Friday, July 31, 2015

DANTE'S NEW DIGS

Dante's out back digging in his digs.  Here "digs" refers to his informal outdoor lodgings, of course.

 Dante thinks his "digs" need some renovation, apparently.


 So, he's hard at work digging in.


 "Sometime I wondah wot on earth I'm doin'", says Dante.


 "But den I realizes dat anyfing worthwhile takes hard work an' lotsa time an' effurt."


 "So I has dediCATid myself to da task-at-paw."


"Dere's no lookin' back now!"



 "So instead I'm lookin' forward ...



... ta diggin' my new digs fur a long time ta come."




"Ahhhh -- dat's bettah!"

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DANTE: SHADOWS & LIGHT

Early in the evening as the sun is setting, the light and shadow effect that it has on Dante is quite striking!

And, I think it is enhanced even more by this watercolour effect as each variance in shade is somehow accentuated.  Of course, Dante enhances any picture simply by being in it, n'est-ce-PAW?




Saturday, July 25, 2015

DANTE AU NATUREL

Nowhere does Dante look more natural than when he's with nature.

 He just seems so relaxed ... 


... and at peace with the world in general!





DANTE'S TREE TRAGEDY: ASHES TO ASHES

Dante is in the back yard and he's feeling quite sad.


"I has lost wunna my best furiends", says he.



 "Dis is our frunt gardin.  In da center is my most fafurite tree, named ASH.  It giffs a lotta shade and is great fur scratchin'.  Squirrels used ta run up and down da tree trunk, an' birdies purrched on its branches."



"Two weeks ago, dis happined!  Mama said dat ASH had ta be cut down becuz ash bores wuz killin' it.  I didunt know a tree cud ackshully die of boredom -- but it did.  An' now it is firewood, so ashes ta ashes, it is."



 "Rite now, I cant stand to see da frunt gardin, so I'm doin' all my mornin' heer in da back yard."



 "I am tryin' ta transFUR my affeckshuns to dis crabapple tree, but it's no ASH."



"I figure we'll get closer an' closer ... 



 ... as time goes on, doe."




"But ASH will stay in my heart and mind, FURever!"



RIP ASH

Sunday, July 19, 2015

DANTE, FULL OF WONDER!

Not only is Dante wonderful, but he is full of wonder about the world around him.

His focused stare reaches far and misses nothing. 



He also likes to focus in on Mom while she focuses in on him with her camera! 



Sometimes wondering is a bit of a stretch! 


But, for the most part, it's just a relaxing speCATor sport ...


... for as far as the "I" can see!