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View to Infinity  Jul 7 A wide view of the winding Staunton river.
07.07.15  I like the bright colors in this image.
0707-2015 "A Rose for A Day"  I love roses in any color.  They are always so refreshing.  On my sheep post yesterday, unfortunately the sheep can't take a dip in the ocean.  They go through the tunnel to a fenced area where they have a better view of the ocean and can feel the ocean breeze.  Of course some of them might have found a way through the fence.......LOL  Your comments are welcome and appreciated. Donna
A rainbow trout jumping a small waterfall working it's way up Catherine Creek in upstate New York. This fish begins it's journey from Seneca lake one of the beautiful Finger lakes it will lay it's eggs in this stream then head back to the lake, this happens every spring in our area another great sign spring is on the way.....
Homegrown Tomatoes...  We've already picked several of these, delicious!  Thanks for your views, comments and critiques, much appreciated!  July 7, 2015
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In my photography of flowers and flowering trees this spring, I am trying to make a more conscious effort to include photographs of the blooms in context, as part of the landscape they are meant to enhance.  This is a scene on the central campus of the U. of Michigan, with Burton Tower (left) and a corner of the Alumni Center in the background.  This was taken on the Saturday when most colleges within the university held their commencements, and the white area screened by trees was part of a large canopy, under which were laid out tables and chairs, for some kind of post-commencement celebration.  DP132-2015  Posted Tuesday, May 12;  Taken May 3, and processed May 12. For a closer view of the tulips, and a wider angle view of the scene, start here:  http://smu.gs/1zW0Zq8  Title:  Greeting Visitors to the Campus - Tulips along Fletcher Street
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Monday, June 4, 2012     "WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT?"  “O God, thy sea is so great, and my boat is so small.” ~ Author Unknown  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)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Monday, February 27, 2012     "EARLY SPRING BLOSSOMS AND BUDS" (Japanese Magnolias, Saucer Magnolias)  "One of the most attractive things about the flowers is their beautiful reserve."  ~ Henry David Thoreau     SOOC, uncropped, 50mm lens  First of all, I genuinely appreciate your comments on my "Red Baron Squadron" aircraft photo yesterday; it landed in the #1 (numero uno) spot. There are always outstanding posts in this community, and I never take for granted that you take the time to peruse and comment on mine. SmugMuggers rock!!!  Additionally, two days ago, I mentioned that it's been a while since I've been able to get out and take new photos. Well, yesterday evening, my hubby noticed these blooms on a tree in our backyard. The other day, I noticed that there were only buds. Isn't it amazing the changes that can occur in a few days?  Once temperatures start warming up, Japanese Magnolias (aka "Saucer Magnolias") on this tree always wave goodbye to winter by launching an impressive display of large, pinkish flowers. My favorite are the deep, dark purple ones.  Anyway, I grabbed my camera and took only two quick snaps; and we both liked this one best, as it shows off the flowers and buds against that deep blue evening sky. Finally, I was so elated to have the camera back in my hands:).  Happy Monday, my friends!  ***#2 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken 2/26/2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
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)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Sunday, May 15, 2011   "ANTIQUE CHEVY" (The Metamorphosis)  "Keep calm and drive a Chevy!" ~ Author Unknown  Linda (aka Lgood) is one of the absolute best at capturing automobile shots and their reflections, and I immediately thought of her when I spotted this GM classic. Unfortunately, there wasn't an information card, so I am unsure as to the year of this "oldie but goodie." My hubby's guess is it's a "1930 something Chevy." The pink sign made spectators chuckle. It warned, "UNLESS YOU ARE NUDE.....PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH MY CHEVY! BUCKLES, BELTS, AND BUTTONS SCRATCH."   As you can see, I did some pp with this one, but it is uncropped. The original image can be viewed here:   http://godschild.smugmug.com/gallery/16609546_tdrqK#!i=1274849067&k=9MMHm66&lb=1&s=A  Your comments on yesterday's "Got Mail" POTD are really appreciated; you all are really a wonderful community of photographers who are also supportive and helpful.   God is and has been exceptionally kind to all of us; have a blessed and safe Sunday, everyone.  View the #1 photo here:  http://sharkbayte.smugmug.com/Photography/2011-Daily-Photos/15280496_zofpQ#1291649048_zdNjmgz-A-LB  ***#2 photo of the day and all-time***  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com  Show Your Ride Car Show  Memphis, TN  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
'Blowing Bubbles'...03/30/2011...    Getting a tiny bit closer to where I would like to be...had about 30-40 minutes yesterday to roam about the yard...found this and a few other things...
Thursday, July 12, 2012  "CARNIVAL BOAT" with REEDS, MARLINS, and NIIJIMA FLOATS by Dale Chihuly  "The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most." ~ John Ruskin  SOOC, uncropped  Color my world - the sheer exuberance of a boat full of party balloons!! Here's a closeup of the boat that was in yesterday's photo. I like fab, but not drab. I LOVE color, and apparently, so does Dale Chihuly. If art is the expression of imagination, then Dale and I both dream in very vivid colors. 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.   "Chihuly first filled boats wit his glass elements in Nuutajarvi, Finland during the Chihuly Over Venice project in June 1995. After several days of glassblowing in the hotshop, the team made temporary installations along the Nuutajoki, the river nearby. Chihuly then filled it with Chandelier parts and other glass forms that were blown during the Finland trip." ~ Reprinted text from DA&BG's brochure  Dale Chihuly's official website is www.chihuly.com  Hang in there; tomorrow is Friday!  "Gardens of Glass: Dale Chihuly" 2012  @ A Woman's Garden Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens  Dallas, TX Official website: http://www.dallasarboretum.org/   ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken June 29, 2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
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A wide view of the winding Staunton river.

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View to Infinity  Jul 7 A wide view of the winding Staunton river.
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