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Weekly Challenge: Through

30 Mar

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”_ Dr. Seuss

Who doesn’t just love Dr. Seuss!  Finding this quote sealed my decision for my photo for this week’s challenge.  I started off the week looking for something not as obvious…  But after recollecting the day we had at this old abandoned house I realized this was the perfect photo to share.  To anyone else it may have been just a torn apart home.  Wrecked by hurricane I presume.  Through this window however is one of the most spectacular sites I have ever seen.  It didn’t take long for my mind to wander and dream of all the possibilities about who lived here before?  Where are they now?  Could this someday be mine?  Abandoned and broken I believe it to be more beautiful now, then when it was whole.. but I will never know.  And when it is demolished, and a new mansion set in its place… who will one have to know just to catch a glimpse of this view?  Why is it that so often these views are hidden from the ordinary folks and reserved for those few fortunate dwellers and companions.  I like to fantasize, that if this were my view, or if I had one of similiar glory, that it would be on display to the world.  Not hidden, not obscured.  Not held in secret.

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 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: 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? 

 

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!