Category Archives: Project 365

Surviving | Project 365

Today was the annual traumatize the cats day also known as their annual vet check up. First I had to bribe them to get close to me by doling out some treats. Before Lucy was finished chewing her last one, I had to scoop her up and take her to the carrier that was already prepped and ready to go. Mind you, when I pick this cat up, she stiffens up like a piece of wood. So I try to get her into the carrier and she is fighting me every inch of the way. Claws everywhere. Wolverine claws, you know like the comic book character Wolverine. Trying to get her into the smaller carrier wasn’t working so I had to put her into the larger one. Success but she immediately started crying and throwing herself around the carrier. Good lord.

As I was scooping Lucy up I told Shawn to grab Lenny and follow me. Lenny is the exact opposite of Lucy and basically goes limp. So he was much easier to deal with. And off we went.

We go to a vet that’s about 30 minutes away. I’ve been taking my cats to this place for over 15 years. I like them, I like the vets and it’s worth the drive. Of course, not to the cats. Since Lucy loses her mind and starts panting, Shawn sits her carrier on his lap and opens the door so she can relax a little. Lenny sits quietly in his which is in the backseat. He’s such a good boy.

So they survived the trauma and are both in excellent health. On the ride home Lucy was quiet, defeated and broken. All her defiance, crying for help, just led to the same outcome anyway. A shot and a thermometer up her butt. When we got home she had been drooling which I’m not sure if that’s more pathetic than the panting or not.

Needless to say she was put out with us most of the afternoon. And of course we do feel a little bad. Well, here we are 5 hours later and they are taking full advantage of our guilt. At least Lucy is. Shawn found her lounging on his clean shirts on the bed. And of course he couldn’t move her. He’s guilt ridden. So there she stays.

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And then this guy is just enjoying life lounging in one of his favorite nap spots.

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I had just taken these shots of Lenny and was about to upload them to this post when Shawn said look at him now. And this is what I saw …

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We’ll continue to ease our guilty consciences of looking after their welfare by letting them do whatever the hell they want for the rest of the day. And then they will continue to do whatever the hell they want because that’s what cats do.

Also posted in Cats, Hipstamatic

May? | Project 365

May? When did that happen? And I apologize to anyone who subscribes to this blog via email for the posting overloads! Not sure what it’s going to take to actually be able to post the photos I take on the day I take them. There’s definitely some other things brewing that are taking up time right now. Anyway … here’s what happened to the pink awesomeness after the monsoon of the last two days. A blanket of petals on the ground! Like it snowed pink petals!

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Also posted in Nature

Voluptuous Vixen | Northern VA Boudoir Photographer | Project 365

Last weekend I transformed parts of the house into a studio for a boudoir shoot. Oo la la! Here’s an image that doesn’t give anything anyway other than I had one voluptuous vixen on my hands. And she rocked it!

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Also posted in Goddesses

Petals and Pebbles | Project 365

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That pink awesomeness from last week is being battered by rain today. And it’s only supposed to get worse tomorrow. Like monsoon worse. I was looking out the window at the deluge of rain and noticed that the petals were floating in pools of water. So I ran outside to catch that. You can’t really see the floating aspect but I thought the petals with the pebbles were pretty cool.

Also posted in Hipstamatic, Nature

Dynamic Duo | Project 365

Here’s the dynamic duo, bird watching.

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Also posted in Cats, Hipstamatic

A Little Nature Walk | Project 365

A few years ago I remember lamenting to a friend that there was no place cool to walk. I like to walk for exercise, outside. You know fresh air, Vitamin D, nature. So usually I just walk around the neighborhood which is fine. But if I want a good walk and want to do a loop I have to walk along side one of the main roads where I live. A freeway basically. Six lanes of loud traffic and exhaust.

Less than a week later I was scouting a local park for a photo shoot and was like what the hell is wrong with me?! There is this beautiful park with trails and hiking areas and the river right here, 10 minutes away. So what if I have to drive there? And there you have it. Another gem in my backyard. Here are some scenes from today’s walk on just an amazingly beautiful day.

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Also posted in Hipstamatic, Nature

A Break from All the Flowers | Project 365

With … a cat pic! Gotta love this guy!

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Also posted in Cats

Dogwood | Project 365

And this is the Dogwood tree across from the pink amazingness at work.

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Also posted in Hipstamatic, Nature

Pink! | Project 365

This is what I noticed walking into work today!

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Also posted in Hipstamatic, Nature

Pansies | Project 365

pansy_3_web pansy_2_web pansy_1_WebI would say I’ve never necessarily been drawn to Pansies. Not sure why. But then Shawn started planting them around the gardens and I noticed how they live through most of the winter. Conditions that you would think, damn, how did a Pansy survive that? Isn’t the word pansy a derogatory reference to a weak man? I’m not sure where that came from but Pansies appear to be rather hardy. Anyway, Pansies are used to enhance clairvoyance and heal grief. This flower opens your third eye, the seat of your clairvoyance or intuition. I just had an energy healing session where I was told my third eye is nice and open. Wonder if all these Pansies hanging out helped with that:)

Also posted in Flowers, Macro