Monday, February 28, 2011

February 2011 - Photo of the Month


They are coastal rather than oceanic birds, and some have colonised inland waters - the original ancestor of cormorants seems to have been a fresh-water bird, judging from the habitat of their most ancient lineage. They range around the world, except for the central Pacific islands.

They are fish-eaters, dining on small eels, fish, and even water snakes. They dive from the surface, though many species make a characteristic half-jump as they dive, presumably to give themselves a more streamlined entry into the water. Under water they propel themselves with their feet. Some cormorant species have been found, using depth gauges, to dive to depths of as much as 45 metres.

Stacy | Sneak Peek

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Snow session | Miss E. Sneak Peek

She is so beautiful and like she says,
"I am not sure what reflects me, because I am a puzzle made up of many different pieces."

Monday, February 21, 2011

Natural Beauty...

This is the beautiful Miss E. after a 12-mile bike ride.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

What I saw in the snowflake...

Here's the post from a week ago:

Here's the image SOOC (Straight out of camera)

Happy Valentines Day!

As promised, I would share what I saw in this snowflake. This was fun and it was great to see the responses.  A couple people also thought it looked like a standard poodle, which I can also see :)  A Pegasus was one guess--brilliant! 

What I saw was a deer, speicifically a reindeer!

Thanks for playing along...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

By Request | Finn Update

Finn is doing well!  He's grown so much, he's not a kitten anymore, he's a "big boy" weighing in at a healthy 13 pounds!  I've been wondering what it would be like if I rescued another kitten???  I don't think Finn would like it one bit and I don't need another cat, I was just thinking with Spring right around the corner and sessions booking, it might be nice for him to have some company. 

He has a real routine he's settled into these days.  I can bank on his "nap-time" just as I can bank on "the late at night crazy hour."  Thankfully, he has adapted well to my schedule and isn't roaming around the house at night, meowing and keeping me awake.

Last weekend, I replaced six of his favorite toys, they're all the same and he loves batting and chasing them all around the house.  I walked into the room and said, "Look!  Here's all your favorites and they're brand new!"  He was so excited, he didn't know which one to go after, but true to form, when I woke up the next morning, five of the six toys were either in his food dish, or right next to it.

He's pretty settled into a routine and I don't think he'd be very happy to share the run of the house, his toys, or my attention at this point.  I was thinking that a new addition might help Finn be more social with visitors, however, this could really backfire on me and they both could end up being "hiders" and I don't want that! 
I don't need two anti-social scaredy cats (excuse the pun.)

For now, he's quite content playing with visitors that come to our window every morning :)

As always...  Thanks for asking about him!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

What do you see in this image?

I was going through last month's images and came across some macro (close-up) shots I had taken when it snowed.  I noticed this one image in particular and wondered if others see what I see?

Leave your guess in the comments below and I will tell you what I see one week from today, on Valentine's Day, February 14th. 

Have fun guessing. It will be fun to see what others see too!