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Thursday, October 2, 2014

fence philosophy | little things thursday ...

on the other side ...


it's 
greener 
bigger 
better 

 or so it would seem.

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linking up with:

 Little by Little

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

black/white Wednesday, only not in black/white ...



Normally I would be playing along with Adrienne and Friends with edits/images in black and white; but this week I'm being a rebel and playing with a trial program by Topaz Labs -images and edits that spoke more to color than black and white.  But in the spirit of participating, lets just say I'm adding a little flavor to that b/w tractor.
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While I might not be legit enough to link-up,
I do encourage you to hop over and visit
at "My Memory Art"

My Memory Art

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

these are days | song*ography ...

... days you'll remember



 Never before and never since, 
I promise, 
will the whole world be warm as this. 
 And as you feel it, 
you'll know it's true
that you are blessed and lucky. 

"These are Days" | 10,000 Maniacs
(give or take a maniac)

~
In a world that seems to be spinning out of control; 
awake at 3 a.m. because you can't stop thinking
you hesitate to read the news,
or look at your bank account,
or try to understand the lyrics on the radio 
you wonder
WTH?

but
it pays to take a walk
look around and take a deep breath
and realize 
the sun came up, the sun went down
one season came and went with another upon us
and you witnessed, experienced, and survived it all

know that you are
blessed and lucky!



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Monday, September 29, 2014

good.random.fun | Autumn style ...

The GOOD:


I am aware that candy corn has zero nutritional value
a/k/a
NOT good for you

Mixed with some peanuts, it was one of my mom's fall treats,
so each season when the shelves at the store are filled with candy corn I am reminded of her
which is a good feeling.
(but I only keep these around for photographing - easier on the calorie count)




The RANDOM: 


soon there will be more of these 
- in the meantime I'll settle for this random leaf from the sidewalk


The FUN:
 

fun mix of color in the flowerbed. 
(so far so good - they are still alive)

 ***** 
 linking up with Tamar at Random-osity 

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

weekend flowers ...


Friday's "floral love" bouquet hasn't happened for awhile. 
Too busy. 
Too few dollars. 
Too many other things. 
Too few choices at the market. 

 But yesterday as I zoomed through the grocer for a little of this and that, I noticed a buggy of mums. 
Sad, partial dead, on their way to the dump, seen their better day 
mums.



So I quickly snapped up these, got them home and promptly put them into the ground with a little TLC. and with the 'magic' fertilizer my mother-in-law just gave me, hopefully they will bounce back and live to see another day.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday finds ...


 update on the kitty front: 
 they are still here, 
they are getting bigger
(not this big - but eat as if they were)
they have become comfortable inside the security fence, 
but not enough to allow me to take a picture 
or pet them.


Autumn mornings on the way to work = fog = traffic jams = cool pictures (minus the traffic jams)


pumpkins of all kinds



lady: "they call this one peanut" "can you believe that?"
me: "uh, yea!"



a new hunt and gather spot - it's not just for mums and pumpkins anymore



Thursday, September 25, 2014

do it .. do it .. do it .. | little things Thursday ...


You know that point where something catches you eye
and your inner voice says

"you should take a picture"

but you don't have a camera
so you make a mental note to come back

.. the kiss-of-death to visual creativity ...


well this time,
for a change,
this time
 I did.

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I snapped one or two shots on my way home and decided it deserved more than a drive-by shooting,
so I returned the next morning
and boy what a glorious morning.


Have you ever taken a picture that makes you giddy each time you look at it;
pacing the floor till the day you can share it with everyone because
for a change you did what you had promised yourself you would
and it exceeded your wildest vision?
This picture was that for me this week - I've been waiting for just the right day to share it with everyone because other than warming up the grass a little, it was simply beautiful with the sun coming through just at the right time, the sky being just dramatic enough, and a single tree showing off its new coat of color.

keep your promises - especially those you make to yourself.
do it!

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linking up with:

 Little by Little