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My daughter Irene, if you follow me here you know, collects PIGS. She has hundreds. When she moved into her house, she had a friend add a built in lighted hutch with glass doors or maybe that was book shelves and the lighted hutch was already part of the decor [not sure]...this is where she keeps her little piggies. [Oh, and her favorite color is pink...go figure] Anyway, a while ago, she said that she would like to have a sketch of mine...of a: you guessed...a pig. I just drew her one and will ship it off as soon as I get a mailing tube for it. When I showed her the sketch for her approval, she texted back: "Awesome". I titled it "Gramma Piggy" For this is what Clint [my grandson with Down's] has called Peggy...his other grandma...ever since he could talk. She probably won't like that I drew her this way, but...too bad, so sad. lol [jk] So, guess she's pleased. I'll be more pleased to get it sent...Isaiah has a fascination with this for some reason.




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Speaking of Isaiah...here are some shots of him out in the garage. Another fixation is laying on the car putting paw prints all over the windshield and roof and trunk!! I was taking a bit of trash out into the trash bin while Bud was doing the dishes, and had my cell phone in my pocket. I snapped a few:



...and this one coming up is the reason I took my phone out to get a photo...his reflection on the window:



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I had an early morning appointment at Calallen, Texas [car dealership] and when I was done there, I drove to the local park to see what kinda activities were taking place on the grounds. The Country Club Golf Course was very busy...they musta had a tournament or something going on. All women. Probably college age, so perhaps it was Texas A&M.



I then walked a while on the boardwalk among the trees and along the river, it was a misty, chilly morning so I didn't plan on staying long even if those young gals on the course were in shorts, I had sweats on and a sweat shirt.  The one I got a photo of, you can see she is wearing a jacket too - but shorts in  below 50 degree weather?




After walking around the two lakes, I climbed the hawkwatch platform. At the drip system, I saw white tipped doves, inca doves, green jays, cardinals, golden fronted woodpeckers, grackles, lincoln sparrows, crested titmouses; at the lakes egrets, stilts, ducks, and herons. A lone vulture was silently soaring above me.



Before getting back in the car to drive home, I pulled out my lensball and photographed a solitary tree beside the parking space, and then called it a day.  Already it seemed like a long morning with yet a 30 minute drive home:






34 comments :

  1. Grandma Piggy is just adorable! I love the photos of Isaiah too. :)

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  2. I am happy I did not get called grandma piggy, one of the most hurtful things in my past life, were two men at the gas station, that oinked at me while I pumped gas.. words are certainly more hurtful than sticks and bones and stay for ever. glad you like my new profile pic. I wanted to change it and could not remember how. Ginny lost her picture and asked for help. I researched how and helped her change hers and decide now was the time to do mine while I remembered.. that reflection shot of Isaiah is priceless and so is that pawsome paw pic..

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    1. Calling his grandma is not derogatory...with Down Syndrome he couldn't pronounce the "E" in Peggy.

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  3. Isiah sure does have big paws! Wonderful set of pictures, and I think I enjoyed every one at least once. :-)

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  4. Hello, I like your drawings, cute piggie. I have seen paw prints on our car, I think the prints are from a stray cat. Why do they want to walk all over the parked car. Cute kitty photo. Are the Green Jays seen year round there? Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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    1. I think it's the heat of the car. And yes, they are here year 'round, but during nesting season they're hard to find.

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  5. That lens ball is something!

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  6. Do you know that pigs DO fly? I once created a photomanip to prove it. I also love Miss Piggy the Muppet. Your sketch is perfect! Hey! peek-a-boo woodpecker on the branch is a neat shot!

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    1. That woodpecker did NOT cooperate! Lol

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  7. Pigs is funny, while my mother collected elephants, everyone was always picking another to giver her and the collection was extensive too. Great photos, enjoy your week ahead!

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    1. Thanks! I know what you mean about collections & getting them as gifts

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  8. Your piggy sketch is cute.

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    1. A beautiful story about your grandson Clint and your piggy drawing is precious 🐷
      Your photos are always gorgeous!
      Have a lovely Sunday 💮

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  9. Once you say you are collecting something you can be sure a version of that is all you will receive ever again. Makes it easy for the giver but can become a burden. I did that with foxes and still get them today.
    Your piggy drawing is so sweet. That reflection of Isaiah was so clever.

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    1. I know what you mean about collections. I find after a while those items collected become way too similar also.

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  10. Your piggy drawing is awesome and I love that bow. Isiah is a real sweety and is very photogenic. Love the reflection too. Also enjoyed the bird peeking out from behind the branch. You shared great photos today Anni (always do mind you), thank you :)

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  11. We were talking last night about what Presley could call me and now I'm happy my name isn't Peggy....lol Love the drawing.
    It would have to be way warmer than 50 for me to put on shorts.

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  12. Anni, that pig is so cute. But oh, the photo of Isaiah is beyond priceless. He is adorable...

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    1. He's cute but such a little devil kitten in so many ways. Lol

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  13. Gramma Piggy made me smile. Delightful! Isaiah is a cutie, too.

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  14. beautiful impressive photos and piggy is very nice and the glass ball!
    Greetings Elke

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  15. That's a drawing to treasure. It would bring a smile to my face each time I looked at it.

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