.
He flushed out three grouse last week and two the week before.
He has also pointed quail.  
I bet he is the first Bull Terrier to ever enjoy pointing.  Ha ha..

Another very interesting texture/shape.

Loved this tree. 

So many beautifully and....oddly shaped trees around here.

More ice crystals. 

This root really has intrigued me.  

I love the way it is growing over the rock and wraps around it.

This is a picture of my neighbor's barn that I am sure that everyone viewing 
this blog has seen a million times.
really like the curvy drive and the trees framing the barn.

I have passed this old manure spreader for years and never gave it a second look.

Until the other day.  
So many interesting textures and colors on here. 

Even the old worn out tires are interesting. 

The rust and the contrast of sharp pointed objects next to soft curves.

Make sure and look never know what you will find that might inspire you.
At least you will have fun.  Take a quiet moment to explore your surroundings.  You may be surprised at what you see. 

Hope everyone has a great week and....
don't forget...
Vote for Smudge!  


  1. Younger and cuter, yes HOWEVER, Zippy is THE MAN with an attitude!...:)JP

  2. Oh, I hope Zippy just has an infection! Smudge is total cuteness. I love it when the ice crystals do that :-)

  3. We'll head over to vote.

    Love that whorly log. There is so much beauty around us, if we just take the time to look.

    XXXOOODaisy, Bella & Roxy

    Paws crossed for Zippy.

  4. What beautiful photos. You're right - we can't pick just one favorite.
    We voted.

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and angel Maggie

  5. We totally agree. When you just slow down and look, there's beauty in the most unusual places :-)

    -Bart and Ruby

  6. Hey Jill! What a spectacular collection of photos! I have voted for Smudge and sure hope Zippy is ok.

  7. Jill - your artistic eye is incredible!! Each of those pictures seem award winning to me. What a gift to be able to see those things. I voted for Smudgey Wudgey and fingers are crossed for Zippy!

  8. Hey Jill, My Vickie loves your eye for the beauties of nature. How you see all the shapes and designs. We loved all your pictures today and we will head over and vote for Smudge now.

    Good luck

  9. Just got back from the voting booth. Glad you are okay Zippy
    Benny & Lily

  10. Smudge would have my vote/like if I was on FB! I know! What?! Must get to it before I am left further behind! lol
    LOVE what you see Jill.....the textures, colours, angles, you name it, nice work!

  11. Neat pictures! I loved the one of the manure spreader~ it looks like ours!
    I'm off to vote for Smudge!

  12. "Jill's Life" has been included in this weeks Sites To See. I hope this helps to attract many new visitors here.

  13. Paws and fingers crossed here for Zippy.

    Your camera has captured some of my favorite things about winter. So many beautiful sights usually hidden by the leaves.