Monthly Archives: June 2015

Another Lunch Date

Friday when I was eating lunch in my car I notice this little guy on my windshield.  I have been waiting for some butterflies to come and visit my Balcony Oasis but this maybe all I get this season.

It seems a bit hairy for a butterfly so I did a search and it is a moth.

 

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Lunch Visitor 1

Lunch Visitor 2

Lunch Visitor 2

 

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My Other Muses

My other Muses  are flowers.  Anything from weeds to leaves to beautiful blooms.

 

To check out other muses check out this weeks Daily Post Challenge Muses.

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An Uncooperative Muse

My entry for this weeks WP Photo Challenge Muse.

Little Arai, who is usually very willing to take pictures for me decided that he was not going to cooperate.

Not now mom-mom!

Not now mom-mom!

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Who the Heck is Roy G. Biv?

According to this weeks WP Challenge: Roy G. Biv is an acronym for colors of the rainbow, red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, and violet.  Here are my choices for this weeks challenge.

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Froggy Friday

Today is Froggy Friday!  I have no idea what that means yet but who knows it might turn into something.  What are your ideas for a Froggy Friday?

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Let’s Chill

Frogs are from my mothers back yard.

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Mother Nature Doing What She Does…

June 23, 2015 between 6:00 and 6:30pm a few quick and destructive tornadoes hit southern New Jersey.  Luckily when they touched down I was still at work and only saw the lights inside the building flickering.  At this time I still did not know that the weather alert was correct and actually happening.

When I got off at 6:30pm it was still a lot of lightning and thunder and the rain had turned to just a drizzle.  Driving down 295S it was pretty much the same as any other rainy day, nothing out of the ordinary.  It all changed once I picked up my grandson from daycare.  The owner, Tosha, said that a tornado came down very close to the daycare and they had to hide in the basement.

As I was driving home you can pretty much see one of the paths of destruction, tree tops ripped off and yanked out of the ground by the roots.  It was amazing and scary at the same time to see the devastation that Mother Nature can do in a very short period of time.   (Where is my camera!)

I made it safe and sound to a home that had no electricity.  So I spent two nights at my mother’s home.

Per different reports over 250,000 people in the southern New Jersey/Philadelphia area were out of service.  It finally ame back on today.

 

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Outage Area over 36,000 in my area.

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Mans Best Friend

Another attempt working on black and white photos.  Went to my nieces graduation party last night and I stole this shot of her boyfriend, Mark, with his little dog.

Critiques welcome.

I like the conversion except on his face.  There is too much shadow.  I used SnapSeed for the edits but there is a glitch in the selective focus so I am not able to lighten just his face a bit.

Mans Best Friend

Mans Best Friend

 

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From the back…

Another flower from my Balcony Oasis.  I LOVE black and white photography but it is something that I am not very good at.  The only way for me to get is to actively work on getting better.

Here are a couple of images converted to black and white using SnapSeed.

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Open Your Arms

Just a thought.

If we open our arms what would we receive?

Open Your Arms

Open Your Arms

 

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WP Photo Challenge: Off-Season (2)

Spotted these flip-flops back in March at one of the rest stops on the AC Expressway.  I could not believe that some person/company actually made them and someone actually bought paid $22.00 for them.

Whats your opinion?  Would you wear them?

These are, in my opinion, always off-season.

Could you?

Could you?

 

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