Happy Birthday Hamish

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Seven years ago today, my dog Hamish Macbeth made his appearance in the world.

When I got him he was 10 weeks old and as you can see in the photo above he was about the size of my cat Micey and he weighed about the same too.

As a side note, Hamish’s dad is named Leroy Brown- Hamish’s dad  is NOT meaner then a junkyard dog- he’s very sweet. His Mom is named Patches.

For his birthday I got him a ticket to Mars and some new toys. I am the coolest dog- Mom EVER.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

And here is my dog Hamish on this his 7th birthday.

Sometimes I don’t know what good thing I did to deserve this great dog, but I thank the stars for him everyday.


Aggy Draper

RDP Monday: SEED

Andrew Wyeth


Aggy Draper’s mother was disappointed when she realized Aggy’s eyes were not blue.

Everyone knows babies with blue eyes are the prettiest babies of all.

You only had to look at Homemaking Magazines and Christmas Cards to know that is



Aggy Draper’s father was disappointed when he saw that Aggy’s skin was not fair and pink.

Everyone knows the prettiest babies are pink.

All of the babies in soap commercials that

are floating on white clouds and wrapped in soft white blankets are pink.


Aggy Draper’s parents were disappointed that their daughter

never laughed or played with dolls, or had many friends

and the friends she did have

were so much more sparkly and pink then their own dull Aggy.


After Aggy Draper grew up

and left home

and lived alone

as her parents watched her age and fade

they knew had been right about Aggy  all along.


Aggy was alone because

babies with blue eyes are so much prettier

and sweet pink babies are so much more lovable

then their own

quiet and dull






RDP Tuesday: Sawyer

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I was visiting Wisconsin a few years ago and along the way I stopped along the road and on our visits to parks and took pictures.

This was new one for me, I started to take Nature Shots.

I don’t do a lot of nature shots, not because I don’t enjoy taking them. There’s just so much going on that it’s hard for me to find a subject, so I just end up with these snapshots with a bunch of stuff in them.

This time I saw a few things though that I thought would look cool with a little Photoshop work that I could use for my Halloween stories, so I started to snap away.

” Hey. ” My son sounded surprised. ” Nature shots. Is there a dead animal or something in there? ”

” I would never photograph a dead animal. ” I said pointedly.

My Son who knows this to be true asked, “So there’s nothing dead out there, right?”

” Hmmm? Nah. ”

I looked out at the scene and then I looked down into my camera and I said. ” Look at these trees in the water. ”

” Yeah. Nice ones. ”

” Do you think they’re drowning? I mean. Do you suppose their roots are rotting? If they were people stuck out there with no way to get to the river bank and the water rising.  It’d be like something from a horror movie, right?  This is cool stuff. ”


Photo A.M. Moscoso

My Son patted my shoulder and went and took a seat on the bench along the trail,he sat down stretched out his legs and lifted his face to the Sun and I went back to work.

Photographer Unknown