Little Life Lessons: II


Lesson:

Don't be afraid to put your feet up.
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Snowbound with Dogs and a Camera

Tomorrow I head back to school and another semester of work begins. Due to my increased scholastic activities, it may prove difficult for me to update this blog as frequently as I have been doing over this snowy winter break. Then again, my procrastination skills are quite excellent, and I might very possibly turn to this blog as another way to avoid a dreaded assignment (oh, fear not– I always get the work done. And done well. Usually the procrastination comes very early on in the process. I’m actually a geek who likes to get things done both timely and well). Now that I have issued this warning, I want to take a brief moment to share some more “personal” things with you. Mainly, my dogs. You see, this morning we had a minor medical scare with my older dog (Lucky, the younger one is Nola). He’s pretty up there in years, which means that every minor abnormal behavior can sometimes give us a scare. His being older also means that this dog has been around the majority of my life– he grew up with me and he’s just as special as a human family member. Long story short, everything turned out okay. One emergency pet hospital visit, an x-ray, and some medication later, Lucky is the same old dog.

Concurrent with these happenings, I’ve recently acquired a new camera. A digital SLR (Canon, of course) that was a combined Christmas (late) and Birthday (very early) present. It has quickly become my favorite new possession, but due to so many snowbound days, my photographic subject matter has been limited. Luckily, I happen to live with two adorable dogs who somehow had the patience to sit through picture after picture with a camera in their faces. I’ve just uploaded the photos and I feel like I have to share(*Note: still learning to use the camera so don’t be too judgmental about the quality of my pictures). So, in honor of Lucky feeling better and my new camera– Enjoy!

This is Nola. Her puppy-dog eyes means she gets pretty much whatever she wants, including a couch all to herself. In this picture I just imagine her saying, "Go ahead, try to say 'no' to me."

 

This is Lucky. He gave up caring long ago about what you might think of his grey (white) hair. He's an old man, but I still call him my puppy.

 

 

They pretty much think they own the house (and all the furniture within it).

 

 

She is disgustingly photogenic. And adorable.

He loves staring out the back patio door, but someone forgot to open the sliders. He doesn't let that bother him.

Nola is a hound dog of indeterminate breed. Needless to say, she howl. Lucky never used to howl, but when we got Nola a couple of years ago, he picked up on it. Now they howl in unison.

Dogs are incredible. Their unconditional love is a precious gift. These two are the best.

 

 

 

Stumbled Upon: [more] Surrealist Art: Jacek Yerka

Yesterday I stumbled upon some really wonderful surrealist artwork by Vladimir Kush. Today, in a similar wandering around the world wide web, I came across Jacek Yerka. His artwork, also surrealism, really struck me as something beautiful and magical. I’m sharing a couple pieces here, but they barely do his portfolio justice. I highly suggest looking further into his work.

What do you think? Are you as in love with these images as I am?