Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Yawn!

"A good laugh, and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book."

-Irish Proverb

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Get a picture of someone yawning and/or stretching. Clearly, pets are eligible for this photo shoot as well.

-John Scalzi (By The Way)

This is Elvis's friend Ernst. No one embraces a good nap the way Ernst does. His way to beat the heat consists of taking long, lazy naps on his porch. I came home one day last year, to see him sleeping, upside down, on the back stairs of his house. I just happened to have my camera with me, lol, I don't remember the last time I didn't, so I captured this series of Ernst...in celebration of the NAP,the YAWN and the STRETCH. All three are among the great joys of life, no matter what species you happen to be. :)

The Yawn!

The Stretch!

John is absolutely right about a yawn being contagious. One time I was watching an episode of, I Love Lucy, the one where she and Ethel share a ride to Florida with someone they thought was, Evelyn Holmsby, the hatchet Murderer. LOL. And Lucy steps out of the car, in the Florida Everglades, to stretch, and when she does, she yawns. When she yawned...I yawned! LOL. That episode was more then 50 years old, but that yawn had lived on immortal. Tee Hee. Gee, YAWN, doesn't a nap sound wonderful right about now? :)


Ernst 1, Ernst 2, Ernst 3

Berkeley, California

Summer, 2005


Solitary Dancer said...

Wow Ernst really knows how to nap and enjoy every aspect of it.

Love the pics and I wish I were Ernst. LOL


DesLily said...

wow Carly!! What a great series of photo's!!! I love them!!!

redsneakz said...

::Grinning:: Now I know why my sweetie and I love talking about kitty cat stretches.

Tammy said...

Beautiful shots Carly :) I know every Lucy show by heart.

julie said...

Great pictures. See you at the RR's and FF this week!

Becky said...

Awesome! I swear...my cat is like a photo negative of this one. Identical markings and stripes...except it's like mine is in grayscale. LOL

sunflowerkat119 said...

Look at that last one! What a great shot.

Antonette said...

Totally awesome shots! My cats yawn and stretch all the time, but you think I could get a shot of a yawn? No. The only time they yawned is when I didn't have my camera on hand. Pffft!

V said...

Boy, Carly, you take great shots!

Anonymous said...

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