Thursday, June 14, 2012

June Photo Challenge: Weeks 1 and 2

Hi everyone! Dachshund Mommy here with weeks 1 and 2 of the June Photo A Day Challenge. I seriously thought about quitting this challenge after Charlotte went to the Bridge, but then I realized 3 things:
1. I desperately needed a distraction.
2. Now that the harsh reality of loss has slapped me in the face, I want to take as many pictures, preserve as many memories, as I possibly can.
3. I am NOT a quitter.
And part of the reason was you, my amazing Blogville family. I hope you enjoy seeing my pictures every week, and I didn't want to disappoint you. And for that I thank you.
Which of these is your favorite?
Dachshund Mommy
P.S. Yeah, I realize I have 13 instead of 14 pictures here. You'll see the 14th next Friday :)

Day 1: Morning

Day 2: Empty

Day 3: On your plate

Day 4: Close up
I'm so thrilled with the lighting in this picture!

Day 5: Sign
This is sign language for "I love you"

Day 6: Hat
Day 7: Drink
Day 8: 6 o'clock
Day 9: Your view today

Day 10: Best part of your weekend
I actually didn't use a lens or special effects for the blurring in this picture.
It was so humid that it fogged my lens when I went outside, unwittingly creating a cool effect
Day 11: Door

Day 12: From a low angle.
I freaking LOVE this picture

Day 13: Art.
This picture hangs above my desk, and it's one of my biggest (besides Nola and music) photography muses


  1. I'm picking "Your view today" and "Hat." "Your view today" is spectacular to me. It's artistically beautiful and you can just feel the anticipation and curiosity. "Hat" is just adorable to me. I love the texture of the quilt/coverlet. I'm so glad you decided to continue. I love seeing your photos.

  2. My favorite is definitely number 2 - Empty. That picture of Nola is adorable with the folded back ear! :)

  3. We're glad you decided to continue with the photo challenge. :)
    Our favorite would have to be Day 10.

  4. Those are 3 very good reasons to take pictures and keep going!
    You have been through so much in the last few weeks.
    I have got to say, empty, hat and best part of your weekend are my joint favourites. What a little character she is.
    Hugs, Lynne x

  5. Newby is quite jealous of your "From a Low Angle" picture... you don't have 87 million wrinkles... just the right amount of wrinkles on your neck.

    Your mom has a fantastic talent.... I love seeing your pictures. xx And we love it that neither of you are quitters... :) Keep your heads up! xx

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  6. All r great but 10 and 12 r my FAvs. U have a special talent.

  7. My favorite is 10! She has the same expression that Ruthie gets. It's a Doxie thing!


  8. Of course as beautiful as they all are (and yes, we LOVE your photos), we picked our fav's as 4, 6 & 12. We just couldn't pick one! (We're greedy doxies that way...)

    Lily Belle

    Oh, and I'm sure you rectified #2 in a hurry!

  9. All of the Nola photos are our faves!

  10. We just love so many. We will go with day 10. Nola looks like she is saying - it will all be OK, Mom.

    Woos - The OP Pack

  11. I really like number 9

    urban hounds

  12. Hope that you and Nola are healing and doing better. So happy you are continuing with your Photo Challenge. I always enjoy seeing them, and being creative is a great way to take your mind off of the loss of your sweetie, Charlotte.

    Great photos! My picks: Day 2: There is something about her facial expression that just grabs me. Love it!

    Day 10: It reminds me of a hot Summer day in the South. And then to read that the fading occurred naturally makes it that much more striking. Wonderful picture!

    And finally, Day 13. Love the old black/white photograph within your photo.

    K and Suka

  13. Hiya numero 10 for us! Now it's starting to feel like Eurovision all over again. So nice to see you doin stuff. We know it's not easy! Pop over and say hello sometime!
    Best wishes Molly

  14. I gotta go with the Close Up. Love that doxie nose! Just waiting to find some trouble!!

  15. Dachshund Mommy....
    Good for you!! Keep snapping pictures!! I certainly enjoy them!! ;)
    Day 6: Hat. Nola looks very fashionable wearing that!! ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  16. Such great pictures! I think "hat" is my favorite!

  17. "Empty" is my favorite! Probably cause my dish is almost always EMPTY!!!!!

  18. We LOVE the lighting and angles of Day 4, the Nose photo! And Signs is also very special in its composition, lighting and dramatic tension.

  19. Empty, hat, close up, low angle... my favorites
    Kisses and hugs

  20. I love them all, but # 6 is my favorite.
    I am so glad that you will keep posting the photos because we love looking at the cuteness!

  21. Well done, we love them all. But we do love the 'empty' and nose shot best.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  22. I love your photo challenges, and I love looking at the results. I'm so glad you are continuing with it even in the face of such painful painful loss. My mom had a dream about Nola and Charlotte last night; they were talking and bathed in light. It was very beautiful. For that reason, we pick Day 10 (Best Part of Your Weekend) because the light in Mom's dream is like that light. We also pick Day 12 (From a Low Angle), because it is an amazing photograph. We love it, too.

    And we love you.
    Tootsie and Her Mom

  23. They are all wonderful - you're SO talented - so happy you didn't give it up! :)

    If I HAD to choose I'd say the fuzzy shot of Nola as it's a beautiful picture with natural enhancement - love it….

    Sending you all hugs,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  24. I love all of these pictures! You're so talented. My favorites would have to be Empty, Close up (the lighting is so cool!), Hat (too cute), Best part of your weekend, and From a low angle.

  25. Oh Nola I am so sorry about Charlotte, since I have been sick Mom hasn't been able to read all the blogs and we didn't know she had gone to the rainbow bridge. I may be a little late but Mom says she is going to put a goodbye up on my blog with some pretty pictures of her for you to have.

  26. you look great with the hat! love it! :)



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