Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Animals and Cameras

My son, Ryan, said to me the other day...."Mom...why are all the animals in our house a little strange?" I told him....they are not strange...all animals can act a little crazy sometimes. As I was shooting this next picture, I figured I would have to take that back. Where else would you find a cat and and bird sharing food and better yet...sharing a piece of BOLOGNA! : )




P7190175I purchased a new camera and I am so excited! I bought a new one at Christmas time, but it still wasn't doing what I needed...so this time, I got a SLR. Now, I just have to figure out how to use it outside of the basic modes. Here are some close-ups of Sophie that I got when I was playing with it a little. It is a bit intimidating...but I will figure it all out one of these days. Denise, I will let you know if I find any new tricks. : )


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Last, I leave you with this verse. Carmen is a friend of mine who adopted a little girl from the same SWI that Sophie is from. She is my sister in Christ who is always so very supportive. She shared this verse with me earlier and I wanted to share it with you. We all face trials.......

Have a wonderful week!!!!!

James 1:2-4

2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything

 

31 comments:

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Great photos...and silly pets!

chels said...

i cant believe milo went that close to sammy..

Shawnstribe said...

i love that verse, especially right for today, Aila having a tough time ; (
i love the pet photos,truly at ease how special.
I love your photos, i hope you have lots of fun
xxx
s

Denna said...

Great Pictures. I like the camera.

JShannon said...

Congrats on the camera ! I love my SLR and I still have not figured it out.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Love the bird and cat eating.. our bird will walk around the house and not one of the dogs will touch him.. It is sooo funny...
Have fun with your new camera...
Hugs

Michelle said...

Congratulations on the new camera!! Great photos. I can't wait to see more!

AZMom said...

OH MY GOSH! That pic with the bologna is hilarious!!!

Love your new camera and the close ups are darling!

mommy24treasures said...

oh congrats on the camera! I know Steffie's and Denise's take wonderful pics! I know you will love it!
IT does take a lot of perseverence to learn.

Oh your animals are strange;)
Thank you for sharing the verse.

Paula said...

Yes, that definately goes down as the strangest pic i've seen in a while. I had no idea cats and birds could be friends :)

holly m. said...

Beautiful shots of Sophia. You can tell that sweet girl has SO many thoughts going on in her punkin head..

Michelle said...

Cute pictures of Sophie, her eyes and expressions say so much. That scripture helped me a lot when raising our son. I pray her little heart will grow and heal.

nikki said...

Hilarious about your pets - they really ARE strange (in a good way, of course).

Congrats on the new camera...love the close-ups!

And, good word...it's a tough lesson to learn sometimes, but so true!

~~ said...

Love the bird and cat ...lol the pictures of Sophia are just precious. I love her eyes. Hope you all are making progress -- I think of you often!
Patricia

Sherri said...

Yes, we all face trials...I love that verse.

I love the pictures of Sophie!

Your pets are hysterical! i have never seen anything like that before!

Sherri

Bella's momma said...

The photos are WONDERFUL ~Camera is doing it's job well!!!

I agree with your son you do have crazy pets!!! Too funny

Somewhere In The Sun said...

That IS a strange site! :D
Love your pictures with your new camera. Sophie is so cute with her wet hair!

~Lynn

Colleen said...

Love those crazy pets of yours!:) What a great picture! Have lots of fun with your new camera!!! I'm sure you will!

Kowalczyk said...

Oh, I wanta play with yer camera! VERY cool sailor! Love the cat and bird, you are too busy, would you like a fish too, not moving it, no way! Nancy

OH MY #6 said...

U have a wonderful week too my friend.

Love the pictures!

Lea
xo

missy said...

We have nutty animals, too! That's why we love them so much. You will LOVE your camera. My brother has that one and we debate about who takes the best photos : )
I can't wait to see photos of your little beauties!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Love the bird and cat sharing.... now if we could all get along like that. lol
Oh, Sophie is beautiful and it looks like she was enjoying her special time with you.
I still don't have my camera down... but if you haven't already you have to try Picassa photo editing... you can find it free on the net.
you are in my heart and my prayers dear friend..
love,
Daleea
thank you for sharing the verse... it blessed me.

Carmen said...

LOVE the picture of Sophie with wet hair and LOVE the verse. It is sustaining me right now :)

Sheri said...

Good luck with the camera! I've had mine for over 2 years and still just do the basics. :) You have inspiree me to read the manual and learn some tricks. The photos you've taken so far look great.

Jeff and Amy said...

Hard verse to accept sometimes but oh so true, thanks. Love the pictures, the cat and bird one is hillarious!!!!

Denise C said...

First of all..I love that verse...and, next, I adore these pictures of Miss Sophie! WOW! Do tell ....what trick did you use on these???
I am counting on you and Steffie B to teach me all I need to know about our cameras!
Love you sweet friend!

Kristin said...

Love the Sophie pics!!! I hope you have a great time at the beach. I look forward to your pictures. :-)
Kristin

The Byrd Family said...

Awesome that you have a new camera! I love these photos especially of her smiling.....

Steffie B. said...

See.....i told you you would love it...email me with any questions! ;)

Andrea Nielsen said...

Michelle,
I love the pictures of Sophie...and how clear they are with your new camera. I am a bit jelous of the quality!
I love the look on Sophie's face in the first picture... and love that you can see a bit into her little soul. I pray daily that things are going well for her and your family.
Andrea

my3 kids said...

that is too funny.....awesome new camera you have. Can't wait to see more of your photography. I would like an SLR too but would have to do alot of convincing I think as hubby thinks ours is just fine and it is but an SLR would be even nicer:)

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