Our Goofy Dog

Our Goofy Dog

Shannon is a champion cairn terrier. We got her, along with her son Carter, about seven years ago. Shannon was and is retired (as you can imagine). She has all sorts of characteristics that lead us to affectionally call her goofy. She frequently ends up on her back when sleeping on one of their pillows (the dogs pretty much share everything). One of her favorite spots to sleep during the day is in our dining room where I have my computer set up. She seems to like to sleep pushed up against the wall as close as she can get. She also likes to get back under furniture, like some corner shelving we have in the family room.

I also see from this photo we need to do a bit of dusting.

Posted by Laveen Photography (aka cyclis451) on 2012-10-27 14:49:40

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The Frozen Desert

The Frozen Desert

Yesterday was an interesting day down in the desert. About 4 or 5 times every winter there is a dusting of snow up in the mountains around Phoenix, but I have never seen snow actually in Phoenix. That happened yesterday.

This is the first time I have ever seen saguaros with snow on them. I was up around Cave Creek and Bartlett Lake, which unfortunately had about the least amount of snow in the entire valley. I should have stayed around the Superstition Mountains in the east which got a ton of snow. Oh well…

Practically every part of the valley had some snow, hail, or gropple. Whatever the hell gropple is. I never heard the word until yesterday. In fact, my spell check is underlining it, so I guess my computer hasn’t heard of it either. But. All the newscasters kept using the word gropple yesterday.

Posted by MikeJonesPhoto on 2013-02-22 05:56:18

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