One Word Photo Challenge: Periwinkle

This weeks One Word Photo Challenge is the color Periwinkle!

Periwinkle is a color in the blue and purple family. Its name is derived from the lesser periwinkle or myrtle herb (Vinca minor) which bears flowers of the same color. This color is also similar to the mint color.

The color periwinkle is also called lavender blue.  The color periwinkle may be considered a pale tint of  blue or a “pastel blue”.

The first recorded use of periwinkle as a color name in English was in 1895.  (Wikipedia)










Black & White Sunday: Sculpture

Paula at Lost in Translation says:  Show me your B&W photos regardless of the theme.

So, in response to that, I offer the following picture taken this weekend at the Cornell Museum of Fine Art at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. Since it has beautiful color, you’ll be seeing this one again, I’m sure!

Head of “Civitas”
Audrey Flack
Bronze with Patina, 1993


As you can see, this display had to do with Color but I thought it would also look pretty good in black and white!

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Leaves and Trees; and Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Old

PAULA says: About Thursday’s Special: It is a ‘NON-CHALLENGE’ challenge that appeals to bloggers eager to wake up their creativity and show their own ideas and interpretation of the world. There are no themes, titles and techniques set for your expression, there are no limits and restrictions; no red tape whatsoever. 

CEE says: This current series is all about our glorious mother earth and nature.  I hope you have a lot of fun finding leaves and trees for this week.

The first photo was taken with my old iPhone3s a couple of years ago ergo the poor quality.  The rest of the pictures were taken using my iPhone5.


I’m guessing that this tree could be 200 to 300 years old. I say that by comparing it to a similar tree that is known to be 350 years old.


A close-up of one of the old tree’s branches.



An old tree’s branches at Lake Eola in Orlando, FL.


Growth along the West Orange Trail (biking/hiking) in Winter Garden, FL.





A Photo a Week Challenge – Flight; and Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge #35

From Nancy Merrill PhotographyIt seems that humans have always been enamored with flight, from the ancient Greek story of Icarus to the movie Gravity. What is it about weightless floating that captures our minds and our hearts so much?

And for Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge, Wk #35.

These photos are in such poor condition after all these  years. Someday if I ever learn a program like Photoshop or its equivalent perhaps I could somewhat restore my old photos. In the meantime. . . .

Meet Pooki, the “flying” Party Poodle!

Pooki 003_Fotor


Pooki 002_Fotor



Pooki 001_Fotor

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Modify my Pic

Ed of Sunday Stills says:  So for this week all you do is download . . .the pic . . .so you can modify it to your hearts content. . .you can use different filters or applications to change the image, then resize it and post it as your submission for this weeks challenge.

Even though he says he’s having a tough time coming up with a new challenge, this one was pretty fun! I tried a couple of different things with his picture. I hope you find them enjoyable!

Ferris Wheel orig-resize

Ed’s Original


My two were edited on my iPad in Camera360.  I liked the first one because I thought it gave it an old timey feel.  The last one is just, well, it’s just, surreal?!

Ferris Wheel B&W


Ferris Wheel Fun


Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

This is week #34 in Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge. I’m featuring Bug this time.

Bug was a loner who showed up one day in 2009. I called him Bug because he had a mark on his nose that I first mistook for a bug! His look was “don’t come any closer or I’m liable to take a finger” when in reality he was a lover at heart! We never knew how old he really was but figured he’d been around the block a time or two. We had him checked out at the vet when he finally let us pick him up and didn’t find anything major in the beginning. Try as we might, we couldn’t get him to become comfortable inside the house. He was okay with the other animals but he just didn’t want to stay inside, so he became our first indoor/outdoor. Along about July 2010, we noticed something was not quite right. We took him in and it appeared he had a gum infection. We had a tooth or two pulled and put him on antibiotics. He seemed to rally. By September we knew something was terribly wrong as he developed a lump on his jaw. There really wasn’t anything we could do. I would never subject my animals to major cancer treatments so by October we were preparing for the inevitable. Bless his heart, he took the decision from us. The day we had scheduled to take him in to the vet, we found him in the front yard. He was quietly gone. He had not been gone long but he was gone. My only regret is that he was alone. He may be physically gone but he will never be forgotten. He has a place of honor in our backyard with others.






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Rainbow Bridge

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