Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

This (2014 #12) challenge  subject is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride them, as long as the way is visible.

Church Street Station, Orlando, FL

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

For this week’s challenge, share what humanity means to you. Share a single photo or a collage to represent a sea of humanity.

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Photo of two of my grandkids taken by my stepson on his iPhone.

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(Photo taken last February in downtown Orlando, FL)


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Charlie – Up Close and Personal!

I have another two-fer this time.

The second Monday on Sally’s Lens and Pens Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge the topic is MACRO!

It’s Week #53 on Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge! I missed Michelle’s one-year anniversary for this challenge last week so I’m sending her my congratulations now!

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Seating / Paula’s Black & White Sunday

I’ve got a two-fer this time. Since I don’t have time to post with my usual joie de vivre, I must make the most of it! All photos were taken with my iPhone5 and converted to black and white in Fotor.

From Cee we have:  You can have any type of seating you desire.  Any where from  chairs, benches, sofas, patio seating, picnic tables, car seats, swings.  Use your imagination and have fun.

From Paula we have: Show me your black and white photos regardless of the theme.

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Wordless Wednesday

I know it says “Wordless” Wednesday but I just wanted to let you know that for what will hopefully be only a short time my posts and my visits to your blogs might be a bit sporadic. But I’ll be thinking of all of you because this blogging has become an addiction — a good one! :D  We are in the process of working on our house to prepare it for sale. So between working at work and working on the house, things are going to be a bit more hectic than usual! On that note, if anyone is interested in a beautiful home in historic Winter Garden, Florida, just let me know! Once we’re ready to list, I’ll be posting it all on here with pictures, etc.! Now, back to Wordless Wednesday!

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Travel Theme: Edge

From Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack comes this week’s Travel Theme: Edge.

If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water’s edge.

Napoleon Hill

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I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.

Kurt Vonnegut

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I am shocked, amazed and elated! I just received notification that I have 500 (and a few more) followers.  I know that compared to some blogs I read, this is just a drop in the bucket, but for me it’s a milestone that means lots. All I can say is thank you — thank YOU! My blogging began as a way to fill my time after losing my job and deciding it was time for an early retirement. Never in my wildest dreams did I think anyone would really find what I had to share that interesting. Let alone over 500 people!

So many of you have become such friends here. We have chatted and shared. You are all so wonderful, so friendly. You are what keeps me going with this blogging. At first it was just a way for me to write and record. Then people began liking and following. I’m still amazed!

I just want to say again how much I appreciate all of you. I look forward to your visits and comments. And I love reading and following your blogs. I am in awe at the talent that I see. I have learned so much reading your blogs. I have laughed and cried with your posts. You have all touched my heart and my life in some way. This is a real community!