Sunday Selfies – Nicky

As all cats love boxes and wrapping paper, Nicky, being the alpha cat, often takes first dibs on the new  boxes. Here he is enjoying one that brought his food!

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DP Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

From The Daily Post:  The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image.

The following was taken one afternoon at Lake Apopka with my iPhone5. Hope it fits somewhat into the Rule of Thirds category!

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DP Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

From The Daily Post: For this challenge, share an image of symmetry. Don’t limit yourself to architecture — you can bend this theme in any way you’d like.

2013-12-21 Town Square_FotorDowntown Winter Garden

2014-03-15 Door Handles_FotorDoor handles on vintage auto

2014-10-04 Lake Apopka_FotorView over Lake Apopka

2014-10-08 Sunrise_FotorSunrise at Lake Apopka

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Sunday Selfies: Freckles

Some of you who follow my blog might remember Freckles from this post.  Freckles is our biggest cat weighing in now at just under 25 pounds. We took him to the vet last week because we are concerned about his weight. We thought maybe he had a thyroid problem. According to the doc, cats don’t have thyroid problems that cause obesity. That only leaves two things — too much food and lack of exercise. So, he is starting a new diet and exercise program. It’s interesting in that he is our only overweight cat and three of our other six cats are related to him. Wish us luck cause I haven’t had good luck with my diet and exercise program! 😛

If any of you multi-cat households out there have suggestions on feeding cats with special diets, any ideas are greatly appreciated. I have a diabetic cat that wants to eat out of every bowl. I have one cat on a diet for UT blockage as a kitten and now a third cat on diet food. Ack! I used to feed them wet food (Wellness chicken or BFF tuna/salmon) in the morning and then let them graze all day on dry (Taste of the Wild). Guess that’s not working anymore.

So here is our Freckles. He was laying on the couch and I leaned over the back of the couch and took this pic. Yes, he is as big as he looks! Trust me when I say he can really move fast when he takes a mind to! He’s a cuddler. His way of waking me up in the morning is head-butting my arm and then laying across me. Ouch! 😀

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Weekend Reflections and Skywatch Friday

I was just sitting in my car, waiting for someone, when I happened to notice this reflection in a store window. I thought the clouds looked so amazing and just snapped it with my iPhone5. Silly me didn’t even bother getting out of the car to aim at the clouds directly!

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Michelle’s Weekly Pet Share #75; Wordless Wednesday

Whew! Lots of sharing today. I’ve been so busy I’ve fallen behind in my posting. So I’m playing a little bit of catch up today.

The picture is of Maggie shortly after her spay. You can see the gray area on her tummy where she was shaved. The photo, as you can see from the original, was not the best quality. So that I wouldn’t have to just file it away, I decided to try something fun and different with it.


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A Photo a Week: Flare

From Nancy Merrill Photography:

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO WITH SUN OR LENS FLARE (REAL OR ADDED). Sun and lens flares can be annoying, but they can also be a serendipitous happening. A well-placed or timed flare can add a wonderful hazy, sleepy feeling to an image. It can give a nice backlit affect.

The following are real flares, nothing added! All were taken with my iPhone5.

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This picture above is of some Fourth of July fireworks. If there is one thing I’ve learned from trying to photograph fireworks with my iPhone and its zoom, is that it can’t be done. If anyone out there has discovered the secret, please share!

2014-09-11 Sunny AM_FotorThe picture above is an early morning shot of the sun with some jet traffic in the sky.

2014-10-04 Sunset_FotorAbove is a sunset between some trees at Lake Apopka.