Friday, February 29, 2008

WIIF #54

Beccadink nailed the first "WIIF?" early on. And Ms. A plugged in to the bonus.

Here is What Is It Friday? #54



Beccadink is cranking out the wins lately!



The fine print: On Fridays I will post an image in hopes that visitors will leave a guess in the comment section. The following Friday (or when someone guesses correctly) I will post a wide shot of the item. Each Friday a NEW image, along with a link to the previous weeks post, will be posted.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Amaryllis bloom...

After a few weeks of the stalk getting ever so tall and rotations of the box it is planted in to straighten the plant from bending toward the window to reach for the sunlight our office amaryllis has bloomed! And what a beauty it is.









I have posted desktop images in the past and formatted them at 1024x768 pixels to accommodate standard monitors. Tonights images will fit on those screens also but are formatted for wide screen monitors. Click the first three images for 1152x768 pixel images.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Brisk stroll...



I want to go out
But it is so cold
A town stroll is calling
It never gets old

My fur is so short though
I'm sure I will shiver
And if I am lucky
Master will buy liver

She takes out my collar
She takes out my leash
One last visit please
To my water deesh
(I had to reach for that one)

A box from the closet
Is opened as well
And what my eyes see
I agree is swell

It's orange and gray
Has a fold at my neck
Wraps around my belly
To keep me warm on our trek

—b13

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Three hundred and sixty...

I took this shot of my schipperke and his eye reminded me of the green "X" on my xbox 360.



Then I realized that this would be my 360th consecutive day of posting! (Almost a year!)

And 360 also means full circle!

What does this all mean? I haven't a frakkin' clue! ;)

Friday, February 22, 2008

WIIF #53 BONUS!

Beccadink turned up the volume below.

Which brings us to...

Here is What Is It Friday? #53 BONUS ROUND!



Ms. A has the power this week as well as a few new pictures at her site!



The fine print: On Fridays I will post an image in hopes that visitors will leave a guess in the comment section. The following Friday (or when someone guesses correctly) I will post a wide shot of the item. Each Friday a NEW image, along with a link to the previous weeks post, will be posted.

WIIF #53

Not only did blondkit10 push the right buttons, but beccadink wrapped up the bonus just as the week came to a close.

Here is What Is It Friday? #53



Holy Moly there are a lot of guesses this morning... AND we already have a winner!

Beccadink is correct! It is a microphone! (You are GOOD!)



The fine print: On Fridays I will post an image in hopes that visitors will leave a guess in the comment section. The following Friday (or when someone guesses correctly) I will post a wide shot of the item. Each Friday a NEW image, along with a link to the previous weeks post, will be posted.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Looking south... 11:07 PM...



I have to play with the settings on this thing a bit more >:(

Looking south... 10:33 PM...

Not as crisp as I was hoping for.

>:(

Damn clouds...

FAEN!

Warning! This video contains vulgar language *gasp!!!


From his youtube page:
"This video is made so that you don't have to do it on your own, and instead laugh at the concept of suicide.
Allrightie! I'm back again after being banned from Youtube for a very short while because of this video. I hope you enjoy it just a tad more than usual because of this :)"


And if you never saw this ingenious Lasse before... (sorry about the pun)


Lasse is hysterical!

Always on duty...

I've been taking advantage of the nice weather and taking strolls or drives during lunch. I found this fellow keeping tabs on the passing traffic.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Matching doors...





That garage door probably costs more than my car :(

Monday, February 18, 2008

At the Garden...

For the weekend leading up to the Westminster Dog Show we were asked to bring one of our dogs to a judges seminar as a demo dog. While there I came across a stunning Bedlington Terrier...





And could only think of one thing...

Well the kids are all hopped up and ready to go
They're ready to go now
They got their surfboards and they're going to the Discotheque Au-Go-Go
But she just couldn't stay
She had to break away
Well New York City really has it all
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker now
She's a punk punk a punk rocker
Punk punk, a punk rocker
Punk punk, a punk rocker....

