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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Dark Cloud - Mystery Revealed!

Tail wags, pups and kit-cats!  Stormy here today!  If you've been reading the blog lately, you know that when Ammy and Zim went to the "Kansas Ocean", they saw a dark, mysterious cloud.  You could even see it in some of our special Sunday pictures.  Then Dave told you yesterday that it followed them back to our house and was hovering about while he was doing his Lab-in-a-Sibe-suit thing in the yard.  In fact, I looked out the window to watch him playing fetch.  I mean, it's fascinating -- Mom throws the Wubba, and he... brings it back to her!  He brings it back Incredible!  But I digress.  This is what I saw:

I had to get a better look at this thing, so when Mom got in, I asked her to take me out front for a little recon mission.   I looked up at it, ran it through my computer-like brain ... and realized all the fuss was over a smoke cloud!

Puh-lease!  Is that what all the excitement is over?

Oh, sure, it was cool-looking - but it was just smoke from a farm field or more likely from Fort Riley.  I have a feeling our resident Meteorologist set our brothers up on that one.  That Ammy!  What a joke-ster!

Since it was so cool, I used this opportunity to teach Mom how to create a panoramic photo using Photoshop Elements for Mac.  It basically stitches a series of pictures together.  Pretty cool.  Here's the scene out front; you can click it for a larger view!

Not bad for our first attempt!

It's currently 15 degrees Fahrenheit here, with snow flurries flying around.  I hope your day is just as wonderful!

Tail wags,

PS:  We all send very happy sweet 16 birthday wishes to our dear kitty friend Tia!  MEOW, Tia!!!


  1. Wow, you take really nice pictures. My mom is not as handy with her camera. BOL

  2. oh wow, I love the wide pic, in fact I would go as far as to bark it was Panoramic Fantastic!

    I am sorry you were wooing and I was not there, I have been helping my Jeannie pick out some clothes for her Aus trip. The bedroom now looks like a clothes sale in a shop!!

    We have cold and rainy day here, horrible.

    lotsaluv from Marvin xxxxxx

    pee ess we could have done with Dave here today, to get her colour co-ordinated, since he is a Guide Dog for the Colour Bline ;0)))))))

  3. Stormy you're so smart! That panoramic photo is so neat!


  4. w00f's, wow, that pannie view iz super cool...

    b safe,

  5. I love the panoramia picture, it is very beautiful. I am glad the big cloud turned out to be smokes instead of tornatoes.

    I went to wish your friend Tia a happy birthday.


  6. Blogger ate my comment.....ugh
    It was a really great smoke cloud and we are so far behind on bloggin but we did take some time to go and see all we had missed from you. Those are pawsome photos from your last several posts....We truly enjoyed them as much as we enjoy watching your adventures.

  7. WOW Storm!

    Woo have sooooo taught one of your oldest puppies some great new trikhks!


  8. Cool, it wasn't a storm...phew! That panorama looks great, when our Mum tries it it ends up with black lines whre the joins are!
    Take your time with the tag, no rush ;o)
    Slobbers xx

  9. A smoke cloud??? Who would have guessed that! The panoramic shot is awesome. Mom did a great job. We are hoping to see ours try that too as her camera has that capability.

    Same silly weather here, cold and miserly flurries - with just a touch on the ground. Boo Hoo!

    Woos, the OP Pack

  10. Pretty pictures!
    The fetch and return thing is pretty interesting for a sibe. I wonder what happened there? Mommy is still trying to get me to retrieve a dumbell for utility show work, never going to happen...
    Kira, The Florida Siberian

  11. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Wow, that's an awesome picture!!! We've never seen a smoke cloud before.

  12. Anonymous2:19 PM

    Your mom is so good with her photo skills!! And thank you all for the birthday wishes!

  13. Woo Woo Stormy!
    What an awesome pan pic. You guys are good at gittin some really kool pictures.
    And has Dave forgotten dat a husky does not bring da toy back? Best to reminds him.

    Husky kisses,

  14. Stormy, my mum says please tell your mum her panorama picture looks great!

    We get smoke clouds like that too, but it usually means there's a bushfire somewhere which isn't so good.

    Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

  15. Cool picture!!!! The cloud is kind of spooky looking. I can see why they were a little worried.

  16. Hi Stormy!
    That panoramic pic is pawsome! Thanks for keeping us informed about that funny cloud!
    :) Tibby

  17. That is a pretty cool picture you showed your mom how to make. Keep it up mom

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  18. Ruffruff! Totally amazing piccure! Your mum is really clever.
    ~lickies, Ludo

  19. Hi Friendzees! wow what purdy smoke clouds and Storm you so smart. Oh Dave me Crikit never get enough of Daddy throwing for me and what a beeeutiful place to play and golly Zim, Amy ya'll posed sooooo lovely you two show win some kinda picture contest but then again all you Army friendzees are beeutiful (yes guys can be beeutiful too)

    Love Licks & hugs

  20. My Mom thinks the panaramic thing is really cool...she has no idea how to do that. :) Those darn smoke clouds fool ya every time. ;) That's ok, it made the sky look real pretty. Also, Mom says that is funny that your Mom was almost born in WV. ;) Have a furtastic day!


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    Fantastic pictures.

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    Keep blogging.
    Good day.

  22. You're so smart in solving that mystery! Hopefully you get some snow accumulation in this latest storm!

  23. Woh that Panoramic photo looks very pawsome......

    ~ Bae

  24. Haroo my Stormy

    Woo look beewootiful in today's post as purr usual:)

    We tagged Dave for Picture tag! Come get the details on our blog!

    Ur Prince

  25. The scenery is beautiful !!
    Your mom is a great photographer :DD


  26. Hi guys,
    We see that your mum is geeting pretty good with the digital photos! Mum really loved the pictures from Sunday! They could be oil paintings!
    Hope the snow flurries bring you some snow. We had one on Sat but nothing stayed on the ground.

  27. That's an awesome last photo, love the panoramic, good work!

    M & I

  28. That is a great panoramic shot. Your mum did a really good job on it.

    Holly & Zac...XX

  29. Well, even if it is just a smoke cloud, it's still cool. Way to teach your mom Photoshop. She did a good job with the panorama.