Sunday, 20 December 2015
When we were nearly finished, Alex nudged me and whispered, "Don't make any sudden moves, but look over towards the garage and see what the dogs were keeping an eye on." Sure enough, a little family of deer had wandered in, searching for food. Tiger wanted to protect the property, of course, and was anxious to chase them away; Porky and Petunia were merely curious. The deer could apparently tell we meant them no harm, but we didn't get any
It felt like Christmas, to be able to feed some hungry strangers who don't have the same easy life that we do. Alex and I hope you have the opportunity to make your Christmas meaningful by making life better for someone else. And I'll post our Christmas card later today!
Sunday, 13 December 2015
Friday, 11 December 2015
Last night it was trimming the big tree in the living room and I couldn't resist taking a few pictures. I have a couple of Christmas photo shoots in mind, of a more formal nature, but I thought you might relate to us at home in comfortable clothes, decorating the tree and trying to keep the dogs out of the hot chocolate. We didn't have time to start until later in the day -- the days are shorter this time of year and the darkness kind of crept up
One of the bassets, Petunia, is always curious about anything humans do, especially if it even remotely involves the potential of food, and sat on the window seat looking curiously at us throughout the process. Tiger was prowling the grounds looking for squirrels, and the other basset, Porky -- well, if you look carefully, you can see Porky fast asleep
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Porky and Petunia need an evening run so I took them out while I was waiting for Alex to get home ... they don't like the snow, lazy buggers. Petunia just has a quick pee and then parks her lazy butt, while Porky tried to whiz on the brand-new Christmas tree. Lucky I caught him in time. They do their business and then sit by the door begging to be let back in to the warm house. Oh well, I suppose if I'd wanted active dogs I should
Saturday, 28 November 2015
The theme of the party was -- everyone came with red hair to celebrate Coop's ginger-ness. Not a problem for me, I just showed up with my regular hair, but a lot of people went to a lot of trouble to go ginger for the
It was so crowded, I couldn't manage more than a couple of pictures at Ginger Holler, the party site, before I crashed; that's just a testament to his popularity. Happy Rezday, Coop, and we all wish you many, many more!
Saturday, 7 November 2015
I think what fascinates me about this sculpture is that it offers a chance to do a kind of photography that I think is the most interesting, and perhaps the most difficult, in Second Life. The keyword
The picture at the top is the most serendipitous one of all. The little grin is the reflex that Second Life produces when someone takes a photograph -- a kind of "cheese!" reaction. All I had to do to get that was take a shot and then quickly refresh and take another. That brings in the other most interesting and difficult thing to get into SL photographs:
I know that my friends have a lot -- a LOT -- to teach me about SL photography, technically and every other way. But don't you find that the best photographs have serendipity and emotion?