Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Indoor Doggies

The camera stays in my pocket when we’re out in the rain, so if I’m going to photograph Wally and LuLu it will have to be in the less favorable indoor setting.  I’m rarely happy with those pictures due to the eye shine from the flash.  For these photos I corrected the eye shine in Photoshop Elements by cloning an area of nose and dropping it into the eye.  I then cloned a shiny, glistening area of the nose or lip and positioned a tiny spot for the eye glint, using the original photo as a guide for size and placement.  It may not be perfect, but at least I was able to get some photos of them dry and still for a change.  I love my sweet Golden babies.  Can you tell?



LuLu and Wally






Soft hugs with slobber on top from Wally and LuLu to you.  Have a sweet day!

Monday, January 21, 2013

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

Usually it’s LuLu using Wally for a boost up, but this time it’s the other way around.  They were after a stick that landed in the tree when Rich threw it.


Golden Retrievers aren’t such good tree climbers, but LuLu gave it her best shot.


Question:  Can you even see these photos?  I’m hearing something about Blogger requiring you to link your photos from Picasa.  I can see my blog photos at home, but on my computer at work all I get is a red “x” which I can click on and then see the photo.  Just wondering if I should be doing something differently.  Thanks!  Have a great day!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Thought I’d Let You Know…

I’ve made yet another change to my blogging practices.  I’ve decided to resume posting cards and crafty things on my previous TypePad blog, Running With Scissors…, and reserve this blog for Wally, LuLu, and the garden.  I’ve never really liked mixing the subject matter and I found I didn’t want to give up posting cards.  I won’t be sacrificing any of my precious home and family time, I’ll just be posting one place or the other.  You’ve all been incredibly patient with me and I’m amazed you’re still here.  You must think me the Queen of Indecision.

If you’re of a mind, I’ve published my first stamping post, Tea and Roses, here ----->  Running With Scissors…

We’re off and running!


Have a super day, and thank you again so much!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Just Saying Hello

A puppy will steal your heart, but a mature dog you’ve raised from a puppy has full legal and binding ownership of your heart.



I just wanted to take a moment to drop in and say you may not hear from me for a while.  I don’t know how long, but I wouldn’t want you to worry.  For a while there I thought I might resume regular blogging, but I just don’t seem to be making the time for it.  I’ve been allowing myself more relaxing time between being a better homemaker and, of course, I’m a fully dedicated dog mom.  As I write this, we’ve just finished dinner and Wally is squeaking a toy as a prelude to a song.  He has a lovely tenor voice and LuLu is learning to harmonize in a very sweet soprano.  They’ll be expecting me to make a big fuss, telling them how beautiful their singing is.  When that’s done, pretty brown eyes will peek at me over the back of the couch until they tug me right on over there to cuddle with them.  After all, this is our quiet time.

I’ll be around, still stamping… I sincerely miss the days of my stamping blog and the desire to jump back into it is strong, but I know the time is not right.  Frankly, I feel quite conflicted over the whole thing.  Perhaps we’ll talk more about that later.  Hopefully, I’ll be back with a post of some sort soon, but just in case… don’t worry, be happy, love to all.