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Many Dog People Favor Certain Breeds and Others Like a Mix

This is Brooke, a Dachshund Rescue.   I saw her in a basket in the Waterworkds Shopping Center at the PetCo a few years back and I knew my friend’s daughter wanted a dachshund. It was a lucky day.

She belongs to Molly now.  You can see how Brooke loves “her person”.

I know some of my cousins favor dachshunds and Mary in New Jersey loves them.

Molly’s family always has liked this breed. I saw a crazy video of dachshunds on a Sausage Dogs Central Post on FB just last week.

Now my DIL and her family love Airedales.  Jaclyn has her St. Bernards.   One type of dog I don’t see around here is an Irish Setter.  Be it Border Collies or Italian Greyhounds, German Shepherds or a Pug or you name it.  People who are dog people may have a strong preference.  ( Rob, I know what your preference is!  NO DOG)

Some families like to get a mixed breed rescue (we used to call them mutts but maybe that isn’t the term now) from an animal shelter.

I usually keep the blog in “real time” but the rose colored couch is highlighted again this week.

BTW there are “339 listed breeds in 10 groups” and if you want to check out that info it is here

brooke the daschund (1)

It looks like she is smiling to me

brooke the daschund and MOlly

Love.

Portrait of Anna by iPad Light – photographed with the Mirrorless Camera

One of the first images I captured with the new mirrorless camera when I was out in Ohio with the family for Christmas.

Granddaughter Anna with the reflected light from an iPad, no other light.

Anna by ipad light

East Pike, Norwich Ohio Nativity

You don’t usually see the back of these decorations but we were in the Antique Store parking lot on East Pike in Norwich as we made our way back to Pittsburgh.

Electric Nativity Set

A Variety of Reds in my Kitchen, Photographed with a New Mirrorless

reds in the kitchen

Red Still Life in the Kitchen Photographed with Mirrorless Camera

Portable, lightweignt. Able to fit in a small bag instead of a huge one.  Not so bulky.

Interchangeable lenses. A postive review all around.

You don’t always want to lug heavy DSLRs and weighty (but wonderful) glass around your neck.

A phone camera isn’t sufficient as an alternative.

AND there was the bonus of a hefty instant rebate at time of purchase.

I’d been looking and thinking about mirrorless cameras for awhile.

Reading reviews, I thought it would be a Fuji but the SONY a5000 had an affordable 20.1 Megapixel price that seemed fortuitous.

I’m satisfied with the results so far.   Will keep experimenting.

Shadowed Gallery

A second post of shadowed upon further digging in archives.

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

Shadowed   I’ve a lot of shadows but not that many photos  with “shadowed”

 

 

erika and Michael

Mom, You Should Knit a Hat to Match Your Glasses

Okay Matthew. Good idea.
Here it is – thanks for the inspiration.

Sure beats my tired brown hat from last year.

And thanks to Molly for the Noro Kuryeon yarn and I used a double strand as the pattern called for bulky yarn.

This is the Handspun Ribbed Hat patternHandspun Ribbed Hat. I knit quite a few of these hats for Christmas with Rowan Undyed Chunky yarn, the color of the breed of sheep. Suffolk and Black Welsh.

(Adjustment- I knit it to 11″ so there is a nice length to fold up and it’s double over the ears ) and I use a size 9 circular needle 16″ length.

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Two months in the photo- almost 39 now

You may remember the Dear Photograph ” post two Februarys ago.
My son Mark took this photo in my
living room where the red (faded to
Rose) couch sits.
My dad is holding him when the couch was in my parents’ living room in Philadelphia in 1976.

They are both so happy on this old photo.

Here is the series of  “Dear Photographs” I experimented with a couple of years ago.

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1972 Six-Fifty Ticket Stub- Exile on Main Street Tour- Rolling Stones Concert

Another Era.  Captured in music. 1972.

and a memory of a great concert EXILE on Main Street featuring the ROLLING STONES at the no-longer-existent Civic Arena.

The warm up act?  says Stevie Wonder on the link but I thought he said Martha and the Vandellas.

(from Rich, the doll collector’s husband.)  His memorabilia collection

Almost a wordless Wednesday.

rolling stone

Shirley Temple Still in her Box, Toodles, a Nun Doll. a Yo-Yo Doll and Other Childhood Friends

My friend Barb collects all kinds of dolls, most from her childhood,  There’s a photo of her in one of the pics, holding her doll.  She has a glass and wooden cupboard filled with her collection.  The reflection makes it tricky to get a clean shot,  I  looked up Toodles  and she is definitely a contemporary from our childhood years in the ’50’s.  What do you collect?

Shirley Temple Doll

Toodles

dolls

yo-yo doll

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