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10/1/14 - My favorite Dale Chihuly glass sculpture at the Denver Botanic Garden; this one is all glass and has small polkadots on it that you can see in the largest size.  I really liked this comp and the reflections!  Thanks for your feedback on my shot of the glass container and the paper divider.  I'm glad so many of you liked it.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014  "RUSTIC ORANGE COLEUS LEAVES" (Solenostemon scutellarioides)  "I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself, and I find sufficient purpose for my day." ~ Robert Brault  October, already? Where did September go? Time is really flying (use of personification here). It was a hot but beautiful day in Atlanta (aka "HOTlanta") and the sun was beaming! I love the color combination of the leaves. I probably should have cropped out the green leaf at the bottom, but all is well. In the words of Elizabeth Jacob (aka arctangent) regarding my "Sushi Sofa" photo on September 18, 2014, "Perfection isn't everything."  Have a wonderful Wednesday!  Atlanta Botanical Gardens 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Official website: http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org  (photo taken 7/26/2014)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
October 1, 2014  The church/school building and the home of Alonzo Russell are two of the perhaps 1/2 dozen buildings that are still standing in the ghost town of Grafton, UT.  These two buildings are in the process of being restored to their original condition of the mid to late 1800s.  We were so lucky to have encountered a retired gentleman there who was an architect and a member of the perservation board for the Grafton township.  He opened the gates and gave us and a young German couple access to the site, and he allowed us to go into the church and the home.  The church/school is complete in it's renovation, and the home's exterior is done, but the interior restoration is in progress.  He was most interesting & gave us a great history of the town and it's inhabitants.  The interior of the two-story home (unrestored) was fascinating to me.  The stairway was square and had two landings (turns) and the upstairs had 2 rooms.  The doorway between the two upstairs rooms was not very tall, and Bill (at 6' 4") had to stoop to step through.  The buildings still standing in tree-lined fields near the Virgin River just south of Zion National Park are fascinating.  Nearby there is a well-preserved cemetery with many graves dating from the 1860s.  Grafton was established in 1859, to provide a settlement for people to grow cotton on the fertile plains next to the Virgin River. By 1864 there was 168 people living in Grafton.  Frequent floods and Indian attacks caused problems for early pioneers, but some persisted and the town became quite successful, lasting until the 1930s when most of the residents moved away to better land.  The last resident left in 1945.    Although the danger from the Indians persisted during the town's growth period and beyond, the town did develop friends of a few American Indians.  These beloved allies lived amongst the settlers and fought with them against Indian attacks.  In the small cemetary nearby, there are approximately 10 graves of Native Americans that were friends of the settlers.  One was called Cedar Pete and another Wiley (son of Poinkum and Mary).  The church/schoolhouse was built in 1886, and home in the background was built in 1862. The site of the old town is quite atmospheric and authentic, with peaceful surroundings and the high, colorful cliffs of the national park that provide a dramatic backdrop to the north.  "The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now."  ~ Bill Cosby  Have a restorative day today my friends!  Linda http://lgood.smugmug.com
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Sept.30.  She was set up just across the street from the White House, while visiting DC yesterday.
30.09.14 - The Two Towers  This is from my guided photo walk last night, I took it quickly to iilustrate strange viewpoints and composition so it isn't perfect by any means. To get this shot you have to lay on your back or the towers won't fit into the archway on the left. You can get a portrait orientation shot of just the towers framed by the archway, and I've used that as a Daily before, but I also like this composition showing the ornate ceiling as well. In a tourist city like Lincoln it is difficult finding shots that haven't been seen a million times before, so it is a constant challenge for me and I try to encourage others to think out of the box occasionally.
A sign that addiction can effect people at any age.  The purple ribbon indicates that the individual has been in recovery for more than 10 years and the large button shows that the child  has for 2 years.
October 1, 2014  Fall is here and so are the mums…..
10/1/14 - My favorite Dale Chihuly glass sculpture at the Denver Botanic Garden; this one is all glass and has small polkadots on it that you can see in the largest size. I really liked this comp and the reflections!

Thanks for your feedback on my shot of the glass container and the paper divider. I'm glad so many of you liked it.

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10/1/14 - My favorite Dale Chihuly glass sculpture at the Denver Botanic Garden; this one is all glass and has small polkadots on it that you can see in the largest size.  I really liked this comp and the reflections!  Thanks for your feedback on my shot of the glass container and the paper divider.  I'm glad so many of you liked it.
10/1/14 - My favorite Dale Chihuly glass sculpture at the Denver Botanic Garden; this one is all glass and has small polkadots on it that you can see in the largest size. I really liked this comp and the reflections!

Thanks for your feedback on my shot of the glass container and the paper divider. I'm glad so many of you liked it.

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