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Signs  Back from visiting family and having a short break by ourselves too. Hope to catch up over the weekend.  This caught my eye in a lovely village called Avoca in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland.  August 13, 2011
28.12.10 - Through the Looking Glass  This is a shot from early evening in the fog. I love shooting in fog at night, with the wet cobbles reflecting all the lights, but it gets very hard to find new perspectives in an area you know so well. I've done this 2/3s split in a shop window before, but hopefully the bleach bypass treatment gives it a different feel. The original is here with a few more shots from this evening;    http://www.lightanddreamsphotography.com/gallery/4222541_LCXPH#1139857573_5JP5r  I'm already wondering if this would work well for the new Dgrin Challenge theme "Glass"?
Monday, May 16, 2011  "442"  (pp version)  "It allows you to say things that sound very dramatic and get away with it. If you had characters in modern fiction say the same things as they're driving down the street in an Oldsmobile, they'd sound ludicrous." ~ Terry Goodkind  Here's another Lgood inspired automobile capture. This cobalt blue baby was one of my hubby's favorites in the show. Unfortunately, there was not an information card, but while we were at the car show, my hubby (who loves antique cars) informed me that this is a "442 Cutlass Olds." He also stated that the chrome on the rear bumper, in all likelihood, has been redone. You can see a glimpse of my black / white animal print jacket and red cape in the bumper. There was a chilly breeze and the temps had dropped to mid 50s. Yes, I did some pp with this one, but it is uncropped.   The original can be viewed here: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/16609546_tdrqK#1274849706_xFHRmdP  Also, I did some research and according to Wikipedia, "The Oldsmobile 442 (pronounced four-four-two) was a muscle car produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. It was introduced as an option package for F-85 and Cutlass models sold in the United States beginning with the 1964 model year. It became a model in its own right from 1968 to 1971, then reverted to an option through the mid-1970s. Oldsmobile revived the name in the 1980s on the rear-wheel drive Cutlass Supreme and early 1990s as an option package for the new front-wheel drive Cutlass." (Reprinted text from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile_442)  Furthermore, I am overwhelmingly and humbly appreciative of your comments on yesterday's "Antique Chevy." It landed in the #2 spot. Congrats to my friend sharkbayte whose "Clouds" pic was #1. View it here: http://sharkbayte.smugmug.com/Photography/2011-Daily-Photos/15280496_zofpQ#1291649048_zdNjmgz  Enjoy today; a "blue" Monday may not be so bad after all (smile).  ***#1 photo of the day and all time***  Show Your Ride Car Show  Memphis, TN
Monday, July 9, 2012  "NIIJIMA FLOATS" by Dale Chihuly  "Creativity is the quality that you bring to the activity that you are doing. It is an attitude, an inner approach – how you look at things. Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing is not purely economical, then it is creative.” ~ Osho  SOOC, uncropped  An encounter with Dale Chihuly's works is always a spectacular reminder that glass is not just something to see through or drink out of. Up to 40 inches in diameter and 60 pounds, these large spheres have surfaces richly colored with gold and silver leaf and foil. They are named for Japanese fishing floats Chihuly found as a child on the shores of Puget Sound and the island of Niiima, Japan, which Chihuly visited around  1990.  Artist's Statement...........  "I've never done anything like the Floats. They are probably the most monumental-looking, since there's no reminiscence of a container shape. Just because they are so big, the Floats are technically, or let's say physically, the most difficult things that we have ever done. Even though a sphere or a ball is about the easiest form you can make in glass, when you get to this scale, up to forty inches in diameter, it becomes extremely difficult." ~ Dale Chihuly  Dale Chihuly's official website is www.chihuly.com  Have a marvelous Monday.  "GARDENS OF GLASS: DALE CHIHULY" 2012 @Jonsson Color Garden  Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens  Dallas, TX  http://www.dallasarboretum.org/   ***#2 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken June 29, 2012)
A Mother's Love. I just love watching the interaction between the deer. This doe was cleaning one of her fawns. The other fawn was out of frame. He was cleaned shortly after she finished this one. The deer roam in our yards like a cat or dog would. So when I say they sleep in my yard, maybe I should say I live in their yard. As the woods are very thick in the park. The only thing I miss is open sky. Day 7 (2011.01.07) #365Project @sharkbayte
