Archive for June, 2011

What a beautiful day to celebrate Summer’s official arrival.

Beach Roses

Harbor Seals -- Cape Porpoise

Lunch on the docks -- Cape Porpoise


Buoys of summer

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For the first day in many, we have blue skies here today!  A perfect day for a walk on the beach–or head to the garden–to replant my beans!.

Sea grass & beach roses


Blue skies


Garden boots

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Jackson's watering hole

While flipping through some older shots the other day I came across a favorite of mine of our Bubba.. Jackson.  Though over or double exposed, it still remains one of my favorite shots of him, as it was a very special fishing day for us in one of Jackon’s favorite fishing holes. I think part of the reason this day remains so special in my mind, is Jackson’s happy go lucky nature and the joy he brought to us over the years..even when the fish weren’t biting.

As I flipped through more shots, I came across these three as well.  All three taken on the Isle of Capri, actually up on Anacapri we came across a splendid island hideaway and  lovely estate owned by Axel Munthe, whose book  La storia di San Michele–The Story of San Michele and a placque that  depicts my sentiments as well on dog wisdom from his book.

The estate located on the northeast side of Anacapri was an ancient imperial villa, whose ruins were preserved by Axel Munthe and are now to be found in their magnificent gardens.  In this area also were the remains of a medieval chapel later moved to its present position–well worth the visit in itself..simply lovely!  San Michele was Munthe’s residence between 1896 and 1910, and the fanciful architecture and master works meant as a perfect environment for the collections of its owner, and at the same time, serve to enhance the beauty of its landscape.  The buildings and collections reflect a romantic taste, typical of that century.

Capri, Itlay

San Michele-Alex Munthe's Gardens, Capri, Italy

Alex Munthe's Garden--Anacapri, Italy


Path to the chapel -- Anacapri, Italy

Dog Wisdom

” The dog is a saint..he is honest and straightforward by nature. “

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Do not disturb

It’s been a tough day here..  I’ve played hard, gotten into as much mischief as I possibly could get away with, tormented my big sis, Spencie–now it’s naptime.  Amen!

Do not disturb


Now how long did you honestly think I’d stay snoozin’?


Naptime's over & away I go!

Oh boy! Look at those gorgeous lemon verbena leaves just a blowin’ in the breeze.  Should I bother to give them a swat or two or three or four?  If I do I better hurry before Mom catches me 😉  Hooray! It’s play time again.

Have a great weekend everyone..I know I will. LOL

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Eye love it!

1. The fattest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

3. She was only a whisky maker, but he loved her still.

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.

6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

9. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.

10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

12. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: ‘You stay here; I’ll go on a head.’

13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab centre said: ‘Keep off the Grass.

15. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

16. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

17. A backward poet writes inverse.

18. In a democracy it’s your vote that counts. In feudalism it’s your count that votes.

19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

20. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris , you’d be in Seine.

21. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, ‘I’m sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.”

22. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says “Dam!”

23. Two Inuit sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.

24. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, ‘I’ve lost my electron.’ The other says ‘Are you sure?’ The first replies, ‘Yes, I’m positive”.

25. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

26. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

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