It’s My Party

Life is like a balloon. If you never let yourself go, you’ll never know how far you can rise. I’m featuring a new portrait today, inspired by Ragtag’s Word of the Day: Party. My great niece looks a little shy back there, hiding behind all of those balloons, but don’t let her appearance fool you. […]

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Nurtured by Nature

People on the Beach

I have to be honest here. This Alphabet Game has had me stumped for days. Every time I sat down to address the letter “N” I’d get frustrated. All of the words I came across were so… well… Not Nice. Narrow-minded Nagging with Neglect up the wazoo,Naysayers Nitpicking and Nasty Name-calling too. It’s so weird […]

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On Patrol

Spotted on the Beach. Always grateful to have these watchful eyes around. I thought I’d get on board with this one for One Word Sunday: Profile Peace & Love!

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Looking Back

Looking at your past is not a bad thing. Not to brood over it, but to cherish fond memories; see what you’ve done right (and wrong); and to learn from your past mistakes. When you take it all in and reflect, you figure out what’s worth repeating, what you should do differently next time, and—more […]

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On Solid Ground

Be sure and put your feet in the right place… and then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln That’s a great quote for me today. I’m beginning to realize that sometimes “self-learning” doesn’t really teach me anything. Well, it does but it doesn’t.

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Carpe Diem

Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly. —Old Eskimo proverb—

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Memphis Blues

Don’t define your world in black and white, because there is so much hiding among the grays.

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Stay Golden

Nothing Gold Can Stay Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost I’ve definitely learned some new techniques over the course […]

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Sweet Serenade

Life is just one grand sweet song, so start the music. Ronald Reagan Yesterday was an absolutely wonderful day! I took this photograph from the Santa Monica Pier. Sometimes something (or someone) just captures your attention, and this was one of those moments. I saw this musician from the boardwalk and took a long distance shot.

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The Mother Tree

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Sweetest Thing

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your Heart. Winnie the Pooh

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A Peek Outside

I wanted to test my skills at getting an image through mini-blinds, glass, and the screen. Luckily I was able to move the curtain, or it would have been impossible! Of course, my son had another word for my efforts. He called it spying! Oops.

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Zoo: People Watching

I’m still not great at candid shots of strangers, although it’s not due to lack of advice from Streets of Nuremberg. I seem to be accumulating a lot of backs and buns. (No… I don’t have some weird fetish!) Anyway… this is my zoo collection:   Peace and love everyone!

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Behind the Dugout

The human hand is made complete by the addition of a baseball. Paul Dickson

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City Street Life

Stepping outside of my comfort zone today, I took a shot at a stranger. I officially tiptoed into the realm of street photography. It was exciting!

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Feeling Free

I took this on a Ferry in Texas a few years ago. I was going to crop out the stranger in the corner, but I decided that I liked the way her hair was blowing. It reminded me of freedom.

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