Saturday, February 21, 2009

Are You A Biter Or A Pincher?

"All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

-Charles Schulz

Silly! Get your mind out of the gutter! LOL. I was innocently referring to your style of eating chocolate. Tee Hee. Alan bought me a heart shaped box of Whitman's Chocolate for Valentine's Day, and as we ate the yummy candy, we had quite a discussion about how we determine which candy is which. I am a pincher. I like to know whats hiding in the chocolate before I jump in. Alan bites right in, and if it is something he doesn't care for, he eats it anyway, unless it is coconut. He is allergic to coconut. Bad, bad things happen when he eats coconut. He is so repulsed by it, that he can't even stand to be around the scent of coconut! Which means from time to time an innocent piece of Whitman's chocolate ends up spit across the room. Sigh. It could all be avoided if I could just persuade him to become a pincher, rather then a biter! LOL.

How about you? Do you pinch or bite?

Tell me everything!


Round Robin Challenge: Light Moves

"We cannot hold a torch to light anothers path, without brightening our own."

-Ben Sweetland

RRC: Light Moves
Suggested by Julie, of the blog, Julie's Web Journal

Julie, I hope I have the spirit of this challenge correctly. I think it is to show the different ways light moves, from reflections to light refracted. If that is correct, then I just had to post this photo once again. It is one of my favorite among might lighthouse series, and every time I look at it I just get a sense of hope. It's like in that moment I am standing in a kind of home away from home. But then again, lighthouses usually make me feel that way. ::Smile:: .

Let's follow the light... shall we?

Dark Clouds, with the hope of light behind them.

I don't know why, but I just really enjoy the light in this one.

Shadows have always fascinated me. In the darkness, a little bit of light makes things seem bigger then they are. As a little girl I appreciated that, as a short all growd up lady, I still appreciate that.


Ahhh... The autumn light reflects through the spicy leaves... it's soul stirring to me.

Julie, of the blog, Julie's Web Journal, came up with this challenge for us in a recent Round Robin Idea Roundup. Isn't it an awesome challenge topic? Thanks Julie, I really had a lot of fun with this one.

There is still time to play along with this week's challenge, just pay a visit to the official Round Robin blog to learn all the details. And be sure to stop by tomorrow to learn what our next challenge will be. I should have it posted a little after midnight. Hope to see you next time!

Round Robin Linking List

Julie... Julie's Web Journal

Steven... (sometimes) photoblog

Chris... Camera Obscura RRC

Carly... Ellipsis

Karen... Outpost Mavarin

Gwenlyn... Greenchair

Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

T. J. ... TJ's Photo Expressions

Robinella... Robinella's

Jill... South Bay Soliloquy

Sherrie... Sherrie's Stuff

Suzanne R... SuzyQ421's Photo Blog

CVPhotographs... Do You See What I See

Mojo... Why? What Have Your Heard?

Duane... Meanwhile...

Marina... Milepebbles

Valerie... Rosemary's Other Baby

Wammy... The Ellis Family Cincinnati

Sandra... Strong Chemistry

MollyMavis... Holly On The Run

Monica... Click Shots

Terri... Ways I See The World

Ourhomeschool... Through the Eye of my Camera

Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pescadero, California
October 17, 2007

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Steven's Feline & Furball Friday: I'm Dusty And I Have Boogers

"It's impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens."

-Cynthia Varnado

Steven's Feline, Furball and Feathers Friday

Elvis ( I mean Hendrix... sheesh I must really miss him) and Dylan went to Dr. B's yesterday for their monthly weigh-in, and I am happy to report that they are doing just perfect! Dylan is still a little behind is brother in weight. He is 6 lbs 3 1/2 oz and Hendrix is 7 lbs 12 oz. Perfect. They are just right for their age!

I finally got a good shot of Hendrix's silly gray lip! Isn't it cute? He is a solid black cat, except for that silly lip. :) He is so cute when he pouts, he sticks out that silly gray lip and I am instantly putty in his hands. Just like Elvis, Dylan and Hendrix have me completely wrapped around their paws. Just where I want to be!

If you have a Feline, Furball, or Feathered friend, be sure to play along with Steven's meme, because Friday is the day for pets!


Monday, February 16, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #25: Birds

"I hope you love birds too. It's economical. It saves going to heaven."

-Emily Dickinson


Flying BIRDS. Nesting BIRDS. Gooney BIRDS. Looney BIRDS. Real BIRDS. Stuffed BIRDS, both the toy and the sustenance. BIRDS with winter plumage, BIRDS taking a bath. BIRDS and their babies. BIRDS all alone. BIRDS in their houses. Red BIRDS. Black BIRDS. Bald BIRDS. BIRDS on a wire. Real BIRDS. Fake BIRDS. BIRDS.

Extra Credit: My favorite bird is the Snowy Egret, like the one you see above. I would like to see either an Egret or a Heron, but if you don't happen to have them in your area, any white BIRD will do as well. :)

You have until next Sunday evening, at 9:00 PM ET to get your photo, post it to your blog or journal, and comeback here with the link. Please remember, it must be a direct link to the entry in your blog or journal which is specific to this Monday Photo Shoot assignment. NO HYPERLINKS. Also, please link back here so others will be able to find the assignment and join us. If this is your first time playing be sure to say so when you leave your link, so I can welcome you properly next week!

Linking List for EMPS #24: The Color Red 02/09/09


1. Greg

2. Suzanne

3. Tammy

4. Jama

5. Karen

6. Duane
1st Time Player! :)

7. Terri

8. Your EG Tour Guide
1st Time Player! :)

9. Mike

10. Wammy

Next week will be the 26th EMPS, which means, we will be at the 6 month mark since Karen handed the reins over to me. Can you believe it? Anyway, I have a special assignment planned, so if you haven't played for a while, next week might be a good time to comeback. Hope to see you then!

Snowy Egret
Danville, California
November, 2006
Late Afternoon