Monthly Archives: July 2015

WP Photo Challenge: Half & Half (2)

This was one of my first attempts at creating reflections in Photoshop Elements. I have made a few additional edits to it since the original post.

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– Reflections –

 

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When you open your eyes….

….you began to notice the beauty that is all around us everyday.

When I passed this lake I took a quick glance and noticed some swans taking an evening stroll under the glowing sky.  So I turned around and parked on the side of the road and took a few shots with my cell phone.

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Although the picture quality is not great, I hope you like what you see.

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PS….This is post number 400!

 

Dripping wet

Today here in the mid Atlantic region we are at the beginning of a heat wave according  in to the weatherman.  As I walked outside the humidity hits you smack in the face before the actual heat of 92 degrees (feels like well over 100 degrees) even has a chance to burn you up.

Days like this is when I welcome the weather of Arizona.  Although it was hot outside and you definitely felt it, you could breathe.  There were rarely (if any) days when the humidity was high.

This image represents the sweat that immediately began to drip off my forehead as I ventured out of the safety of my very cool air-conditioned apartment.

-- Dripping --

— Dripping —

 

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Lounging Around

It is just one of those lazy days for this cow.  

~~ Lounging ~~

~~ Lounging ~~

 

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Tangled

The tangled vines of a wisteria tree.

Tangled

~~ Tangled ~~

 

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Lunch Time Blossoms

Burger King in Mount Laurel NJ has some really nice flowers.  Coneflowers are also among my favorite flowers.  I guess you can say all flowers are my favorite LOL.

~~ Lunchtime 2~~

~~ Lunchtime 2~~

~~ Lunchtime 1~~

~~ Lunchtime 1~~

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The Beetle Bush

I do not know the name of this tree so I decided to call it the “Beetle Bush”.  As I looked to find a good flower cluster to photograph I noticed that it was full of beetles either flying around or mating (and there was a lot of that going on).

If you look closely you can see two beetles mating.

~~ Beetle Bush 1 ~~

~~ Beetle Bush 1 ~~

~~ Beetle Bush 2 ~~

~~ Beetle Bush 2 ~~

 

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WP Photo Challenge: Half and Half

Introducing my niece Chanel.  I took some pregnant pictures of her a few weeks ago and this is one of the outtakes.  I converted it to half color and half black & white for this weeks photo challenge “Half and Half”.

 

~~ Half & Half ~~

~~ Half & Half ~~

 

The image quality does not look to good but you get the idea.

 

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An Odd Visitor at the Oasis

The other night my daughter was enjoying an evening in my Balcony Oasis.  As she was coming in she noticed this little frog on the railing.  We are wondering how did this little guy make it up to the second floor?

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Flying Frogs?

 

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Determination

My grandson has a ton of toys including a container full of blocks.  He decided that he was gong to play with the cams.  Here is how our conversation went about why:

Mom-mom: Why are you paying with the cans?

Arai: Building a rocket ship

Mom-mom: Where are you going in your rocket ship?

Arai : To the beach.

Determination  Rocket

Determination Rocket

 

So it is time to plan a trip to the shore very soon.

 

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