Friday, June 25, 2010

Shadow Shot Bird of Paradise

I just can't get enough of the beautiful Bird of Paradise flowers down the street from my house. Here they are with their shadows. Check out lots of cool "shadow shots" over at Hey Harriet every Sunday there is a new batch. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Forgive Me

Looking at this sweet face makes me feel a bit guilty. I feel guilty partly because this time I have not become emotionally involved. I also feel guilty because in a few days I will probably be sitting at the Humane Society with all of the other people, who for many unknown reasons, are unable or unwilling to care for animals that are in their possession. Waiting to turn over three kittens is what I will be doing.

I recently went to the same shelter to make a donation for my nieces birthday (she's nine and that is what she wanted!). While I was waiting my turn, I watched a family who had brought in a dog that they were giving up or putting down (I'm not sure which) and it was obvious watching them that they were pretty torn up. They took turns holding the dog and taking pictures of him with the family. It was absolutely heartbreaking. I didn't want to go back there, ever. One last time... Please don't do what I did. I didn't get my daughters cat fixed because it was her cat, her responsibility. I can only hope these babies get adopted.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Weighty Matter

I have been thinking lately about the commitments we make in life and how the ideas we choose to defend can define us. If I truly believe in something I have to be willing to go all the way. "Half measures availed us nothing."