Sheltie Puppy Party

This is my sister Sheri’s and her husbands David two new Sheltie pups they are 4-month-old siblings.

The brown one Missy Hogan is the female and the black and grey one Turbo is the male he has one blue eye.

Trying to keep two very active pups still for pictures was quite the challenge but my sister and I were able to pull it off.

Next time we will try to add in the cat now that should be exciting.

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A foggy October morning

October 3, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. it was 72 Degrees with 94% Humidity in Manvel, Texas.

The humidity has been high all week long and the temperatures get around 95 degrees during the day.

I love the fog and its mystery so naturally my camera and I went outdoors to take a few pics.

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The Beauty of Hummingbirds

We have quite a few hummingbirds around here.

I think they like our yard because there is always numerous different plants blooming all the time.

We have 3 feeders out under the oak trees in the backyard.

When you see several chasing each other that is usually because the different species that are fighting. We have atleast 3 species here. They do not like to be at the feeders at the same time.

Here are a few pictures of the ruby throated hummingbird.

I was able to capture these images over the weekend. I had on my 400mm lens and they were about 10 – 12 ft away.

I make my own hummingbird nectar using this recipe.

1 Part White Granulated Sugar

4 Parts Water

Red food coloring is okay if you use only a few drops if the feeders have some red on them they will find them.

Stir until disolved thouroughly.

If you live in the warmer climate areas it is a good idea to change the nectar often because it sours from the heat. Always place your feeders in the shade.

The hummingbirds are so small but their beauty brings such joy to the world.

Foggy Sunrise

I love living in the country with wide open spaces all around.

This foggy sunrise is a good example of what I am talking about this was taken out our backyard and this is a pasture behind us that is about 30 acres. This was taken on Saturday morning.

I have shot so many sunrises of this same location but no two are ever alike. The colors change in the sunrise just like the height of the fog changes and most of the time there is no fog. The colors change depending on the timing of the picture a few minutes can make all the difference in a sunrise or sunset picture.

This is my piece of paradise it is so tranquil and serene and the beauty never ceases to amaze me.

Life is GOOD!

Boxer dog friends

Daisy and Zoee are the best of friends.

They wrestle, play fetch together and they love tug of war. I am so grateful they have each other.

They are BOTH spoiled rotten. Most of the time when I order from Chewy they know the boxes. I think they smell them but anyway they normally get new balls, toys or chews. Well now when I get a box from Amazon there standing there like “what did you get me now” these are some crazy spoiled dogs.

Dogs need plenty of exercise and there is plenty of room to run and play here at our house. Its been so hot we try not to play fetch unless its early a.m. or late p.m. but sometimes Daisy insist on it.

Zoee had a visit a week ago to the vet shes having some enviromental allergies so we are bathing her in a special shampoo for that. In the country who knows what that could be.

Daisy loves her pool and Zoee loves the waterhose I guess that is never going to change. Zoee makes it really hard to water my plants.

The dogs have been on Iiams dog food for a good while. Our daughter was telling me what she feeds the Cane Corsos is the ” Diamond High Energy” it has 24% protein and 20% fat so its good for active dogs. You can get it at the feed stores. They also have a regular one for those not so high energy dogs.

They are in the process of trying this new food out they have had this bag about 1 week. They do not seem to be eating as much of it which tells me they must be getting fuller.

Cost wise the Iiams 33# bag was about $33.00 the Diamond is a 50# bag for $30.00 so its much cheaper and a better quality food. Hopefully it works out.  I wanted to pass this onto all my friends with several dogs.

Sometimes capturing these two on camera can be a challenge but I grabbed a few shots Thursday evening and Friday morning early.

The first picture they both have their eyes shut. Zoee can pull Daisy around when playing Tug of War I have not figured out how. The third picture Daisy was waiting for the ball to be thrown. Last picture Zoee was trying to figure out how to steal the chuck it thrower.

Our Duck Friends

The Black Bellied Whistling Duck were back last weekend.

I was able to get these pictures early a.m. it was so bright outside.

They sat there on this dead tree on the fence line and let me put out food in 4 feeders.

I was only 8-10 foot from them they never budged.

The red ones could be the parents of the rest with the whistling ducks the parents are similar in color. The juveniles did not have their color yet you can tell they were still young.

We mix black oiled sunflower seeds and chicken scratch & all the birds and ducks seem to love it.

Feed the wildlife and enjoy their beauty right in your own backyard. Once they get use to you they will pose for the camera.

These beauties come and go an sometimes come back a few times a day.

Last group picture

These Cane Corso puppies are 8 weeks old and going to their new homes this weekend.

Everytime I would get focused one pup would go overboard. I had the grandkids putting them back in the wagon and moving quickly so I could take a few pics.

Anyone interested in future  ICCF Registered Cane Corso pups can contact:

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Fall is almost here

It is time to put out those fall wreaths and decor.

I love my clearance sales and last year I hit the jackpot when it came to fall clearance.

These white pumpkins were $5.99 each the orange one $7.99 that alone was about $45.00 in pumpkins. There are triple this many flowers the stems ranged from $2.00 to $7.99 and the small acorns were 2.99 each.

I would say I was able to pick up about $200.00 worth of fall decor for $20.00.

My favorite thing is the cattails.

The trick to this is do not rush out there when it first goes on clearance be patient and wait a few weeks that is when you SCORE big time. Go by the stores 1 x a week so you can keep an eye out.

I always store this stuff in the large vacume seal bags and there is 5 XL bags stuffed with flowers I have found on clearance for all the different seasons.

I hate using the same  wreath more than once I like to change things up. I always make my mother n law wreaths plus I take flowers to the cemetary for my dad.

The clearance stuff I buy always gets used & the stuff is high quality stuff.

I love C L E A R A N C E!

Game Camera

I asked our son Jeremy to tell me what game camera we needed to purchase to find out what is eating the watermelon rinds we throw in the pasture.
He suggested the Campark Trail Game camera it is $69.99 on Amazon.
120 Degree Motion, Night Vision and 1080P with 14MP.
There was a $10.00 coupon so it was now $59.99 but I had $ 10.00 in points so it ended up being $49.99 with free prime shipping. I love a good deal!
It will be here on Friday and we will see what is in the pasture at night.
We know there are deer, armadilla, possums, squirells and lots of birds. Something was eating it at first but leaving the rind. Now there taking the entire thing.
It could be several different things but my moneys on Deer or Hog.
The mystery will be solved soon enough and hopefully I can figure out how to post some pics from the game camera.

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