July 8, 2010    Hey All!    After a couple of days on the road for business  and no opportunity to shoot photos -  I was fortunately able to get out and take some pictures this afternoon late before the sun went down.      This is a picture of the beautiful butterfly that I spotted.  (Chika or Papa - help me with the name of this beauty?)       Post script - Chika says this is a "Queen" butterfly.  Chika rocks - she knows her butterflies.  Thanks Chika.    This beauty was sitting on a wildflower out in a field near my house.  It was a difficult shot to get because the wind was blowing so hard that the flower stalk was swaying backwards and forwards pretty violently the whole time I was trying to take the photo.  But I got lucky on this one when the wind died for just a second.  Otherwise, I have maybe 2 more good pictures of the queen, and the rest are blurry due to the high winds.      There's a hair of a crop on this picture, but it's very tiny.  I just got lucky on this shot.     We've been having high winds & late afternoon/evening thunderstorms here, so this was a lucky catch.  With all the storms around my trip to & from Minnneapolis was fraught with delays.  I finally got home last night around 1:30 a.m.  Makes for a long day - but I'm very happy to have a job.  :)    Thanks to everyone for your kind comments on my photos - even though I've been off line for several days.    Have a great Friday tomorrow,    Linda    This photograph is protected by the U.S. Copyright Laws and shall not to be downloaded or reproduced by any means without the formal written permission of L Good - noelxgood@sbcglobal.net
3rd year Pic 268 - Jul 02 2011 Self portrait   Munnar
Monday, June 4, 2012     "WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT?"  “O God, thy sea is so great, and my boat is so small.” ~ Unknown Author  SOOC, uncropped  "This small prayer (see the above quote) is known as the Breton Fisherman's Prayer, who are fishermen from Brittany, an administrative region in western France. The Breton Fisherman's Prayer was engraved on a brass plaque and presented to President John F. Kennedy by US Navy Admiral Hyman Rickover. The admiral would subsequently present the same type of plaque to all new commanders of Polaris submarines."   Additionally, "The Breton Fisherman's Prayer is not typically used by scouting groups such as the US branches of boy and girl scouts. Some Canadian girls associations have used this and/or variations of this in their printed material, as well as this prayer being the motto of the Children's Defense Fund." Reprinted texts from here: http://www.answers.com  SPEAKING OF SPORTS: Boston Celtics defeated Miami Heat in overtime last night in Boston. The final score was 93 - 91 and the series is tied 2 - 2. Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals will be tomorrow in Miami, FL. The family and I are pulling for Boston. Tonight, San Antonio Spurs host Oklahoma City Thunder in game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. The series is tied 2 - 2. The family and I are pulling for OKC!  I genuinely appreciate you taking time to peruse and comment on my photos; it has never gone unnoticed or taken for granted.  Remember, "I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ~ Louisa May Alcott  Safe sails, my friends!  Scene photographed from the vehicle @Ross Barnett Reservoir Ridgeland, MS   ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***    (photo taken 3/10/2012)
Friday, January 28, 2011  "PRIMARY AND SECONDARY" Abstract  "Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons." ~Al Hirschfeld  This is my 3rd PP creation; it is the transformation of yesterday's POTD. Isn't it amazing how much different it looks?   View the original version, taken on 1/22/2011, here: http://godschild.smugmug.com/Project-365/Daily-Dose-of-One-A-Day-2011/15049328_xybZM#1164871456_5bxCk  Fellow SmugMuggers, you continue to amaze me. I never imagined yesterday's POTD would land in the #1 spot for the day! You all are such prolific, profound, meticulous, and discerning photographers. Thank you so much to all who commented and voted on my work.  It's been a very busy but productive week. TGIF!!!  ***#8 photo of the day and all time***  (original photo taken 1/22/2011 and pp on 1/26/2011)
