Thursday, July 28, 2011

How do you capture summer?

I haven't figured out
how to capture summer yet.

Winter was easy.
Snow was in abundance
and it freezes nicely.

I feel like I am
running out of time...






*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Have you entered the
Pete & Stanley
contest?

I will be making the draw
at 2:00 pm tomorrow (Friday)
and posting the 'ending'
for all to see.

Speaking of Pete ~ a quick update:

I don't think Pete is too scared of me. The other evening, I was sitting outside on the patio, enjoying the warm weather and all of a sudden, I could feel something at my left foot.  I looked down, there was Pete, nibbling on my sandal and sniffing my toes.  It tickled!  I sat very still and the next thing I knew, he was sprawled across my foot having a rest. And where was my camera? Sitting inside on the kitchen table of course!! Isn't that always the way....  He stayed for a few minutes and then merrily went on his way over to the bird feeders to partake in a bit of left over bird seed on the ground.

I love Pete...


29 comments:

Sandra said...

I am soooo jealous, i would have loved to have pete on my foot. the photo is perfect for capturing summer

Lin said...

I love Pete too. And I think Pete knows you like him or why else would he sit on your foot???! Dang, that was cute, eh??

Sorry we missed that photo. Rats!

Bossy Betty said...

I know what you mean about capturing summer! It is an elusive little critter isn't it?

missing moments said...

That is so totally remarkable!!! arrgghhh .... and no camera!
I think Stanley is in for trouble in his relocation plans!

S. Etole said...

Your cup runneth over with summer! As for Pete ... watch your heart!

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

You're capturing Summer with every beautiful, story telling picture you take...
A belated Happy Birthday to Stanley and I'm sure the Pete tale will have a perfectly happy ending! Right?
Susan x

LĂșcia said...

Very beautiful and elegant shot Catherine!
I think Pete came to say "Thank you, I love the photos and also the video you recorded!". ;-)

Fuzzy Tales said...

Lovely, lovely photo, Catherine.

I suppose if one got poison ivy or some such, one would "capture" more of summer than desired. :-P

Ah, well, looks like Pete is well established as the next family pet. LOL.

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! love that Pete just sprawled on your foot! too darn cute!!!

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! love that Pete just sprawled on your foot! too darn cute!!!

♥ Helen said...

I love this photo :)
You have so many beautiful photos.

Brian said...

If you run out of summer too soon I will send you and Pete some of ours!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Catherine!! I don't how summer got to be so fast, if you can catch it to slow it down, that would be great--maybe Pete (who I think is beyond cute) could help!! :))

Gods Little People said...

Aww Catherine, how lucky are you! I sure hope Pete prevails in the end - seems to me he's got the wits and intelligence of how to :-))
Love the pretty image - such a yummy color composition. I'll send you some sunny rays to make your summer last a bit longer - rain would be such a blessing here - yes, it's all upside down!
xo

Linda R. said...

What a wonderful photo. Looks like summer to me..

And I think Stanley better watch out.. Pete will me moving in the house soon.. What would Banjo think!!!

Hugs, Linda

Christine said...

Find some Statice, keep it dry, and put it in a vase, that might capture summer and the colours stay vivid for a while.

BeadedTail said...

That photo is so beautiful Catherine! Too bad you didn't get a photo of Pete on your foot but I'm sure there'll be more chances since he seems to have moved in! Hope Stanley doesn't mind!

Barbara said...

Wow, he must sense you're his Protector! What a wonderful moment - I never have my camera at those times, either. Beautiful summery photo, I think!

Linens and Royals said...

I'm surprised Pete hasn't moved into the house yet. Won't be long. XX For Pete.

Anesha said...

Love the photo, great composition!! Now what does Banjo think about Pete getting so friendly? lol Hope next time you will have your camera at hand.:) Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs Anesha

It's me said...

So sweet.....love Ria...xxx...

Jen said...

I think you captured summer quite well with that shot. I know what you mean about the camera...happens to me all the time ;o)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I don't want to be a Deb (Debbie Downer), but be careful... remember Pete is still a wild animal.

Okay, enough Mom stuff... Love your photo. It's difficult to capture summer in a photo when the real thing is ten times as mesmerizing. But you are doing an excellent job. :)

Naturegirl said...

What a wonderful thought to be able to capture summer and keep it for ever! I suppose I am blessed in that I follow summer in my escape to Az in the coldest of days during our Canadian winters..Loved your stories about Stanley..surely he is comfortable at your feet!

Naturegirl said...

Correction..I gues it was Pete at your feet!

lisa said...

I wish I could answer your question Cat, but I have been wondering the same, and soon summer will be winding down very quickly :-(

Oh my goodness, I love Pete! I sure hope that Stanley does too!! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

Chatty Crone said...

How sweet for him to relax on your feet. Always feels so soft and warm. Sandie

Mariette said...

Dearest Catherine,

What a fate for having the camera elsewhere! We did go to the Fitness Center earlier this week and there were 3 turkey vultures on the road snacking on a road-kill. How I would have loved to take pictures. A chance of once in a life-time... Like your Pete, we have it in our memory and on our retina and you're lucky by having the ability to describe it in such a way that a picture is barely necessary for the reader!
Enjoy your weekend!
Love,
Mariette

Ann said...

Um, Catherine, Take a look at your picture. You captured summer :)
Too bad you didn't have your camera when Pete was hanging out with you. How sweet.

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