Thursday, July 28, 2011

Little Foot

This is a picture of little Camilla's foot, Shelley's sister's daughter.  It's so small and pretty, and a wonder that mine were ever that small.  She has many, many miles in front of her throughout her life.  She'll feel the cool grass between her toes on a warm summer night, get on her tippy-toes to kiss her prince charming, dance like it's 1999, unfortunately stub her toes a few times, run races-perhaps some marathons, and probably walk along with some little child to keep the little tike from falling with her feet.  She has an awful long way to go on those feet, but an awful lot to live for too.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer

Some of the best things in life are found in the freezer aisle at the store.  I can't remember if I have mentioned this particular brand of ice cream, but it's definitely worth mentioning again if I have.  It's Blue Bell's sentimental value that makes it so good - along with the taste, of course.  If you haven't tried it, don't worry they will ship you 2 gallons of their delicious ice cream anywhere in the country for the low price of $129.
Here is little Oscar deep in though.  Which makes me wonder: what do dogs think about?  I mean, most of their day- like cats- are spent sleeping, but what about those few hours when they are not chasing their tale or eating?  There are a few minutes that I'm sure they set apart in everyday to think.  I just don't know what about.
One final picture taken a few weeks back.  Since Pioneer Day is coming up, I thought I would include one of the Trek I participated in.  This girl was having fun stirring up the hundreds of seagulls that followed us along.  They know where the people are.  And you know what seagulls always say right?  Where there are people, there is food.

Lastly, I'm falling in love with summer.  The American flag, a baseball game, Blue Bell ice cream, barbecues, parks, summer nights, and playing fetch with dogs are just some of the things I love about this time of year.  They are all very American and very awesome at the same time.  I enjoy hearing good things about good people in our country.  For example, I read a little about the Yankee's HOPE week that they are putting on again- this being their second year.  It's a program where the franchise chooses five different organizations to have a few players spend some time with this next week.  I was impressed to learn that every Yankee player is volunteering hours of their time to be with someone who life has given him or her a back break.  I like how the author put his closing remarks in the article:

      Yankee HOPE Week has been such a lovely success that this year, the Minnesota Twins have also instituted a similar program.
Yeah, of course, sports is a business. And the best players make millions, and the worst among them are terrible people. But some of them are really nice guys. And sometimes, as the song from the old musical Damn Yankees has it, "You've gotta have heart."
And yes, many of them, damn Yankees and otherwise, really do.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A couple More Dogs

 I don't know the next time I'll be able to post another Golden Retriever shot on here, so I thought I better put another up before you all forget what they look like.  Just look at those eyes, full of love.
I bet you didn't expect that little bit of self-deprecating humor.  This isn't a picture of another dog, although I would have preferred it, it's a picture of me dressed up in pseudo pioneer garb the other night.  I know, awww isn't that cute.  

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Friends

We've all heard that life is not about the things you have, but the relationships we have.  Why do you think that many celebrities and other wealthy people suffer from sever depression and often turn to drugs and alcohol?  I'm grateful for people who are there for me in life.  I have a great family and loved seeing them recently.  I love this picture, nothing shows the value of friendship quite like these two!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Nice Light

Apparently some people don't care for Golden Retriever pictures like I do.  I know, I couldn't believe it either.  Here's a picture for those that don't care so much about the canine variety.  This is Amber with her expected little boy.  She's by a big window letting in nice light.  She agreed to be my subject when I so desperately wanted to see what the light would do on a subject.  Thanks, Lamb!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Corndogs and More Dogs

 I love warm summer nights and a funnel cake with lots of powered sugar on top.  This was taken at the Allen celebration along with a couple of the other pictures below.  I just really liked the picture, it feels like Summer.
 Some more pictures of the beautiful Golden Retrievers.  I'll tell you what, they are very photogenic animals.  If you can get them to hold still long enough to focus, you'll have a good picture.
In my opinion, you really can't get a kinder, more gentle breed of dog.  Of course, I've never had one, but I talk to a lot of people who have and look at a lot of pictures of them online.  I'm happy that I have a couple of pictures of my own now.