The early evening was settling in with the sun low in the sky last night. A rich warm glow casts over the inner fenced yard where my dogs love to bask like lions …..moving from shade to sun and back again. It was so peaceful as I drank my tea and watched the birds coming in for their evening meal at the feeding station……..THEN…it happened…..
ZOOMIES…….the one thing chow owners all know only too well and see far too seldom. Our chows are normally very cat like as a breed and very dignified….., but every once in a while, out of the blue………..the sudden urge to race around in circles comes over them with ears pinned back and tail straight out as though the wind was under their wings…….. and it is rare to catch it on “film”.
ZOOMED IN ON THE CLASSIC ZOOMIE EXPRESSION
By the time you grab the camera, the short burst is done with and the ZOOMIES have subsided….. with the 30 second athlete looking at you as if to say “you didn’t see that!!!”
As luck would have it I happened to have my camera in hand photographing birds… just as Lillian started her laps and I caught this first photo of her taunting her old mama Meg…then moments later , Meg got a geriatric burst of steam and put her little brat child to shame. I was laughing so hard I could barely take the pix. I adore these two girls so much. The joy our animal companions bring into our world is priceless
Above is a beautiful portrait of Meg sitting in that warm toned sunlight after her aerobics. My friend Bonnie suggested I make a card on Zazzle from this one and I am pretty sure I will. That soft feminine expression over the shoulder is so haughty
BELOW IS A VIDEO I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON OF THE ANIMALS WE PHOTOGRAPHED IN AFRICA
TURN ON THE VOLUME. I WILL BE ADDING MORE TO THIS SOON BUT COULDN’T WAIT TO SHARE!
This video contains some of my favorite images of animals from our trip in 2007…there is audio too.
AND…..I now have a new JOURNEYS link at the top of GRAFFITI GOSSIP where I am in the process of building a page that highlights all of our travel links. You can always find my most recent videos, travel map, and travel photos by going to that link
BELOW…..A FRIDAY PANDA PENDANT SPECIAL!!!
TIPSY HAS BEEN ADOPTED…MORE TO COME SOON!
This adorable little panda named Tipsy is having the time of her life playing in the garden. Rich and saturated purples, magenta red and greens set the perfect foil to make little TIPSY practically jump off the pendant!!
The fused glass is 1/4″ thick with the design below the magnifying layer which gives so much depth and saturation to this piece. I added 5 glitterful genuine Swarovski crystals to the surface to catch the light as well.
The silver bail is large and will fit most chains or cords
The coordinating framable print/card has a faded image on writing paper which is tacked to the inside the rich black card. You write over the art which gives this greeting card a nice tipsy twist!!
The pendant measures almost 2″ square
The card is 6 1/2 square
This pendant and card set is 48.00 plus 2.00 shipping.
THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND SET , PRICED TO FIT THE BUDGET !!
TIPSY HAS BEEN ADOPTED..MORE TO COME SOON
ABOVE: OUTSIDE OF CARD NEXT TO THE PENDANT
ABOVE: INSIDE WRITING SURFACE OF CARD NEXT TO THE PENDANT.
The pendant will come to you hanging over this faded area…beautifully displayed for gift giving or for yourself