Momentary, fleeting…transient.

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This week’s Word Press Photo Challenge is the word Transient. Transient; a momentary , fleeting thing.  The  photos that immediately came to mind are the  ones of a horse in mid stride. That airborne moment.

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In dressage that is the moment we aim to achieve more of. More airtime. More floating. More cadence.

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It is a feeling of freedom. It is transient, fleeting and gone in an instant but it is the feeling of flying.  How lucky for a human to be able to feel that even if only for a moment.

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Danny’s World: I’m Torn On the Issue Of Pit Bulls

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I saw a video on Facebook today about a guy in California who lost his dog to the city because it got loose and killed the neighbors cat in the cat’s yard.  The dog then died in their custody from a heat stroke after being left for hours in a hot truck.  The guy is upset as any dog owner would be.  You can read about it here: justice for Cuda.

I am torn over the pit bull issue because I know pit owners who have great dogs.  But I have also come face-to-face with aggressive pits and it is terrifying.

We have a neighbor who owns a pit who lunges even when on the leash.  Now most people will argue that it’s the owner who makes the dog.  And I agree.  But the problem I have is trusting a dog who has the power in one bite to snap my arm or rip an animal to shreds.

I have had to stand my ground with an aggressive pit and I almost peed my pants I was so scared.

A Somewhat Transient Migration

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Swallow fly in chaos around their nests.

Perhaps the famed migration of the Swallows from their winter home in Argentina to San Juan Capistrano isn’t as fleeting as the theme Transient suggests, but try taking photos of them near their nests and transience takes on a whole new meaning.

The nesting swallows flit back and forth so quickly that trying to capture one or several in a photo is a little ridiculous. Especially since I was precariously perched on the levee under the launch near where we windsurf. As soon as I dared step into their realm, they, and I mean hundreds of them, went flying, diving with acrobatic precision only the Flying Wallendas could execute!

In all 40 of my mostly failed images, I managed to highlight the nesting swallow (upper left corner of photo above) in most of the shots. I figured this was a nesting female patiently waiting for daddy bird to bring yummy…

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Dr. Who and the Lazarus effect…

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Yes I know – I haven’t blogged for a bit have I? Sorry, what with being in the final of The People’s Book Prize and putting on the play wot I wrote, I’ve been a bit busy.

No doubt I’ll blog about those two newsworthy events in the near future, but just to show that I’m not averse to cheating here’s one I prepared earlier and posted on the blog page that time forgot.

Just a few thoughts on the timelessness of social media. Normal saftness service will be resumed as soon as possible – so here as a booster shot is, ‘Doctor Who and the Lazarus effect….’

Cue intro music – Numa num num, numa num num, numa num num, numa num num, numa num num, numa num num, numa num num, numa num num, ooo wee ooo…

I’m afraid to tell you all that I have extremely bad…

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horrible mornings

Had a horrible morning. Woke up to find the toilet completely clogged and spent three hours trying to unplug and snake it.  The snake only went so far before it was jammed up against something. I finally had to (gag, cough, gag)…

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Monkey’s Big Adventure!

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Moving to our new place has been great for three out of four of our family. My Hubby has a shorter commute to work, I feel less isolated where we live, and our dog, Violet, has a nice big off leash dog park across the street.

The one who has kind of gotten a raw deal is our cat, Monkey. She is actually a pretty laid back and accepting little one, but she loved following Violet and me on our walks at our old complex or sitting on the fence looking down on her “world”. Here she gets to look out off our third-storey balcony; however, when Violet gets to go out that front door for a walk, Monkey gets told, “sorry”.

Well at least until today. We have been looking for her harness so we can take her out on a leash so she can at least have some…

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My Dog, The Savior Incarnate

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My dog
the savior incarnate
licking my feet
washing away
my sins,
looking up at me
with the eyes of
salvation,
wanting only
to walk on water
or, toss the ball

around….

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Danny’s World: Out For A Walk

We live in a townhouse which means someone else cuts the grass!

I like having a garage alley.

Bentley would say hello but he is too busy chasing birds!

Danny’s World: Out Sick Today

When I woke up this morning one of the things I wasn’t excited about was the pain and burning in my legs and hips.  Sometimes MS rears its ugly head so it looks like I’m staying home with this little fella today.

Not too familiar with MS?  Here’s an infographic to explain!

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Symptoms: fatigue, numbness, vision problems, muscle spasms, mobility issues, pain, depression, anxiety, etc.