Tuesday, April 6

After Easter, and it is not pretty...

Imp received an early birthday gift from Uncle ArmyGuy. 202 little Army men. Unfortunately one of them escaped...

Frustrated over not getting any Easter candy, he went after his first victim who ironically had not seen any candy for days. 

Unable to stop himself because of his chocolate addiction, he attacked again.  This time it was a true innocent victim who never had any candy.

The After Easter attack was brutal with no survivors. Shortly after little Army guy finished his bloodless rampage, Imp ran over him with his tricycle and crushed his legs. It was indeed a tragic tale of an addiction gone bad.


I used my favorite lens I have had forever (before digital) the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Zoom Lens for Canon . Great bokeh and a decent lens for low light because of the image stabilizer.  If you can afford only one zoom lens for your camera, this is the one to consider.  It is the perfect lens for shooting basically everything and it is on my camera most of the time.  If you want to photograph children, it is absolutely perfect! Combined with the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens you will have a great working lens setup. :-)

The egghead planter was inspired by our favorite ever craft book (out of print but used copies available) Disney's FamilyFun Crafts: 500 Creative Activities for You and Your Kids. I bought one for me and both of my sisters. You are supposed to use grass seed in these eggheads, but since we are rednecks we used bird seed and our own fresh eggs.

These guys finally got their first (and last) haircut.  When Duke was finished it was a military cut...

Images edited in LightRoom 2 and made web-ready using the free CoffeeShop Web Rounded Corners action.


  1. This post is awesome!! Great pictures too funny, that poor poor egg

  2. too funny! Thanks for the laugh :)

  3. I love that the last egg had a military haircut! I'm all too familiar with the Marine Corps haircut - my husband was active duty for 4 years and just finished last Nov. Seeing him with longer hair now is completely foreign!

  4. "You are supposed to use grass seed in these eggheads, but since we are rednecks we used bird seed and our own fresh eggs. "

    ... Did you grow any birds?

  5. I love this capture of the events! Perfect set up and lighting. I am a fan of rounded corners and need to get these loaded quick! Thanks for all you do!

  6. I love your website, but recently when I download your actions they won't open. It says they are in the wrong format, I have a IMAC, could you help

  7. Oh so sweet, I love these! Thanks for the giggle! :)

  8. i had a similar post on my old blog


    i love the eggs with the hair..and the army guys? they are funny in any situation.


  9. Found your blog through another that I follow and I'm soooo excited I found it!! Love the post and the pics!!
    I'm pretty pumped to play around on your blog!!
    New follower!

  10. Thanks everyone!

    JewelD, the chickens grew a few birds, but thankfully none were born out of this experiment. We have too many as it is!!!

    And if anyone has questions about using anything on my blog, just post your questions over at my Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/coffeeshopfreeactions/ . We love to help!

    I might need to start my own series of Army Men adventures. They are already all over the backyard getting into EVERYTHING!


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