Friday, December 11, 2009

Sunday Stills - PETS

Recently my friend asked that I take some photos of her beloved pets -- Nikki and Sadie.  Nikki is an Australian Mix and Sadie is pure bred Australian. 


Smokey the cat came in to the photoshoot and was a perfect model.

If you want to see more pets that are loved, paw on over to Sunday Stills

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Shadow on the Wall

This is my friend's cat Shadow who is enjoying the afternoon sun walking along the wall of her garden.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sunday Stills Challenge - The Letter "T"

This week's Sunday Stills Challenge is the Letter "T".  This is easy for me because T stands so Talker

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Wick a Day?

I don't think I can provide you or myself with a Wick of the Day.  Although I've seen others provide a potholder a day.

This right now is my favorite candle I've created thus far.  The photos will do no justice I am sure.  It's really a pretty candle.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I've been making candles for about 12 years.  During the last few years I've cut it down to only making them for the holidays.  After finally getting a partial remodel of my kitchen, it's hard to take candlemaking chances on my new counter tops and applicances.  These pics are a few of the steps necessary to take when making candles.  It's a messy process.

Here's a before shot of my kitchen prior to setting up

Here's after I've set up

This next pic is after I've poured the hot wax into the metal molds.  There are a few additional steps I make before the pour.  After the pour it's a "sit and wait" period for about 4 hours or until they're cold.

After many hours, you get a few of these

Monday, November 16, 2009


The Backstretch at Santa Anita Race Track

I had an opportunity to take some photos at Santa Anita Race Track this weekend.  Most of the horses were already in their stalls having been up early for their exercise.  So I didn't get as many photos as I would have liked.  By coincidence, this coming Sunday Stills challenge is Horses.  So my few pics are up early.  Check out more horses at Sunday Stills.


This is not a horse.  

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Stills - Halloween

I love Halloween!!  It's my number one favorite time of the year.  So this year hubby and I went to a Halloween party.  Now this costume was his idea; although many a male thought I put him up to it.

Get more Halloween here at Sunday Stills

Monday, October 26, 2009

Day of the Dead - 2009

Saturday we attended the Day of the Dead in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood. I love going to this event. The altars paying their respects to loved ones is truly amazing. (Oh by the way, it wasn't a full moon that night. That's a large paper lantern that is representing a full moon.)

Many of the altars depict themes of love and marriage; couples that stayed together until they passed away.

Other altars paid homage to people's passions in life.  This young girl loved music and made all the paper mache skeltons playing their instruments.  

Altars for the famous


Here's another example of just how elaborate these altars can be

and even how simple they can be

Friday, October 23, 2009

Talker's Paws

These are Talker's paws--at this moment--quiet; tentative; relax and most of all in a state of waiting.  He always seems to be waiting for MY next move. It proves to be difficult when it's my day off because it's never a day off for him since he's always ready for the first opportunity to put those quiet, tentative, relax paws outside for a good walk.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sunday Stills Challege - The Letter "C"

C is for CAT -- my cat Casey:

C is for Coins - change in a bowl:

C is for Commitment - my husband's and my wedding rings (he hardly ever wears his):

C is for Cute Costume - my pup Talker:

Check out some other "C's" at Sunday Stills

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Macro Late Monday

Sunday Still Photoshoppe it!

This past weekend's Sunday Challenge is Photoshop your photo! I'm still learning how to use Photoshop so my photoshopping is limited to saturation and contrast--which I love to do.

Check out the more advance of photoshoppers at Sunday Stills

Fall is Here!

Fall is here! What better place to find it than in your own backyard. This is Savannah in the pumpkin patch.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Color Purple - Sunday Stills

This week's challenge is the color purple. I love the color purple and recently on Dogster, Savannah was challenged with presenting the color purple. I ran out and bought an assortment of purple items at a local party shop and brought them all home. Nothing seemed creative enough so I started looking around the house and found my purple velcro hair rollers. Now basenjis are known for their curly tail that sits high on their backs, but have you've ever wondered just how they keep their tails curled?

Ancient Basenji Secret

Looking for more purple? Check out Sunday Stills and feast your eyes on the color purple here

How long can such beauty last when it is just  barely hanging from a vine?