Monday, May 24, 2010

EMPS #91 -- Get set, ready, go

Carly at the blog Ellipsis has the theme of Ready, Set, Go this week. I have taken pictures of Socksie getting ready to jump up on the office window and then when she got up there. She likes to cling to the window sill and look out at birds and such.

That's also one of her ways of keeping me company when I'm up here typing. Funny kitty! LOL!

If you would like to play this Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot, just go to the link in the first sentence, to Carly's blog, and you will find directions there, as well as other blogs to look at.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Round Robin Photo Challenge -- Statues

This time the Round Robin Photo Challenge is about statues. I have a few small statues around my place, including the following. The first is of two kitties and the second is of one.

To see more statues, go to the link in the first sentence and you will find quite a few links to blogs that contain statues.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot -- Nautical

This is for Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #89, sponsored by Carly of the blog Ellipsis. The theme is obviously nautical, and I found a couple of pictures that I don't think I have used before. The first is of a friendly barking seal on the Newport, Oregon bayfront. The second is of rows of boats moored at Newport's Embarcadero moorage just before sundown one evening when I was staying up above.

Embarcadero moorage

Enjoy looking at the pictures at Carly's site and follow the instructions if you want to play this meme.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Round Robin Photo Challenge -- Land or Sea

This Round Robin Photo Challenge, we have the choice of featuring the land or the sea. As much as I love the sea, that was a pretty easy choice. Since I had just been on vacation in Astoria, Oregon, staying on the Columbia River, I had some fresh pictures of the water to share. The first one, however was taken at a different time and place, with the seagulls flying about while I watched.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of where I stayed was the trolley that went by, ringing its bell, much of the day (except Monday). I want to ride in it sometime, when I stay out there again. I'm sure there will be all sorts of views of the water from it.

I like the views of the ships from my motel room. The Columbia River has a deep channel in Astoria and there is a huge bridge, the Astoria-Megler bridge, that they go underneath. The bridge isn't real close to the motel I was in but I believe you can see part of it in one of the following pictures.

You can see the other bloggers' preferences, land or sea, if you go to the link in the first sentence and follow the individual links at the Round Robin blog.

Monday, May 3, 2010

EMPS #88 -- Upside Down

Today is the day for the Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot, sponsored by Carly of the blog Ellipsis. The theme this week is Upside Down and I have found a few upside down items in my house to photograph. The first are children's cups that I bought for my grandchildren in Long Beach, Washington, a few years ago. I found one personalized for each grandchild, which delighted me a lot.

The next item is my cat food carrier and scoop, which I placed upside down on the table in my breakfast nook, but not before getting food for the kitties. LOL!

You might want to go to Carly's blog to check out the Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoots. If you want to participate, I recommend it -- they're fun!