Sunday, May 5, 2013

Niko Sabotages Karen's Photo Editing Project

Karen and I have reached a crisis point.  Our computer is suggesting that if we add one more photo, it is going to crash faster than a population of Alaska mosquitoes when temperatures plummet below freezing and stay there.  The problem -- it’s owners.  

We thrive on taking photos, but chances of editing them lie close to the chances of keeping crows from devouring all the suet on our bird feeder in nineteen seconds.  OK, once in a while we actually try, but always find redeeming value in some 3 inch by 4 mm section near the top of this one, and oh look how you captured the essence of fog in that little area near the top left-hand corner of the next...on and on for over 34,000 photos.  That’s just this computer.  It has a predecessor and we have a closet totally dedicated to my massive slide collection.  This week, however, I bear good news -- we (mostly Karen) have edited this computer’s collection  down to over 31,000 images. 

By week’s end Karen lost momentum --  caught up in photos of Niko, our 14-year old, nine and a half tenths deaf and sixty six percent blind dog,  Karen is like the mother of her first-born child when it comes to pictures of Niko and her canine predecessors.  I should have hidden that file because once Karen opened it, it was all over as she got lost in memories

So, inspired by Susan Christensen’s photos of Flossy on her Flying Dog Studio website, Karen, with Susan’s urging offers these images for this post.


Dad Said the weather forecast was for rain, changing to snow and back to rain, heavy at times.

                           I really, REALLY do not want to hear about the weather.

I prefer to dream about those summer days when mom snuggles on the sofa with me -- well...er at least when I can sit on the sofa undisturbed and, yawn, zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      No, I don't have to go potty and I don't want to hear any more about the weather.

                                OK, as long as I get my own personal snow pile.

                                    Did I hear someone mention COOKIES?

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Di said...

Such a dear! Sweet thing, I love dogs, and such a joy it must be for her going outside in THOSE surroundings!

Don and Karen Cornelius Artwork said...

Thanks, Di: Niko's glad to hear you're a dog lover because she's a people lover. Yes, she loves going outside in these surroundings especially when there's snow on the ground.

Susan Christensen said...

Priceless, Karen and Don! Niko, you are so photogenic.
good luck getting your photos edited down. Best wishes, sus

Don and Karen Cornelius Artwork said...

Thanks, Sus: I still can't get Karen past this file of Niko photos. Now she wants to get Flossy and Niko together and guess what she'd have in her hand -- her camera of course.