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I know that you have all been waiting for this year’s contestants! I wanted to post this two months ago, but not being able to get out and get candidate photos was bothersome for me! Last year the Zebra won the contest, and the year before that was Toby our American Bobtail Cat. Who will it be this year? You get to decide! Be sure to vote at the end of this series of photos! So without further ado, here are this year’s candidates for Pretty Feet 2014!

Pretty Feet of an Elephant

Pretty Feet of an Elephant

Pretty Feet of an Iguana

Pretty Feet of an Iguana

Pretty Feet of a Male Lion

Pretty Feet of a Male Lion

Pretty Feet of a Giraffe

Pretty Feet of a Giraffe

Pretty Feet of a Flat Tailed Gecko

Pretty Feet of a Flat Tailed Gecko

Pretty Feet of Our Dog Astro

Pretty Feet of Our Dog Astro

Pretty Feet of a Chimpanzee

Pretty Feet of a Chimpanzee

Pretty Feet of Our Cat Madison

Pretty Feet of Our Cat Madison

Now, here is where you come in! Please cast your vote in the poll below, and in a couple of weeks, while I am once again quarantined, I will post the results! I cannot wait to see who wins this year!

Thanks for stopping by today, and for taking the time to vote! Be well, and stay tuned for the results and some amazing photos that the critters allowed me to capture of them at the Sacramento Zoo!

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Something a bit different today! I discovered Teaser Tuesday hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading. The rules of this tease are:

Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesday!

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser:

“Dead people don’t move. Embalming and all that other icky stuff that happened at funeral homes took care of that, right?”

The book: “Trouble in Mudbug”
Author: Jana DeLeon

Trouble in Mudbug

Trouble in Mudbug

Thank you also to Al over at Kattermonran for sending me this way!

I will be down for a couple of days as the next two include chemo treatments! Until next timed – be well!

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babso2you:

You know that I love shooting photos of animals feet and each year I do a post with a pretty feet contest…I came across Bob Mielke’s post called “Got to Love Those Tongues” and was truly impressed by these photos! Great photos Bob and I hope that you will not mind the re-blog!

Originally posted on :

Joining Cee in her quest for tongue photos and animals.

Tongues

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Today I decided to challenge myself. My challenge is to feature photos that feature common aromas. My challenge to you, my dear reader, is to add a link to this post, of a photo that you have that brings back that memory of a certain aroma! Ready? Here we go!

Can you smell the bacon?

Cooked bacon!

Cooked bacon!

Or, how about this steaming hot bowl of chili?

Steaming hot chili!

Steaming hot chili!

Mmmm…Mushrooms sauteed in butter with garlic!

Serve these puppies up!

Serve these puppies up!

There is nothing like a good pizza!

Pizza right out of the oven!

Pizza right out of the oven!

Right out of the garden and sliced! Can you smell this one?

Can't you just smell this lemon?

Can’t you just smell this lemon?

One more…

The strawberries, washed, cut and ready

The strawberries, washed, cut and ready

Could you smell any of these? Please let me know! And, if you are in for the challenge, include a link to one of your posts that has a photo that invites us in with the aroma!

Have a great Monday and thanks for dropping in!

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Terraces - Photo by Bjorn Rudberg

Terraces – Photo by Bjorn Rudberg

We bought the land oh so many years ago for its beauty! We had to terrace and level the ground so that we could build.

It was the rock walls that took us the longest to do. All the rock came from the property. Each one was picked for its perfection then it was added to the wall. One by one each rock was carefully put into place. When we were done we had built seven terraces!

Today the land still holds it beauty, and most of the rock is where we placed it. Our next project: Removing weeds!
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Many thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for this inspiring challenge! To take part please visit her site by clicking on her name!

Thank you for taking the time to visit and read today! Now go out and have a great Friday!

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Today marks a milestone for Life in the Foothills! This post is #1000! When I started this blog back in June of 2011, who knew that I would still be writing and sharing with you in 2014? They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is a painting celebrating 1000 posts!

1000 Posts!

1000 Posts!

Thank you 1000 times for reading this blog! Thank you 1000 times for all of your comments! Thank you 1000 times for inspiring me to continue on! Thank you 1000 times for all the great friendships I have made by writing this!

Thank you for visiting today and stay tuned for 1001! Have a fabulous Tuesday and see you tomorrow!

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I wanted to share my stats with everyone from 2013! I am truly blown away by the numbers! My humble thanks for signing up to follow me, or for just stopping by! And, thank you to WordPress for my report!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 45,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

I appreciate you visiting today! Let’s see what I can come up with for 2014! Any requests? :) Hugs to all and my thanks again! ^..^

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Today we open a new book entitled, “2014.” Each day this year will be a new chapter. Let us fill these chapters with pages that contain love, vibrancy in the way we live each day, and kindness and respect for others. May magic fill your life in 2014 a way that is awe inspiring, wondrous and joyful!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Live in the moment, and cherish all those moments! Here’s to you, and I wish you a blessed New Year filled with happy and memorable moments! My best to you all — Barb Beacham ^..^

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The Tower of Light - Photo by Douglas M. MacIlroy

The Tower of Light – Photo by Douglas M. MacIlroy

Her eyes were shining in the night as if they were diamonds. Being a Tower of Light was not an easy task, but she was up for the challenge!

Buildings, from the world in which she came from, were not sentient beings, but they were here! With great care she and her team figured out the lighting which made her eyes shine with the most brilliant light! She was and is a true beauty!

Little did she know that they would settle her into the center of Paris and name her “The Eiffel Tower,” where she is the center of attention!
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Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for another flash fiction challenge! The idea is to write a story with a beginning, a middle and end in 100 words or less…

Want to give it a try? Click here to see the rules and what to do!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today! May you have a fabulous Friday!

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Christmas 2013 - Photo by Alastair Forbes

Christmas 2013 – Photo by Alastair Forbes

It was an innocuous looking ornament. Plain. Gold. Shiny. No one would give it a second look. But Jilly did. She leaned forward to look at it closer. With a whoosh she was pulled in to Christmas past.

Startled, she looked around her and found herself in her parent’s home. A voice over her shoulder said, “Welcome back my darling.”

She turned quickly and saw her mother standing there. Her Mother’s hands reached out embracing her daughter. Jilly breathed in deeply taking in the fragrance she remembered that her mother always wore. Tears welled in her eyes.

“Mom!” she said choking back a sob. “I have missed you so much!”

“Silly girl! How could you miss me when I have always been here,” replied her Mom now holding her out at arm’s length.

Jilly thought, “You have been gone for almost 10 years.”

Her Mother reached out and rested her hand over her daughter’s heart. “I am always here,” she said.

Jilly drew in a deep breath of surprise and found herself back in 2013 looking at a golden ornament on the tree. She knew that despite her Mother being gone that she did live on in her own heart!
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Thank you once again Alastair Forbes of Sunday Photo Fiction for this flash fiction challenge! The rules of this challenge: Write a short story of 100 – 200 words that has a beginning, middle and end that goes with the photo provided! If you would like to try your hand at this, click here!

Have a lovely Sunday, and thank you for taking the time to visit with me today!

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