Photography Challenges

Unlikely Friends

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”      -Elie Wiesel

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Everyone needs friends- even headless Lego guys! 
photo a day friendship
Ari makes a new friend!

Photo a day- Friendship

Have a great day!


Photography Challenges

Favorite 2019 Photos


Some favorite photography challenge photos from the past year-

And my personal favorites-

Happy New Year!


Family · Photography Challenges

Puppy Photo Shoot

Casey is Ari’s partner in crime, best pal, and all around great dog to have around. And because she’s almond (color of the day), she wins top billing in today’s photo a day challenge and the colors and letters challenge! Lucky for her she is also photogenic.

And just to keep her from having a hissy fit, here is our own, Ari.

ari curled up

Photo a day- pets

Colors and letters- almond

Have a great week!


A to Z Blogging Challenge · Family

D is for Dream

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Do dogs dream?

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” –Oprah Winfrey

I often wonder if the adventures our dog, Ari, takes in her dreams live up to her real life. She’s had many adventures, more often than not stumbling into them. She refuses to share them with us so we can only imagine where she goes and what she does.

Peace and love,





Challenges · Family

Perfect Day for Ari


Ari loves her kids, both big and small. She continues to be a conscientious caretaker, when she wants to be. And no one is more committed to ending horseplay or encouraging horseplay than she is and she will let us know it. In so many ways she is still the energetic loving pup she was when she first came to us over eight years ago. But she is getting older, as much as she refuses to admit it. Who of us wants to admit to getting older, right? In dog years she is older than I am so she must be feeling some aches and pains from time to time, especially trying to keep up with two energetic boys!

But if the truth be told, Ari’s favorite state of mind is snoozing while she basks in the sun. She especially searches out those sun spots as days get cooler. And once she has located a cozy place in the sun, it’s only a matter of time before she drifts off to sleep.

When I saw the Ragtag Daily Prompt- Bask, the photo above came to mind immediately. And then Fandango’s One Word Challenge- Snooze appeared in my feed and that sealed the deal. I dug the photo out of the archives.

And let’s face it- isn’t Saturday the perfect day to bask and snooze?