Tag Archives: Great Dane

Wild Life


It is a wild life isn’t it? In Virginia’s Eastern Shore where I live, there’s a sign that says “You’ll love our nature”. I’ve never seen as many deer as I’ve seen here, and I’ve never had rabbits instead of squirrels as the neighborhood pests.

Can you see this young bucks velvety antlers? Adorable!!

Can you see this young bucks velvety antlers? Adorable!!


Same young buck, different day I think.

Same young buck, different  time of day.


little baby bunny right in our front yard. So cute!

little baby bunny right in our front yard. So cute!


Here's momma (or daddy) bunny. Very pretty.

Here’s momma (or daddy) bunny. Very pretty.


Crazy wild great dane. Oh wait, that's my dog Lucy.

Crazy wild great dane. Oh wait, that’s my dog Lucy.


I hope to get shots of the hummingbirds and cardinals and mockingbirds and blue jays. If I keep my camera on me at all times it just might happen!


ten things i adore

  1. my husband 
  2. my family (parents, sons, nephews, niece)

    The Haddock grandparents and grandchildren.

  3. my sister
  4. my bestie Geri 

5. my dog Lucy 

6. my Miche bags 

7.  my lip gloss 

8. my watch 

9. notebooks ( take notes on everything) 10. my comfy shoes.

kitchen shots (bang bang)


it’s cold, it’s dreary, it’s drizzly. But I’ve got to get my camera out to play! Here’s what I’ve got.

Handsome Jack. I got the lightscoop out, and put the camera on Manual to make sure the shutter speed and aperture were exactly fast enough and wide open. ISO was 200. Flash strength maxed out.


Lucy wasn't happy with my camera. I actually think she's scared of it. Sticking your tongue out isn't nice for dogs or people!


Pretty girl. Since I have four boys, she gets to be my baby girl. She's just the sweetest, unless you're a man at my house and Scott isn't here, then she's a vicious attack dog. I'm not even kidding either. She's VERY protective of me! She even started barking at a man on TV last night after Scott had gone to bed. Warning!


Max isn't feeling so great today, kind of in a sleepy crabby mood. I wonder if he's got S.A.D. like me? It could be!


That’s it. We’re done with school for the day and the video game madness is about to begin. I’m going to get to that laundry pile then work on finishing up “Mockingjay” . What are you doing today?

Give a kid your camera, they break your lens!


Thankfully it was JUST my kit lens. It no longer auto focuses but it still manual focuses just fine.

Lucy our Great Dane, napping on the couch.


Up close and personal.


Yesterday Sammy asked if he could take some pictures. The lighting was pretty crummy as it was a grey, rainy day. He was using my kit lens which turned out providence as he somehow managed to break the auto focus. I still think he captured our 14 month old Great Dane Lucy quite well.


Lucy Van Pelt


This is my girl. I have four HUMAN children, all of the male persuasion (and I like it like that!  girls have cooties!) but my girl is my BIG girl, Great Dane named Lucy Van Pelt. We’re big fans of the Peanut gang. Scott (my hubby) got Lucy for me as a Christmas gift last year about this time. We’ve watched her grow at a rapid pace and finally reach what seems to be a plateau. Here she is this afternoon, just relaxing on our loveseat.


And last year? Cuteness!