Inside The Globe

As the silly season quickly approaches we in the Thrift Shop biz have our version of Black Friday. At our shop this is the biggest fundraising day for us. Since we are part of a non-profit it is especially helpful to us and our mission. I take pictures of the setup, and of the big sales day, to help us promote it for next year and hopefully drive up donations of goods to the shop….also it help us remember how we set it up since we are brain-dead by the end of the day. One of the items that are donated I enjoy is the snow globes. It harkens back to my youth I guess but none the less I find them to be a simple pleasure and one that is hard to photograph. Here is a bear in a Santa suit inside the globe.

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Jewels’

This is our youngest cat Julie. I call her Jewels’ because she is quite preciousness and she trills instead of meowing, it is a soothing sound and very cool besides.  I wrote a short poem about her and her mother Butterfly back in 12′.

“Golden-Eye Stray

Brought Gift Of Same

A Little Triller”

Author: The Jagged Man

Here she is grown up and all. Julie, aka Jewels’

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Yes Its Cold Out

We have a new visitor in our area. Apparently it came from Siberia and it is cold air, which equals cold temperatures. Now last year was cold but our outside cat Butterfly hung tough till January when the temps got down into the teens, then we brought her in whether she wanted us to or not. It seems she has coldar  now and this is note I found taped to the door of the outside door to the study……..DSC00312And this is who I found enjoying the comfort of my reading chair, yes I have a reading chair or better put a chair under really good lighting for these tired old eyes…..none the less here is Butterfly letting me know that yes its cold out….DSC00308

 

Our Boy

I am now back on the kitchen remodel for what is turning out to be phase 2 of a “simple” remodel. The next phase is to open up the living room/dining room by  removing a load bearing wall.We have a builder helping us but that is not going to happen till after the New Year because my point man on that project is busy till then. In the mean time I will finish the base cabinets and install the dishwasher, post old stuff, take some inside macro shots and shot as much as the weather allows of things in my corner of the world. Right now I am using unabashed cuteness to drive up my blog stats ;) by posting a picture of Our Boy.

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Trying Something New

As I mentioned in my last post  I am trying to stretch myself creative wise, not height wise to justify my present weight. As I was finishing the first book I have read since Spring I looked around and decided to shoot something within our study. I cleared The Brides desk off and grabbed a couple of things from my random collection of junk. Here are two of those attempts a trying something new.

I took this one with my Lumix DMC-ZS1. I used a scene mode that replicates a pin-hole camera. I unfortunatley did not get the flash right but I find it cool still.

I took this one with my Lumix DMC-ZS1. I used a scene mode that replicates a pin-hole camera. I unfortunatley did not get the flash right but I find it cool still.

I took this with my new Sony A3000. I am going to use this for my daily shooter in place of my Sony A300.I will be using that as my portrait camera until I am able to upgrade.

I took this with my new Sony A3000. I am going to use this for my daily shooter in place of my Sony A300.I will be using that as my portrait camera until I am able to upgrade.