Thursday, August 18, 2011
Thursday Challenge: Friends
This week's Thursday Challenge is
FRIENDS (Gatherings, Parties, Time Together, Sharing,...)
Friends come in all shapes, sizes, colors, creeds, and species! Here are some photos of friends, a couple from my archives and most fresh off my camera...
Some friends really stick their necks out, while others can act a bit snooty at times...
Jane Doe and Willow hang out on our front porch
Other friends are great at teamwork, dutifully staffing their posts and sharing the responsibility of keeping watch. (For what, exactly, only they know)...
Josie, Willow and Tess stand guard among the lupine,
perhaps watching for the Lupine Express!
And when one of them (we won't name names, but her initials are Tess) falls asleep on the job, the others cover for her...
Las Tres Amigas at Whitney Commons
Sometimes one friend inspires the other to stick with their exercise program by running circles around them...
Robyn's granddog Ani leads Willow a merry chase
Some friends work together to figure things out...
When brothers Val & Tino came to live with us in mid-Feb 2008,
they were baffled by the purpose of their exercise wheel!
But working together, they not only figured it out quickly,
they started inventing various games for it,
many of which they still play well into their golden years!
This theme gave me an opportunity to share additional photos that Andrea and Robyn emailed me recently of our fun little Vegan Meetup breakfast picnic...
Now I have proof I was actually there! :-)
Robyn, me and Ken (photo by Andrea)
And it also provides an opportunity to share some very recent photos of Mocha (and his pasture buddy "Prairie") in his wonderful new home!
Prairie and Mocha (wearing his fly mask) abandon
grazing along the lovely creek to come get some cookies!
Cookies eaten, the boys bid farewell.
As do I, till next week's challenge!
Visit this week's friendly Thursday Challenge!
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"