Tag Archives: challenge

Name that Bird!

30 Mar

I am new to Bird Watching.  Is anyone able to tell me by shape alone what these Birds are? 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual Heebie Jeebies, 52 Pick Up: 50 steps

22 Mar

Click this one to really see them…

( I do like this photo turned on the side… instead of bugs crawling on a wall, it looks like bugs at the beach)

These unusual  furry little guys have been invading my work space!  It started as one or two tiny little critters at the picnic table where I eat lunch and are now they are giant (relatively) and in the multitudes surrounding doorways, windows, picnic tables and sidewalks!!  ( This is outside my office window… all of the passers through the adjacent door shriek in awe (or disgust.. nonetheless it’s definately shrieking).  I’ve never seen so many of these critters…  I would say there are at least 250 around this one doorway/ window space)…. Time to invest in MothBalls! And to eat lunch in doors to avoid picking them off my sweaters!  Lots of coccoons buried in the crevices of the wall.

Going on vacation so no posting over the weekend, so I had to knock out two challenges with one idea.  🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast: Day 4

15 Mar

Thursday:

“I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.”_MKR (in this case beautiful Batchewana Bay)

Not sure what possessed me on Monday to do one of these each day this week…  I’m sure you are all tired of hearing from me!.. But staying true to my word… Here’s one for Thursday and in contrast to yesterday… it does not involve Blue!

and as a bonus here’s a photo of my friends taken not too long afterwards.

“A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.” MKR (My favorite author these days)

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast Day 3

14 Mar

Wednesday:

Field

Contrast: That which stands out is that which gets seen.  This easy mantra can be useful in all aspects of life from leisurely photography to powerful presentations and even wardrobe/accessories. Proper choice of background compared to subject is what it’s all about.  This Contrast project has opened my eyes to where I need to expand in my photography… I have about a zillion which feature green and blue but not very many in any other direction. Must be because most of my photos are sunny days outdoors! Mother nature and I must agree on beauty 😉

Palm Tree

A-Z Archive: K: Keenly Knavish

14 Mar

Alligator

Keen: Having a sharp cutting edge or point. Marked by intellectual quickness and acuity. Sharp. Vivid. Strong

Knave: An unprincipled crafty fellow. Deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.

Hard to find inspiration for K… while researching I did fine that in fact, in the whole of the top 1000 most commonly used words in the English language, there are only a total of 9 K words!!  No wonder…

I think he’s smiling and only he knows why!

A to Z Archive: J: J…J…J… Jackpot

8 Mar

 

Triple Jack Jackpot

Triple Jack Jackpot 

To see or win a jackpot in your dream suggests that you are too impulsive and relying too much on fate. Alternatively, the dream means that you need to take a chance in life in order to reap the rewards.  (From Dream Dictionary)

However, this photo is proof that this Jackpot wasn’t a dream… In an instant though, the both Dream Dictionary Definitions of Jackpot were spot on for me..shuffling around a bit:

 “Being impulsive I took a chance in life and as fate would have it, I reaped the rewards!” 

May you all take chances and fate back you up!

A to Z Archive: I: an Instance of Intimacy

5 Mar

Intimate Illusion

“Love is a force more formidable than any other.  It is Invisible- it cannot be seen or measured- yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment.” _BdA

A to Z Archive: H: Hammock Harmony

2 Mar

 

“It was the in between time, before day leaves and night comes, a time I’ve never been partial to because of the sadness that lingers in the coming and going.” _SMK

“It is impossible to walk alone at twilight and not find beauty”_MKR

After playing with these pictures they began to remind me of the old “Visit Florida” Postcards from a while back.  I wish people would send postcards more often! In our hurried current society, it is so rare to even receive a handwritten letter any more.  I think I am going to make a point to send at least one letter or postcard each week this month.  Someone has to keep the USPS in business right?  Anyone want to join me?