WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – SATURATED

A quick stop at the Animal Shelter in Atlantic City found us in a kennel fiercely inhabited by pitbulls and variations on that theme.  The dogs are beautiful beasts, don’t misunderstand me, but they frighten me.  They are powerful pups that seem to have super strength, and unless we’re talking Super Heroes, it spooks me to walk by each kennel and witness a show of all that testosterone – male or female!

But there’s a place for every pup, and I hope they find their niches.

Outside the building, there’s a sign that gives the public information about the clinic.

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The sign features a pitbull saturated in some gorgeous teals, yellows, greens, purples, and pinks.  Now this sign might – and the operative word is might – sway me to rethink my position on these magnificent canines.  But none of the dogs inside were coated in these pretty pastels, so, I think for now I’ll need to pass.

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How do you feel about these precious pups?

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TRAVEL THEME – RELAXING

It would be wise to take a tip from our animal friends.  These critters  know how to relax.

Our neighbor’s cat comes to our door every so often.  We don’t feed him because her people say he’s covered in that area, so we respect that.  Apparently, Tripper doesn’t really care if you feed him or not.  Unconditional love.  🙂  He visits anyway.

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Tripper

Tripper

He must find it very relaxing here.  In return, he gives me a chance for a little time out for myself.  We rest together on the deck.  I talk.  He listens.  Very relaxing.   I’m following his lead.

Our cat, Phoenix, seems to have a similar take on what’s important and what can wait.  She is THE MOST relaxed cat I know.  CATTITUDE!

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She’s a fast learner or it’s just a cat thing.  (It’s the latter, I do believe.)

Not to digress, but I will.  Yesterday, after seeing Ailsa’s challenge, we went to dinner and this is what greeted us at the door.  I had to include it, just in the off chance, as corny as it is, that it makes you smile.  (one of my goals)

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Look closer

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UGH! I told you it was corny!

And of course, there’s our old pal, Rocky.  He and Phoenix are best buds, and I think he’s taking a few tips himself.

Now this dog’s perfected relaxing!

Relaxation at it's finest!

Relaxation at it’s finest!

We don’t tell him to go in there, he just does!

Have a relaxing weekend  –  and then some.  While you’re chillin’, stop off at Ailsa‘s blog for more on the art of Relaxation.

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – THE COLOR BROWN AND SEPIA TONES

In accordance with the new season, a little brown.  I’ll save the golds, oranges, and reds for another time. 🙂  So, at Cee’s request and because I LOVE THESE CHALLENGES…

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THIS FORT WAS BROWN, I SWEAR!

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STARBUCK’S FOR DEEP DARK DELICIOUS BROWN COFFEE.

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OUR PUPPY DOG OF MANY BROWNS (AND BLACKS – OOPS)

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MY LITTLE BUDDY IS INSPECTING A BROWN STUMP.  LOOK WHAT HE FOUND.

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LOOK CLOSELY.  THOSE ARE BROWN.

Join in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges by clicking on the funky little icon below.

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SHARE YOUR WORLD 2013 WEEK 33

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A little late, but that’s my M.O.  Here’s a little more about me brought to you by Cee’s blog @ ceephotography.com.  Four questions.  Four answers.  Here goes nothin’…

If you could live in any OTHER time, when would it be and why?

Definitely during the wild west days.  Of course, I would be a rough and tumblin’ cowgirl, rustling cattle and riding into the sunset.

If you were given a yacht today, what would you name it?

Like most things that I tack a name onto, it would be “ONEGEM”.

Tell how you are feeling today in the form of a weather report. (For example, partly cloudy, sunny with a chance for showers, etc.)

Sunny.  With a chance of more sunshine. 🙂

List at least two things in nature do you find most beautiful?

Flowers, of any kind, and water, in any natural form.

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There’s more right here – if you click on Cee’s icon below.

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Thanks for stopping by…

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – FROM LINES TO PATTERNS

From a plethora of patterns to a lot of lines –  Cheri @ WordPress challenges us to “grab your camera, get outside, and snap a great shot of shapes or lines that you stumble upon, or a cool texture or pattern that catches your eye.”

And, if you’re up for the challenge, she suggests that we do a “tiled gallery”.  Well, I’m up for it!

Don’t believe it!  There is access – to more WordPress “From lines to patterns”.   Just click on the icon below.

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TRAVEL THEME – THROUGH

INTERNATIONAL WORLD PEACE DAY

Today, September 21, is WORLD PEACE DAY  (for those of you across the pond and around the world, I’m sorry if this is late – but it’s never really too late.)  I am incorporating Alisa’s Travel Theme Challenge – Through with the hope that she is pleased rather than perturbed.  She has a fabulous blog and I thought it would be a nice place to rest this post.

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Through faith, love, hope, prayer – whatever your religion, whatever your beliefs, look beyond hatred and find peace through whatever means is available to you.  Because, when you think about it, it’s up to every ‘you’ out there.

LOOK FOR IT

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If you missed the 12 noon moment of silence, have one of your own.

HAVE A PEACE-FILLED DAY

Please visit Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack for more entries to her challenge – THROUGH.

FOR STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND YOU.

I use to teach.  You may know that.  You may not.  Immaterial.  Whether you’re an educator or not, this is for you, and you, and yes, you too.  Talk about America’s Got Talent.  This child is oozing with it.  Please take a minute to view this.  If this doesn’t have you in stitches before long, you need to check your laugh-o-meter!

HAVE A FUN WEEKEND.  MAKE HISTORY!