Weekly Photo Challenge:Dialogue

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Checking my photographs for a couple of pictures that speak to each other – This is what I came up with – hope you enjoy them.

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While I was trying to get my camera out of the back of my truck, these two elk were banging heads. Just as I got ready to photograph them they quit. It looks like they were talking it over and walked away.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

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I was getting worried because I couldn’t find another picture for this challenge. If ropes are frayed or clothing frayed I throw then out. I don’t normally take pictures of them. So I’m at a loss for this challenge. Then I ran across this picture and it says  ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy” . Relax  so here are my choices.

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Weekly Photo Challenge:Room

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My room today is a one room do it all because it is in our motor home. Are room acts as a gathering place to socialize – watch TV-and relax.

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To sleep and to eat, which most of the cooking and eating was outside.

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With so many guys in the room , it got kind of cluttered

These pictures were taken during an archery competition which my wife and I went on several shoots. Our gift to the boys was to give them a dry place to sleep and not have to eat all there meals at a diner. We cooked and cooked , fed them bacon, eggs, biscuits for breakfast and for lunch it was usually a couple of Boston butts That would be around four o’clock. The guys normally did not have anything to eat from breakfast until 4:00PM.  The boys paid for food all fees we just paid for fuel, I think they even gave us money for that.

The guy in red is my wife’s son, also are grandson is among them.

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It also subs as a dog house and their toys.

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You can see that my wife and I have had a few dogs over the years,all of them rescued. It wasn’t until after we had them several years that they had health problems. We loved them and they loved us, we gave them probably the best years of their lives. They shared our house and the room that I show in the above pictures.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

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Wild animals in out lives

Welcome and uninvited guests. Welcome because we have never had deer  come in our yard before. We lived most of our lives in a metropolitan areas. They are so spooky that the slightest move or noise they are gone. I took this shot through are glass screen door, I think some people call it a storm door.

The uninvited part of this picture is that if they got in our garden, they would have it demolished I a few in a few minutes. which reminds me I better go out and check if I closed the gate. We put in many hours planting.

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We were on our way to a RV park south of San Antonia,TX when I spotted this critter along side of the road. Being that we were in our motor home and towing a SUV there was no room to pull off the road. We checked into the park and I drove our car back to take this picture.

I thought many times about posting this picture and felt that not everyone would think the same as the person that put the beer bottle on the armadillo.

Made me wonder as I was passing it by with the motor home is he dead or just drunk.

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When  I took this picture above, I remembered a story a camper in Jasper, Canada told me. It was about a a highway south of the Canadian border – there were bears coming right up to the side of the road and people were feeding them. A woman wanted a picture of a bear eating out of her son’s hand. She poured some honey on the kids hand — . I don’t need to tell you the rest of the story.

This bird up above is a wild bird  – so I’m asking , what is keeping that bird from punching that beak straight into the boy’s hand.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

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My favorite model is Cooter my dog. He appears to be, that is I have a lot of photos of him, from the time we first rescued off the streets when he was only a couple months old. Here he is going through the threshold of a pass through rock.

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Threshold to China or just a gopher..

Granddaughters at the age of Four “4” and Eight “8” the threshold of life and what a better way to start it in Disney World. Watching a parade and seeing all the Disney characters coming down the street. DSC00019 copy

The “Guardian” at the threshold of one of the greatest wonders of the world.  Guardian is the name I gave this rock that overlooks the Grand Canyon. When I took this picture I was thinking that it looked like a statue over looking the canyon that the makers of the canyon put it there. DSC_1483 copy The Guardian of the Canyon

These people are on the threshold of rebuilding their life after Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi Mississippi.

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There are many definitions of threshold and these are just a few of them.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

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I’m back – took a couple of weeks off and did nothing. Sat around, watched TV and got fat. I have to admit it all didn’t happen in two weeks.  It just snuck up on me. I think the holidays had something to do with it.  Hopefully the weather will stop raining and the weather will start warming up so we can get outside a little more.

Here are my pictures of those beautiful Carousel Horses I’m really crazy about   I would go to Santa Monica several time a year and walk the pier and often stop to watch the carousel. One time a group that I had belonged  to had a big birthday party (private party) at the carousel. It was a blast got to ride the horses and be a kid again.

These are a couple of pictures I took of them.They had just been refurbished and beautified shortly before these pictures were taken.

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You are probably wondering what this is. The challenge for this week was an object, if I showed the whole picture it would be a thing. So I’m going to show you a brilliant Yellow object that I took a picture of.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One–Point of View

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My Post is going to be on one subject.  Actually on several subjects because they are from the same litter. That is going to be my one point of view.

My wife and I rescued  this litter after their mother could no longer take care of them. They were the cutest little guys and gals. Keeping them in our motor home was quite a chore, until they were old enough to find them good homes. They would cry all times of the night, that made it hard for us to get much sleep. It was to cold to keep them penned up outside.

They were like any other kind of baby, you had to constantly clean up after them. Thank God we had tile floors and that made it easier to clean up. We had to get a couple of baby bottles in order to feed them. they were only about a week old when we rescued them. We took them to the Vet had them checked out and give them all there puppy shots.

It was sad to see them all gone, we even thought of keeping at least one of them. We kept them until they were five weeks old.  My wife would have a half a dozen dogs if we had the property for them.

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This one we thought about keeping.

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This is another one we thought we might want to keep, it was hard giving them all up. We loved them while they were with us.

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All photos were shot when they were about four weeks old. The puppies are Blue (Heelers) or something like that.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

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The habit that I have today, that is the present, is to get up in the morning pour myself a cup of coffee then let my dogs out. This is a habit I hope to keep for along time. DSC_3555 copy

Just to right of that shed is the path going down to the lake.

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What we also have is a awesome view like this off of our front porch. In the fall the trees start turning color and what a magnificent view. If it still warm enough we sit out on the porch we’ll have our coffee out there.

When  the dogs get tired of chasing deer or squirrels down in the in the woods they come home. I had many a year of having to walk my dogs two to three times a day now we just  open the door let them outside. We don’t have any or many neighbors so it is not a problem. Or if it is hot they run down to the lake and jump in, that is the little dog, the bird dog won’t go outside to do his business if it is sprinkling.

Now thank you Veterans’ for your service. Coming from a Navy veteran. Thank You.

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