February 22, 2013

Week 8 - Focus on Life - Monochromatic

I am double posting today so just scroll up to see my Freeform Peyote Challenge.

 This week we were to take pictures in monochromatic tones.  I didn't go too wild with my pictures but did some editing in Picasa which I like and it's super duper easy to use too!



We had several foggy days here this week so the trees were covered in hoar frost ... it was beautiful to look at.  This is a picture of my driveway.


 

I am so excited to say that I got a new Boxer dog last week.  We named her Rosie and she is 3 yrs old - almost 4.  We rescued her from a breeder that didn't want her anymore.  She recently had 8 babies and 5 of them died so to a breeder that means she isn't useful anymore as she can't produce pups.  We are happy to have her.  She is a beautiful dog and so friendly and good natured.  She has fit right in to our home and is such a sweetheart.  We found out she has a heart problem as well so we are lavishing her with love and attention.  
Lucy, my American Eskimo dog in the snow - her favorite place.  She loves her new sister too.


Rosie on our walk just today.  She loves to chase and play with Lucy and I'm glad they get along well.  She has so many exact traits that our previous Boxer (Cassius) had.  I told my husband that if dogs reincarnate - then he has come back in her body.  She looks identical to him and so many of her daily habits are the same.  It is crazy!

Rosie and Lucy looking at something that caught their attention.  Nope wasn't a squirrel!

I live in Oil country so had to take a picture of this pump jack located right beside our acreage.  It is not pumping at the moment but this is a very common sight where we live.  

That's all from here so go on over and check out the other photos at The Studio Sublime

26 comments:

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Great naturally monochromatic photos. Your new Rosie sounds like a sweetheart. And so sad that she had outlived her usefulness at the breeders. Love the photo of the two dogs standing at attention.

Stacie said...

Love the doggy shots too...and that first Frost photo is divine!! Loved how you processed it....Rosie looks like she is one happy dog to have such great and loving owners...what a beauty!

Libellula Jewelry said...

Great photos & congratulations on your new family member! She'll forget how she wasn't cherished by her former owner and will only think of how happy she is in the present. We had a rescue cat who was ignored by his owner the first half of his life but lived like a king during the latter half. His heart murmur took him at almost 17 but he died knowing that he was loved.

Patty Woodland said...

Hoar frost is so amazingly beautiful

Annette said...

The photos are beautiful and Rosie looks very happy to be with a new family!

AntiquityTravelers said...

what beautiful photos, and wonderful story about Rosie - good for you to adopt her! She looks so sweet and fits right in next to Lucy!

Claire said...

i'm not a doggie gal, but i can see rosie's a cutie :)
love the pump pic - so sharp and graphic!!

Islandgirl said...

The oil pump brings back memories of growing up in Alberta and driving back and forth across the 'prairies' to visit grandparents in Manitoba... they used to be everywehere!

Glad that Rosie fits into the family!

Adrienne said...

Cute doggies, nice graphic photo at the end!

Courtney said...

Thank you for adopting Rosie! I love your shots, so simple and graceful. The view from your driveway is STUNNING!

Tanya said...

Those are awesome photos and I love that you took them naturally. I love the one of Lucy. The white on white is great. The oil rig is my favorite.

Mary K. McGraw said...

I love how you found naturally occurring monochromatic pictures. But i think my favorite is the one of the two dogs in the snow.

Beti Horvath said...

Wonderful pictures, processed and not!

Shel said...

Congrats on the newest member of your family - she's so cute!! Your photos are all awesome,...especially the last one -wow!!

Meeling said...

The hoar frost photo is just lovely!!

(no. 43 this week)

Becky Pancake said...

Great pics. Thanx for sharing Rosie with us.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Hiya Rosie! What great news, a new addition and that everyone is so happy. Love the photos love the mono-blue, mono-brown and mono-white as you scroll very cool stuff

Marlene Cupo said...

Love how you processed the photos, and great story about Rosie.

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

That first image is truly dreamy. And the pups are adorable. :)

pinkchapeau said...

I love your photography, and I really love your new dog. I am a huge fan of boxers, and she is a beauty. I know she will have a great home with you.

Kashmira said...

That first picture: fabulous!
And Rosie has suchhha sweet face!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Cute pups! As for the landscape shot...gorgeous! I love frost and fog, etc.

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Cute pups! As for the landscape shot...gorgeous! I love frost and fog, etc.

Debi said...

I love Rosie! And the photo of both your dogs together is so sweet. The snow scene reminds me so much of home (Colorado)it makes me homesick. I've just joined this series and posted my first photo today. I've enjoyed all your photos. Really nice blog too.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Love the first photo-beautiful hues and the last photo-very somber.

Congrats on your newest addition! I dislike breeders and am glad you saved this girl. So sad she lost five of her pups. We adopted a boxer-pit bull mix and love her more than life!

LoriF said...

Ahhh, pump jacks! I remember them well, nodding away...love your doggy pictures, and that one of the hoar frost is just gorgeous!! I'm also so thrilled LOL to see someone who knows how to SPELL hoar frost...