Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My chipmunk visitors

A number of years ago, armed with my new digital camera and a handful of in-shell peanuts, I prepped for a photo session in a shady spot in my yard where I had seen chipmunks scurrying about. Onto two short tree stumps about two feet apart I set two tree trunk slices, creating a couple small “tables.” I placed peanuts on one of the “tables” then set my camera to burst mode and placed it on the other “table.”
The fun began within 15 minutes of my arranging the peanuts and setting the focus on my camera when the first chipmunk arrived, and slowly, one by one, the pile of peanuts began to disappear. The chipmunk didn’t seem to mind my close proximity in the least and made repeated stops at the peanut pile, taking one peanut at a time back to its hiding place after fussing with each peanut, spinning each one around multiple times to get it in its mouth just so.

Aside from the knowledge that chipmunks LOVE peanuts, make their homes underground and are quite persistent about reopening access to their underground dwelling if it has been filled in, I didn’t know much else about them. That was until recently when I was contacted by someone who wanted to use a few of the chipmunk photos I had uploaded to jks Lola at publicdomainpictures.net to illustrate a story about chipmunks that would be part of a new compilation of short stories originally written by Enos A. Mills (1870 - 1922), the "Father of Rocky Mountain National Park."

My chipmunk callers is one of Mills’ entertaining and educational short stories that can be found in the public domain--his writings are based on his observations of wildlife and nature, and this story plus nine others and Mills’ biography now have been translated into French and published. Click here to learn more about this book, L'histoire de Scotch le chien et autres r├ęcits de la vie sauvage (The Story of Scotch the dog and other tales of wild life)

While I am not currently active at publicdomainpictures.net, you can find patterns, calendars/templates, backgrounds, photos, graphics and design elements that I have created that may work for your project. Wow! Over 162,000 downloads at the time of this blog post - Thank You!

Click here to view all chipmunk images by jks Lola

Click here to visit jks Lola at publicdomainpictures.net


NOTE: Original design print-on-demand products by katz_d_zynes can be purchased at zazzle.com/katz_d_zynes and are NOT in the public domain.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Christmas in July sale at katzdzynes

Save up to 60%
on custom Christmas ornaments, greeting cards, tree skirts and more featuring
THE Kayak Christmas Tree
during Zazzle's
Christmas in July sale!

THE Kayak Christmas Tree ornaments, greeting cards and tree skirts by katzdzynes
Click image to visit THE Kayak Christmas Tree page on this site
and get an early start to your Christmas shopping for your favorite paddlers!


Use code SUMMERTIME60 at checkout. The Christmas in July sale on Zazzle ends 7/26/2017 11:59 PM PST

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New rustic fall wedding invitations at katzdzynes

Introducing two new rustic wedding invitation collections for fall foliage lovers!

Autumn Trail Rustic Fall Wedding
Autumn Trail Rustic Fall Wedding Invitations and collection from katzdzynes
Autumn Creek Rustic Fall Wedding
Autumn Creek Rustic Fall Wedding Invitations and collection from katzdzynes


The Autumn Trail Rustic Fall Wedding collection features the image of a tranquil wooded walking path at the peak of fall color, resplendent in a stunning palette of golds and reds...choose from two design styles adorned with semitransparent golden maple leaf overlay graphics at the bottom or side edges.

The Autumn Creek Rustic Fall Wedding collection features a rustic, colorful autumnal scene with a rocky stream in the foreground that winds through a wooded area filled with slender paper birch trees and maples showing off their glorious fall foliage in red, orange and gold...also available in two design styles--a semitransparent maple leaf overlay graphic or semitransparent diamond shape graphic with maple leaf accents provides the backdrop for your wedding details.

Click here to view more custom wedding invitations by katzdzynes

Click the images above to shop these two rustic fall wedding invitation collections from katzdzynes on Zazzle.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Happy 4th of July from katzdzynes

UPDATE! Sale extended thru 7/5/17

It's not too late to take advantage of
25% off ALL
red, white and blue women's volleyball and women's soccer
device cases and accessories
Click an image below to shop katzdzynes on Zazzle


Hurry! The 4th of July sale at Zazzle ends 7/5/17 11:59 PM PST. Use code ZJULY4THSAVE at checkout.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

25% off ALL volleyball device cases at katzdzynes

Save 25% thru July 4th on ALL women's volleyball device cases
from katzdzynes!


Click image below to shop the most awesomely unique collection of
customizable women's volleyball device cases you've ever seen!



Zazzle's 4th of July sale ends 7/4/17 11:59 PM PST. Use code ZJULY4THSAVE at checkout.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

4th of July savings at katzdzynes - Women's soccer

Save 25% on sporty custom red, white and blue
women's soccer device cases and accessories!


Click image below to shop katzdzynes'
Red White and Blue Women's Soccer Collection



Zazzle's 4th of July sale ends 7/4/17 11:59 PM PST. Use code ZJULY4THSAVE at checkout.