The Chronicles of Mo

Yes, I know – I’m obsessed with Moville, but seriously, how can I not be? They visit me every day and their presence warms the cockles of my heart. Mister (or Missus) made an appearance this morning while I was practicing yoga, but I haven’t seen my favorite little guy yet. I hope something (or someone) hasn’t eaten Mini-Mo! So, while I await his much anticipated return, here are a few pics that I took this weekend; Mini-Mo actually let me go right up to him to take these, so I suspect he’s cool with me. Sweet!

Look how chubbylicious he is:

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

And those perfect little ears:

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

Meet Mo

In the absence of a super inspiring post, I thought I’d finally introduce you to Mo. Well, two of them – there’s a whole family of wild rabbits that have taken over my property and I really can’t tell them apart, hence the universal name ‘Mo.’ It works, right? This is one of the parental Mo’s – not sure if it’s Mister or Missus:

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

 

Apparently Mister & Missus have been quite busy doing what rabbits do, because there is a new addition to the clan – Mini Mo:

Photo: RAnnDomized

Mini Mo looks bigger in the above photo, but he is in fact, quite small and has the most perfect little ears. He’s been quite busy discovering the neighborhood this week; I’ve watched him venture out into the great green world known as Lawn, only to come speeding back toward ‘his’ tree like a furry bat out of hell. There he sits, peeking out at me from behind his tree – I’m pretty sure it’s his safety zone. When he feels brave enough, he ventures out again a little further, only to come speeding back my way. This can go on for quite some time and is funny to see. This morning, Mini Mo was busy chasing birds. What an adventurous life, LOL!

While I’m at it, here are some photos of my baby girl. Contrary to Kill Bill, she positively hates having her picture taken and will turn away from me each and every time. All I need to do is let her see the camera and that’s it – no pic for me. But this time……

She didn't think I saw her sunbathing.... check her out!

One of the few nice shots I have of her. She's a tough subject to shoot, let me tell you!

 

Have a great weekend!

A

Thursdays with Tori: The Man

The month of December was stressful, to say the least. I literally counted down the days until my vacation was scheduled to start (seriously – I had a piece of paper posted at my desk and every day I wrote down how many days I had left to go). If you really want to know, December was a stressful asshole and by mid-month, I’d had quite enough. About two weeks prior to Christmas, I heard a knock at the door – it was the post man and he was holding a rather large package. What might this be, I wondered… Upon checking the label, I saw that the package had traveled all the way to Montreal from the UK. This could only mean one thing: this was Tori’s Christmas gift to me.

I briefly considered waiting until Christmas day to open it, but frankly, I was having such a shitty month that I decided this was enough justification to open the package immediately (at 8 a.m. no less). I was excited to see what was inside; I suspected it might be a piece of art, after feeling its weight and seeing Tori’s strict note to the postal people: Fragile, Handle with Care! Tori had been taunting me by telling me that the gift she had in store for me was one that she had been planning for the last two years. Dude, hurry up and open it already! Here’s what was inside:

Painting: Tori Wyatt

I was so positively THRILLED (hence the CAPs) at the sight of this painting that I started jumping up and down, laughing away to myself like a lunatic. Tori and I met via a shared love of U2, and she is quite familiar with the lustful passion that I feel toward U2’s bassist, Adam Clayton. I can think of no better Christmas gift then this painting – even if it were not of Sir Clayton (yum!), it would still be absolutely perfect. I am ever grateful to Tori for taking the time to create such a beautiful, thoughtful, personalized gift. And for coordinating the colors with my living room.

If you’d like Tori to do some work for you, head on over to her site by clicking here.

Shadows & Tall Trees

When I came up with the title of this post, I was out walking the dog in the woods, hence the reference to ‘tall trees.’ I also happened to be shooting pics of shadows  (a little obsessively, I might add). 

This past weekend was Thanksgiving up here in Canada and as it happened, we had perfect weather. First thing to give thanks for. The temperatures were cool but the sun shone brightly, making my numerous dog walks quite enjoyable. I took advantage of the weather to take some photos when the title of this post came to me. I thought this post would be a simple one – minimum text and lots o’ pics but alas, this was not to be.

I’ve experienced some interesting moments lately and it occurred to me that the people in our lives can either be shadows or trees. The more I thought about it, the more I viewed ‘shadows’ as people who cast pretty little clouds over our heads because they are unhappy in their own lives – they may have regrets, are jealous (or envious) of what you have accomplished and therefore struggle to accept your happiness. Despite their efforts at portraying themselves as shiny happy people, they are miserable and want everyone around them to feel the same way they do. We try our best to dodge these clouds and the negativity that they bleed all over us because the more successful we are at escaping the clouds, the less power they have over us.  Similarly, I compare trees to the people in our lives who bring a whole lot of positivity. These people are truly happy with what they have been given and what they have accomplished even if they occasionally strayed from their chosen paths. They are the positive influences in our lives who support us and encourage us. They are happy with themselves and also want us to live happy lives.  They encourage us to pursue our dreams no matter how crazy these may be. The shadows discourage us from all of these things.

I’ve posted before about how you should never let other peoples’ problems become your own. You should surround yourself with positive influences and if that means kicking someone to the curb because they are a ‘shadow’ then so be it. ‘Nuff said.

Truth be told, I realized the above a while ago but hadn’t thought about the whole shadow versus tree thing. I am thankful that I have reached a point in my life where I can see the difference between the two, and for the most part, seek out the positive in the situations that I’m faced with. What about you? How have you cast away the clouds from your life?

On a less serious note, here are a few pics I took this weekend (you will notice that some of the shadow shots are not very flattering!).

 

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

I saved the best for last – these are truly flattering shots of me!

 

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

Photo: RAnnDomized

 

If you celebrated Thanksgiving this weekend, what are you thankful for?

Peace out!

A