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Thursday, October 30, 2014

noticing | little things Thursday ...

I have noticed over the past few evenings, where the weather is getting cooler and the nights are getting a nice crisp snap in the air, that I can hear the passing train whistle clearer.
The train runs the same schedule as during the summer months, it is just more obvious. 

linking up with:

 Little by Little

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

black and white Wednesday in the country ...

take no thought of tomorrow
for the future will take care of itself

good to know when there seems so much to do
and so little time in which to do it

linking up:

My Memory Art

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

secrets | song*ography ...

by Mary Lambert

I've got bi-polar disorder
My shit's not in order
I'm overweight
I'm always late
I've got too many things to say
I rock mom jeans, cat earrings
Extrapolate my feelings
My family is dysfunctional
But we have a good time killing each other

(side note:  I have cat earrings, am overweight, seem to be constantly running late, and arguable do not have my shit in order.  What's more, I dare you to show me a family that is not "dysfunctional" and I'll show you a family that is in denial.  Own it folks.  Own it!)

They tell us from the time we're young
To hide the things that we don't like about ourselves
Inside ourselves
I know I'm not the only one who spent so long attempting to be someone else
Well I'm over it

(I am intrigued with people who clearly want to stand out and do it beautifully by also fitting in.  This was snapped while in line at Starbucks at Disney.  Two people who found someone of like mind, with a uniquely shaped character, defying the standard round or square peg.   My family frowns upon it when I take pictures of people - but it is always because I find them interesting and more often than not, inspiring.  Yes, in some cases it is because they are "different" - but then I suspect the individuals I am photographing already know that.  The guy below was happy to have people take his picture.  He was completely comfortable in his own style and owned it proudly ... sadly, I had my hands full and could only get a passing cell-pic.)

I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are 
 So-o-o-o-o what
So what


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Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween ...


like really good


really random


so much fun!

Disney Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

 linking up with Tamar at Random-osity 


Sunday, October 26, 2014

the great pumpkin ...

I love pumpkins nearly as much as I like Christmas decorations,
filling the house with just about every assorted design each Autumn.

So it stood to reason that once I got a glimpse of a pumpkin field on the opposite side of the freeway on the way to Florida, it was immediately moved to #1 spot on the "to do" traveling photograph list.

Despite having just giving me grief about trying to capture the 'amazing' foliage,
my husband knew without question that the camera was not going back into the bag
until the fields had been photographed.

The method to highway, drive-by photography is having the camera on and at the ready,
then clicking away because you will get trees/shrubs/signs/other vehicles in the picture.
So yes, in response to his "ah ha" declaration that he had discovered the big secret of photograph:
"just take lots and lots of pictures and hope one is good"
pretty much sums up the trick to getting focus at 70 (or so) mph.

(smarty pants!)

Friday, October 24, 2014

good fences | on the run edition ...

Our trip south to Florida was nothing short of stunning this past week
- or at least as far as to the North Carolina borders.
We're talking "Fabulous!"
 (if you watch the food channel or ever channel surfed across Ina Garten / Barefoot Contessa
- you have just now put the appropriate northern accent to that "Fab-bul-lous")

It was purty!
(for you Paula Deen fans)

And as luck would have it, I managed to capture a fence or two in some of my photos from the car 

or as we like to refer to it
'drive by shootings'.

I always get concerned that the clicking of my camera will annoy or distract my husband,
so I ask first
and then click away.


linking up

Thursday, October 23, 2014

open mic night | little things Thursday ...

Q:  What do you call a zombie door-to-door salesman?
A:  a DEAD ringer!

(sound the drum - ba-dum-bum-CHING)

linking up with:

 Little by Little