I bet you are wondering what on earth this is....
Why it is coyote scat on a cow bone.
You may ask why on earth would you take a picture of that???
Because it is photo number 13 on my list.
Coyotes will mark places with their scat to show territory boundaries.
They often mark places up high or in the middle of trails and roads.
It is a "sign" to other coyotes.
This has nothing to do with a photo of the day.
I was trying to take a picture of the arm damage. Then Smudge did this and
almost knocked me off of the deck.
This is one of the shots that I did for Photo number 14. Clouds.
This is also a cloud shot. (I guess that you can see that)
I took Smudge and Gus to the workshop for the afternoon.
There is a small stream there and Smudge decided to take a dip.
Isn't she lovely?
She really enjoyed herself.
After the mud bath...Smudge decided to make friends with May.
This is the actual shot I used for Clouds.
Another cloud shot.
I got lucky with the big fluffy clouds on day I needed them. I couldn't stop
taking pictures of them...please forgive the number.
Not sure if you can see it, but there is a gnat getting ready to land on his nose.
A cloud that looks like Bumble.
Sitting on the sofa.
You can see that....right?
These trees look like they are embracing.
Smudge jumping for joy.
Me jumping for joy because Smudge has grown enough so that she can not fit through the garden gate.
I am sure that she will find another way to "help" me in the garden.
This is one of the shots I contemplated for photo number 15 Car.
This is the one that I ended up using.
This is another car shot.
Really a truck, but....it is all I had around at the moment.
This is actually Larry the Magnificent's truck.
(LTM is my neighbor).
Some really neat moss that is blooming.
With the really weird, warm weather we have had this "winter", the
daffodils are blooming about 2-3 weeks early.
My peach tree is about a day or two from full bloom too.
I can only hope that we do not have another frost or freeze.
I have a feeling that is wishful thinking.
Smudge looks innocent enough, but in reality....
she was going around plucking the flowers from their stems.
Such a little rat!
One of my magnolia trees.
It smells so good....
Please, Mother Nature....no freezing temperatures.....
Photo number 16. Sunglasses.
Zippy is a genius...Really.
While I was waiting for renderings to be sent via email (my real job)....I decided to try this.
You take an old album and bake it over a bowl. 200 degrees for 8 minutes.
You must do this in a well ventilated area..the fumes are toxic.
A neat decorative bowl.
Not meant for naked food, but fun for wrapped candy or fruit or something with a wrapper.
Or you could put money or something else in it.
Smudge says that she will take the money.
Photo number 17. Green.
A lupine just coming up.
This is just a picture of Zippy and Elk Knob State Park.
It has nothing to do with anything...I just liked it.
This....is a beautiful sculpture made by Oak Hill Iron.
They are donating a sculpture to Options, Inc. in Morganton for their annual Art of Chocolate event.
The sculpture will be auctioned off and the proceeds will benefit Options, Inc.
They are a shelter for victims of domestic violence.
Oak Hill Iron had a contest and I submitted a design and it was the one picked for the above sculpture.
I got to go to an open house there over the weekend and see it in person. Pretty neat
to have a design come to life by such talented and nice folks.
If you ever need ironwork done these guys can do it and do it beautifully.
Plus...they have a really cute dog named Chuck.
One of the many sculptures at Oak Hill.
This is Dean's truck at Oak Hill.
It really is a neat truck! The tires are almost as tall as I am.
Hm...yes....I am pretty short, but the tires are big for tires.
Another really neat and colorful sculpture.
This is Chuck the Oak Hill Iron dog.
He is a wildman.
The Big Blu Hammers that are made at Oak Hill.
Sure would be nice to have one of those!!!!
Hint hint...my birthday is coming up.
For some reason...I don't think that I will be getting one though.
Who knows...maybe I will get lucky.
This was probably one of the neatest things ever....
Well...maybe not ever...but...it was really really neat.
This happened on St. Patrick's Day.
How often do you get to see that???
I ran all over looking for the pot of gold....
Then....exhausted.....I finally found it.
The mini mules were the pot of gold.
Or maybe it is the by product of mini mules.
They do look like little nuggets....Hey...maybe I am on to something.
This is photo number 18. A corner of your home.
Yes....I actually do live in a barn.
Picture of a couple of my bottles.
I collect them....
Photo number 19...todays photo.
Alternate funny photo. May the donkey.
With no ears.
Have a great week folks!!!