Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Crooked and Squiggly Lines

 My third crochet project – queen-size blanket

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Twisted tree branch – Lake Eola – Orlando, FL

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Snake – Central Florida Zoo

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Roller Coaster – Old Town – Kissimmee, FL

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Line Sculpture – Rollins College – Winter Park, FL

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A Word A Week Photograph – Delicate

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.  This week her word is DELICATE.  This past weekend we visited the Fort Christmas Museum at Christmas, Florida. When I saw Sue’s word, I thought of these delicate doilies on display. They were hard to photograph because of the glare on the glass.  The picture was taken using my iPhone5.  The brochure seems to intimate that they’re from some of the early settlers in the 1830s.  I’m thinking that they are tatted. Some more crafty people might know for sure.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

Whew! One set of photos for two separate photo challenges! I present MIDGE in one of her favorite sleeping postures — on the edge.  I offer these for Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge Week #40 and Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Edges!

Mmmm, the arm of this sofa is so comfy…

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As is the top of this chair…

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Puhleeze, allow me my dignity if you won’t allow me my solitude…

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Now, you’ve gone too far.  That is just sooo not right!

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Black & White Sunday


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People don’t want to go to the dump and have a picnic, they want to go out to a beautiful place and enjoy their day.  And so I think our job is to try to take the environment, take what the good Lord has given us, and expand upon it or enhance it, without destroying it.  [Jack Nicklaus]


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Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

It’s Week #39 at Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge.

This is Charlie. Where do you go when you want to be outside but it’s just so HOT! This plant (I think it might be a rubber tree — feel free to correct me if you know differently) is Charlie’s favorite hiding/napping spot!  He hasn’t heard me sneaking up on him yet! These were taken with my iPhone5.



CAUGHT! I don’t know why I even think I can sneak up on a cat!  You know that old adage “Let sleeping dogs lie”?  Well, it holds for cats, too!



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Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Nature

The first Monday of the month is a NATURE theme at LENS AND PENS BY SALLY.  

Since we’ve been having some heavy downpours of rain, I tried snapping some pictures of it. So, here are some spur-of-the-moment photos of our recent downpour as seen out our back patio door!  These were taken with my iPhone5 and have been cropped in Fotor.









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Law and Order

The Daily Prompt: Snapshot Stories — Open the first photo album you can find — real or virtual, your call — and stop at the first picture of yourself you see there. Tell us the story of that photo.

Okay, you asked for it. Well, maybe you didn’t really ask for it. But I’m going to give it to you. First album, first photo of me that I find. I must admit I ran across quite a few early photos. But what can I say about this one? Really, all I can tell you about this photo is that it is of me. I can’t tell you how old I was (guessing somewhere around two maybe?). We were in Columbus, Ohio but I’m not sure if we were living at the Jefferson Hotel (father was manager) at the time of this picture. As you can see, I don’t know anything about photo restoration and this one is in very poor condition.

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I grew up loving mysteries, and like many young girls during the 1950s and 1960s, I voraciously read (and vicariously lived) as Nancy Drew. When I was older, I worked with the police department from 1974-75 as a patrol officer.  But reality set in and I realized I didn’t want to be the one GOING TO a shooting in progress. So my working life was spent working with attorneys safely tucked behind a typewriter/computer. But I never lost my love of a good mystery and I still love good old target shooting! And I must say, I’m pretty good at it even if I do say so myself!