Caturday Art Blog Hop



This is the original of Midge, my oldest (15). It’s one of those not very good blurry photos but I think it looks cool as the charcoal drawing!Midge_Fotor

Simply edit photos of your pets or any animal using one of the many free photo editors available online, or any editing program you like. Enjoy creating and sharing arty photos of your pets. Or if you like to draw or paint animal pictures instead you can share those too.


iPhriday – Pretty in Pink!

iPhriday is a day to share photos you have taken with your cell phone.

I ran across this photo challenge on another blog I follow and it looks like fun so I thought I’d participate with some new hibiscus in our yard this morning!

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We Interrupt the Moving Saga for a Brief Announcement…

I knew it was bound to happen. Everyone said it would. I tried to ignore the warning signs. But, omigosh, now what?


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So it’s pretty. And how many of you are out there laughing because you’re buried under several feet of snow at the moment wishing this was all the snow you had. Well, it’s the first snow I’ve had to contend with in 30 years. And since this is the first, I’m sure there will be more. At least by Monday, the temperature is supposed to be up around 50 again. YAY! And, yes, I still miss Florida. That’s our downhill driveway behind the tree that we can’t get down at the moment because it’s too steep and too slippery. And we have no winter clothes. It’s on our list. Okay, we have some light jackets and we each have a sweater. We do have a couple of sweatshirts.Even when I lived in cold climates, I never liked bundling up. Oh, well. Gripe, gripe, moan, complain. Okay, I’m done. The bright side is we get to go shopping (when it warms up) and start acquiring winter clothing.

Here’s a couple more views from our porch.

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Well, I’m sitting here at my new desk looking out my window onto a very similar scene. We know there are deer up here. I’ve only seen their tails as they bounded down a hill. But I have high hopes that one of these days I’ll be able to capture a photo. I will say I do believe that when spring arrives, it will be beautiful around here with all of the plant life. We’re looking forward to trying our hand at a small garden.

In the meantime, I’ll just stay inside my toasty little house and be content looking out the windows. I’ll be posting a bit more on the actual move-in shortly.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vehicle Details

This week’s challenge is all about the Vehicle Details.  This is your chance to show off those wheels, steering wheels, tail lights, headlights, motometers, hood ornaments, hoods, windows, engines, paint, etc.  I want to see parts of cars and trucks.

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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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For information on participating in Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge and/or to view additional entries, please click on the logo.

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Crowd Work

Ed from Sunday Stills says:  They say two’s company and three’s a crowd, let’s go a bit further this week. The challenge… pics with more than 5 people or animals or even birds. Have fun…..

All photos taken with my iPhone5.

Orange County Public Library, Orlando, FL

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Lake Eola, Orlando, FL

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Roman, Sarcophagus
Marble, 2d Century
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL

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Lake Apopka, Winter Garden, FL

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Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Architecture

From Lens and Pens by Sally we have the 4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel). (Animals and Objects are themes.)

Ocoee, FL

The photos below were all taken facing the west side of the hospital. The next time I’m over that way and have more time, I hope to take more pictures from different sides and angles. It is, to say the least, an interesting piece of architecture.

These pictures were taken on a bright sunny day with my iPhone5. I’m hoping that one of these days iPhone or some phone company will come up with a way that you can actually see the screen in daylight and have a clue of what kind of picture your’re taking with your camera phone. Until then, it’s hit and miss on almost all my outdoor shots!

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 In a nationwide contest Health Central Hospital was named the 7th Most Beautiful Hospital in America.



You can’t miss this building’s iconic “big red wedge” built as part of a 1993 structure that replaced the original 1952 facility. The current 440,000 square-foot, 171-bed acute care hospital and physicians’ offices include a recently updated 34-bed emergency center. HKS was the architect and interior designer.



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Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: Macro

It’s the second Monday of the month and that means it’s Macro Monday at Lens and Pens by Sally.  All pictures were taken with my iPhone5 and cropped in Fotor.

To give you an idea of how tiny these flowers/weeds are, those are blades of grass surrounding it!

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As for the following flowers, I have no clue what they are. I do know they look like they’re ready for spring to make up its mind if it’s staying!

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Pink macro flower_Fotor

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Phoneography Challenge: Nature

The first Monday of the month challenge from Lens and Pens by Sally is nature.

A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in my living room and heard a big ruckus in the back yard. I ran out because our neighborhood has some stray cats and I was afraid some vulture or something was attacking. Much to my surprise, I saw two large birds that looked like white owls, who were either fighting or mating, fall from the tree. When I realized, I quickly ran back into the house to grab my phone. By the time I got back out, one was flying away and the other one was waaaayy up in another tree. I zoomed my lens and quickly tried to catch him as best I could. He/she was so pretty. It’s just not a sight I see around here very often, especially in the day time. It was shot with my iPhone5 and just cropped a bit in Fotor. I realize it’s not a very good shot because you can barely see the owl and it’s blurry.

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The next one is an early morning sunrise that was taken at Lake Apopka this past May using my iPhone5. I have not edited it. How many birds can you find? Can you find the alligator?

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