Friday, May 30, 2014

The Murphy Chronicles: 22/52

The Adventures of Valocrat seems to be morphing into The Murphy Chronicles lately! Oh well, Murphy is the light of my life these days, so it's fitting that he take front and center. I'm hoping to be back on my other-stuff-than-Murphy blogging feet again. But for now, enjoy a couple more photos from Murphy's Ocracoke Island adventure!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Murphy Chronicles: 21/52

Throwback from a jeep ride last spring. I love the look of absolute bliss on Murphy's face!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Murphy Chronicles: 20/52

Be prepared. No I'm serious, are you sitting down? You're about to be overloaded with an insane amount of Murphy cuteness. Last week, Murphy was a beach dog on Ocracoke Island! He had so much fun exploring and playing with his buddies Baby and Turner. It was "Murphy" weather -- 70 and sunny with a calm breeze. He was in puppy heaven!
Our cottage was adorable! It had a lovely shaded screened-in porch for the dogs to relax on. Murphy claimed Baby's bed as his own, and he discovered a ball that some other dog must have left. I called it the "ketchup and mustard ball." The pups fought over it all week. It was the Belle of the BALL! (haha)
There was a counter in the cottage that Murphy could just barely reach by standing on his tippy toes on a nearby chair (smart boy). He was convinced we were doing something pretty damn cool on that counter. It looked like he was sauntering up to a bar..."Where's my drink ya'll?" Made me laugh every time I saw that little head pop up.
Now the good stuff! Murphy was a seriously happy beach dog.
Eat it. Roll in it. Love it. "Did she just say BATH??"
Ermahgerd. Officially melting over this cute little sandy pup!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

Full Bloom

Flowers make me happy. I love to photograph them, draw them, observe them, inhale their fragrance. They amaze me! Their vibrant colors and intricate designs provide an endless source of inspiration. More and more are popping up. My neighborhood is in full bloom!


















































Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Murphy Chronicles: 18/52

The Murphy Chronicles has some special guests today: Otis the Pug and Ziggy the Beagle! Murphy visited his buddies last weekend and explored every inch of their backyard. It was a lovely afternoon of grass sniffing, mud eating, and rolling in every stinky spot they could find! I'm in love with the photo of Murphy laying in the yard, covered in grass from rolling, and looking oh-so-content. The couch pose gets a close second for favorite!