Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Header Facelift

I realized I threw up the new header with a rather strange post yesterday and thought I should instead give it a little more fan fare.

I've been longing for a header for quite a while and had a folder where I stashed some pics... and I used absolutely none of them! Instead, I was scrolling through my phone looking for a duck video when I found the last sunset pic I took at the creek before we moved on to other trails...ones without rangers. This shot is of a tree at the end of our levee and I will miss the amazing sunsets that we watched from that vista...so it's a bit melancholy for me:

As I kept scrolling through the phone, I found this pic of Mabel Lou and KNEW it had to be my new header. Seeing her smiling and alert is what makes creek hiking so joyful to me!

The picture just feels magical to me. It wasn't until I saw it up as part of the logo that I realized Bart is in the background too. How appropriate... even though he is not mine, he's our daily hiking buddy. Where we hike now...we see NO one! (The way I like it!) So I don't have to leave him home on "busy" nights.

That particular shot was also taken on the levee. Often, we would walk to where the water curves and I would lie down on the levee while the dogs took off on their own upstream for a bit.  Eventually, Mabel would return and she always parks on my left. Bart favors my right... they love to come drip on me after a swim! The photo was shot as I was lying there looking at the sunset. I managed to get one of Bart earlier, looking the opposite direction:

Very cute, but not magical. No, Bart is the court jester of our pack and the photo of his Alien Butt Face is far more appropriate for the header. And since it appears that Mallory is going to be a permanent fixture here, it only seemed right to include her too. I've grown to love that silly duck!

Add in my favorite photo of me with a missing lens to my glasses and there you have it... all of the family in a header. Hope you like it!


Priscilla said...

We love your header and we love the stories of each picture!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Very nice new header. It is fun to hear the background of how it came to be.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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JanelDudleyBeads said...

Lovin it Holly! It's perfect!

harrispen said...

I love the header and laughed out loud when I saw Bart's butt as part of it.


Snowbrush said...

I rather like the way that bottom photo captures the joy of dogdom.