Tuesday, August 19, 2014


This is one of the things I found on vacation in the junkyard of the salt mine we visited.  There were many interesting things there that I am sure I will be sharing over time.  it is good to be able to share black and whites again.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

SHS Aug 3 and 10

 I am on vacation but took some shots for the prompts last week and this one so today's post is a two for one.  Because I am still on vacation I may have trouble commenting back on your blogs but I will get there eventually.

For August 3rd we had animal:

 During our travels we stopped at a gas station and an antique store was on the property.  These were outside on display.


Our little hotel fridge has a nice bit of frozen ice.  I like the sparkles in this shot.


 Part of last months calendar.  June had something for every day almost but I did not have that one with me.  This calender goes from July to July so June is on last years calender which stayed home.


 This little kitten is trying to nap.  It was at the pool for a few days but I have not seen it since.  Hope someone found a home for it.

Two Things:

This table was also at the antiques shop.  I liked the curves and swirls of these two legs.  the top was plain wood but the iron work on these legs is lovely.

On to this week's hunt, August 10:

Hop, Skip, Jump:

 This is another shot of Blessing and friends playing Marco Polo.  Similar to one of the photos a couple weeks ago but I am on vacation and this is what I've got.  The friend is hopping away as Blessing is jumping to tag her.

Creative Angle:

These next three shots were all taken at one of the local art museums.  These are the door handles used in the museum.  I really liked all the angles the curved handles make.

Box or Package:

 There all sorts of "packages" in this box.  Thought this was a very clever piece of art.


This museum has lots of glass as one of its exhibits.  I took many pictures of all the glass pieces they had.  Some of it is blown glass and some of it is not but it was all beautiful.   This one you can see is slightly out of focus.  It was not easy photographing these as the lights on the glass cases gave a glare and I was trying not to get that in this shot.  I had to stop myself from trying to fix a bit of blurriness on the blue part, but it does fit the prompt.  The color really was this orange-red.

I don't do selfies and the bathroom here is too small to try to do something creative, so nothing for that one.

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Monday, July 28, 2014


It has been a while since I participated in Texture Twist and Texture Tuesday.  Trying to get back in the groove now that summer swim team is over and I can devote more time to textures.  I do leave for vacation in a couple of days so I do not know if I will be able to keep up.

I used kk isobel and photomorphis special pack 1 08 textures.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

SHS July 27

I am still having trouble getting back to regular posting and next week we will be on vacation so don't know if I will get back on track then either.  I did manage to get shots for this weeks SHS so here is what I found for this week.


This flower is crepe myrtle.  It blooms all summer long and even into fall.  Blossoms can be light pink, fuchsia, red or white.  I liked the negative space in this shot besides the fact that it was a day full of sunshine.


This is tea cup and saucer belonged to my mother.  I have about 6 of them that she had.   Sometimes Blessing and I will use them for tea parties.

Upside Down:

Sometimes the kids at camp put on a show at the end of the week for parents.  This was one of those weeks and the kids are doing the running man here.  I flipped the photo to make it upside down.  I am not sure how to get better photos when they are on stage because really the upside down part is the only redeeming quality of this shot-other than a memory maker for my Blessing of course.


My handsome cat watching something outside.  Those drops on his cheek are dewdrops from the grass.  If I did not shoot from above I could not get a shot because every time I would get down to his level, focus and get ready to shoot, he decides to get up and walk towards me.  I attempted many shots before getting this one.

From Behind:

You saw the front of my cat, now you get to see his back, lol.  I never saw a cat lie this way before I got this one.  He does this all the time, and will even stretch both hind paws out straight behind him.  I have seen plenty of dogs do this, but he is the first cat I have seen do this.

If you are eating or have a sensitive stomach for any reason you might want to skip this part-or if you are squeamish you might want to skip it also:

Tonight we heard a thunk by our back door.  This is not a common occurrence .  I saw Max in an intent body position.  Blessing went to the door and looked out and said that he caught a rat.  Good thing the door is glass and we could just look out to see what was going on, otherwise the cat might have brought the rat in. First time we had seen one here.

At least now my husband can no longer say the cat is worthless!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014


This is one of the swimmers preparing for a meet.  The paper is called the heat sheet.  It lists all the events in the meet, how many heats are in each event and which lane each swimmer or relay team will swim their race in.  Swimmers write on their arms or legs their event, heat, lane and some will also put the stroke down for their heat.  When you start swimming 5-7 events, these things really help.

On that note, since summer swim team is over I can now get back to my memes.  I have missed them.

Quite a few people wondered what happens after the meet with the sharpie on their skin and after a day or so it wears off.  Blessing's sharpie was not as sharp after two seasons of use so halfway through the meet her information faded to the point (get it-point)? we could not read it.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

SHS July 13

Oh my we are exhausted. Today we had City Meet-the end of the season meet. So sad that practice is over until next year, but so glad not to have tri meets against teams of 100 or more kids each when we are only 60.

 This week the shots are from our Tuesday meet which was at my favorite venue-the yacht club.

 Our first prompt is healing:

I was very happy to capture the rays of the sun in this shot.  It also reminded me of the Son's rays which can heal everything.  If not in this life, then the next.


This shot was diagonal form the shot above.  See why it is my favorite venue?


These colorful bikes made me think summer.


Some of our meets are outside.  This year we actually finished the meet at the yacht club which is the first time in years that happened.  Usually every time we swim there, the meet gets called because a storm is coming in.

Here the team is finishing their cheer.  Coach picks a few kids to jump into the pool at the end of the cheer and that is what is happening here.  It is wonderful how happy they all are in this moment.


I like the glitter on these but on one of the arms it is coming off.  I have a few of these: a pair in the car, a pair in my husbands car and a pair in the house.  I find this works best for me as i don't have to worry about transporting them from one place to the other and here we need them just to get the mail since the sun is so bright.

This shot was taken with my phone.  Now that swim season is over I can get back to posting more than once a week and can get back into some of my memes that I have been neglecting this season.

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