Cee says: This current series is all about our glorious mother earth and nature. I hope you have a lot of fun finding flowers for this week.
These were taken with my iPhone5. They were cropped but otherwise unedited.
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For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet.
I first learned to type my name on an old typewriter my dad had in the early 50s. Perhaps it was a sign of what was to come as I took business courses in high school and ended up working as a secretary for about 40 years. What does that have to do with this week’s challenge, you ask? Well, nothing really. Except that I enjoy playing around with different style fonts on things. That, and I can’t begin to even imagine how many letters I have pounded out on typewriters and computers! But I digress. The following are my contributions for this challenge and they have absolutely nothing to do with my previous career! So, without any further ado. . . I bring you letters (of sorts)!
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IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT ARE STRIPES OF SOME KIND. Here are my contributions!
From Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: This current series is all about visual textures. I hope you have some fun with this new series. I hope you have a lot of fun finding shadows for this week.
So, here are my contributions for this week’s Shadows!
Inky went outside with me recently to see if I could get any kind of moon shots during the lunar eclipse. They all turned out to look like white blobs, by the way. On the way back in, I noticed Inky looking at her shadow. Only this little kitty would be scared of her own shadow!
Well, I never thought I’d get to post this photo for anything! I love the mosaic tiles but wasn’t able to get a picture without shadows from some direction or another. So, I guess it’s true. Don’t delete! LOL!
Okay, so I think it’s cheesy. But, gosh, what are you gonna do when you don’t have very many photos you would consider good enough for a shadow challenge?!
I love tree-lined streets!
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Well, it’s finally happening again.
What, you say? I just started exercising again after unnumbered years of nothing. I used to be quite active and at one point even toyed with the idea of opening my own aerobics studio.
Why am I bringing this up now? I suppose it’s because I know me since I’ve gotten older (much). I start out with a bang and then fizzle out. Well, this time I’m hoping that by putting it out there, my blogger friends will not let me get away with the old fizzle! Yep, I’m counting on you guys to keep me motivated and accountable!
You see, I read something a while back that really struck a chord with me. I got a book from the library titled The Daniel Plan by Pastor Rick Warren. Some of you may have heard of him. In this book he talks about how our bodies are a gift from God. Now, I’ve known that. But I suppose I never really let it sink in. It is a GIFT. And what am I doing with this gift? I have not been eating as well as I could, I definitely have not been exercising. I haven’t actually been abusing it as I don’t smoke or drink alcohol. But I’ve been sitting in front of a computer from sunup to past sundown day in and day out and it’s not healthy. My father lost his health when he was older. The one thing he always said to me was, “Honey, always remember, if you have your health, you have everything.” I must admit that I am one who has been so very blessed in that arena. And I realized that I need to really start showing my appreciation for this gift and start taking care of it.
There are definitely pros and cons to getting older. We all know the cons of aging. But one of the perks I’ve received is Silver Sneakers with my Medicare. (Yes, I’m that old!) But it’s wonderful. I can now afford a gym membership (FREE). The past couple of weeks I have joined and attended both Curves and the YMCA. And yesterday I attended my first 50 minute Zumba class (which seems to me to be dance aerobics) and I finished it! But, oh, momma, my muscles are sore! And I’m loving it!
So, now it’s out there. Wish me luck! Here’s a little music that I haven’t been able to get out of my head since I started this. It’s from my youth! Hope you enjoy!
It’s week #32 for Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge.
Nicky & Charlie
Freckles wins again!
Once a week Sue dips into her old English Oxford dictionary and picks a word on the page that it falls open at. The challenge is to post a photograph, poem, story – whatever the genre you like best to describe of what that word means to you.
Sally of Lens and Pens says: Macro is a walk through a plot to catch the audience by surprise. It’s a story that visually tantalizes with unexpected splendor in the miniscule. But small does not always aim to please. Truly, it’s a challenger’s challenge.
I think of my contributions as sort of macro! One of these days I’ll invest in a macro lens for my iPhone5. The photo of Nicky has only been cropped. The flower was edited in Snapseed.
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Here is the challenge: Post about something blue on your blog. It can be pretty, ugly, funny, old, or new as long as it’s blue. This is a new one for me so I thought I’d jump right in! Hope you enjoy!
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