Thursday, October 31, 2013

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" . . .


. . . he's going to ask you for a glass of milk.

And well, if you take a girl to the sunrise,
she's probably going to want to spend some time at the beach.

We couldn't have ordered a more beautiful sunrise . . .



 But, while this was happening . . .


So was this . . . right behind and to the side of us!


It started to gradually creep around this way.


And then the wind picked up, all the while the sun is still putting on a show.


We quickly made our way up the stairs, I took one shot, and put my camera inside my shirt.
The sand was blowing everywhere, I even had it in my ears!


Yep, it was time for plan "B".

So if you take a girl to the sunrise, and she can't spend time on the beach,
she would love for you to take her to breakfast to ride out the storm . . . even though the storm won. 


1. My daughter had to contact a specialist for a paper she has to write . . . she called me!
Yes, she interviewed me on how to raise Monarchs, I felt important!

2. A lot of rain this week, it's cramping my photo taking. And while I have been known to go out with
my umbrella and my camera, the umbrella would not have helped in the sideways rain this week.

3.. I started a Facebook page last week - Clear Springs Chargers Football by Kim - for all the photos I take
at the football games, both my son's and the varsity. They just sit on my hard drive anyway, why not liberate and share them. Of course there are only two games left, and my son's game is looking really sketchy with
100% chance of rain and thunderstorms for today.

4. If our game does get cancelled, there will be some disappointed kids, because I will have to do some
tricks since I did not buy any treats! Please don't egg my house....

5. If you buy a new hard drive for your computer (much like if you give a mouse a cookie) because it sounds like it going to blow up or take off , your 10 year old printer will then decide it no longer wants to play nice. It now prints blue as pink . . . it's not pretty . . . Houston we have a problem! 

6. Well, I was already to publish this post this morning when I had to come back and add one more thing.
Ever have one of those Ah Ha moments that turned into a Carrie Underwood, "Oh No What Have You Done" moments. And I don't mean the drinking too much and getting married kind, but the realization
at midnight that you left the enclosure that you put the 4 1/2 inch Tersa Sphinx moth caterpillar in, open. Yep, I have a huge caterpillar roaming my house looking for leaf litter to pupate in...and although he may find
some dust bunnies, he is not going to find leaf litter or a pile of dirt to bury himself in. I was on my hands and knees until well after 1 am this morning looking for it with a flashlight trying to channel my inner caterpillar. Dang, I'm so sorry buddy!
*UPDATE: You'll never guess who I found crawling on my kitchen floor this morning,
heading towards the back door! My heart is happy, and I'm sure he is too!

Anyone have printer suggestions, reasonably priced is key here, that they really like?

* I also took the plunge and started a Facebook page for Picking Poppies which you can find here:
https://facebook.com/pickingpoppies, I would love to see you there!

Have a great weekend, and try to stay dry!
Love, Kim
My Photo Art Friday post is ----> here





25 comments:

Deanna said...

Well, darn on the printer as well as the caterpillar. I have owned 2 Canon printers and have liked them both. Looks like you had a mighty storm there, but it sure provided you with some great pics.

Kim Cunningham said...

Wow, some storm! Gorgeous shots of what you could capture before the bottom fell out. I'm still hoping you find the missing caterpillar. And I hope you don't get egged. ;).

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

The photos are dramatic and BEAUTIFUL! Glad you were able to protect your gear. All the sand would be a. Ugh tamer for your sensor. Sorry about the caterpillar.

Dotti said...

Well, you do have your adventures, don't you, Dr. Kim, Ph.D., Butterflies.That sunrise was still beautiful ... as were the stormy skies. We've had a gloomy week here, too. Very challenging, as you say.

Lavender Cottage said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed your photos by the water and it's too bad a storm crept in. Breakfast to watch it from the inside somewhere would have been my idea of feeling better about the day.
I only got on FB this spring and did my personal one and blog page at the same time. Another place to post and I'm sure I still have lots to learn about utilizing it.

Sophi Belle said...

Spectacular photos!!

molly said...

These are truly amazing photography. The last one with the storm cloud is really spectacular

Mollyxxx

Snap said...

spectacular beach shots. good luck on finding the caterpillar. You've been busy!

Betty Luckhurst said...

What wonderful shots you captured! I don't do sunrise so I appreciate them! I can--and often--do sunsets, though :) Good luck with your things that are not quite going right.

Tamar SB said...

Those are amazing!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!

So cool that your daughter called you as the expert (-:

Jill Adams said...

Those beach photos are amazing! Canon is a great brand for printers in my opinion, I've also used Brother printers and they are great too!

Nancy Claeys said...

We bought an HP Photosmart 7510 All In One last year and it's great! Our last printer before that was an HP and over 10 years old and didn't work with Windows 7.

Wow -- those clouds look ominous. We are expecting high winds today too.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

STUNNING photos! :)

April said...

Well yay for finding your little caterpillar! Great way to end the week :) The images of the sunset are beautiful but it's the last one of the storm that took my breath away - gorgeous!

augcott said...

Whew! Thank goodness the caterpillar was found!
Oh my! Those photos are spectacular ... that last one is simply ... well .... amazing!!!!!
Good job!

Michelle said...

Those photos are amazing! I have a Kodak wireless printer & love it. I had a Lexmark before & hated it. There ya go - one love & one hate LOL

Ida said...

Oh man that storm shot is just amazing. You got some fabulous photos but I'm sorry your time at the beach was cut short.
We need a new printer too. Our HP Printer has problems with the colored ink working right and needs adjusting. Easier I think to just buy a new one since this one is rather old. Hope you find just the right fit for your needs.

June Caedmon said...

You didn't need your spray bottle this week, that's for sure! We got 11inches here - I know - crazy! HP printers have always done right by me. They come in all shapes and prices... good luck!

Buttons said...

I bought an Epson WorkForce 545 and will never buy anything else again it is cheap to refill and prints wonderful photos every time I have had it for over a year and I print every day..
B

Buttons said...

Forgot to say those photos are incredible. B

Stephanie said...

Those are the most beautiful beach photos - ever! Breathtaking.

Mitzi said...

Whoa....that storm looks intense...but the sunrise is beautiful over the water! Great shots! LOVED this post!

Brenda said...

Such amazing and dramatic storm images!

Our photos said...

Beautiful are your photos, Kim!
Greetings, RW & SK

Michaela said...

Wonderful sunrise!

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