Photography Challenges

CFFC: Hands or Paws

This week’s prompt for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Hands or Paws.

Pups and their paws. Dogs are funny about their paws being touched. My parents’ dog cannot stand to have her paws held. When I’m leaving their house, I will usually give her nose a rub and then hold one of her paws for a few seconds. She always gives me a mournful look. She knows I’m going to to do it. And she doesn’t pull away but she lets me know she would prefer I leave her paws alone.

This pup likes to have her paw held.

Our pup Ari has always tolerated someone holding her paws but when we wanted to make an imprint of her paw, she was not amused and let us know so.

This pup does not like making an imprint of her paw- can’t say I blame her!
Little boy hands busy at play

Hope your week is going well!


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CFFC: Feathers

Happy New Year (finally)! This is the year I write instead of talk about writing. Having my first post be a photo challenge might seem to be at odds with my goal, right? Well, right. But this prompt- Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers- grabbed my attention.

Just yesterday I was working in my office, trying to restore it into a functional work space. While cleaning, I came across a baggie with feathers inside tucked into a pocket in a tote bag. It was a gift from my grandson, Beej. When I lost my loved one over three years ago, Beej also lost her. He was much younger and it was his first loss of that kind. We talked about death more than I had ever talked with his dad and uncles when they were children. One of the things we talked about at great length was that our loved one might send us signs that she was still with us in spirit. We discussed all of the different ways a loved one might be sending us signs and these included butterflies, cardinals, coins, an unexpected light or fan turning on or off and even a feather.

Not long after Beej presented me with a baggie. Inside were eight or nine feathers that he had collected for me so I could remember our loved one with love whenever I wanted and I did not need to find one by chance. He’s such a thoughtful caring person and I’m so blessed to have him in my life.

Peace and love,


Photography Challenges

CFFC: Would Make a Friend Happy

It’s been awhile. I didn’t realize that the last time I posted would be the last time for a stretch. Unexpectedly my laptop crashed on me and could not be revived. At the same time I was staring at a black screen with an apple staring blankly back at me, my iPad’s home button when on the fritz and within a 24 hour period I was down to my phone as my only means of communicating with the outside world. The horror!!! (Remember when we were all dependent on a landline and even worse a landline WITHOUT call-waiting OR an answering machine???!!!???)

So apparently my Macbook air or Mac Air book or whatever it was called was obsolete, as so many Apple products are these days. And so was my iPad. It appears that I was living on borrowed time. I wish I had known so I was better prepared. I should have been better prepared. I should have known better. Although all of this technology has been here for awhile, I still have not gotten my act together and foolishly had things saved on my laptop, which are probably gone forever. And so I’m starting from scratch. I had amassed a pretty impressive collection of photos for photo challenges but now I have none. Well, I actually have some on my phone but in all honesty as creative as I can be, a person can only use cute pics of their pup for so many challenges!

So here I am back, with my photos for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Would Make a Friend Happy!

Drinks with a friend
Playing a card game together!
A walk with my friend

“Happiness is spending time with friends!”


Have a great day!