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Ice Breaker

Happiness is not ready-made, it comes from your own actions.

– Dalai Lama

I met this little boy today his name is Malik.  He was a little shy with me at first so I decided to break the ice with my new bubble machine.  What kid or adult  does not like bubbles?  Needless to say it worked, he was no longer shy with me and had a blast chasing down the bubbles.

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Security

Lately my grandson has been watching his shows on my iPad under the security of his blankets, covers or whatever he can find to be alone.

 

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Entered in this weeks WP Photo Challenge: Seurity.  Make sure you check out the other entries.

 

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A day in the snow

Yesterday it snowed most of the day here in New Jersey. The kids wanted to go out and play in the snow so of course I let them and it was a perfect opportunity to take some pictures and practice aperture settings.  Although photos did not turn out in the quality that I wanted they were “ok”.  I still need more work.

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Arai

 

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Caila

 

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Arai and Caila

 

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Just a Bit of Attitude

I do not know why but I have a thing for bugs, insects and such.  My grandson Arai is aware of this so when every he sees a bug he calls me to take pictures of it.

Yesterday he saw a butterfly on my flowers and proceeded to tell me to come out “….Mom-mom come here there’s a white butterfly with a mole on it, hurry-up and be quite you don’t want to scare it…”.  He listens so well (when he wants to).

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After this was taken he chose not to listen to his mother and was sent to “time-out”.  He was all attitude at that point.

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But lucky for us, his attitudes do not last long.  Within 5 minutes we were back looking for more insects to photograph.

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Tattered Pom-poms

 

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A Stroll in the Park

An assortment of flowers from my walk in the park on Saturday.

The first 3 always make me think of relaxing on a beach on an island somewhere.

 

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Just a Bench

Here is a before and after look at a bench.  The first one is straight out of camera with no edits applied.  The second one was edited using Snap Seed.

What is your opinion on the black and white version?

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Before the Storm

Today was another humid day and we knew that the rain was coming soon.  On my lunch break about 30 minute before the storm began I took some pictures of the sky.

The rain only lasted about 45 minutes and it reduced the humidity just a bit.

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Wordless Wednesday

In The Middle

In The Middle

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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.

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