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Parachutists Before the Game - at the Air Force/Army game Saturday, a pre-game performance by parachutists from the Air Force Academy and West Point.  The man with the flag is a retired Air Force parachutist and a double amputee, who lost both legs in a mid-air collision with his partner, who died in the accident.  The other parachutist in this shot is a West Point cadet.  Please view this image in the largest sizes to see the detail of the parachutists, including the prothestics of the man with the flag.  I was amazed at the response to my shot of part of our yard during a recent snowstorm.  You all have made me consider using it as our Christmas card this year.  Hope everyone has a good day today!
Thursday, February 2, 2012  "SUNNY SIDE UP"  "Be a rose which gives fragrance, even to those who crush it. ~ Author Unknown  SOOC comes this yellow rose of...........Arizona, and not Texas:)!   According to history, yellow is  a bright, sunny color that evokes a feeling of warmth and happiness. Akin to those shared with a true friend are the warm feelings associated with the yellow rose. It is also an ideal symbol for joy and friendship, in contrast to the romantic meanings attributed to other roses. Additionally, yellow roses can send the perfect message of appreciation and platonic love without the romantic subtext of other colors. Joy and delight are representative of the color yellow and an ideal way to brighten someone's day who may be feeling down.  Finally, a yellow rose can bring out the smile in quite a way that no other flower can.   I sure do thank you all for your comments; they are very much appreciated.  Hang in there; tomorrow is Friday.  Scottsdale City Hall Scottsdale, AZ  ***#1 photo of the day and all time***  Check out the #2 photo from yesterday that was posted by mpkonopa: http://mpkonopa.smugmug.com/Photography/General/15362358_kZWBDn#!i=1695756548&k=fQrzptC&lb=1&s=A  (photo taken 12/26/2011)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Embrace the light.    Wow, thanks everyone so much for all the wonderful comments yesterday it is so encouraging.
For Aug. 10,   These beauties are from the university gardens. Are they gardenias, do you think...
Sunday, July 1, 2012     "SPEARMINT SEAFORM SET with CINNAMON RED LIP WRAPS" by Dale Chihuly (2001)  "One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the BEAUTY of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple." ~ Psalm 27:4, The Bible (KJV), visit Bible Gateway @ www.biblegateway.com  SOOC comes this hand blown glass, measuring 10 x 21 x 12 inches. Everyone knows that I absolutely LOVE Dale Chihuly's glass art. If art is the expression of imagination, then Dale and I both dream in very vivid colors.   "The Seaforms seemed to come about by accident, as much of my work does—by chance. We were experimenting with some ribbed molds when I was doing the Basket series. By blowing the pieces into ribbed molds, it gave them more strength. It's sort of like corrugated cardboard—or actually, like sea shells themselves, which are very often ribbed. Then the Baskets started looking like sea forms, so I changed the name of the series to Seaforms, which suited me just fine in that I love to walk along the beach and go to the ocean. And glass itself, of course, is so much like water. If you let it go on its own, it almost ends up looking like something that came from the sea." ~ Dale Chihuly, Artist  Dale Chihuly's official website is www.chihuly.com  Have a blessed day, my friends.  Dale Chihuly: "Recent Works and New Forms" Exhibit" 2012 Talley Dunn Gallery 5020 Tracy Street Dallas, Texas 75205  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken June 29, 2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
A Velvet Night.   for July 18,,,,   We're having a heat wave..See gallery "Hot Day in the Summertime"
February 1, 2009 - From the Dallas Zoo.    Following the leader, the leader, the leader  We're following the leader wherever he may go  We won't be home till morning, till morning  We won't be home till morning  Because he told us so.
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
My granddaughter, Quinn, posed for me after Christmas.  Hope you are all enjoying the holiday weekend!
Saturday, April 21, 2012  "SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS"  “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi  A pair of distressed, rustic, collectible, vintage, Western tin cowboy salt and pepper shakers on the kitchen island at "my happy place."  There are not enough days in the weekend, but have a great one, my friends.  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken 12/31/2011)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Tranquility  ©  2011 Colleen M. Griffith. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, modified, or redistributed  without written agreement with the creator.  This image is registered with the US Copyright Office.  www.colleenmgriffith.com  www.facebook.com/colleen.griffith    You can see more of my San Francisco Bay Bridge photos in my panoramics gallery:  www.colleenmgriffith.com/Galleries/San-Francisco/Panoramics
Another shot of Mr.Grumpy!
Lizard at the Zoo - I had several images to choose from but decided on this one because of the Detail,  BG Bokeh and Composition. Thank You for Making this Daily Photo the #1 Pick on 05/13/2013     Link to Photo Without Frame
081010  Trap Pond Turtles    I finally got the kayak I bought over the winter in the water. I was a bit nervous taking the camera out on the water but we did ok. I was able to drift in on these turtles and got within about 5 feet. I need to learn how to stabilize the boat and camera but I was happy with my first attempt.
Curiouser and curiouser  (I don't think Alice knows.)    DP128-2013  Posted May 8; processed ditto    I believe this is a cluster of mushrooms before they have grown their caps.  If anyone can add to or amend this supposition, I'd appreciate the info.  Here is a link to a picture of the type of mushroom I think it might be, when it grows up.  http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/loadimage.asp?did=19772&blockName=Hypsizygus%20tessulatus  .  Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens  Ann Arbor, Michigan  May 6, 2013  (For those curious about the lighting, it's all natural.  The light came through the glass roof of the conservatory, through an opening in the foliage of taller plants in the Tropical House portion of the conservatory.  I under-exposed a little, adjusted the white point in Lightroom 4 and darkened the background a little in Photoshop with the Levels slider, and that was pretty much it.)
Parachutists Before the Game - at the Air Force/Army game Saturday, a pre-game performance by parachutists from the Air Force Academy and West Point. The man with the flag is a retired Air Force parachutist and a double amputee, who lost both legs in a mid-air collision with his partner, who died in the accident. The other parachutist in this shot is a West Point cadet. Please view this image in the largest sizes to see the detail of the parachutists, including the prothestics of the man with the flag.

I was amazed at the response to my shot of part of our yard during a recent snowstorm. You all have made me consider using it as our Christmas card this year.

Hope everyone has a good day today!

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Parachutists Before the Game - at the Air Force/Army game Saturday, a pre-game performance by parachutists from the Air Force Academy and West Point.  The man with the flag is a retired Air Force parachutist and a double amputee, who lost both legs in a mid-air collision with his partner, who died in the accident.  The other parachutist in this shot is a West Point cadet.  Please view this image in the largest sizes to see the detail of the parachutists, including the prothestics of the man with the flag.  I was amazed at the response to my shot of part of our yard during a recent snowstorm.  You all have made me consider using it as our Christmas card this year.  Hope everyone has a good day today!
Parachutists Before the Game - at the Air Force/Army game Saturday, a pre-game performance by parachutists from the Air Force Academy and West Point. The man with the flag is a retired Air Force parachutist and a double amputee, who lost both legs in a mid-air collision with his partner, who died in the accident. The other parachutist in this shot is a West Point cadet. Please view this image in the largest sizes to see the detail of the parachutists, including the prothestics of the man with the flag.

I was amazed at the response to my shot of part of our yard during a recent snowstorm. You all have made me consider using it as our Christmas card this year.

Hope everyone has a good day today!

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