04/20/10 - Bachelor Buttons Shot on NC 200 about 20 miles North of Monroe.  I saw them on the way into town on Saturday but was out of time to stop.  So, on the way out of town yesterday, I was determined to find a spot to pull over and take some pics.  They were only growing in a small 3 miles stretch of road, and many of the spots were on a curve, no wide shoulder or otherwise safe place to pull over.  Finally I found a spot and on top of the bachelor buttons, there were these yellow flowers in the field too.  Wheat growing around them both, I was able to snap quite a few pics as the boys entertained themselves with their DVD.  I have some shots with the bachelor buttons set against just green and some with the background more a yellow blur vs. retaining some of the yellow flower detail like this shot does.  What a joy to find, see, and take pics of.  Thanks to those of you that stopped by to view my pics over the weekend and to leave comments and say hi.  I really appreciate your support.  I only got about 30 minutes a day at the computer due to all I was trying to accomplish at Dad's house while I was there.  I can be content about what I did, but much more to do like find someone to blow the roof, clean the gutters, and power wash the front and back porches and windows.  I will start churning through the pile of paperwork I brought back with me too.    Dad continues to improve each day.  He wants to come home immediately.  We, me and 4 of the rehab facility people, talked him into being patient another week (or two).  Trying to set up some help at the house for him so coming home might work.    So much to do.  Where to begin?!?  HAGD, Maryann
My granddaughter, Quinn, posed for me after Christmas.  Hope you are all enjoying the holiday weekend!
Sunday, April 22, 2012    "THE PHOENIX"     "Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." ~ Langston Hughes     SOOC........a different twist, but nevertheless, here's my contribution to fellow SmugMugger L. Perry Fuqua's "Earth Day" Challenge.     Of course, the colors were the initial attraction to this work of art.  This photo was taken as we were walking through the airport to await the boarding of our flight for home from Phoenix, AZ to Houston, TX. Unfortunately, I didn't get the artist name.    DISCLAIMER: The following views are not my personal views, opinions, or beliefs. The texts are included as background, informational purposes only. A card was given to me by a young man who was standing in the store after I snapped this picture. The following texts were written on it. Coincidentally, when I uploaded the Arizona photos and started putting the dates on them, this one just so happened to fall on today. With that said........    "The Phoenix" is associated with triumph over adversity, and that which rises out of ashes. It is symbolic of hope, purity, faith, eternity, and light. The Phoenix not only represents immortality but also an individual who stands apart from the rest, a person of rare qualities."    Additionally, "Only one Phoenix exists at a time. When the mystical bird felt its death was near, it would rebuild a nest of aromatic twigs in which it burned from the heat of its own body. The Phoenix would be consumed by the flames and then would resurrect from the ashes. The Phoenix's flight has been said to represent the capacity to leave the world and its problems behind, flying toward the sun in clear pure skies." ~ Reprinted texts from the card    Thanks for your comments on the collectible "Salt and Pepper Shakers" that landed in the #1 spot yesterday.    Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday.    Sky Harbor International Airport  Phoenix, AZ    ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***    (photo taken 12/31/2011)
April 4, 2009 - "Doors and Stairs"
Oct 23:  Morning on the Bay I captured this shot on the way into work.  The picture caught my eye and I turned around and drove back to this location to capture the shot.  I was not dressed for the weather but I stood there anyway and took shots for 20 min.  This is a 30 sec exposure shot on the bay with my remote trigger.  Temps had dropped from the 60's to 48 with the wind blowing off the water at 15-20.  I could hear the wind howling through the masts.  A couple of masts on the left side you can see the blur hence movement in these masts.  The line in background is the interstate that is leading to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.  Tunnel over to Norfolk.  Have a great day
Embrace the light.    Wow, thanks everyone so much for all the wonderful comments yesterday it is so encouraging.
Signs

Back from visiting family and having a short break by ourselves too. Hope to catch up over the weekend.

This caught my eye in a lovely village called Avoca in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland.

August 13, 2011

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Signs  Back from visiting family and having a short break by ourselves too. Hope to catch up over the weekend.  This caught my eye in a lovely village called Avoca in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland.  August 13, 2011
Signs

Back from visiting family and having a short break by ourselves too. Hope to catch up over the weekend.

This caught my eye in a lovely village called Avoca in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland.

August 13, 2011

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