Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Seriously....How slack can I be???

Photo number 12 for April.  Stairs.

I know....the last post I said that I would post less photos and more often...
Well...we all see how THAT turned out.  
44 photos and 16 days later...
I do want to try and defend my lack of posting though..
It is tax season and High Point Furniture Market is 
almost in progress.
Many of you may not know this, but I do furniture renderings for designers and this 
is one of my busiest times.  I love the work and am very grateful for it.
I only wish that I had started getting my tax info together much earlier.  All my 
fault for procrastinating.  

Doing the Fat mum slim photo challenge again.
This is the list of photos. 

This is what Zippy LOVES to do.
We have a ramp next to our stairs.  We built it for Gus when he had to have 
cruciate ligament surgery.  

The dark place on the ramp is from Zippy rolling his ball down the ramp and then chasing it. 

Smudge getting ready to pounce on me.
This is before...

This is after.

She was jumping for joy in this one and almost took me and the camera out.  

Smudge just had her spay surgery and another procedure.

This is the day she had her stitches taken out and she was sooooo happy.

Along with the spay, she also had soft pallet surgery and her nostrils widened.
She can really breathe much better now.  

This type of surgery is pretty common among short nosed breeds.  
Their noses are short, but the rest of the structure can remain the same length cause all sorts of 
breathing problems and issues later in life.  

When we chose Smudge, we purposefully picked a dog with a longer nose to try and 
avoid any issues, but that theory did not work very well.. 
I will say that the surgery was simple and recovery was very quick.  If you have a bulldog with 
soft pallet issues...I highly recommend doing this as soon as possible to avoid 
other issues later in life. 

Photo number 14.  How you felt today.
I am brave to put this beautiful...accidental photo of myself here.  
I thought you all would like a good laugh.
I was trying to get a new profile picture when the sun got into my eyes.
I was also trying to get Zippy to come to me, so that he could be in the picture.
When the sun got into my eyes, I looked up and when I did my finger just spazed out
and snapped the shot.  

Beautiful huh?

Photo number 13.  Something you found.
Loved this burl....it looks like a face and the texture on it is incredible.

Sweet Smudge. 

The barn quilt still looking great!  

The inside of a tulip.

Smudge in her "spa".  

Smudge staring at a bumble bee.  
I thought it was neat...a BUMBLE bee...

My dear friend who had a birthday.

Photo number 16.  Flower.
Phlox with morning dew.

Photo number 5.  Tiny.
Two days later this was frozen. 
24 degrees and 40 mph wind.....

Photo number 15. Sunset.

Another tulip.

Photo number 2. Color.

Photo number 1.  Your reflection.

Photo number 3.  Mail.  
Owney the mail dog.  He had his own return address stamped onto his collar. 

Smudge on her way to surgery.

Poor little thing.

Photo number 4.  Someone who makes you happy.

Zippy makes me happy!  Just look at that face!

Alternate tiny photo.  Check out the tiny bites on the petal.

My beautiful bluebells....

Photo number 6.  Lunch.
Portuguese kale soup.  Yummm...

Photo number 7.  My shadow.

See my basket full of morel mushrooms?

A beautiful moon.  So bright and orange.

I took this at the Cedar Creek Gallery festival.

What a great time we had there.  
So much to see and do.

My friend Jennifer doing a pottery demonstration.

Glazing pottery.

Glass blowing.

If you ever have a chance to visit this gallery, it is well worth the effort.

My miniature UPS truck.
I took it on a hike through the woods.  

this was my garden before the freeze.  
It was looking pretty good. 
Now it looks pretty crisp.  

It could have been much worse and I am glad that 
most of the things will recover...that is until the next freeze...Ha ha..

Photo number 11. Where you ate breakfast. 
While working at my desk of course. 

Photo number 9.  Younger you.

Many of you will think that I look like some sort of horror film kid from this shot.
Have no fear folks.....it is only discolored from being in the photo album.
I really did not look like this.  Unless of course you think I look cute...
Honest.....I did NOT have black eyes and purple lips...REALLY.  

Photo number 10.  Cold.
I cheated on this one.
I took it out of my archives. 
I was having a hard time keeping up.....

Plus...I really love this photo. 

This was an alternate "cold" photo.  


That brings me to the end of this post.

I will PROMISE to post more often and try to stay current.


I will....



  1. Promises, promises. They can be difficult to keep when you are so busy. I love the "mistake" photo of you. Those kind I think are the best kind. And I so enjoyed all the happy dog photos. They know they have it good. And thanks for that info on surgery to help short snouted dogs. I'd never heard of that before and have seen numerous dogs that sure would have benefitted from it. I'm so glad something like that is available.

  2. I forgot to mention all my promises about catching up on other people's blogs. Your the first, aren't you honored?

  3. LOL, photo albums do weird things to pictures!

    Glad Smudge's procedures went well.

    LOVE Zippy's ramp ball game!

  4. What beautiful shots! I love the burl and gorgeous flowers!

  5. I am so jealous and envious of your flowers but you showed my Zippy and for that I am happy! I LOVE that last photo "Cold 2"...you need to blow that one up & frame it, girl!...:)JP

  6. Great pictures. We love Zippy's inventive ball chasing game...and his dirty feet. That Smudge, what a crazy girl!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. Your moms is really beautiful and I'm sure you have a lots of fun during your photo shoot :)

    Dog Shock Collar | Puppy & Human Bond

  8. Smudge can you tell mom to stop spreading the roomers about surgery for " bulldogs" etc....boy oh boy they could be drama queens. Anyway we love all the pictures
    Benny & Lily

  9. Could Smudge look sillier while jumping for joy? No I think not!

    mamma heartbeat


  11. I enjoy all your photos and as I can't bring myself to write more often, I won't begrudge you the right to post when convenient for you.

    Enjoy life and post when you can, I'll be there to look and I'll be happy to.

  12. Busy times! Love Zippy rolling the ball...and Smudge jumping and rolling for joy ... and the gorgeous shot of the Bleeding Heart. . . and . . .