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Stargazer Lily

‘Instant gratification blows away low a fart in the wind’

by Mike Rowe, Photographer

 

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No Vacancy

I recently had some trees cut down and to my surprise there was a nice size hole in my roof.  This area has been covered by a tree since I moved into this house 2 years ago.

I notice that I have tenants squatting there that I did not know I had.  Now the new issue is how to get them out without spending a bunch of money.

Now that the house is officially and legally mine I and begin some of the long over due repairs and upgrades to the property and house.  I have a long ‘Honey do” list but no “Honey’ at this time.

 

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Flower of the Day

“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.”

~ William Barclay

 

I believe one of the reasons why I was born was to be a mother and a photographer.  I think there is more to the photography part that I am yet to discover.

Have you discovered why you were born? If not too personal, please share.

 

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Smile

Today I had a few trees cut down and in the pile I find 2 unlikely images, a heart and what looks like 2 eyes (to me anyway) on the side of a log. When I put them together it looks like it is smiling.

 

 

I will be getting a straw hat for it and placing it in my flowerbed somewhere.

 

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Photo of the Day

Spring has finally sprung on the calendar, in the air and in my feelings.  I went to a local park and my mother’s house to take a few pictures, then went to a local store, Produce Junction, and bought a bouquet of colorful flowers.

It felt good to be out photographing again.  Looking at all the buds starting to form on trees, flowers on others and even some plants bursting through the soil just made me feel good today.

I can not wait till the spring warmth is really here.

What do you think?

 

 

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Satisfaction

Football is (almost) a mandatory activity for all little boys here in the US.  And when you have big cousins that play college football it is definitely a mandatory sport.

Arai is now 4 years old and playing his first organized sport, FOOTBALL.  He has been telling is mom for a while that he wants to play football like his cousin RJ.  The day finally came for him to play and at first he did not want to play anymore because he wanted to go to the playground instead.  After he met Coach Marcus he was ready to play.

 

I think he was happy and satisfied that he played some football.

 

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WP Challenge: Unusual

This weeks photo challenge is unusual.  So I decided to try something similar to what Mjleubecker did on Instagram.  He used pears but I decided to use a lime and a lemon and create a Limon.

How do you think I did?

 

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A Little Ripple

This tulip was originally posted about 2 months ago for Monochrome Monday.  I decided to play a little in Photoshop on the original image to see what it can become.

I followed a YouTube video, Best Technique to Create Realistic Water Reflections to create a reflection and a little ripple to resemble water.  It is not perfect but it came out ok.

 

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The thief is back..and he has a partner!

A couple of weeks ago I photographed a squirrel “stealing” bird seed that I put out.  Now yesterday I finally catch him again and this time there are two of them.  The one on the feeder takes some seeds and makes sure to drop some for his partner in crime below.  As a result my flowers are being trampled and breaking off.

On Instagram it was suggested that I get a new feeder with a spinner on it to keep the squirrels away.  Well Wal-Mart did not have any when I went so I go something that I thought would work.  It did not

 

 

I will be on the hunt for a bird feeder with a spinner on it.  Get ready for some funny videos.

 

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Field Station: Dinosaurs

I first heard about Field Station Dinosaurs about 2 years ago.  So today my family and I decided to go and check it out.  The reviews online were so so but I took the chance any way.  I am glad that I was not influenced by some of the reviews.

Field Sation: Dinosaurs is a good place to visit and perfect for children 8 and under and adults who are still children at heart.  We had a GREAT time.

Here are just a few pictures.

Scientists believe that the horn on the Parasaurolophus made noise so that it could alert others of danger, mating, and possibly when it was in pain.

 

There are things for the kids to do for additional fun, some cost extra money and others do not.

I hope you enjoyed the dinosaurs and as always, thanks for visiting!

 

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