Monday, March 29, 2010

EMPS #83 -- My Favorite Things

Today is a new Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot, sponsored by my friend Carly. The theme comes from the song in The Sound of Music, "My Favorite Things." We are to picture our favorite items -- fortunately, you can't hear me sing the song. X-D!

Speaking of that, the first item listed is the book I'm reading now, "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks.

The song "My Favorite Things" talks about whiskers on kittens, and I have included Socksie and her whiskers. Actually, I just love my cats in general.

I have just started reading my Bible again, and that is a favorite of mine.

I love my grandkids to pieces! Here is a picture of 7-year-old Noah.

Here is 11 year old Michael -- I can't believe how old he is!

Here is 4-year-old Emily. Another grandchild that fills me with love and wonder.

And here is Alex, at the age of 9 now. Such a big boy!

These children are so much fun. I love their parents, too -- Noah and Emily belong to Jeff and Steph, and Michael and Alex belong to Tony and Kamie. I love my oldest son, J.D., who just turned 41, and his wife Kris. They don't have children but have four cats.

To go to the Ellipsis site, the link is in the first sentence. It's fun to participate!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

EMPS #82 -- Goodbye Winter/Hello Spring

This is the time of year I love, when it's beautiful and balmy outside. The photo memes reflect this, especially this week's, when Carly's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot reflects the beauty of spring. I have gotten a couple of pictures that illustrate just how wondrous this time of year is, with the daffodils blooming. Along with those, I can go out with a sweatshirt and jeans on and feel very comfortable.

To enjoy the beauty of the spring, go to the link in the second sentence above and it will take to to Carly's site, where the winter will say so long and the spring will say "Hey, y'all!"

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Round Robin Photo Challenge -- Look Up/Look Down

This time, the Round Robin Photo Challenge is on the subject "Look Up/Look Down". The best examples I have of looking up and looking down are found in my cats. Here, in the first picture, Socksie is not only up on a cabinet but she is looking up. Then in the next picture, she is looking at me from the top of an even higher cabinet.

Now for the looking down portion: It wasn't too long before Socksie was on the floor and looking up at me from the cozy carpet, and here she is. Cats are really good at the "Look Up/Look Down" game. X-D!

If you would like to participate in this meme, go to the Round Robin blog linked in the first sentence. It's a lot of fun!

Monday, March 8, 2010

EMPS #80 -- Animals

This week's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot has the theme of Animals. I am going to seem redundant because I include pictures of animals, especially my cats, every chance I get. They are my babies and my companions. Here are a few pictures of them from today.

I went outside to see if I could get pictures of the neighbors' horses but they weren't outside. I also hoped against hope that the deer that sometimes come around might be in my back yard today but no such luck. So I have kitty pictures and I think they are appropriate, since the cats are my live-in companions. To go to Carly's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot site, use the link in the first sentence. Have fun!

Monday, March 1, 2010

EMPS #79 -- Numbers

This week's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot is about Numbers. Carly showed a branch that made the number 3 but it wasn't necessary to find a number in nature for the EMPS -- that was just for extra credit. Any numbers were good. Thus I have taken photos of the following numbers found around the house.

If you would like to play, just go to the blog linked in the first sentence and you will find the instructions there. It's lots of fun!