Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday, August 12

We have been blessed with cooler weather and some much needed rain the past few days. The break in the heat made it much more pleasant to get out and about today. I started out shooting lots of textures around the house but found nature to be more interesting.

Lily, still on crate rest. The day after I posted her picture last month,
she was in surgery at Oklahoma State University Veterinary Teaching
Hospital to have ruptured disc material cleaned off her spinal cord. She came
home six days later able to walk but within two days she was in severe pain and
couldn't use her back legs. Back to the hospital we went, and she had
another surgery to remove even more disc material and fix things so no
more could leak (hopefully). She's three weeks out from the second surgery
and doing well. She's got a minimum of three more weeks of crate rest to go,
but she's a trooper and doesn't make a fuss. Sorry for the long explanation,
but a lot of you asked, and I thought I should explain the absence of hair
and scar on her back. 7:28 a.m.

"I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee..." 11:55 a.m.

Imperfect or just perfect? 11:56 a.m.

Parched - 11:58 a.m.

A barn I like - 12:07 p.m.

While trespassing to get shots of the barn, I saw this grape vine
decorating a barbed wire fence - 12:08 p.m.

Just a weed - 12:10 p.m.

Victim of a recent storm - 12:12 p.m.

Another view of that barn I like.....I like the house, too! 12:17 p.m.

Optimism - 12:28 p.m.

Marshmallow people at the local chocolate shop - 1:46 p.m.

We had lunch at the Main Street Tavern, a great place to eat
in Broken Arrow - 1:50 p.m.

After lunch, it was time to head home and take Lily and Sassy out in the yard to walk around a bit and do what dogs do. Thanks to my shooting buddies, Mary and Jeanne, I had another fun 12th. See you next month.


Pete said...

Hi Sunny! Poor Lily I hope she's on the mend it sounds like you've both been through a lot. An excellently caught shot with her tongue out as well :)

I like the barn...and love the house too. Always such lovely photos.

Jill said...

Summer - the time for bumble bees. (I got one this month, too!)

Is that a tiny spider I saw in the daisy (all covered up by petals?) Cool!

Oh... but my favorite is the wine on the barbed wire... ironically beautiful.

Great shots, as always, Sunny!

alec said...

Great shots.

kerri said...

The marshmallow people are too funny! I hadn't even seen a marshmalllow thingie like that until yesterday in a facebook picture!

I hope Lily is able to run and play again soon.

Gorgeous pictures, take care and see you next month! :]

Mary Ellis said...

Nice set, Sunny. My favorites are the daisy with the little yellow spider and the vine caught on the fence. I love the way your eye caught the tiny little "graffiti" on the park bench, too. It's always fun to shoot with you and see what you pull out of the day. :) Had fun!

Diana Lucker said...

Hi Sunny! Love these simple shots. I really look forward to each month's outings. I have some awesome sunset pics, but don't know very well how to upload/download, blah blah. I'm crazy about barns. Have lots of pics of those too. :)


well, that was fun!!

hoping for a quick recovery for Lily.
love the barn too!! the barbwire shot is amazing. nice that you saw that one!! feeling sorry for that poor tree...

feeling cynical with that "D loves J forever" ?

thanx 4 the ride!!
see you next month.