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11/23/10 - Tree in the Fog  I have been watching and studying this tree for a couple of years now.  Whenever there is fog, it seems to stand out from the backdrop...a solitary, lonely figure.  I finally made up  my mind yesterday to figure out where to park the car to get out to take a picture...not a small feat.  I do try to stay safe, but this location is more precarious than some.  Most days I am joyful as I spend time with the kids.  My life is full of laughter and color; it's vibrant and full of life like many of my pictures.  But some days at least deep inside it is like this too.  I guess a bit of that side is slipping through today.  I stopped to think about my mother for a few minutes when I took this.  She was involved in a horrible traffic accident with a tractor trailer on a foggy morning in November just before Thanksgiving in 1985.  For me, the fog will always be more than just the fog.  Back to bright and cheery tomorrow I promise...  Thanks for your comments on Johnny and the Jon boat.  It was as serene out there as you thought.  Little wind, warm sun on our skin, very few boats out on the lake...a calming hour without the chaos of life.  HAGD, Maryann
3/19/13 - Old locomotive at Old Town Tucson.  Thanks so muich for your warm response, making my shot of the Presidio arches the #1 shot for the day.  A few more of you preferred the color version, but quite a few thought the b/w version was better.  Thanks for sharing your opinions with me!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011  "LINES AND SWIRLS" Abstract  "Bright colours or dark ones, sparkling clarity or misty atmosphere, landscape, still life, portrait - I haven't met a subject, style, or mood yet that can't be portrayed beautifully in pastel."  ~ Dave Beckett  By date, this is my 10th pp creation! Here's a link to the original:    http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/15299231_BkGGq#1188286892_VWMmf  Thanks a million for your shout-outs on yesterday's Valentine's Day post; it landed and remained in the #3 spot. You all really showed me some "love!" Also, I "loved" perusing your beautiful photos!    Have a "Terrific Today," everyone!  ***#1 photo of the day and all time***  (original photo taken 1/23/2011 and pp 2/14/2011)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
I arrived there in time to catch a little fog for a moodier image.  You can see the Herons nest in the trees. They are pretty far  away. There is a big fence in front of all this so we can't get that close.
Monday, May 16, 2011  "442 CUTLASS OLDSMOBILE" (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  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
December 29, 2010  "LET PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW"  "Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as the water from a fountain." ~ Lao-Tze, Ancient Chinese Philosopher  SOOC, uncropped  Our youngest adult son suggested that I post this one.   A million thanks for the comments on yesterday's Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass art! You ladies and gentlemen are meticulously discerning; I wish I could meet each of you on my route during this lifetime.  Have a great day!  The Phoenician Phoenix, AZ Official website is here: http://www.thephoenician.com/  *** #2 photo of the day and all time***  (photo taken 12/25/2010)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
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Sunday, October 27, 2013    "P" is for PRETTY and PINK    "The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it." ~ Moliere   SOOC, uncropped, 35mm lens - Pink and White Seaform Set with Black Lip Wraps by Dale Chihuly  Photo submission for Donna McCommon's "Alphabet Challenge" and Tina Gardner's (aka "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Bras" and "IndigoStudios") "Think Pink" Challenge, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month  Millions of people around the world pay tributes to those men and women who are facing cancer, overcame cancer, and those warriors and soldiers who reside in heaven now after fighting various forms of cancer with great strength and dignity. CJMG is a survivor of that darn breast "C" word. As we continue to pray for a cure for cancer and all diseases, our hope in God will sustain us; for "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us." (Ephesians 3:20, KJV of The Bible).   Additionally, "Pink is the color of universal love. Pink is a quiet color. Lovers of beauty favor pink. Pink is a combination of red and white. The quality of energy in pink is determined by how much red is present. White is the potential for fullness, while red helps you to achieve that potential. Pink combines these energies. Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, self-worth, love, and acceptance." ~ Reprinted text from here: http://crystal-cure.com/pink.html  I am a huge fan of Dale Chihuly's glass art and this "Pink Seaform" work of art was my favorite in the exhibit. "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 (Reprinted text from here: http://www.chihuly.com/seaforms-artists-statement.aspx)  "Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle " ~ Plato  Gallery Row at Crystals Place City Center Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV  ***#2 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken July, 2013)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Thursday, June 7, 2012  "DELICATE BEAUTIES"  “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” ~ Dr. Maya Angelou   This summer, I am only perusing and commenting on photos as my limited time permits. Although it is summer vacation, I am not idle. This is a very busy time for me, as I have embarked upon a new and very challenging endeavor.  Don't miss a blooming thing this spring! This is one of my favorite flower captures. An abundance of colors, fragrances, and scenic views await you in these gardens. Also, I read that the meaning of hibiscus is "delicate beauty;" thus, the caption. These orange hibiscuses are amazing tropical flowers that come in many shapes, sizes and varieties.  They are known for their beauty and their large, colorful blooms.  You can plant hibiscus flowers indoors, outdoors, as a shrub, or as a simple flower.  With all of the different options available, who would not want to plant this flower?   SPEAKING OF SPORTS: In the words of Reggie Miller, we watched "greatness grow up" last night as the "young guns" of OKC defeated the San Antonio Spurs in OKC and ended the series 4 - 2. OKC has advanced to the NBA Finals........woo hoo!! Tonight, Boston Celtics will host Miami Heat in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The series is 3 - 2 with Boston leading the way. The family and I are pulling for Boston.  If Boston is victorious tonight, they will go on to face OKC in the NBA Finals - date TBD.   I truly appreciate your comments on yesterday's "Banana Tree" photo; it was the #2 photo of the day. Congrats to Maryann (aka "fotomom") for the #1 photo.  Hang in there; tomorrow is Friday.  Bellingrath Gardens and Home Mobile, AL  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken 5/26/2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
11/23/14 - Light and shadow at the Denver Botanic Gardens; this is my hubby, my granddaughter and one of my daughers.  This is a fairly tight crop from a much wider image.  I think it still looks good in the largest size although it is only a fraction of the original.  Thanks for your comments on my shot of the amaranth.  I'm always attracted to them when I see them in gardens, although when I grew them myself in NJ their seeds reproduced in such prodigious numbers that they were quite invasive.  My eye is doing pretty well, although I'm not seeing as well from the second eye as I did from the first.  It is more swollen.  Hopefully, it will improve as the swelling goes down.  The doctor does not want me to read, use the computer or watch a lot of movies.  About the only thing he seems to think is ok to do is housework.  I think he's just being extra cautious because I'm at a high risk for a retinal detachment because of my extreme myopia.
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11-21-2014 - Bison Ranch Buildings in Red, White and Surrounded in Blue near Overgaard, AZ         Link to Photo  Without Frame          Thank You for Making this Daily Photo  the #1 Pick on 11-21-2014
08OCT2012  Milling Around  Dell's Mill aka Clark's Mill with some Fall foliage all lit up in the morning sun......Great place, scenic area with lots of barns to shoot as well.  Image won First Place in the "Travel Category" n4c.us in October 2012, submitted through the Omaha Camera Club.  Comments are welcome, lots of Wisconsin images to upload....have a great day!  Dan, sorry we didn't know you lived there....great area.
Old lady at sunrise
11-23-2014 - A Hearty Ho, Ho, Ho to you too         Link to Photo  Without Frame         Thank You for Making this Daily Photo  the #2 Pick on 11-23-2014
11/23/10 - Tree in the Fog

