Monthly Archives: June 2016

Something Old

On my way home from work today I pass drive past this old car and had to make a u-turn and snap a picture.  This is for Throwback Thursday.

I found out about this new app called Super Photo by Lumix1216 (click his name and check out his IG account) and gave it a try.  This can take pictures to another level if you are not that savvy in Photoshop.

What do you think?  Do you like the first image or the second?

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A Sign of Nobility

Last night I was chatting with Jason C. aka Opinionated Man from Harsh Realty (if you don’t know Jason go check him out) about the my post Yes the Kitchen Door and he informed me that a red door is a symbol of nobility to some Chinese.

Of course I loved the ideal of nobility and took it one step further and made it royalty.  So I said that my place is Robin’s Kingdom but thought it needs a better name.

Here are some of my choices: Robin’s Kingdom, Robin’s Oasis, Forchion Estate (pronounced fortune), but they just don’t have any pizzazz.


red door1

The yellow is covered and the door is now all red. I am still debating on this shade of red. It may get changed to a completely different color. We shall see.


I know it does not look like much now but in the future it will be gorgeous! I have plans on putting shutters on the windows, larger plants in the flower beds, changing the walkways so that they all match, having a great lawn, one that you could just lay on it (might be pushing it a bit).  I have huge dreams for my house and I want the name to match my dreams.

I am thinking of having a contest to name my Kingdom.  Not sure of the particulars yet but if/when I come up with something you will be the first to know.


Suggestion box is now open!!

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Yes the Kitchen Door

I look at my front door a minimum of 2x’s daily and I hate the boring gray color.  So today i purchased some paint.  Ruby Red Slipper and Toasted Wheat (a creamy yellow).  I chose 2 colors because I figured I am in the country and nobody cares what your door looks like and I want it to be different and inviting.

When I painted the first part of the door red it was not as red as I wanted or even close to what was on the card, but it was “OK”.  I still continued and finished painting it red.  Then I painted the inside of the door the creamy yellow.  When I finished the first coat it immediately reminded me of a kitchen door.


This is when I first moved in and nothing was done to the outside.



Screen door removed soon to be replaced. Does this look like a kitchen door?

Be honest does the door look like it should be in a kitchen?   What color do you suggest?  I am also thing of change the window boxes to 1 per window.  Not sure if I like it with 2.  Whats your opinion on this?


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Yesterday I went to the Lawnside NJ fireworks display.  They were celebrating Heritage Day (this is an old link but gives great information).  We did not attend the entire event, just the fireworks.

Here are a few examples of my attempts at capturing the burst of light in the sky.  I could not get the settings just right but I consider this a practice run since 4th of July is next weekend.

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Partners in Crime

When you have a partner in crime one of them always has to show off.

Do you have a partner in crime?


Partners in Crime

Partners in Crime

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Freedom and a Flower

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly,

“one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”

~Hans Christian Andersen



A Little Flower

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Entered into this weeks photo challenge: partners.

Make sure you check out the other entries.

A Bug Magnetic?

I am not sure what is going but for some reason I am attracting all sorts of bugs.

Last night while sitting in my computer room all of a sudden there is this flying thing fluttering on my wall.  I snapped a few pictures (yes the camera is always ready) before I trapped it and attempted to set it free outside.

When I tossed it outside it looked like it came back in and landed on my pants.  But I did not see anything so I thought nothing of it.

After about 10 minutes I feel a tickle on my arm so I rub my arm and it is the flying bug!

Needless to say I let out a little scream.

I managed to catch it again and this time I made sure it was outside.

Does anyone know what this is?

Entered into this week’s WP Challenge Curve for the wings and body.

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A Stolen Moment

Sitting a my little oasis at work I see another who appears to be really deep in thought.

I had to capture it. It did feel like I was intruding on his space.


Deep in Thought

So I showed him the edited picture, he liked it, and ok’d me to post it. He admits that he was doing some major thinking.


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Just a Little Bull


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My neighbor is a Turkey?

Since I moved into my home the house next door has been vacant.  Periodically someone would come around and cut the grass but I have yet to meet them.

While washing dishes tonight I noticed some movement on the side and back of the house.  Of course I had to inspect and see what is going on.

As I step outside with camera in hand I see them just tasting the grass and check out the house.  It looks like they were debating on whether it would be a good fit for their family.

Time will tell if they decide o take over the house.

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