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Black and White

by Gretchen DeMoss

I’m working on a new project for the house that includes some black and white photos. It’s not something I’ve worked much with, but I’m happy with the way these photos came out.

Cannon Beach
Yamhill valley
Mt. Constitution
Kendall beach
Seaside
Cannon beach
Cannon beach
Frost

What do you think? Any suggestions?

 

Wordless Wednesday – Sunshine

Sunning herself

Sunning herself

Goodbye, Bailey

Most of the time Facebook brings you good news: birth announcements, engagements, good food, good times. Sometimes, however, Facebook is the bearer of sad news. It seems like too often lately, I’ve learned of sad news during my morning visits  to Facebook. Today I learned that Kendall’s older brother, Bailey, died yesterday from complications during surgery.

Bailey and Kendall

Bailey and Kendall

Bailey was an awesome dog. He will surely be missed. He and Kendall were like two peas in a pod. Our hearts go out to his owners who are friends of ours.

So, give your pup an extra hug today and cherish every day you have with them.

A Blogging Award

by Gretchen Demoss
One of our new readers over at http://www.savedbydogs.com passed the Versatile Blogger Award on to us this week. It’s always fun to hear who is reading our blog, and it’s even more fun to receive a blogging award.

Versatile Blogger Award

As part of this blogging award, we’re supposed to tell seven things you might not know about us and then pass the award on to other bloggers. Here are some things you may not know about Kendall and me.

1. Kendall’s favorite food in the whole wide world is sweet potatoes! She’ll eat anything and everything sweet potato.

2. Kendall doesn’t like bananas. She eats lots of other fruit like strawberries, cherries without their pits, kiwi, etc., but she doesn’t like bananas at all.

3. I once bungee jumped from a logging bridge in Washington state – all in the name of science. I jumped twice, once forward and once backward,  but would never do it again.

4.  I don’t like to garden. We’re lucky to have transformed our yard into a perennial oasis. I don’t have to do anything but watch stuff grow and flower.

5.  I have my motorcycle endorsement. I don’t plan to ever ride a motorcycle, but getting the endorsement was on my bucket list.

6.  I love the beach. I find it relaxing and calming. There’s nothing like walking on the beach and finding sand dollars. Kendall loves it, too.

7.  We don’t go out for Valentine’s Day. We plan a picnic in front of the fire. One of us is in charge of picking up dinner and the other is in charge of dessert. It saves a lot of money and is just as romantic, if not more.

Here are the blogs we’re passing the Versatile Blogging Award on to:

Gardening with Wyatt – Wyatt’s a fun-loving Airedale whose people are the ones responsible for our awesome yard. He’s always up to something.

Life with Desmond – Desmond has had some rough times dealing with the stress of Superstorm Sandy. It looks like they’ve already received this award, but I’m sending it their way again.

You Did What with your Weiner – Follow Gretel and Chester, two Dachshunds as they hike around Seattle and explore the Pacific Northwest.

Urban Hounds – You’ll find product reviews, book reviews, recipes, and more over at Urban Hounds.

Little Vintage Trailer – This isn’t a dog blog, but it is one I enjoy reading. I love the design of the blog, and there’s plenty to read about vintage trailers there.

 

 

Flat Kendall spends more time in the Florida Keys

Flat Kendall spent a total of 10 days hanging out, seeing stuff, and relaxing in the Florida Keys. Here are some other highlights from her trip.

A resident at the Wild Bird Center

A resident at the Wild Bird Center

We stopped at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center to see who was there. Last time we stopped we were able to feed the pelicans. Unfortunately, flooding from last year’s storms have made it so you can’t walk all the way to the beach for feeding along their boardwalk. We did see a few pelicans there, though.

Pelicans at the Wild Bird Center

Pelicans at the Wild Bird Center

On of our favorite places to visit on our trips to the Keys is Snappers. We went for happy hour and got lots of colorful pictures.

Snappers is dog friendly

Snappers is dog friendly

Which way is home?

Which way is home?

Relaxing in the sun

Relaxing in the sun

What’s a trip to the Florida Keys without a little snorkeling.?

Snorkeling at John Pennekamp State Park

Snorkeling at John Pennekamp State Park

Every night we gathered on the dock to watch the sun set over Florida Bay.

Sunset in Key Largo

Sunset in Key Largo

We usually stay in Moon Bay, and here’s a shot of the full moon over Moon Bay.

Moon over Moon Bay

Moon over Moon Bay

Flat Kendall had a great time visiting the Florida Keys. She’s ready for next year’s adventure.

Wyatt spruced up our front yard

Wyatt stopped by today with his peeps to work their magic in our front yard. Remember Wyatt from last spring? He came by last April and redid our backyard into a wonderful dog-friendly oasis.

Wyatt came to garden

Wyatt came to garden

In the front yard, they moved some plants, added lots of new plants, took away some old plants, and put in some great features. We no longer have to walk through the mud to the car because there’s a brand new walkway.

Wyatt likes our garden gnome

Wyatt likes our garden gnome

The empty corner now has some color

The empty corner now has some color

 

The island got spruced up, too

The island got spruced up, too

I’ll be sure to post some Before and After pictures soon. If you want Wyatt’s peeps to come work on your yard, you can contact them on Wyatt’s blog or at Rain Country Gardens.

Can Wyatt come back and visit sometime?

Can Wyatt come back and visit sometime?

 

Look Who Came to Visit! Wyatt!

Look who came by to visit yesterday. Wyatt from Gardening with Wyatt came over with his peeps to see about sprucing up our front yard. They did our back yard last year.  I can’t wait to hear their ideas.

Wyatt came to visit!

Wyatt came to visit!

Our dog-friendly back yard has filled in nicely. The perennials are coming in and it’s looking so much better than this time last year. We’re excited to revitalize the front yard. Our house was built in 1972 and a lot of the landscaping was put in at that time. Now, forty-some years later, the bushes are straggly and things need a boost. We’ll be sure to post pictures of what they come up with.

Carpet shopping

Kendall thinks this color is just right

Kendall thinks this color is just right

 

Wordless Wednesday

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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