Monday, October 25, 2010

The 4th Season "Winter"

 Well the winter weather is here and if we do seem warmer weather it wont last but a day then straight into winter weather. Of driving and shoveling it for 3-4 months. What I love in the warmer weather will be more work in the snowy days.   



 

My long drive way and sidewalk, My walks to the dog run to feed the dogs. Oh lets not forget the nice cold crisp air when warming up your car.  I have a garage but my husband has taken over the thought of parking in it.  I really dread the drive to and from work, I work about 15 miles one way. We have public Tracks, but they don't drop me of close enough to work. 
 

I wont even try to drive in this. Even though I would give a try then turn back home.

the colors are brilliant but the snow will take over and it will be a white out.

I will miss you

   If you like "SNOW" check out this website for Events and Entertainments. Salt Lake City
don't get me wrong I love the snow, I love seeing it from my nice warm house window, watching the fields and ground covered in white with a peaceful sound of silent.    Watching our dogs play and jump around in excitement.  Mika our Alaskan Malamute will surely love this time coming.

 Here is another link to show you some bad weather we have had in the pastI have lived here in Utah over 20 yrs and have seen a few bad winters.  Where we could not even get out of drive way waiting a few days for the snow plowers, I needed to go the store so I pulled on the boots and used a sled to tote my 3 yr old daughter back then. It was more fun then work.  

I arrived when Utah got their 1st Tornado.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Odie and Mika

I just have to share my thoughts on how wonderful friends I have in Odie and Mika.  I took deep notice how much they love us.  

Our little fluffy dog is Odie, he was given to us from a friend. Odie came from a Spanish speaking family so when he arrived to us almost 2 years ago he didn't understand a word of English.  I didn't know this of course and didn't bother to ask but when I notice he wouldn't listen to me at simple commands such Sit but he was always excited when I called his name out "ODIE".  I knew hes not a stupid dog just didn't know the English language.  Odie knows English and I cant tell ya how good a dog he has been, his love and affection is so real and so deeply toward me and our family.  He gets so excited and cant wait to give ya affection when coming home for work.  He comes with us everywhere.    
 Before Odie came to us we had a female about 10 years old who I found on KSL list of a dog abandoned who needed a home. Her name was Mika when I seen her I could not say no.
 She was in such poor shape, over weighted and her hair looked like it hadnt been brushed, let alone her toe nail never been clean or cut that was 2004,  I felt he heart beat with mine. 
 I excepted to take her I put her in front of my mini truck cab.  We arrived home and I let her smell around assured her this is her own yard and her own family and she can have anything she wanted, cause she didn't look well and all I can offer her is a good ending with her world of being 10-11 years old and abandoned.  I took Mika down to the pet store for a groom and a manicure.  She looked so much better and I know it made her feel better she was now being taking care of.  We had her 2 years before Odie came to us. 

The next year 2009 Mika wasn't acting right and was not moving around to much. That afternoon my son (24 yrs old) called and told me Mika's not right she wont move. I raced home to find Mika laying under a tree still breathing I laid her on my lap and held her letting her know I loved her dearly and then she was gone. I cant express the loss I lost that day. My husband buried her in the back year near a beautiful rose bush that my mother wanted to plant next to her.  She was our whole family friend and loved one. Mika was able to find love from Me, my husband, my son and my daughter along with grandkids and the rest of the family who knew her.  She has been the best dog and loving dog anyone could ask for.  

I felt so bad for Odie, she was Odie best friend as well. Odie was not himself and I knew I had to do something quick.  Even having her inside the house she didn't feel right. Not long someone had told me that they found another female on KSL for free.
Another Alaskan Malamute, I jumped onto it, When I seen the photo on line she looked just like Mika, this Malamute was 4 yrs old.  When I spoke with the owner he told me that since getting married the dog isn't being responsive and is more of a burden then all.  I hadn't yet seen the female malamute, But when he mention her name was Mika I knew then it was our dog. "Yes" this dogs name was also name Mika,  That was all I needed to drive 50 miles north and except her into the same truck 1st Mika was riding in.  

Brought her home and she loved the big back yard and of course this little fella waiting in the yard as well, they have been best friends and will cry and wine if one is absent from each other.

Its now been 2 Years and we have Mika and Odie who both are very much apart of our family. I couldn't ask for any better friends then I find in these two beautiful animals. Since then I have adopted a cat named Diamond and she get along well with the dogs and with that were all content.

this photo was taken 3 years ago just before 1st Mika passed, but this photo was taken when my mother pasted away, Mika stayed close to me thought the whole day. She knew my heart was hurting and she made me feel good by being their next to me.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lamps

I love the wood look.


