Mike's Photographs

Cat Box Breath on Flickr.I always wondered, as a parent, if you were to find out your child was … insert your worse nightmare here … would that parent still love that child?  I’m not saying if you found out your child was a serial killer would you turn them in, I’m asking would you turn them in and still love them?
I think you all can figure this out by the title,  we’ll just say I screamed in a high pitched voice then fainted. 
As for me, Yes I still Love Inde, he just can’t lick me until I find an edible Lysol to spray in his mouth.  Any suggestions you all have, I’m open.

Cat Box Breath on Flickr.

I always wondered, as a parent, if you were to find out your child was … insert your worse nightmare here … would that parent still love that child? I’m not saying if you found out your child was a serial killer would you turn them in, I’m asking would you turn them in and still love them?

I think you all can figure this out by the title, we’ll just say I screamed in a high pitched voice then fainted.

As for me, Yes I still Love Inde, he just can’t lick me until I find an edible Lysol to spray in his mouth. Any suggestions you all have, I’m open.

Just Shy Of 190 on Flickr.I love taking people out to this isolated spot in the desert and then convincing them that there are just shy of 190 unmarked graves out here.
What?  You don’t know Jimmy Hoffa is not buried here … Or Mel Gibson’s Career.

Just Shy Of 190 on Flickr.

I love taking people out to this isolated spot in the desert and then convincing them that there are just shy of 190 unmarked graves out here.

What? You don’t know Jimmy Hoffa is not buried here … Or Mel Gibson’s Career.

Cabot’s Meditation Canyon on Flickr.Somebody ARREST that tree with the green leaf!  Apparently it STOLE water from somewhere!!!   If it wants water, maybe it should build a desalination plant.  Does it NOT know that California has the LARGEST coast line in the USA and the idea of Desalination plants comes up EVERYTIME we are in a drought only to be FORGOTTEN everytime we come out of a drought??  Too expensive to build?  Really?  I am 100 percent positive that this drought ALL alone cost the state of California and the companies in it MORE than what it cost to build a desalination plant.  Just something to meditate on, all I’m saying
View under the shade of a leaf saying OHM …. OHMMMMMM

Cabot’s Meditation Canyon on Flickr.

Somebody ARREST that tree with the green leaf! Apparently it STOLE water from somewhere!!! If it wants water, maybe it should build a desalination plant. Does it NOT know that California has the LARGEST coast line in the USA and the idea of Desalination plants comes up EVERYTIME we are in a drought only to be FORGOTTEN everytime we come out of a drought?? Too expensive to build? Really? I am 100 percent positive that this drought ALL alone cost the state of California and the companies in it MORE than what it cost to build a desalination plant. Just something to meditate on, all I’m saying

View under the shade of a leaf saying OHM …. OHMMMMMM

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum Thingy on Flickr.Not sure what this is but it’s at the top of a trail at Cabot’s Pueblo Museum.  I think it’s a giant Hairnet for Paul Bunyan (he owns a winter house out here)  
View wearing a Giant Hairnet
#CabotsPuebloMuseum
#CoachellaValley
#DesertHotSprings

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum Thingy on Flickr.

Not sure what this is but it’s at the top of a trail at Cabot’s Pueblo Museum. I think it’s a giant Hairnet for Paul Bunyan (he owns a winter house out here)

View wearing a Giant Hairnet

#CabotsPuebloMuseum
#CoachellaValley
#DesertHotSprings

Did Anybody NOT Hear That? on Flickr.Took Inde in for his “Second Opinion” Check up.  It’s basically a free check up the shelter pays for to make sure the animal is healthy.  As we entered the lobby of the Animal Hospital, all was well.  Until he saw a dog, then he whined and pulled.  Then he saw a cat and he barked and jumped.  Then he saw a hamster … yes, you heard me, hamster, and he cried and pulled.  The dog barked back, the cat hissed and the hamster just sat there looking at all the dummies … and there pets.  It took about two minutes for everyone to get their pets quieted down thanks to my dog but they did.  All of a sudden it got so quiet you could here a pin drop and we all sat there waiting for it to start up again when out of the blue MY DOG BELCHED SO LOUD you could here for TWO BLOCKS!  Everyone, including their pets, sat there staring at me and my Most Embarrassing dog when from around the corner a voice boomed out, He’s Male isn’t he.  At that point all I could do was say yes and fart.
View while BRRRRRRRRRrrrrRRPPPPPPPP! staring at the dog

Did Anybody NOT Hear That? on Flickr.

