Snapshot Sunday: Lazy Sunday

Polly in one of her favourite spots .

I was going to use this for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge as either Polly or lazy but I changed my mind. However, it is too nice a photo of Polly not to share.

Bad Photo Monday: The One That Almost Got Away

It is not easy to photograph a running dog.

I took several photos of Cindy chasing a tennis ball for last week’s Fun Foto challenge. I was pretty pleased with most of them. This one I was going to chuck out until I remembered Bad Photo Monday.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: All Things Farm Related

Down on the Farm

I thought this would be easy for a country dweller but I am a country dweller who can only see farm animals within a 2km radius of my house when it is not raining. So here are some I prepared earlier.

I used to occasionally house sit for friends who had a hobby farm. I did not have to do a lot, some hay for the sheep, goats and alpacas, feed the chooks, collect the eggs and water the veggies. I loved staying there. It was very peaceful and as it was too far to walk to the bus stop unless I was really keen I just relaxed, did my chores and caught up with reading, knitting and listening to music.

Apple boxes at a local orchard.

Fruit growing is the other main type of farming around here but it is too early in the season for apples yet. We’re waiting for the blossom and hoping the windy October weather does not blow them away.

Lastly here are some cows who live in a paddock next to a neighbour’s place which is literally five minutes walk from my house.

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge:Any Topic

I saw a cute lamb with it’s mother. What a cute mother and baby photo this makes. Here is my effort for the “Any Topic” photo challenge.

Ewe & Lamb
Ewe and her cute baby lamb seen on the walk around the Female Factory site at Ross

Polly’s New Toy

One of Polly’s Christmas presents this year was a catnip filled furry toy rat called Rizzo. I have bought her toys with catnip before and like my previous cats she has not shown much interest. However, she really seems to like playing with Rizzo and spent a lot of time on Christmas Eve pouncing on him and grabbing him with all four paws. I didn’t have the camera handy then but this morning when she was playing with him again I did manage to take a few pictures.