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February Photo a Day Challenge: Fork

So many forks so little time…that’s my motto!  I absolutely love eating out!  Finding a great restaurant where the locals hang out that offers a creative menu using local ingredients off the beaten path is my kind of place.


In the movie Pretty Woman Vivian receives a lesson on fork etiquette from Barney the hotel manager,  shrimp, salad, dinner fork…something about how many tines there are…Here is my take on the fork, the smaller the plate, the smaller the fork...Now that makes sense to me!


Have you ever come to a fork in the road?  Many times in life staying on the path we are on is no longer an option.   Life presents us with a choice…which way to go, what to choose, left or right?   If you have been to a theme park you may have noticed that people naturally take the path to the right, therefore creating a traffic jam of people…Sometimes the road less traveled is by far the better route.  Next time you visit a fair, theme park or flea market take the path to the left.  All forks in the road lead somewhere…consider all options and choose carefully!


Someone who speaks with a forked tongue deliberately says one thing and means another. They are considered hypocritical and are not worthy of trust.  What’s the old saying…”Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.”  Wouldn’t it be nice if  a person who spoke with a forked tongue actually had a forked tongue? Maybe not… Now that I really think about all of the people who do “speak with a forked tongue” life would take on the look and feel of a horror movie.  On second thought no forked tongues…


A Tree filled with forks is a good thing.  A forked trunk and forked branches make for a beautiful canopy that provides a shaded area where you can relax, entertain or even get married.

There you have it my take on the February Photo a Day Challenge 2012: Fork!

You can check out FatMumSlim for all of the details for the photo challenge.  If you are not up to posting a photo a day feel free to use these as prompts for postings of your own.  If you should choose to use one of these prompts include a tag for February Photo a Day 2013 so we can check out your postings.


2. Pattern: Look around and see where you can find pattern in your day. Is it in something you’re wearing? In a rug you come across in your travels? On some wallpaper, a book or something else?
3. Something beginning with ‘E’: Take a photo of something beginning with the letter E.
4. Hope: Oh, a hard one. How would you photograph hope? Is it something you wish for? Someone who gives you hope? A quote that brings hope to your life?
5. Something you smelled: What’s something you came across today that smelled {or smelt depending on where you live}. Take a photo of it.
6. Soft: Take a photo of something deliciously soft.
7. Your name: This is a fun way to get to know each other. Perhaps you could take a photo of a name badge you use for work {or even an old one}, your name on an award you received, or perhaps you can scribble down your name on paper and show us that way?

The rest of the prompts can be found here


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A-Z Archive: B Challenge

Birds are feathered, winged, bipedal, endothermic (warm-blooded), egg-laying, vertebrate animals. With around 10,000 living species which inhabit ecosystems across the globe.

A-Z Archive: B Challenge

Bathing is the washing or cleansing of the body in a fluid, usually water or an aqueous solution. It may be practised for personal hygiene, religious ritual or therapeutic purposes or as a recreational activity.

Bathing can take place in any situation where there is water. It can take place in a bathtub or shower, or it can be in a river, lake, water hole, pool or the sea, or any other water receptacle.

A-Z Archive: B Challenge

A Birdbath is an artificial “puddle” or small shallow pond, created with a water filled basin, for birds to bathe and ‘cool off’ in, and drink from.  A bird bath can be a garden ornament, small reflecting pool, outdoor sculpture, and part of creating a vital wildlife garden.

A birdbath is an attraction for many different species of birds to visit gardens, especially during the summer and drought periods. Birdbaths that provide a reliable source of water year round add to the popularity and “micro-habitat” support

A-Z Archive: B Challenge

Watching the Birds Bathing in the Birdbath is a very relaxing way to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon cup of tea…

This beautiful fountain inspired us to set up our own bird feeding and bathing area amongst a little grove of trees just outside of our kitchen window.  The birds gather there almost every day giving us hours of entertainment. 

Photographs:  personally taken in Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Definitions for Bird, Bathing and Birdbath from Wikipedia

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A-Z Archive: A Challenge

A-Z Archive: A Challenge:  A challenge for 2012 from the pages of Flickr Comments by FrizzText. 

I have been keeping my eyes open for blogging inspiration.  I have also been looking for ways to focus my blog…So far I have committed to weekly postings on “Made in America” products, Vintage items found while out junkin’, Wordless Wednesday, Suncreek Garden Chronicles and You Inspire Me.

This A-Z Archive Challenge is a great way to remember 2011.  I think it’s good to remember from where I came while looking forward to where I am going.  I think that I can grow as a blogger, crafter, photographer, writer, wife, mother and friend by re-visiting this past years thoughts, rants, raves and photographs.  I am inspired to join the challenge offered up by FrizzText.

My first submission is a simple photograph I took last March of a beautiful bush of Azalea.  I am a few weeks behind on the challenge.  I will try to catch up…

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A-Z Archive: A Challenge – Awake


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