Feline Friday Baby!

I take a lot of photos.  This is a fact.  I had to cull 30+ pics to arrive at 9 and I don’t want to delete any of these.

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Max continues to be entertaining and at times exasperating.  His childlike curiosity and adventurous spirit makes me laugh every day.  His coloring and impeccable timing to emit the most horrendous smells makes me call him skunk and stinky.  I don’t have the heart to take away the little cans of wet food that Ray has been giving them {aka spoiling them}.

Bud is stoic.  He has been gracing me with his presence on the side of the tub this week and even laid on my lap once.  He is slow to forgive his mommy.  I can only show him how much I still love him by spending one on one time with him.  He has a playmate that can entertain him too, give him exercise and irritate the living heck out of him.

One thing is certain, with these two things are never boring!  I’m off to clean a very stinky litter box!  {A failed experiment with a few brands of litter.  Going back to Dr. Elsie’s}

Have a great Friday


This morning Ray and I went out for breakfast.  The restaurant was located next to a pumpkin stand that I have visited before with my camera.  There is something so appealing about pumpkins.  There are different shapes and sizes like people.  This farm has all the accroutments of fall with hay bales, scarecrows, colorful mums and other gourds made this a fun photo shoot.

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These beauties will be adopted by good people, carved to keep the evil spirits away, baked into delicasies and enjoyed by so many!

I {heart} pumpkins.


Feline Friday

This week flew by and I’m happy to have photos of Big Bad Bud to share today.  Bud still hasn’t quite forgiven me for bringing Max into his world.  We have sweet moments together occassionally but for the most part the little fur boy has taken me over.  I sometimes feel guilty over this but then the boys start chasing each other through the apartment or the wrestling match begins.  But I know it was the right decision when they get close and groom each other.  It makes me feel warm inside because I never, ever expected that to happen.

Bud -

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He’s still my sweetheart~I try to show him every day!

Happy Friday to you!

Monet inspired Special Effects

I have been watching Bryan Peterson videos on YouTube for interesting inspiration for my photography.  I used my 50mm lens for my weekly challenge.

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How about a leaf on pavement –024 (640x427) 023 (640x427) 022 (640x427) 021 (640x427)The final image isn’t in focus but I love them all.

Do you have a favorite?

You can see a Bryan Peterson video here.

Weekly Fifty challenge.


Feline Friday

Mighty Max has so much energy that he terrorizes Bud every morning!  Max chases poor Bud through the entire apartment like a bat out of hell.  The sound of their claws in the carpet is a bit unnerving.  Then they wrestle a bit which sometimes switches off to grooming time.  One thing is for certain – Bud is getting more exercise since his little brother came to live with us.

Here are a few phone shots captured the other day of Max.  He can be so sweet and loving but then he will nip my arm or grab my hand with his claws extended. Ye-ouch!

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Mischief is his middle name!

Happy Friday everyone!!!