Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Hope you have a very 
Safe
Happy 
Halloween!

I have two different e-cards that were sent my way that I want to pass on, but there was no way to embed them in this email message so please click on the links and go watch both.  They are absolutely adorable!!! (click on the "link" below each photo :))



Nicole

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Straight out of the Camera

One of my goals in the 101 in 1001 is to learn Photoshop.  I haven't mastered it yet.  I need to find time to sit down and work with it!  That wasn't the case this weekend.  This was the same day as PC and my dad cleaning out my dad's fence row to fix the fence so the cows couldn't get over on my grandpas.  I was in photo taking mode!  I photographed everything I could. 

Here Audrey is watching PC & Tbug unload a log.

I can't figure out for the life of me what is between Mudflap and me...

Nope can't tell from this angle either....

Morelli decided it was too hot in the sun with his black coat so he came over to the shade of the truck.  It was about 80 degrees that day.  This morning we had frost and frozen dog water :(  That's the difference of 2 weeks.

And my Relli dog HATES having his photo taken

I'm not sure why he hates it so much but he has since he was a pup.


trying for a different perspective.  Wasn't completely happy with this photo...

haha... that's my little man!

Then as I was walking back to the house Munchkin wanted his photo taken... LOL

And Sis couldn't be left out.  I had my zoom lens on so it was difficult not to cut parts of her out!

Then I was standing on my parents back deck and spotted Joe so I had to get his photo too!

Peace, Love and my critters!
Nicole

Friday, October 29, 2010

One Sunday Afternoon

2 weeks ago we had quite the Sunday afternoon.  My dad was pulling tree/logs out of the woods so he could build fence between us and my grandpa.  Our cows needed more pasture and we wanted to keep them on our place so we went to work cleaning out the fence row.  And I use We very loosely here.

Looks like we had a bored little girl on our hands here :)

I spent the afternoon keeping Audrey out of the way of the tractor.

There is something about this photo I like...

Audrey didn't want to stay in the bed of the truck.

Eventually I had PC stop and let Tbug on with him.

Woops I've been spotted.  Oh wait I have my telephoto lens on, how did he know I was shooting their picture?  I was in the shadow of the truck!

Ahhh!  That's better :)

Now I have a different bored little girl on my hands.

This is almost blown out :( but you can see the logs they were dragging out of the fence row.

This is Red Dog (go figure ha).  She was sitting in the shade of the truck with me.

And back they go.

Morelli & Mudflap.

She doesn't look bored now...  She's probably yacking his ear off.

I had my 70-300mm lens on but you can still tell how far away into the woods they were from where I was.  I had it all the way extended.

The boys (and Millie) watched from the shade of the truck.  It was a rather warm Sunday.

And here they come. haha

They were having to duck around other tree limbs

There's my dad... he didn't know I was taking photos I don't think. hahaha

Yeah this was photo heavy!  Sorry.  I was having fun playing with my new lens.  And it's not that new but still 2 months is new to me :)  It was a wedding present.

Peace, Love & "Lazy" Sunday afternoons
Nicole

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Life

I had a completely different post that I was working on today and just a few minutes ago I found out that a man that I worked with died last night from a massive heart attack.  When I came to work for the company 4 years ago I met this man.  He worked in our IT department.  Now when you say that at my company, that's over half the building, but still... This was the sweetest man you would have ever met.  He always spoke to me in the halls, even after I left the AP department (where I actually worked with him) to come to my current department.  He would walk past me heading to Accounting.  And always asked how my cakes were doing and if I'd taken any more classes.  In fact I used to take him a small piece from when I did take classes.  And his granddaughters, they were the cutest thing!  He and his wife would have his son(in law) and daughter(in law) bring their kids out at Halloween time to trick-or-treat.

Ok and this is a very discombobulated post I realize, but I think I'm still in shock.  I just recently talked to him.  It just makes you realize how short life really is and that it could end in a minute.  And unfortunately the world doesn't stop just because one person died.  I mean I guess I can't recall another time in the building in the 4 years I've worked here where someone has passed away, truthfully I'm not sure anyone has and if they have I guess I didn't know them but wow, just wow. 

I'm so sorry this is so dysfunctional.  I'm just in shock.  I guess my message from all this, tell those you love how much you love them because you never know when it'll be the last chance you get to tell them.

Nicole

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Maple Leaf Parade - Part 2 - All the rest

Ok here were some of my other favorite photos/floats in the parade.  There were close to 200 entries (give or take) and so I obviously can't show them all to you.  If you missed the first edition, I devoted it just to our Hometown Hero's!  One of my other 101 things is to get PC's uniform quilt done.  My goal is to have it done by next years Maple Leaf Parade so when he rides on another Hometown Hero's float he'll have it to snuggle up with :)

Here is Miss Tbug and Miss Audrey waiting patiently.

and the spoiled rotten Dill Pickle.  He wasn't camera shy at all!

and Tbug entertained us doing flips and cartwheels, etc.  She should have been with her cheerleading squad but told her mom she didn't want to be in the parade, she wanted to watch with us.

They knew how to do it in style.  Wonder if that's their living room furniture??

This dog cracked me up.  He was extremely gentle but I swear if he hadn't been he could have taken that ladies head off in one bite!

Our town is known for the beautifully colored Maple Leaves.  They were just starting to turn.  (the parade was October 16th)

Seriously how cool would it be to own this truck!

This speaks for itself!

Can you imagine this was for the eye doctors??

This is where Tbug does her Cheerleading.  They also have Gymnastics.  This was a trampoline being pulled by a truck through the parade.  That's not the only picture of the kids flipping I got.

One of the salons in town.

When the politicians came through, they branded the dog :)

This so reminded me of something the Addams Family would have driven.

Remember seeing this at our 4th of July party?  That is PC's cousin driving.

I was laughing so hard here.  They got up to 3 people tagging along.

Yeah this says it all!  It's actually a pulling tractor.

And the rock climbers. Eventually one of them accidentally popped their front tire and had to limp the rest of the way through the parade.

an old fashioned hay baler.

I just thought that was too perfect!

look at the size of that saddle horn!!!

Peace, Love & Parades!
Nicole

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