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White-Crowned Sparrow - singing a little song near Olympia, Wa.  I really appreciate the comments!
05-30-2015 - Renaissance Festival - A great place to have fun...       Link to Photo  Without Frame   
May 30, 2015  This is granddaughter Eleanor enjoying ice cream at a local fast food place.  You can see that she's in hog heaven.  I loved the innocent joy on her face.    Eleanor is our next to the youngest grandchild, she will be 4 on June 17th.  Her cousin Kaylin (who you all have seen photos of) is the youngest of the grands and she will be 4 on July 20th.  "Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." ~ William Arthur Ward  Thank you for your comments & critiques!  Have a joyful day!  Linda http://www.lgood.smugmug.com
Portrait of a hunter with his golden eagle    One of the competitors at the Eagle Festival, Olgii, Western Mongolia.      For other images of the start of the compeition, including one of a 'parked' eagle, see here: http://goo.gl/TCN4xr    30/05/15 www.allenfotowild.com
May 29, 2015  Time to relax
Who is watching whom? This is a European Ground Squirrel.  They burrow in fields and especially in sandy hillsides (like vineyards, for example).  This looks like an old guy who doesn't get upset to see humans - just bored.
May 30
April 12, 2011    Hello everyone, I'm really late getting my POTD posted today.  We had some pretty wild weather here in Waxahachie, TX and have been without electricity for about 36 hours.  It's just a reminder how much we sometimes take 'every day things' for granted, like hot water, lights, microwave, etc.  The good news is it's back on and we didn't sustain any damage, but unfortunately a lot of people around here did.  My heart goes out to several that lost roofs, trees, fences and one in particular who lost his entire building that his business was housed in.  Fortunately there were no injuries.    So my apologies for not commenting lately - I'll get caught up soon.  I'm headed to Birmingham again in the morning for the rest of the week, but I'll have some evenings in the hotel that I can enjoy your wonderful photos and comment.  I thank all of you sincerely for your wonderful comments today and yesterday.    It's probably going to be a "Mustang" photo week, since we went to a National Mustang show this past weekend.  This is a 1969 Mach 1, like my car - except that it has a 351 motor and mine has a 390.  But the biggest difference is that this car has won so many Concourse d'Elegance gold awards that it is now in the Conservator class.  It has all of the parts that it would have had when it originally rolled off the factory floor in 1969.  Making conservator is really, really tough.  This one was a beauty and is a gorgeous maroon color.  The car came to Texas for the show from Illinois.    Hope you enjoy - this is SOOC.    Have a great evening!    Linda
Saturday, May 30, 2015  "EXTRA WEEKEND DAY"  "There aren't enough days in the weekend." ~ Rod Schmidt  What would be the name of the day between Saturday and Sunday:)?   Have a great weekend!  Indianola Pecan House 1310 Hwy. 82 East Indianola, MS Official website is here: http://pecanhouse.com  (photo taken 3/28/2015; PM's frame applied 3/29/2015)  My Homepage: www.Godschild.SmugMug.com
Lofoten 5 :  Fishermans house
January 5.   Hoarfrost, even on the thorns of this rose.
March 31, 2013    This is another shot from the archives, and is of an antique safe found in the basement of one of the bank branches that I toured on one of my many, many business trips.  It's an old Mosler Safe, that you can tell in it's day was just lovely.  The sad part is that the combination has long been forgotten, and I couldn't find any dates on it, but would guess it may be from the 1920s to perhaps the 1950s.  I'm not really sure.  The First State Bank of Rio Grande City, TX was chartered in 1910 and was the first owner of this safe.      According to Wikipedia:  In 1859 Charles Diebold, a German immigrant lock repairman, and Fred Bahmann started the "Diebold, Bahmann & Co." manufacturing safes.  However, Diebold and Bahman split up and Bahmann formed a new partnership with another immigrant, an Austrian newspaper editor this time, named Gustav Mosler.  Mosler had immigrated to the US in 1849.  He engaged in the manufacturing of "cigars" in New York and then Cincinnati until his funds were sufficient to open a lithography business in 1859.  He also became a member of the firm od Diebold, Bahmann & Co, in 1859.  His energies in managerial and financial abilities were valuable assets to Diebold, Bahmann & Co.    The new company was the "Mosler, Bahmann & Co."  Gustav Mosler died in 1874.  In 1876 the son's of Gustav Mosler formed the Mosler Safe Company.  Fred Bahmann continuing the Mosler-Bahmann Co.    In 1888 the Mosler Safe Co., sued Mosler, Bahmann & Co., over an apparant pat'd infringment, and in 1892 both companies were still listed as manufactures in Cincinnati, Oh.     It was Diebold who had the last laugh, though—in 2001, it purchased the bankrupt Mosler safe company.  And, Diebold is still a well known name in the 21st century banking world.    Thanks to everyone for your great comments and suggestion about my photo slump, I'm following several of them and I'm sure I'll 'get my photo groove' back soon thanks to all of you!!!    Have a blessed Easter Sunday.    Linda
29.05.15 - Inspired!  A long shot of the spire at the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial, a major project being built on the southern edge of Lincoln, see here for details;  http://internationalbombercommandcentre.com/  I was photographing a wedding most of the day and took this in the early evening as I was on my way back to photograph the evening reception
April 18...  Reflections in a lake
April 2, 2013    Who remembers when "fuzzy dice" were all the rage?  You just HAD to have a pair in your car to be cool.      This pair was hanging from the rearview mirror of a 1920 something model T pickup at a car show that we attended sometime in the last year or so.  Another from the archives that I revisited and did some PP to.  I used the Spicfy filter from Topaz and rather liked the results.  You'll notice that the reflections in the windshield are of two red-shirted visitors that were admiring the truck.  I also liked the reflections of the dice in the hood of the truck.    Hope your day isn't "dice-y" but rather very "nice-y" today my friends.    Linda
White-Crowned Sparrow - singing a little song near Olympia, Wa.

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White-Crowned Sparrow - singing a little song near Olympia, Wa.  I really appreciate the comments!
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