I have been watching and studying this tree for a couple of years now. Whenever there is fog, it seems to stand out from the backdrop...a solitary, lonely figure. I finally made up my mind yesterday to figure out where to park the car to get out to take a picture...not a small feat. I do try to stay safe, but this location is more precarious than some. Most days I am joyful as I spend time with the kids. My life is full of laughter and color; it's vibrant and full of life like many of my pictures. But some days at least deep inside it is like this too. I guess a bit of that side is slipping through today.

I stopped to think about my mother for a few minutes when I took this. She was involved in a horrible traffic accident with a tractor trailer on a foggy morning in November just before Thanksgiving in 1985. For me, the fog will always be more than just the fog.

Back to bright and cheery tomorrow I promise...

Thanks for your comments on Johnny and the Jon boat. It was as serene out there as you thought. Little wind, warm sun on our skin, very few boats out on the lake...a calming hour without the chaos of life.

HAGD,
Maryann

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11/23/10 - Tree in the Fog  I have been watching and studying this tree for a couple of years now.  Whenever there is fog, it seems to stand out from the backdrop...a solitary, lonely figure.  I finally made up  my mind yesterday to figure out where to park the car to get out to take a picture...not a small feat.  I do try to stay safe, but this location is more precarious than some.  Most days I am joyful as I spend time with the kids.  My life is full of laughter and color; it's vibrant and full of life like many of my pictures.  But some days at least deep inside it is like this too.  I guess a bit of that side is slipping through today.  I stopped to think about my mother for a few minutes when I took this.  She was involved in a horrible traffic accident with a tractor trailer on a foggy morning in November just before Thanksgiving in 1985.  For me, the fog will always be more than just the fog.  Back to bright and cheery tomorrow I promise...  Thanks for your comments on Johnny and the Jon boat.  It was as serene out there as you thought.  Little wind, warm sun on our skin, very few boats out on the lake...a calming hour without the chaos of life.  HAGD, Maryann
11/23/10 - Tree in the Fog

I have been watching and studying this tree for a couple of years now. Whenever there is fog, it seems to stand out from the backdrop...a solitary, lonely figure. I finally made up my mind yesterday to figure out where to park the car to get out to take a picture...not a small feat. I do try to stay safe, but this location is more precarious than some. Most days I am joyful as I spend time with the kids. My life is full of laughter and color; it's vibrant and full of life like many of my pictures. But some days at least deep inside it is like this too. I guess a bit of that side is slipping through today.

I stopped to think about my mother for a few minutes when I took this. She was involved in a horrible traffic accident with a tractor trailer on a foggy morning in November just before Thanksgiving in 1985. For me, the fog will always be more than just the fog.

Back to bright and cheery tomorrow I promise...

Thanks for your comments on Johnny and the Jon boat. It was as serene out there as you thought. Little wind, warm sun on our skin, very few boats out on the lake...a calming hour without the chaos of life.

HAGD,
Maryann

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