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And There He Is!!

Friday my grandson, Arai, had his Pre-K graduation ceremony (due to his birthday he will be doing another year of Pre-K).  Although it was a small service visibility was limited, since the graduates were short.  However, I was able to capture his GREAT smile between a couple of out of focused parents.

 

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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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Mr. Pete and Arai

The area that I live in is fairly rural.  There are farms and a couple of horse ranches in my little town.  I have been telling Arai that we will top by one soon.  Well today is the day that we went to see the horses.  We went to the ranch that is about a mile from our home, Arai was so excited during our short little ride.

The owner of the Ranch is Mr. Pete.  Mr. Pete took time with Arai to explain a few things about horses, like how he should not approach a horse and how a horse sees (since eyes are on he side of the head).

Arai was excited and cautions at the same time.  Here are just a few of our moments.

The Adventure Begins – Arai and Mr. Pete

Mr. Pete was really nice and took the time to explain and answer his questions.  He even helped me.  I always thought that a pony was generic name for all young horses but I have been corrected.  A Pony is a type of horse, a foal is a baby horse one year or younger, a colt is a young male horse and a filly is a young female horse.

 

Another moment created for my grandson.

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Between Flights – Update

Last week on WP and Instagram I posted a black and white photo of a fly resting on a flower which I called “Between Flights 2” and, well it got chosen to be in our local newspaper, The Courier-Post, for todays printing.  This is the 4th photo of mine that has been printed in the paper!

 

 

 

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It is Solved!

The “seed pods” that I recently posted are not seed pods after all.  I posted the photo on Instagram and asked if anyone knew what it was and the answered was revealed.

Cedar-apple rust fungus or the technical term Gymnosporangiu, jumiperi-virginiana. It takes approximately 2 years to get to this point.  I have seen these before, without all the orange things hanging down, and assumed it was a seed pod.

 

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Alien Seed Pods 3

This seed pod is still morphing into something out of this world.  It now looks like shredded carrots.  I wonder what it will turn into?

Have you seen anything like this before?

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Alien Seedpods 1

 

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KISSED BY LIGHT

 

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In Honor of…..

….EARTH DAY

My shadow also known as my grandson Arai, was helping me pull weeds in the flower bed today.  He wants to do what mom-mom is doing but his attention span needs to be a bit longer.  I did more calling him back to help me finish me then he actually worked.  He is a work in progress….

 

 

 

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Life Springs Forth

 

Most people, myself included, consider Dandelions weeds because they are very invasive and take away from our beautiful green lawns.  Dandelions are the flower with many health uses according to Organic Facts.  According to Organic Facts here are some of the things that they are good for, bone health, liver disorders, acne and skin care and many more uses.

These Dandelions are growing in the brick patio at my mother’s house.

Do you consider it a weed or flower?

Have you ever eaten a dandelion”

Dandelion:  Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae which consists of species commonly known as Dandelion. Wikipedia

Scientific name: Taraxacum
Rank: Genus
Higher classification: Daisy family
Did you know: Animals such as birds, insects and butterflies consume nectar or seed of dandelion. justfunfacts.com

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