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07-28-2015 - Renaissance Festival - Surveying the Action with Great Intensity...     Link to Photo  Without Frame
7/28/15 - Sunflowers at the Farmer's Market  I've been gone for a couple of days helping my kids who were exhibitors at a craft show in Boulder.  Two very long days in the hot sun.  I'm looking forward to seeing all your shots posted in my absence.
Cestrum nocturnum  ( more common names are) Queen of the night, Night blooming cestrum,  Night blooming jasmine, Lady of the night, Night blooming jessamine.     From my back yard, Love the smell. Got one in the front yard and one in the back. 7 28 2015
Hosta fever is due to fever type temperatures outside. I stay in the cool house.  It was thirty c plus and hotter with the humidex. Can't breathe out there. Whew! The nights are beautiful though. 28/07/15
Tuesday, July 28, 2015  "OUTDOOR ROMPER ROOM"  "Let's remember that our children's spirits are more important than any material things. When we do, self-esteem and love blossoms and grows more beautifully than any bed of flowers ever could." ~ Jack Canfield  A "play date/play day" with our youngest grand-prince in one of several way too cool and gorgeous landscaped areas for the little ones to romp/pay or frolic boisterously!  Have a terrific Tuesday and find some time to "play."  All work and no play......well, you know what they say!  The Literacy Garden Mississippi Children's Museum 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, Mississippi 39202 Official website: www.mississippichildrensmuseum.com  (photo taken 4/14/2015)  My Homepage: www.GodsChild.SmugMug.com
July 28 -  Back after a week in the hospital. I hope to catch up with everyone today.
captured on a daisy in my front yard
7-28-15                        Landing  Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park San Dimas, CA
07-28-2015 "Purple Grass"  This is a variety of grass that is used to add some color to landscapes.  Thank you for your comments on my photos.   Donna
July 28 2015 What a combination  Thanks for all the nice comments yesterday
Bolsa Chica Wetlands...  Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a nature reserve in the city of Huntington Beach, California. It is designated by the California Department of Fish and Game to protect a coastal wetland, with its resident threatened and endangered species. "Bolsa Chica" means "little bag" in Spanish, as the area was part of a historic Mexican land grant named Rancho La Bolsa Chica.[1] The Reserve is also called many other names, including Bolsa Chica Lowlands, Bolsa Chica Wetlands, and Bolsa Chica Wildlife Refuge. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolsa_Chica_Ecological_Reserve  Bolsa Chica Wetlands Huntington Beach, CA  Thank you for your views, comments and critiques, much appreciated!  July 28, 2015
27.07.15 - The End or Just on Hold?  A few years ago now a series of life changing events prompted me to try to make a living from my passion for photography, and so Light and Dreams Photography was born. It was tough at first, I did two other part-time jobs to help me get started, but eventually I started to make enough money to survive on. I've never made much money from photography, but then I neither expected to or wanted to, just enough to pay the bills. I made good contacts in the local tourist industry that led to a steady stream of contracts, I also sold lots of images straight from this website and got other regular work through word of mouth. I did some photo journalism, wrote regular articles for magazines, did some corporate websites, personal portfolios, production photography on various film projects, commissions were varied and fun.  But times change. Now everyone has a digital camera, few people buy photos for wall art, many people don't even hire a professional for their wedding photos anymore, businesses won't pay for images, even large media outlets rely on free photos from the public rather than pay for them. I've lost count of the number of times I've been asked to donate an image for someone else's "project" or "promotion". Social media is full of photographic "competitions" that are just a front for gathering free images that someone can use rather than pay a professional. Photography hasn't paid my bills for a long time now, but I carried on, pig headed, trying to turn things around. But no more.  Today I'm probably going to sell my gear to put towards the bills. This could be my last daily, I've not decided what to do about that yet, but I don't just want to post old photos every day. It is a sad day but it has been a long time coming. My Smugmug site will run up to Christmas, then I have to decide whether to close it too.     Thank-you for all your kind words and support over the years. It was people on the Smugmug Dailies over 7 years ago that gave me the confidence to become a professional photographer in the first place, it was good while it lasted.
Painted Reflections  Jul 28 After a short rain shower, everything is beautifully saturated with color. The calm still of the lake reflected all of the beauty.
July 28.  Yellow Stingray while diving in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.  These are much smaller than the typical Southern Stingray, only grow up to 14 inches, and can change their tonality of color for camouflage purposes.
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