Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Project 365 - Week 7

Wow what a week.  I have been so excited all week because I knew that this weekend I would be getting a new camera.  Woooo hooooo.  Next week I hope you see some improvement in the quality.  Sara is our host for Project 365 and if you want to see some really awesome pictures then hop over to her sight and check out the other participants.  There are some amazing amateur/professional photographers participating.

Sunday I stopped by Mary's house to take a picture of her new rat terrior puppy.  Is she not the cutest thing?  Aubry CC is her name.  I can't remember what the two C's stand for.  The first picture is with the camera at my waist level sitting on the coffee table....the other two are from the coffee table at face level...and yes, she is one tiny little pup.  Mary has a video of her eating, and when she dips down to get the food her back legs both come off the is sort of like she has helium in her little rear end.  Aubrey really is about the size of a gerbil right now and won't get much bigger.
Between my house and school there is a section of woods that has always intrigued me.  I saw this chimney the other day and had to get it.  The weeds kind of remind me of fire.  I am going to take this picture again next week with my new camera and zoom lens.  I hope you see a marked difference.

Right as you come into Roanoke there is a series of houses that I love.  These two are probably my favorites.  I thought I would share them with you this week and see if you like them as much as I do.  At Christmas time they were breathtaking.  Maybe I will shoot them again in December.

The community where we live was established in 1843 and several years ago the community built this lovely sign out of rock from the area.  Frank had never even noticed it until I told him I needed to take a picture of it.  It was one of the pictures I plan to take on my list.  So we drove down to the Mill and took this.  Two hours later it was snowing.

Thursday morning school was delayed until 10.  The teachers had to be there at 9:30.  This picture was made at 6:45 from my back door.  It was cold and white.  What a year this has been in Alabama for weird weather. Today it actually hit 65 and was lovely.  It is almost flip-flop weather so I better be getting a pedicure so I can get my toesies out of these close-toed shoes.

Today was Friday and I am so excited.  I made a button for my blog so be sure and grab it.  It is in the upper right corner.  My good buddy Mary over at Life in a Small Town gave me such great instructions on how to do it I could not fail.  Thanks Mary for everything.  That is what blogging is all about....people sharing.  I love it.  Anyways, I took the churches sign picture today because tomorrow I am going to be very busy.  After we took the picture we went over to Beth and Ron's and went out to dinner with them at T.J. Rockers.  It was a lovely evening.  I love hanging with them.

We got up early this morning to go to the bowling alley and get our Valentines present to each other drilled by Terry May(3rd man from the left).  Frank also got to bowl in the men's bowling tournament.  They don't do things like the women do.  They don't play the National Anthem, they don't pick a theme and dress up, they don't eat....they just bowl....imagine that.   Anyways Frank got to participate for the first time in about 5 years....he has always been working.  While he bowled I ran a few errands and then we came back to Rock Mills for a birthday party at Renee's house.  It was her dad, Glen's, 71st birhtday.  We had some yummy cake and an enjoyable afternoon....and then headed to Newnan, GA for my big prize.  I got a Canon Rebel SX today with an extra 55-200 zoom lens, Photoshop 9, a bag, extra battery and memory card.  I am in heaven.  I cannot wait to start making pictures with it.  I hope you will notice a marked difference.  I came out of Best Buy on cloud 9....and so did Frank.  He got a new laptop.  We were going to have a nice dinner at Olive Garden....but after seeing the lines at all our favorite restaurants....we ended up at IHOP.  Have a wonderful week....and I will see you next Saturday night with more wild and crazy images from Karen's Korner.  Ciao!


The Cyber Hermit said...

I like the picture with the obscured chimney. It reminds me of a hike I took in Scotland where we came up on this abandoned cottage that looked almost the same. It's a really atmospheric pic. Hope you go back and get some more!

sara said...

Can I just say that I am so jealous of the camera!!!

that puppy is SO cute and it's hilarious about it's back legs when it's eating!!!

love the houses! the big wrap around porches get me every time!!!

Love Bears All Things said...

Isn't this the winter of your dreams? I just couldn't believe we had another snow. Hopefully the last one, huh.
Mama Bear

momma frans said...

im jealous of your new camera; cant wait to see your pictures next week!
i laughed at "is your bible as close as your phone?" my husband is preaching this morining on "do you love facebook more than God?" those have a similar ring to them, yes?

those houses ARE beautiful!! you can pretty house pictures anytime as far as im concerned--especially at christmas!

Trina said...

CC stands for Cinnamon Collete...I think. And you are so right about the video Mary took of her eating. John and I both laughed at her rear end rising up. (CC's,not Mary's hahahaha)

I am SOOOOO envious of your camera! I love mine, but it isn't good for taking amazing pictures.

See you tomorrow. I think it's going to be a cleaning day for me.

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

that dog is very cute and super tiny

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow that camera and all the accessories sounds amazing. Have fun playing around and learning it. Neat! That puppy is so cute. I was just thinking that if we ever get another puppy it is going to be a tiny one. They are just so sweet because they always seem like puppies.

The Bug said...

What a cute puppy! Oh my goodness the sweetness...

I like the chimney picture too - it's the kind of shot I'd take.

Enjoy your new camera!

rita said...

Me encanta la foto del bosque.
También quiero ver las fotos con la cámara nueva :) Qué afortunada!

Mimi said...

Oh that little dog is so precious!

I'll grab your new button & put it on my blog this week!

Hugs & love,

Mary said...

Pepper's hind legs used to come off the ground when she ate, too! We got a lot of laughs out of it! Aubrey is just too cute!
Glad the button worked for you.

RaD said...

IHOP's still good though, right?

Uh, since I don't own a cell phone I think my Bible still reigns.

Have fun learning all aobut your new camera!

RaD said...

IHOP's still good though, right?

Uh, since I don't own a cell phone I think my Bible still reigns.

Have fun learning all aobut your new camera!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Love IHOP...

You are going to be so happy with that new camera, but since I have just gotten a new camera I am more jealous for the hubs new laptop. Mine bit the dust a long time ago and I have not found the money tree to replace it yet!

Enjoy taking your pictures.

Ladynred said...

What a cute puppy and the house is beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog!