Photos of the Week ending 5-17-14 #CY365

 

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11. Motherly Love

12. Check Up
13. Activity
14. Health
15. Relaxing
16. Self Discipline
17. Growth

I Used ALL of my prompts! (sometimes with the help of interpretive dance moves)

10358108_10204302273420933_2134705634_n11. Motherly Love ‘Nuff said. Love my Thuglee.
10344935_10204316039445075_174045326_n12. Check Up—A screenshot, not a ‘photo’ but need I say more? SUMMER is here.
10331758_10204324575778478_1574887677_n13. Activity—That little rose bush twig that I threaten to yank every year because it hasn’t thrived and is totally in the way always redeems itself with roses that remind me of Daddy Gus’s garden. (HIS red roses were rambling and prolific  and nothing like this sad twig.)
10356594_10204343386808742_1427419482_n (1)14. Health… Tell me you didn’t just close your eyes and sniff deeply? Be honest. That is two senses that are working well, sight and smell!
10356616_10204310985558731_138393321_n15. Relaxing.  Because Batman.
10346781_10204302823114675_629768280_n16. Self Discipline –Things you can’t believe you are saying UNTIL you are dealing with a toddler …”Don’t bite the cats tail again.” (Thankfully it wasn’t OUR cat who scratched her neck!) and if you ask where she got the scratch she says, in a very matter of fact tone, “I bit Bert’s tail.”  I recall reading once that 90% of disciplining toddlers is not laughing.
10364532_10204332556257985_345801874_n17. Growth This azalea must have heard about my plans to yank it a few years ago, because it had sat, basically stunted, giving a half-hearted attempt at flowering and no effort put into filling the space I had for it. But as I am slow to act upon these decisions (read—lazy) it stayed put. Two years ago, it bloomed. In AUGUST. And since then it has become a thing of beauty, rambling, wild, with very large flowers that bloom three weeks later than other azaleas.

CY365 Week ending 8/31 Photo a day…

Yup, heavy on the babies and kittens routine again. (work with what we have, no?)

25. Extraordinary In The Ordinary
26. Go Green
27. With Seeds

28. Rust
29. Fashion Statement
30. Bump
31. Bright Background

IMG_468025. Extraordinary In The Ordinary—  The everyday burger, dressed up. (could also work with 26)
20130826-20130826-IMG_533126. Go Green —Chesterfield County Fair (also could be 27)
20130826-20130826-IMG_530127. With Seeds —Tasty, juicy strawberry!
IMG_478129. Fashion Statement– Rather Pisces and water like colors this week. (Could also work with 26)
IMG_472531. Bright Background —Yeah, pushing it as to theme. But Neko is pushing Tatiana’s buttons by finally figuring out how to get onto HER SPOT. (Aka, the ironing board)

Bonus Video footage of the encounter!

IMG_4739Neko is learning how to operate a sewing machine.

20130826-20130826-IMG_5332Someone asked HOW can she look so innocent AND so guilty all at once??

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Sir Gandolf the Grey, in photos

…because he really was just too cute for words.

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RIP Gandolf… 2002-2-27-2013 He never met a box he didn’t like. (edited to add… http://tobthebat.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/godspeed-the-wizard-and-the-king/  A blogpost by Timmy about Gandolf…)