The Ramones, Sheena Is A Punk Rocker


I did learn that these dogs are born either blue, sandy, liver (as this dog is), blue and tan, sandy and tan, or liver and tan. They are born darker and their coats lighten as they get older. I found that to be quite interesting.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Six weeks...

Took a ride to Jersey today to see my boys' pups. They are six weeks old and will be going to their homes soon. Papa is proud and came along to see his offspring.

Pile 'o doggies...


X's and O's...


Me? What did I do?...


Have floor, will sleep...


Heaven in the palm of my hand...


This would be my pick...


I just love his markings...


Man's best friend...


Snuggle-wuggles...


Pup-in-a-basket...


"Four, maybe five men on horses... coming from the east..."

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Emergence...

Stepping out of my office, the cool night air embraced be. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath while tilting my head back. Opening my eyes revealed a moon that seemed to be emerging from the darkness.



This was shot hand held at 1/60 of a second at ISO 200 at 200mm. I'll have to do this again with a tripod and a longer exposure.

It's also making me want to get that 300mm lens THAT MUCH MORE!

Friday, February 15, 2008

WIIF #52 BONUS!

blondkit10 hit STOP after hitting PLAY and got this weeks WIIF? early in the morning.

What better reason for a BONUS WIIF?

Here is What Is It Friday? #52 BONUS



After a long, stretched out, flexible week... (I'll stop now) beccadink gets a win with a rubber band guess. Congratulations!

But these aren't just any old rubber bands! These are Animal Bands! What a surprise a kid can have! Stretch one around a gift and your kids will smile when they snap back into shape!... or so the package states. ;)



Oh, and that "alliance" hint should have brought you here.

The fine print: On Fridays I will post an image in hopes that visitors will leave a guess in the comment section. The following Friday (or when someone guesses correctly) I will post a wide shot of the item. Each Friday a NEW image, along with a link to the previous weeks post, will be posted.

WIIF #52

Last week brought us two different WIIF?s and two newcomers to the site.

Tatman's co-worker (have a page to plug for him/her?) got #51 and
blondkit10 got #51 Bonus.

Keep spreading the link. The more we get to play the better the competition becomes. :)

Here is What Is It Friday? #52



blondkit10 nails it this week with her first guess! It is a DVD/stereo. Looks like you all have some guessing competition out there ;)




The fine print: On Fridays I will post an image in hopes that visitors will leave a guess in the comment section. The following Friday (or when someone guesses correctly) I will post a wide shot of the item. Each Friday a NEW image, along with a link to the previous weeks post, will be posted.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

OH, and HAPPY VALENTINES DAY...

I hope you find love on this "Hallmark Day."
If not, pay someone for some. ;)

Have a great day... and night. Ooh-la-la!

Strength...reach...drive...POUNCE!

I had always looked at dogs on a mush-ability scale. I never thought about build, genetics, angulation, drive... My wife points these things out to me and may ask "Did you see the top-line on that dog?" And I nod and say "Uh-huh." Then I think about how fun it would be to roll around and mush its face. :)

One of the greatest things I saw at Cedar Beach was this dog playing frisbee with two girls. He leapt and ran and pounced on his toy; tail wagging the whole time. True happiness on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon with his two best friends.











What do you do for fun with your friends?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Phil was right...

Six more weeks of winter :(

This is what I was met with when leaving work...


This is what I walked on last week; and long for again.


Both can make your desktop "that much cooler!"

And this is a bit of a milestone... this is my 350th consecutive photo post.
Feb 27th will be one year of consecutive posts.
This is post 462.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Caught in a pinch...

I took a walk with my wife on Cedar Beach (North shore of Long Island) and got some great shots that I'll share over the next few days. Enjoy :)

I love candid shots...and no, that's not us ;)

And I wonder what she said to him.

Leave a comment and put the words in her mouth.

Monday, February 11, 2008

I couldn't help it...

I know... three days of puppy pics.
Different stuff is on the way ;) But I do love those doggies.


All smiles...


Oh no, cut off at the pass!