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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #145 ~ Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona

Once again BabyRocketDog & Hootie get to go hunting for shadows with Pat and me.
Look closer...there are people standing in these red rock shadows! I should have moved closer for this shot of my guy and pooches. Now this little fellow could cause some pain. Ouch! The creosote bush casts a fine shadow & smells good too.
These were some of the thinnest bench seats I've ever seen.
No fatties allowed apparently. Okay, we'll move our big butts on!
As we finished up our hike I liked the view of Patrick and the pooches
heading back toward the Phoenix skyline.
All these photos were taken a few days before my camera died on me last Sunday. We attended the PetSmart Petwalk in Tempe, AZ to join our Dales & Friends group. While on the last 1/2 mile of our walk the skies opened up and we were saturated with rain. My camera took it's final photos that day, before drowning. Not sure if I have any other Shadow Shots in my archives now, so will probably have to use Patrick's Nikon, which I don't like much. Phooey.
For more Shadow Shots please go visit our hostess, Tracy at Hey Harriet. For the new Pet Pride meme, just go HERE. Here's wishing all who pass this way a blessed weekend.
love, Cassie

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Marines Need Our Prayers

I copied this from Rev. Paul's blog Way Up North.
I hope you'll join us in praying for these troops.
Please pray for the "Darkhorse Battalion": 3rd Battalion 5th Marines. The name itself is prophetic, and they are facing enough crap in the sandbox that they’ve even made Snopes (!

Pray specifically:

* Pray for protection from bullets and from the 100 lbs IEDs which bad guys are now using to destroy the bulldozers that the Marines are using to remove IEDs.

* Pray for Divine rest; they’re sleeping (some) but not resting, and they do not need a 2-front war!

* Pray the enemy would be struck with confusion, equipment malfunction, mental disorder, cowardice.

* Pray for the advancement of the Kingdom, among both Marines and locals. (Please feel free to share this.)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #144 ~ Seven Mile Gulch Trail

Baby Rocket Dog, our Airedale Terrier and Hairy "Hootie" Houdini, our Welsh Terrier. What are YOU lookin' at?? Yep, I'm bringing up the rear. Come on Mommy! You're holding us up with all this picture taking!
On Valentine's Day we hiked around the Prescott (Arizona) National Forest on the Seven Mile Gulch Trail. There were plenty of shadows all over, so as the dogs sniffed their way around the trail I snapped some ShadowShots. For more Shadow Shot Sunday photographers, hike on over to Tracy's blog. And just click HERE to join in the new meme, Pet Pride. Have a good weekend!
ps-We are told they are having snow there now!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just a few photos that make my heart sing! The top is a file photo I got on the internet a few years ago. Thought it was cool. The next was a little surprise Patrick had for me at our hotel room at the Wyndham Gardens in Prescott last night. He bought that heart and had it outside our house to surprise me about 10 years ago. I forgot all about it, but that romantic soul didn't. After arriving in Prescott we took the dogs on a nice hike around our hotel was amazingly unpopulated and had lots of good smells for them to follow. lol. Pat also made reservations at "our place", Murphy's, and we had a lovely dinner. I had the Blackened Sea Bass and Patrick had his usual, Prime Rib. It was terrific, and especially nice because it was 2/13 so not crowded! Afterwards we changed into more comfy clothes and had a nice glass of wine in the hotel lounge. Today after breakfast at the hotel we went back to sleep for a few hours then packed up our Jeep and the dogs and went on a nice long hike in the Prescott National Forest. Even found a little snow on the ground. (Starting Thursday they're supposed to get snow for 4 days...Too bad we missed that.) We had a small lunch at AppleBee's, then to finish off an already wonderful 2 days, we got to visit with our 2 grandchildren. We brought them various little Valentine treats and it was so great to see them both again. Though our granddaughter is almost 14 and g-son 12, they are both really polite and just so lovable. (Okay, they are my grandkids!)
Oh almost forgot. The next photo is of Patrick and me in the hotel lobby. The next 2 are pics he sent me while I was up in Idaho and he was down in Phx. He has that silly heart that I got as a kid at a carnival hanging next to his computer at his work. The bottom photo is an aerial shot of our cabin in Idaho. He can be very romantic at times. That's nice, because I like that kind of thing, and I tend to be less romantic so need some encouragement!
Anyway, we're on our way home to Phoenix now and what a fine time this was. I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day too. love, Cassie

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #143

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #142 ~ A Road Less Traveled

Do you imagine that the Montana road crew who painted these lines was completely sober?? Or, perhaps the painter had the hiccups! For more exciting Shadow Shots go visit Tracy at Hey Harriet.

Friday, February 4, 2011

My Cup Runneth Over...

Was listening to Dennis Prager's radio show this morning and there was a special guest on: Ed Ames. It was refreshing to hear a celebrity from Hollyweird talking conservative values. The man still has that fabulous deep voice that he had many years ago while singing with the Ames Brothers and later, on his own. I remember several of his songs from when I was young, among them Try To Remember, Mariah, I Believe, My Cup Runneth Over With Love , Who Will Answer, Mary In The Morning and my H.S. Class of '68 class song The Impossible Dream . Mr. Ames is not only a noted singer, but also an actor on screen and Broadway. Ahhh, such good memories. Every Christmas when I get out our Christmas tapes and Cd's I get to listen to Ed Ames for a full month. If you have never heard Mr. Ames sing, just click on some of the songs I have listed above and be prepared to be delighted.

Blessings to all who pass this way. love, Cassie

ps-This post is dedicated to my husband, Patrick. Happy Early Valentine's Day honey!