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Monday, September 1, 2014

The Good, The Random, The Fun - Sept. 1, 2014

Welcome!  I'm joining in today with Tamar (Random-osity) for,

It's been a good summer and because I like quotes so much I found this one to share today:


                                               I think that about says it all.


A "random" shot I took of "Peaches" the cat that lives a couple blocks down the street from us.  He's super friendly and very vocal.


Charlie Daniels doing what he does best.
Coleen enjoying her 1st ever concert experience.
The Drummer having a little fun with the crowd after his solo number.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - August 31, 2014

Hello & Welcome.  -  I'm back today to join Ashley (Ramblings and Photos) for her wonderful Meme,  SCAVENGER HUNT SUNDAY.

I've been absent for a few months and really wanted to
join in on the fun again so let's get started.

The prompts this week were:  Back to School, Family, Books, Portrait and Detail.

BACK TO SCHOOL:  School doesn't start here until Tuesday so I didn't get any photo's of Coleen heading back to school for this prompt.  Instead....

The fresh painted SCHOOL crossing sign on the street.
FAMILY:  I took this at the concert the other night.

Coleen,  Kelly (my new Son-in-law) and my hubby, Mike.  They all seem to have that (huh? glazed look on their faces.)  That's my FAMILY!
BOOKS:  This one stumped me a little but here is my interpretation...

 Most of these Movies were at one time BOOKS.


I took this PORTRAIT photo of Spooky-boo the other day and added a frame so it would look more like an actual portrait.

 I love how the Black and White processing really brought out the DETAIL

on this spent flower head.  I was trying out some Black and White photography today and this was one of the photos that I took. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

It's Friday - Let's Party!

My gosh this week has flown by.   But it's been good.

So what's up for today?  Let's see how about some Willy Nilly Friday 5
hosted by Tanya (Around Roanoke....A Daily Photo Blog)

Throw in Feline Friday hosted by Steve (The Burnt Food Dude) and add in some

Fill-In Fun hosted by Hilary (Feeling Beachie)

 1.  It's been a good week.  I've actually had fun just relaxing and blogging this week.
Here Captain Cuddles has found his special place to relax.  Mine has been taking photos, editing, blogging and just enjoying life this week.

2.  Last Friday we had a Thunderstorm (with hail).  Coleen wanted to go outside and stand out in the rain and hail.  Grandpa told her to hold a pan over her head.  Doesn't she look like she's having fun.  Children find joy even in the midst of storms.  I find joy in watching her.
3.  Wednesday our local Fair kicked off with the concert.  It featured the Marshall Tucker Band as the opening act and then the featured act was,
Charlie Daniels!  I'm not a huge fan of country music but this was more country/rock so I enjoyed myself.  I took tons of pictures (some turned out, some did not) but this is one of my favorites.  You really can't see the band that well but I liked it because of the people in the crowd with their phones out snapping away.
4.  The 4 O'Clocks finally bloomed.  My mom grew these from seeds this year and then planted them all in a little clump next to her storage shed.  We've been waiting all summer long for them to bloom. 
5. Crows make me smile.  Some people find them to be a nuisance but I enjoy their antics and they enjoy the peanuts I leave out for them every morning.  Earlier this summer there was some guy that pulled up in a truck and was actually shooting a pellet gun at them aiming right towards out house.  I was so shocked that I didn't get his license plate number but we realized he lives just down the street from us so if it ever happens again you can bet you bottom dollar (does anyone use that expression any more?) that I'll turn him in.
The statements:
  1. Living in_____ makes me______
  2. Wondering what will happen always makes me ___________
  3. Looking back I would have ______
  4. Listening to_____ makes me feel_____
My answers:
1.  Living in my hometown makes me very happy.  I grew up here and have never considered living anywhere else.
2.  Wondering what will happen always makes me a major worrier.  I try not to worry but I think it's in my blood.
3.  Looking back I would have finished college and got my teaching degree.
Instead I bought a car and had to find a job to pay for it.  From there life went on and I never went back to college.
4.  Listening to Music makes me feel Joyous, Relaxed, Calm.
That's it for me today.  I hope you've enjoyed your stay.  Have a fabulous weekend.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Good Fences - The Lewis and Clark Edition

I'm excited to finally be back participating in Theresa's  (The Run-a-Round Ranch Report)  GOOD FENCES meme.

On Sunday (17) we decided to take a little drive about 45 out of town to visit a little spot we'd heard about but had never seen before.  This is what we found.

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My mom and Coleen enjoying learning about this part of history.

These two horses set up on a hill outside of the main sculpture area.

Mike reading one of the 3 informational signs/plaques that tell about the sight.

A closer view of the sign he was reading with the figures in the background.

A close-up of some of the figures.  I just missed getting William Clark in this shot so in the next photo I've cropped another photo to include his figure.

William Clark is the figure directly behind the two horses in the front center of the photo and Lewis Meriwether is the figure in the middle next to the dog in the front of the photo.

 Here is another close-up in which I included Meriwether.  The woman behind next to the fire area is Sacagawea or as I learned her name,  Sacajawea,  the Indian woman who served as an Interpreter for the expedition.

This last shot was taken by my hubby.  Since I'm so rarely in front of the camera I asked him to take my picture so I could prove that I was there as well.

As you can see a Fence did border the area so it fits today's Meme even though it's more about the site then the fence.  -  Have a great day.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wild and Wordless

Welcome.    Did that title grab your attention?

Today I'll be participating in Wild Bird Wednesday &

 Wordless Wednesday.

So without further ado....

Edited to add:  Thanks Theresa (The Run-a-Round Ranch Report) for identify my doves as: 
Eurasian Collared Doves.

I'm not sure what type of Doves these are (can somebody help me identify) but they come every day for the seeds I leave out for the birds.