Just what I needed.

Still love the wood look.

I know just the place to put it Patio

So original, an earring holder. Why hasn't this been thought of before.

This is all glass check out their website

I wonder who thinks of all this! Great stuff.

Accent


this would be perfect

A guest room!


I wish, I wish, I wish.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Johnathan Harris

Johnathan Harris paints vibrant contemporary southwestern landscapes, wildlife and abstract expressionistic paintings on canvas using bright, vivid colors. His art work is featured in galleries across the United States. Capturing the Vibrancy of the Southwest and the European landscape is the driving force behind his art. His paintings hang in private and corporate collections around the World


On this site you will see his most recent original canvases as well as several fine art giclee print reproductions that are available to buy.

Johnathan's art focuses on Southwestern scenic landscapes, Aspen foliage tree paintings in the fall, Rocky Mountains of the Southwest United States, Representational Desert and mountain landscape paintings of New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona as well as wildlife and abstract works inspired by nature. If you are looking for original paintings on canvas and fine art giclee prints... your search is over.            

I absolutely love my job searching the web and viewing so many websites with beautiful work.  Search through art gallery’s is a perfect position for me. 

Alan Blaustein

     

I would like to introduce a fine Photographer who in many words finds the fine touches we seldom see in photos.  Please enjoy the many things Alan Blaustein brings to life.








Alan Blaustein is a location and studio photographer located near San Francisco, California. Alan specializes in commercial and fine art photography.


He has developed a successful career photographing for corporate, advertising and editorial clients, as well as being featured in calendars, cards and books. Alan is available for travel location photo assignments abroad and in the USA.










His nostalgic, soft, romantic and alluring imagery brings the past into the present. European stock Photography, black & white sepia toned fine art prints, and exhibition quality hand printed prints are available
Many contemporary homes are decorated with Photography, yet photography isn't strictly for the modern home. With the variety of subjects covered by photography, you can decorate any room in your home or office.  Framed art photography makes a stunning display in both black & white photography and color photography.

Hang a framed print in any room and add a touch of intrigue or fun.

Canvas art photography gives the photo a texture and the look of a painting. Canvas art comes in many sizes and will give any room in your home great style.
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Kurt Shaffer Photopher

I would like to introduce a fine Photographer who in many words finds the fine touches we seldom see in photos. 
        Please enjoy the many things Kurt Shaffer brings to life.

 
 
It has been over 30 years since my father gave me my first camera.  Thinking back, I guess he probably felt that he would rather I broke my camera than his!  I immediately became obsessed with photography and the world it opened up to me.

Growing up I experienced living in different parts of the United States.  The west coast, the mid-west and now northeast Ohio.  I even spent two years in Hawaii during my tour of duty with the U.S. Navy.  And of course, the end result of moving around the country gave me a broader perspective on the world - one that is open to new things - especially the natural world.  I have always felt best outside, walking with my dad through natural settings.  And this was further encouraged through my involvement in Scouting.  


It all has given me a real appreciation of nature.  And being so sensitive to nature, I naturally react the same with people and animals.  I've always had pets of one kind or another, from all kinds of reptiles in high school (yes, snakes!) to dogs, cats, horses and birds!  So capturing the "natural you" comes naturally to me and is imperative, whether through a portrait or in a candid moment.

Since those early years, photography has become an extension of my personality.  I live and breathe it - it is what makes me happy! Today, I believe that photography has given me a true understanding of the power and vulnerability of nature in its purest form.  As I capture images that inspire and educate, my photography seems more important to me now than ever!
 My current home for the past 28+ years is beautiful Cleveland, Ohio.  Ohio and Lake Erie have some of the most beautiful landscapes, sunsets, springs, summers, autumns and winters as anywhere!  But don't take my word for it, check out the photos on this site!  


It all has given me a real appreciation of nature.  And being so sensitive to nature, I naturally react the same with people and animals.  I've always had pets of one kind or another, from all kinds of reptiles in high school (yes, snakes!) to dogs, cats, horses and birds!  So capturing the "natural you" comes naturally to me and is imperative, whether through a portrait or in a candid moment.  
Blessings upon you and this beautiful earth,



Many contemporary homes are decorated with photography, yet photography isn't strictly for the modern home. With the variety of subjects covered by photography, you can decorate any room in your home or office.