Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stella's Parents Have Puppies!

Rosie is truly smiling after delivering 5 Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier pups. Does anybody want a Stella sibling?

Laddie & Stella wait outside in case any more puppies are born.

Rosie passed out when it was all over.

Laddie & Stella are anxious to meet the puppies.

Afterwards, I decided it was time to buy Stella a raincoat because she LOVES the rain. If she wants to stay outside for hours trying to catch every raindrop that falls from the sky, she's gonna have to wear her new outerwear. I'm tired of having a wet, stinky dog after every rainy day.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Stella, Holly & Charley

Rob came over to test his camera bodies. His subject was Stella & then a playdate broke out.

Charlie usually loves playing with Stella, but wasn't in the mood today.

Stella tried to figure out why Charlie didn't want to play.

The she tried hiding in the grass.

Holly usually stays away from Stella, but today, she just wanted to play. A little role reversal between Holly & Charlie.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fishing & Spa Day ... it doesn't get any better than that!

5 am wake-up for fishing at the Lodge with John & Rob. The sun wanted to pop out but there were too many clouds on the horizon.

Rob made some cool splashes as he walked thru the surf.

Rob decided it was a good time for some gymnastics.

John's first catch was a whiting.

Rob's first catch were some jelly fish.

Actually, they had just washed up on the beach & Rob picked them up. Ewww!

This sea foam looks like a tropical fish.

John's second catch was a bluefish ...

... with some pretty sharp teeth.

One last cast before packing it in.

After fishing, I met Anna, Renee, Ilona, Keli at the spa for lunch & a day of relaxation.

A framed cross-section of shells in the spa lobby.

Lunch was yummy ... ahi tuna wrap. Then it was time for a eucalyptus steam before a massage & facial.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday iPhone Pix

After I backed out of my garage this morning, I jumped out of my car to shoot this shadow on the front of my house.

I had a really bad headache when I went home for lunch, but Stella managed to make it better.

After work, Stella showed this duck how she feels about trespassers. This was shot right before the duck took off.

The master of her domain ... keeping the yard free of intruders.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Stella & Her Sticks

 Stella LOVED all the dead branches I pruned off the bushes!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Backyard Sky

Yesterday at lunch time there were some weird clouds emanating from Anna & Tyler's house.

Then after work, there were some crazy clouds on my side of the lake.

Tonight there was a nice sunset out back.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Playdate with Logan

I'm starting to think this blog should be called istella instead of icaryn!

Today I asked Stella if she wanted to go play with Logan. Of course she pulled me right to his house. They make such a cute couple!

Logan posed poolside.

Luckily neither one ended up in the pool, but Logan had two close calls.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Saturday Errands

Today Stella went to get groomed.

After I dropped her off, I went to run some errands. There was a nice blue sky so I made a quick stop to snap a few pix of the retro McDonald's with my iPhone. This one is untouched, except the border was added in Photoshop Express.

Post-production for this frame was done on my iPhone using Camera + & Photoshop Express.

Then I did a little shopping. I was shocked when I found this Wheaten art that highlights two of my passions ... Stella & coffee.

Of course I needed to get Stella's approval when we got home.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Beach After Work

The weather was gorgeous after work. I knew Stella was getting groomed tomorrow, so I picked her up for a trip to the beach. I'm not sure what she liked more, the ride there ...

... or frolicking in the surf.