cody bear's friends

a new addition to our family….
June 25, 2009, 9:57 pm
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camerabwahhhh! can you believe it!!???

i’m in LOVE.  stay tuned for pix!!!

field trip!
June 8, 2009, 5:53 am
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as some of you know, i have started a nature blog, but i wanted to fill you in here, as well:  today buzzybeegirl and i had a field trip!


here’s what we saw:



tarantula hawks

paper wasp





red wing blackbirds



paper wasp


turkey vulture

milkweed bug

marine blue butterflies

Aam pickles an’ these ur mah photos .
August 8, 2008, 10:52 pm
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Gie yer tail it ay mah picture please.

sad eyes because clody bear is closer to mama

why won't ye let me get close to me mum cody bear?

spoon me big brutha

spoon me big brither

 It's nap time. let's bosie.

It's nap time. let's bosie.

 Mah big brither is teachin' me tae model.

Mah big brither is teachin' me tae model.

 Aam wabbit frae aw th' playin'.

Aam wabbit frae aw th' playin'.

one chicken, one bikini…one broken heart
May 30, 2008, 7:13 am
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twas a sad day in rubber chicken land. we have indoor toys and outdoor toys. cody bear’s favorite outdoor toy is henrietta, the rubber chicken scandalously clad in a purple bikini. each morning he runs laps around the back yard with chick chick in his choppers.

tonight….during a game of “tug”…henrietta was halved:

so, it was midnight…we were running around the yard. the tugging began and the hen….well…canine playtime vivisection. not too gross!

i thought henrietta’s day’s of fun were over, but clearly i was wrong!

two things to note: cody bear has faith in his toys and he will not let them die into this good night. and also….it is time to go buy some overpriced, whimsical, squeaky dog toys!

….i’m not complaining…..ludicrous toy shopping is tops in my books!

double dog: playing with elements
April 15, 2008, 6:33 pm
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i FINALLY had time to sit down and play with this new adobe photoshop elements program:

it can’t be all bad if you can make two cody bears! he’s chasing himself!

creatures of the night – nightvision blackberry cam
April 9, 2008, 5:37 pm
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so, being medicated and tucked into my quilt, i had my trusty blackberry, my trusty cat and my trusty dog with me in bed.

the blackberry curve has a camera with flash in it.  lets see how this feature stood up to late night, decongestant induced product testing.

first the dog, resting by my feet…

oooh. that is NOT suitable for framing.

now the cat, coming back to bed after taking her nightly sips from a scotch glass of water she must have on the bedside table…

creepy!  i’m not sure i want these critters sleeping with me!

ok, so the blackberry camera feature is NOT up to snuff, but i still LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

how do i use this thing???
February 12, 2008, 5:44 am
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i’ll leave the messy details out and only mention the trivial….

the new guy showed up 1/2 hour early for his interview.  after 1hour, 45mins chatting with the boss, el jeffe cancelled the rest of his interviews and hired the guy on the spot.   his biggest concerns:  getting the guy up to speed, and, does he really have all the techy know how he says he does.

then i got my new (to me) canon.  oh, it is very intimidating and NOTHING like my little power shot.  so far, my power shot takes much better pics, but simply because i have NO idea what i’m doing.

getting better though as the night progresses.  here is cody bear…late at night under flourescent lighting, no flash:


here is….a broom handle with a super duper high shutter speed.  hey,…what can i say….


not too many night-time photo opportunities on my porch!

any way….its a progress.  please bear with me while i learn and (hopefully) progress.