Took Inde in for his “Second Opinion” Check up. It’s basically a free check up the shelter pays for to make sure the animal is healthy. As we entered the lobby of the Animal Hospital, all was well. Until he saw a dog, then he whined and pulled. Then he saw a cat and he barked and jumped. Then he saw a hamster … yes, you heard me, hamster, and he cried and pulled. The dog barked back, the cat hissed and the hamster just sat there looking at all the dummies … and there pets. It took about two minutes for everyone to get their pets quieted down thanks to my dog but they did. All of a sudden it got so quiet you could here a pin drop and we all sat there waiting for it to start up again when out of the blue MY DOG BELCHED SO LOUD you could here for TWO BLOCKS! Everyone, including their pets, sat there staring at me and my Most Embarrassing dog when from around the corner a voice boomed out, He’s Male isn’t he. At that point all I could do was say yes and fart.

View while BRRRRRRRRRrrrrRRPPPPPPPP! staring at the dog

Palm Spring Animal Shelter on Flickr.I caught Inde trying to put the cats up for Adoption.
I’m so embarrassed.

Palm Spring Animal Shelter on Flickr.

I caught Inde trying to put the cats up for Adoption.

I’m so embarrassed.

Battle Of The Kissies!!! on Flickr.Little Dog 1
Big Dog    0
Really, it’s more like Little Dog 4,926 to Big Dog’s Half of one. (he belched in the dogs face and threw off his game)
View drooling on yourself … (You to the left, too much drool, wipe it up buddy)

Battle Of The Kissies!!! on Flickr.

Little Dog 1
Big Dog 0

Really, it’s more like Little Dog 4,926 to Big Dog’s Half of one. (he belched in the dogs face and threw off his game)

View drooling on yourself … (You to the left, too much drool, wipe it up buddy)

Symphony on Flickr.Some things, only Nature can do.  Against a blue sky above the desert floor, two layers of clouds rolled by and put on one of the greatest shows on earth.  They literally twisted, slithered and rolled across the sky, dropping water that never hit the ground.  As I sat there looking in awe at all Nature had to offer, a fly flew in my mouth.  I made up some new bad words, cussed at Nature, gave the sky the finger and stomped off into the house and slammed the front door shut.
View with your mouth closed
for
Our Daily Challenge:  Curved
Sliders Sunday: HSS

Symphony on Flickr.

Some things, only Nature can do. Against a blue sky above the desert floor, two layers of clouds rolled by and put on one of the greatest shows on earth. They literally twisted, slithered and rolled across the sky, dropping water that never hit the ground. As I sat there looking in awe at all Nature had to offer, a fly flew in my mouth. I made up some new bad words, cussed at Nature, gave the sky the finger and stomped off into the house and slammed the front door shut.

View with your mouth closed

for
Our Daily Challenge: Curved

Sliders Sunday: HSS

At The Corner Of Twelfth And Arcadia on Flickr.There stands proof a storm blew through.  Streets all lined up and paved, ready for traffic that may never come.  Empty lots all in a row waiting to become homes, forgotten.  A storm rivaled only by the Great Depression left it’s scar here at the corner of Twelfth and Arcadia.  A scar that will not heal for a long, long time.
for
#FLickrFriday :  #Tempest
Our Daily Challenge:  Contrast (the idea was supposed to be flat lands contrasted against the mountains and the contrast of rain clouds that wont rain … sprinkles only and the water dried up as soon as it hit the ground)

At The Corner Of Twelfth And Arcadia on Flickr.

There stands proof a storm blew through. Streets all lined up and paved, ready for traffic that may never come. Empty lots all in a row waiting to become homes, forgotten. A storm rivaled only by the Great Depression left it’s scar here at the corner of Twelfth and Arcadia. A scar that will not heal for a long, long time.

for
#FLickrFriday : #Tempest

Our Daily Challenge: Contrast (the idea was supposed to be flat lands contrasted against the mountains and the contrast of rain clouds that wont rain … sprinkles only and the water dried up as soon as it hit the ground)

Serious Business on Flickr.Rattlesnakes.  They are some serious business here in the desert.  I didn’t think nothing of it till I was strolling around the desert along side Cabot’s Pueblo Museum whistling Dixie when I came across this sign.  Warning:  Watch For Rattlesnakes.  With a Pshaw!, I continued on my way.  I got no further than the end of the fence and a Baby Rattle came flying out of the bushes and smacked me upside the head.  I quickly looked over and saw a big hairy bunny pointing at a snake that was sleeping … or dead, I’m not really sure.  Dang Rattle Snakes!
View with some band aids in case you get hit by a flying Rattle upside the head
For
Fenced Friday HFF

Serious Business on Flickr.

Rattlesnakes. They are some serious business here in the desert. I didn’t think nothing of it till I was strolling around the desert along side Cabot’s Pueblo Museum whistling Dixie when I came across this sign. Warning: Watch For Rattlesnakes. With a Pshaw!, I continued on my way. I got no further than the end of the fence and a Baby Rattle came flying out of the bushes and smacked me upside the head. I quickly looked over and saw a big hairy bunny pointing at a snake that was sleeping … or dead, I’m not really sure. Dang Rattle Snakes!

View with some band aids in case you get hit by a flying Rattle upside the head

For
Fenced Friday HFF