Wednesday, October 27, 2010

a girl / her dog

solo post - L, Nikon

I know you're probably tired of seeing this dog, but it's all I have tonight. As you may know, over the weekend Taylor brought home a little dog she had been fostering so that my brother could take him to Alabama and give him a permanent home. My brother is so happy with the way Copper is adjusting. I think at first he thought, "what am I getting myself in for?" For the past 10 years he's had a nice routine with his dog Emerson who is very well behaved and settled in as just the two of them... now he's got to train a new dog, and make sure his fence is secured - you know how beagles will follow a scent no matter what. My brother said Copper is doing well, adapting to his schedule and is fun to play with, but almost too much for his older dog to handle. Taylor said that dog was a magnet for her - he really does have a cute puppy dog face with his heavy eyeliner. Maybe my brother will benefit in more ways than he anticipates... in the way of meeting a nice young lady perhaps? I'm wondering, has anyone ever had a beagle?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

a sprinkle of color / a scatter of rain

solo post - L, Nikon

This is what our autumn is like so far... mixed of rain and sun, balmy and brisk, summer green and autumn yellow... no wooly sweaters or warm fires burning, no hot cider or chili on the stove. But I know the time is coming and I am so ready.

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. ~Stanley Horowitz

adoption update: Copper seems to have adjusted real well to his new life in Birmingham so far. I believe my brother has made him one happy dog.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

sweet / happy

solo post - T, Nikon / phone pic

i'm going to miss this sweet boy, but i'm really happy that my uncle is adopting him. my uncle is driving from alabama to meet copper in atlanta tomorrow. i sure hope they bond like we have. he's been my buddy for the last couple of weeks – i've been fostering copper. can you imagine that this sweet dog was on the kill list? all of the dogs at petzone have been saved from the 'kill list' at local shelters. what a wonderful thing kate, the owner, is doing. this is the second dog i have been able to place in homes - and it feels so good.
check out these awesome leather chucks i got at the thrift store (they make my feet look sort of big though - ha).

Sunday, October 17, 2010

home / comfort

solo post - L, Nikon

“Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company” - author unknown

It was nice to to see her face, to hear her laugh, to share a cup of tea.. even to wash her clothes - it was a pleasant surprise to have her home.
What surprise did you enjoy this weekend?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

hearts-a-poppin / loving

L - Nikon / T - Nikon

In my yard, before the leaves change to red and amber, the hearts-a poppin bushes burst open with red seed pods. I love this plant with it's interesting little bloom - sort of like a flower, sort of like a fruit. I clipped some of the branches and brought it indoors but I better put it away before Bunny comes to visit this weekend – I think it's poison. / i better be careful... i'm falling in love with all the dogs. this is babyface. (i think copper is a better name – remember the dog from the fox and the hound?). he's so freakin cute. i hope someone adopts him soon.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

delighted / happy

L- Nikon / T - Nikon

I was out of town, walking amongst formal rose gardens, natural wildflower gardens and through a museum with great pieces of American art - Grant Wood and Georgia O'Keefe, just to name a few – captivated by the beauty around me and I received a photo text from Taylor. It was a painting that she had started working on. I had no idea she was even painting again - and just for fun. Do you know how happy that made me? I was looking at the work of famous artists but the work of this artist is what gave me delight. On the subject of art - I'm wondering who is one of your favorite artist? One of mine is Pierre Bonnard / i had an idea in my head so i got out my paintbrushes. i'm really please with the way it's turning out and i'm enjoying doing it. and guess what else - Lilly got adopted today. so happy.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

me / my shadow

solo post - T, Nikon

crazy, but one thing i was most excited about in this apartment was this one wall. when i started doing photography i was often frustrated by not having one spare wall in the house to shoot against. this wall is blank - nothing hanging, nothing setting against it. there's possibilities here.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

fullness / complete

L - Nikon / T - Nikon

"Live what you love"... that's what my ring says.
and that's what I did this weekend. What a full weekend I had! I didn't want it to end. It was good from the start to the very end - every moment a pleasure. Started with a great mexican dinner (with enough leftovers to serve me the entire weekend) and going by the nursery for some pansies and mums on Friday night, Saturday morning I went to the local market for fresh bread and cheeses, then a walk with Evee at Big Trees. I've missed that park. The autumn weather certainly pulled me there this weekend. Evee enjoyed it too. At home I set to work photographing my rings to put in my etsy store. I was so excited to finally add them to my shop. I had such fun propping the photos and enjoyed being outside to do it. All weekend I would switch from one thing to the next depending on the sun. When the sun hit just right on the hammock I was out there reading, when it faded I was inside making rings, and at night I was busy posting to my etsy. I didn't watch t.v. at all until last night when I ended the weekend with a uplifting movie - "Letters to Juliet". I sure hope you all had a great weekend too. / i love my apartment. it's like a home instead of temporary living quarters. and to me flowers complete a home so i bought some for myself.

Friday, October 1, 2010

eager / yearning

L - iphone / T - phone pic

I'm looking forward to the weekend. The forecast looks perfect - highs in the low 70s and lows in the 40s. Those low temperatures are reason enough for a first fire in my mind - I can't wait. I think I'm being over-eager and should probably wait. What about you - are you eager for cozy nights by the fire or does it have to be much colder? / i've found a new friend and her name is lilly. i think i have taken a liking to her since our hair colors match and the fact that she is really wonderful. i'm volunteering at a new rescue center that has just opened up in athens called petzone and i'm really enjoying myself. it's a thrift store and dog rescue place combined, which are two of my favorite things ever! all of the proceeds from the thrift portion go towards saving and taking care of dogs that are on the kill list of other local shelters. i really want to take lilly home, but i guess i'll have to settle with volunteering every day until she gets adopted [:


The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.