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Monday, August 13, 2012

Today, since I am so behind and it has been so long since I could regularly post for you,
I just went into archives from April 2012 and pulled flower photos and waterfalls for you to see!


My garden pansies:

Raindrops on the pansies:

Side profile:


My  husband has taken me to this set of hidden falls four times.
Each time, the lighting has not been right for photos.
We went in the rain,
we went in the sun,
we went on cloudy days that when we arrived there, the sun broke out of nowhere and "washed out" the shot...
and finally...
on this day, the lighting was perfect.

A little side rapids below the falls which I liked the rocks at:

A macro of a teeny tiny
Trout Lily...the first of the wildflowers to bloom in our area!:

I miss blogging every other day.

I miss being current in my photography post-processing,

I miss you all....

but my wish has come true in that I have gotten to sell some of my photography
and have won some photo contests which landed me some photography jobs...
So, I must do my "calling" before I can blog.

Please keep my blog on your blogroll, and I will post whenever I can, I promise!!

Thanks to each of you that keep me on your list!!

I forgot to post the July 2012 photo entries for the theme of RED, White and Blue (or the USA FLAG)
Stay tuned, they are coming!!
Don't forget August's theme for the
Seats! Anything you can sit on!

Get your photo in no later than midnight, August 31st, 2012

You don't have to be a blogger to enter.

Monday, August 6, 2012

We have a winner!: FREE PHOTO Contest for June, 2012: Theme: Trees!!

Well, June and July came and went and we are well into August...
can you believe it???

So, that means one thing!

The Judges got back to me after their busy month
and have chosen a winner for June.

They all said it was VERY hard...they had it between three,
and then had to pick ONE....

So, HERE is our winner!!:

Congratulations to Cathy C. at Yooper Yarns!!!!

They loved the simplicity of it and it is striking!

Honorable mention also goes to:


Thanks to every one who submitted photos into the contest...
they were ALL spectacular!!!

July's theme was RED, WHITE and BLUE or the USA FLAG
August 2012's theme for the

"Park Benches, stools, chairs or any kind of seat"

Yes, I is unusual....but if you look around, you will find a favorite chair, a secret park bench in the park or something to fit this category...and you will say to yourself: "now, why haven't I photographed this subject before?" You will start noticing every thing that anyone sits on for a seat....

So go out there, tell that person to get their butt OFF what they are sitting on, and snap those photos!!!!!\

Enter your photo no later than midnight on August 31, 2012

Just follow THESE RULES...
you don't have to be a blogger to enter!!

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I retired in June 2008 and started my blog in November 2008. I worked at several jobs as a Registered Nurse prior to retirement. I LOVE being retired! Blogging has offered me a whole new venue to start writing again and to share new hobbies such as gardening, birdwatching and sharing my nature photography. If you like my blog, PLEASE click on "follow this blog". Having a lot of followers reading my blog gives me incentive to continue to do photography and to continue to write. I also LOVE comments, so I encourage you to leave me a comment after you read my posts. Thanks everyone, for taking the time to read me!!

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