Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday ~~ 06/26/2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday!!! Four of the entries for this week were taken on Sunday....this hardly ever happens because I start at the beginning of the week and work towards Sunday! But I had a hectic and very busy week and found myself on Sunday with none of the prompts completed. I came through though.......Here are my interpretations of these weeks prompts!!

Windows/Doors
Eyelashes
Paint
Leaf Veins
Faceless Portrait


Windows/Doors
A door with a window that belongs to an old library that sits in the Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens in Port Orange.

Eyelashes
This little guy has the most amazing eyes and the longest lashes.   He is going to be a total charmer with those eyes.

Paint

Leaf Veins
 

Faceless Portrait
Our very good friends are expecting their second child (a girl).  I love this photo so much.  It is full of love and tenderness.


Here are next weeks prompts....come join in the FUN!!!

Pop of Color
Crossing Thresholds
X-Ray
Toy
Hidden or Farm



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IHF Photo Challenge ~~ A Touch of Whimsy

This week we have a Touch of Whimsy. This was sort of tough for me until I ran into this photo I took of my very dear (and very pregnant) friend Caroline. This photo just reminds me of Nature.....Mother Nature in a whimsical way. I can't wait to meet her baby girl but in the meantime I think she will be totally tickled pink (hehe) that I used her in my photo challenge for this week.

A Touch of Whimsy


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday ~~ 06/19/2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday has definitely become a part of my weekly routine......and I love it! 
This (last) week my grandson turned 3 years old and we made another day run to Miami (its a four hour drive from Daytona) to see him blow out his candles!    Happy Birthday to my precious grandson Luke!

Anywho...here are my interpretations for this week.

Emotion
From a Flowers Point of View
Natural Frame
Letters
Bliss


Emotion
Don't know exactly what emotion I am portraying here.....Pensive? Mad?    ????

From a Flower's Point of View

Natural Frame
My poor husband is forever the good sport.   I found this natural frame right in our back yard and he humored me and posed!!

Letters
Even though they are just little notes, I refer to them as love letters from my honey.  See, he gets me flowers all the time and always attaches a note to them.  I have an entire shoe box full of these notes and I cherish every single one of them. 
He is a pretty cool guy!!

Bliss
This is the Birthday Boy in full birthday cake BLISS!!!  Oh the helmet??  Yes, he got a bike for his birthday along with the helmet (safety first), but now he won't take it off!!  How cute is he??


Here are next week's prompts for Scavenger Hunt Sunday
1.  Windows/Doors
2.  Eyelashes
3.  Paint
4.  Leaf Veins
5.  Faceless Portrait


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Monday, June 20, 2011

IHF ~~ Let's Hear it for the Boys

Let's hear it for the Boys! This week's challenge focuses around Father's Day and all about the boys and men in our lives. Here is my entry for this week. These are three very cool guys.....my son-in-law (on the left), my future brother-in-law and my hubby. Honestly, I am still surprised that they agreed to this photo! LOL


Let's Hear it for the Boys!!



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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday ~~ 06/12/2011

I had a hugely busy week this last week. Ending with driving on Saturday to Miami (a four hour drive) to watch our grandaughter graduate from Pre-School! It was the cutest thing ever. So a good portion of Sunday was spent vegging on the couch!! LOL Here are this weeks interpretations of:

Long Exposure
Shape(s)
Green
Fruit
Childhood Memory


Long Exposure
ISO100 / 24mm / f8  and 122 seconds
I didn't have time to go back onto the beach to take a current photo so this is one I took a couple months ago on the beach.   It was totally dark on the beach and the effects from just the small amount of lights was phenomenal.  Check it out....Exposure was over 2 minutes.  Unbelievable huh?? 

Shapes
This was the moon just last Thursday night.  I love all the different shapes of the craters on the moon.   It was amazing!!!

Green
This is one of our local yard residents!  Isn't he cute?

Fruit
Nothing like fresh strawberries....especially in a smoothie.  Yum!!

Childhood Memory
Okay you really made me go back with this one.  I only have a handful of photos from when I was small (under the age of 6) because they all stayed in Cuba when my parents fled to the U.S. in 1960  (you doing the math? LOL)   But of all the photos I could have, this one is the most precious to me.   See, the is me laying up on my mother's lap (and that is my older brother looking very bored).  I must have been 4 years old in this photo.   All of my childhood memories of her involve nothing but fun times, happiness and lots of love.  She loved life and cherished every moment with her children.  She was a loving, warm, giving and just plain amazing person.  She had seven children~~four daughters and three sons.  Two born in Cuba and the rest born in the U.S. 
She was 37 years old when we lost her.  




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Monday, June 13, 2011

IHF Photo Challenge ~ Bright & Vivid

Bright and Vivid is this week's challenge at I Heart Faces.

This is my sweet, beautiful grandaughter at her graduation (from Pre-School) on Saturday. She was having so much fun with her class as they did their little performances for the audience.

This was just has she was getting ready to receive her trophy and medal for graduation. She has just seen me (and sister Desi) and was all giggly. I love this photo for so many reason and I am thankful and blessed to have witnessed (and captured) such a special moment in her little life. Can't wait to see her graduate from College!! Oh the tears.





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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday ~~ 06/05/2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday was a bit hard for me this week. Maybe I was suffering a little of what Ashley mentioned in her blog~~ a creative rut?? Guess we all suffer a little from time to time , but somehow it always manages to revitalize itself. 
So, here are my interpretations for this week of:

HOT HOT HOT
Finding Form
Front Page of the News
Chore
Beads


HOT HOT HOT
This little guy and his brothers (and/or sisters) were believe it or not swimming (along with Mom) in the Disney Grand Floridian Pool.   It was the sweetest thing.   All of a sudden this little guy (or gal) just started flapping away and almost stood up in the water.  Cutest thing ever.

Finding Form
This is one of the Chandeliers that decorate the lobby of the Grand Floridian Hotel.  They are at least two stories high and I would have loved to have seen how they put the up there. At any rate, I stood directly under one of them, looked up and thought......Wow, Finding Form.....Bam!!!

Front Page of the News
In the newspaper dispenser machine on Sunday.  You really can't really see it from this angle but the price of one newspaper is $1.00!! When did that happen??  I guess since we get our news from the Internet and TV I really didn't know how much a paper was these days.

Chore
Our sweet neighbor busy keeping his yard nice and trimmed!!

Beads
Isn't this lamp amazing.....I want one!!!  LOL



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IHF Challenge - From A Distance

It's I Heart Faces Weekley challenge and this week the theme is From a Distance.  We are to have a person in the photo but not necessarily a clear face.

This is a photo taken a couple of years ago in Ohio when my husband and I visited my brother and his family for Thanksgiving.  Hope you enjoy my entry and make sure to visit all the other fabulous entries at I Heart Faces. 



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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Photo Challenge - "Happy"

Just found this brand new blog called "The Five Subject Notebook." I found her through Ashley at Ramblings and Photos. Bethany posted a really nice interview with Ashley....you should check it out.

So for the Grand "Blog" opening The Five Subject Notebook is hosting a challenge and the theme is "Happy".....pretty much anything that makes you happy.

Here is my "Happy" entry and I hope everyone goes and checks out the new blog and joins in the fun.


Random images like this make me Happy!!!!




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Little Somethings ~~~ "Simple"

First time entering this challenge. I happened on it and thought it would be fun. Here is my take on "Simple"........



The "Simple" things in life are sometimes the most beautiful. Just a special moment captured (by a tripod and timer) of my honey and me on the beach early morning a few days ago.  It was a sensational sunrise.




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