Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vehicle Details

This week’s challenge is all about the Vehicle Details.  This is your chance to show off those wheels, steering wheels, tail lights, headlights, motometers, hood ornaments, hoods, windows, engines, paint, etc.  I want to see parts of cars and trucks.

2014-03-15 Hood_Fotor

2014-03-15 mopar_Fotor

2014-03-15 hoodornament_Fotor

2014-05-17 pipes_Fotor

2014-05-17 Heaven_Fotor

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

Jen from The Daily Post says:

An artfully executed minimalist photograph is anything but mundane. It illustrates a moment in time, or an artistic perspective, with simplicity and grace.

Minimalist photography is characterized by a large portion of negative space, a fairly monochromatic color palette with good contrast, and an interesting subject that is able to stand on its own to capture the interest of the viewer. At first thought, it may seem like it would be easy to shoot an engaging minimalist photograph, when indeed it can often be the opposite. A minimalist photo can also effectively tell a story, in spite of its relative simplicity, and it is anything but “plain”.

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Weekly Pet Challenge Wk #61

For Michelle’s challenge this week, I’ve got something a little different. I can’t say it’s a pet but it does come fairly often for a late dinner and helps itself to the cat food for the strays. This little critter may not be a cat but it is definitely a stray. I think it’s so cute. It doesn’t try to run away as quickly now when it sees me. I suppose it’s getting a bit used to my voice even if I don’t see it that often. Sorry the pictures are a bit fuzzy. The zoom on the iPhone isn’t the best. It tends to make things a bit grainy. But for some reason this little critter didn’t want me to try to get too close!

2014-09-17 Possum2_Fotor

2014-09-17 Possum_Fotor

I can wait. I don’t mind sharing cause I know there will be plenty. Also, I’m looking for my inside forever home if you want a cuddly kitty.

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Happy Halloween!

If you look close enough at this shot of the moon through the clouds, you can just make out a couple of witches riding their broomsticks. I’m not going to say whether or not it’s a selfie! :P

That’s it, move your monitor/tablet around. You’ll find them. They’re not supposed to be easily seen. They’ll be looking for you tonight!

2014-10-30 Moon_Fotor

Taken with iPhone5

Following the tips below, I have an extra message for you cat lovers!

From ASPCA.ORG:

Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1.

1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

2. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them.

3. Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.

4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames.

5. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don’t put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress.

6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn’t annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal’s movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, be sure to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go au naturale or donning a festive bandana.

7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also, ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.

8. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.

9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn’t dart outside.

10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increaing the chances that he or she will be returned to you.

Now, as promised for all of you cat lovers out there (or wannabe cat lovers) –

2014-10-28 kitten_Fotor

This kitten and its two siblings (one more tuxedo and one solid black) have now taken shelter — okay, primarily breakfast and dinner — in our garage. Due to hubby’s allergies, we are unable to bring in anymore cats into the household.  There are also three more solid black kittens (estimating three months) who come to eat.  All no-kill shelters/rescues I have contacted are full up and not accepting.  PLEASE say you want one or more.  They are the sweetest things. I’m still trying to catch Mom and Dad. Mom is solid black and Dad is marked just like this little baby. They are all gorgeous, healthy kittens. They have not been fixed or vaccinated yet (an issue with personal finances, okay). They could really use a forever home.  Just thought I’d give it a try.  Otherwise, just enjoy the picture and love the ones you’ve got! ;)

Source: Google

Source: Google

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN