Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Stills: The Color Blue

This weeks challenge was something blue..but not sky and no archives. I took all of these photos on Saturday March 26, 2011.

Blue Dishes

My husband likes we have lots of blue dishes.

Cutting board I have a glass cutting shows up really blue.  I have lots of Loons in the is a Loony Bin. Mystery Item This is a mystery item for you to is husband uses it since he had surgery to repair a cut tendon in his left hand.   What do you think it does?  I will leave the answer in the comments:)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Stills: Canine Companions

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week is Canine Companions. 

Chance March 19 2011

This is our Border Collie “Chance”  he is 6 1/2 years old.  We got him when he was an eight week old pup. We just went to “look”..and one little pup just walked right up to my husband and sat by his feet. My husband picked him up..and never put him down.   My husband always wanted a Border Collie..they are best friends. We hardly ever leave Chance alone, he goes with us everywhere.  He is very spoiled. He is very friendly and he loves people..especially children.

Chance playing ball March 19 Chance loves to play ball.  Border Collies must have jobs..Chance’s job is to play ball many times a day and to keep squirrels and chipmunks out of the bird feeders.

IMG_1846 I took these photos of Chance on Saturday March 19, 2011 during one of many daily ball playing activities.   He is very photogenic and I have many more photographs of him than either of my children.  Yes, we still have snow.  Some areas of the yard are muddy..but we still have plenty of places to play ball without getting muddy.

Some places in the yard are melting..Chance loves the ice cold water.

My husband and I have always had dogs, we both grew up with dogs.  Before we got Chance we were dog-less for three years.  We took the death of our last Sheltie “Captain” very hard and neither of us knew if we wanted to go through that again. ..that has been the only time in our lives that we have not had a dog.  Chance has been a wonderful addition to our lives:)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Stills : The Letter P

The challenge this week was the letter P.  Perfect…


A Pink Peony..from last summer.


Purple Petunias from last summer.

It is still winter flowers..only snow and ice.

Paige in the penalty box

This is Miss Paige, I am her Grandma.  Paige plays Hockey.  Paige was pouting in the penalty box.  Poor Paige..I took her photo anyway:)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Stills: My Favorite Place

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was to show everyone your favorite place.  Someplace where you feel at peace and can relax.

Canadian Geese at sunset April 2010

I asked Far Guy “Where is my favorite place?”  He replied “Shell Lake.” He knows me well!


Chance and the Geese at Shell Lake May 25 May 2010

I have gone to this lake for almost sixty years.  One of my favorite Uncle’s lived high on a hill overlooking this lake.  My Grandfather built a small cabin across the road from the lake after he was widowed for the second time.  My Mother used to bring us swimming here on hot summer evenings back when no one had air conditioning.  I can still feel the coolness of the water on my skin and the sand underneath my feet.


February 2011

I like to visit in the summer evenings..there is usually a brisk breeze coming off the is even brisker in the winter when the lake is a sea of snow..except for the outlet to Shell River where the current keeps the water open.

IMG_3435 August 2009

There is always something to see…Canadian Geese and Great Blue Herons..Ducks..Swans and sometimes Loons.  I believe that the photo above is a Great Blue Heron..and beyond him is a patch of Wild Rice.

Sunset Shell Lake August 2009

This lake has beautiful sunsets

Gene and Chance at Shell Lake  June 2010

June 2010 Shell Lake with Chance and Far Guy.

Sometimes my visits are all alone, sometimes I have my two best friends along.

Growing up I always thought that this would be a wonderful lake to live on.  I have explored its shoreline..I know where all the best wildflowers are, I know when they bloom, I know what time of day to drive on over to catch the best light.  I look at the for sale signs..and dream about what it would be like to live out the rest of my days along this lake. However I am too old to move, and I have too much “stuff.”  I like my home in the woods..and as long as I can still visit my favorite place when ever the mood strikes me..I am happy!

I had a very hard time selecting photos for this challenge..I had so many to wade through:)