Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

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It has been awhile since I’ve participated in a Weekly Photo Challenge and I’ve missed it! The theme this week is “From Above.”

Photographically, I am obsessed with reflections. I often find myself shooting the reflection of what I see in a mud puddle or, in the case above, a pond. This particular shot was taken with my iPhone’s Hipstamatic app at  Wildwood, my favorite park. I have a whole Flickr set of photos  if you want to see more of  this beautiful place.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Love

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This week we are supposed to share a photo that represents what love means to us. This is perfect for today! I just got an email from my husband that made me laugh so hard and also reminded me of why I love him so much. There are so many things about him that I love but one thing that I really love is that he knows how to make me laugh, probably more so than anyone else.

He helped me out on a photography project today. I took some photos for a website for that leadership project I am working on (more about that soon). The composition was pretty good but there were things in the photo that made it less than perfect. The Mr is a master at Photoshop (I suck at it and hate it) so he fixed it all up for me. When he sent me the file he also sent me a little joke along with it. If you are familiar with the “Hey Girl” meme, you might get a laugh out of it too.

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swoon.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

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When I saw this week’s photo challenge on the Daily Post, this image instantly popped into my head. It was taken on Christmas Eve 2006. I knitted that scarf for my mom and this is the moment she opened her present. I LOVE this picture. The looks on my mom’s and step-dad’s faces, this is the reason why knitters knit for other people. This is the best look in the world. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Daily Prompt: Hate To Love

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WordPress Daily Post asks: Tell us about a guilty pleasure that you hate to love.
Oh dear. I can’t believe I am going to post this.

But my guilty pleasure is the show Ghost Adventures.

I KNOW! Embarrassing.

I usually only watch it while drinking.

The thing is, I really like scary things. I am a big fan of horror films and stories. So that is what is at the root of this guilty pleasure. My love of the horror genre.

The other things is that I LOVE naive camp. It find it entertaining and hilarious and I love to laugh.

Ghost Adventures is a beautiful blending of two of my favorite things.  So there. That’s why I like it.

Rewrite your first post

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we called it Whale Beach.

we called it Whale Beach.

I am using the daily prompt from yesterday:

Now that you’ve got some blogging experience under your belt, re-write your very first post.

First, I want to take this opportunity to say that my blog is going to be TEN YEARS OLD on January 27, 2013. I am cooking up something in celebration and I will let you know in due time what that will be. But for now, here is my first post (from January 27th, 2003) rewritten as a pantoum.

R. and I took a drive up the coast yesterday.
It was so rejuvenating.
We went to one of our favorite beaches.
I don’t know the name of the beach but it is very beautiful.

It was so rejuvenating.
There are lots of rocks jutting up from the ocean.
I don’t know the name of the beach but it is very beautiful.
Yesterday the waves were huge!

There are lots of rocks jutting up from the ocean.
I felt so full of energy and hope.
Yesterday the waves were huge!
I don’t ever want to leave this place.

I felt so full of energy and hope.
I love living here.
I don’t ever want to leave this place.
Expensive it is and hard to get by.

I love living here.
We went to one of our favorite beaches.
Expensive it is and hard to get by.
R. and I took a drive up the coast yesterday.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

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Spokane Clock Tower reflection. January 2008

The weekly photo challenge is reflections. I am practically obsessed with this as a photography subject and have explored reflections in my photography for many years. Here is one that I took in January of 2008 in Spokane, WA when I still lived there. I love this photo because of the distortion of the clock tower’s reflection. This was taken when I was very unhappy. I am not a winter/snow person and, as you can see, we were deep in the dead of winter at that time (and we hadn’t even experienced the “Storm of the Century” yet). I was very unhappy living in Spokane and wanted desperately to move. The distortion of the tower reflected the feelings I had inside of me at the time.