Tag Archives: photo challenge

Collecting Birds

29 Mar
 
Do you ne’er think what wondrous beings these?
Do you ne’er think who made them, and who taught
The dialect they speak, where melodies
Alone are the interpreters of thought?
Whose household words are songs in many keys,
Sweeter than instrument of man e’er caught!

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

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A-Z Archive: M! Mothering

28 Mar

Mothering:

“I will love you forever,

I’ll like you for always,

as long as I’m living,

my Mother you’ll be”

Robert Munsch

Anyone who has read this book has probably not put it down without grabbing a tissue first.  My mom follows her heart each and every day and sometimes that causes her to make tough decisions.  This weekend was a difficult one in which she had to trust her heart that with her help a friend in need will come through the worst of times.  It is hard to trust yourself in these situations when the trust is actually 100% in someone else’s behaviors and actions… your mind doubting what your heart is telling.  I love my mom for her courage and willingness to hold the hand of our dear friend during this time. 

As long as I’m living, proud of my mother, I’ll be.

A to Z Archive: L: Lyrical Lake

22 Mar

On this Lazy morn,

Out during Low Light,

Looked through the Lavish Leaves,

Rested against the Lazy Ledge, 

Waited for the Lifting fog,

and dreamed into the Lyrical Lake.

Attempting to include some poetry every now and then. Elementary at the start, but hopefully… eventually… I will be able to express what I’m really trying to say!

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast Day 2

13 Mar

Tuesday (Two-fer)

 “What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?”_JS

“There are as many nights as days and the one is just as long as the other in a year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word “happy” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” _CGJ 

Posted two today since they were taken minutes apart.  The great thing about sunsets, they are timeless, the untrained eye cannot determine winter spring summer or fall.

 Check back Daily..  I think I have enough for a photo each day this week!!

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!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted Beauty

7 Mar

 

Distorted being

A to Z Archive: G: Gulfcoast Invite

1 Mar

 

 

Gulfcoast Invite

“It is nothing but Grand, my friend, where the water meets the sand… that which makes it even better is a cold drink in hand!”_mB

“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are Gone.”_anon

Struggled with G.  Decided to post a picture of my favorite beach in Florida along the Gulf Coast of the Panhandle.   Added some effects using Microsoft Picture Manager.  Can’t wait to get my hands on Photoshop one day! 

 

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A-Z Archive: B: Bridges Beaches Birds

21 Feb

Bridges Birds and BeachesA-Z Archive: B: Bridges Beaches Birds

“The Cure for Anything is Salt Water, Sweat, Tears, or the Sea”_ ID (kb)

The most truthful quote I have ever encountered.

Although I have multiple albums of each I decided for the time being to go with just the one pictures that sums it all up. Looking forward to creating Montages with the other albums to all capture the letter B