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January Photo a Day 2013: Paper

Day 9. Paper: Take a photo of something made from paper. Perhaps it’s someone reading the newspaper, or it could be wrapping paper. Think outside the square.

This is one of my favorite things made of paper…it is in the window of a dress shop on the Strand in Galveston, Texas…look closely it is a beautiful dress made from the pages of magazines.  Stunning!



I love things made of paper...this is my desk drawer.  It is filled with lots of things made of paper.  In the center is my hot pink moleskine journal, thank you notes, cards that are blank on the inside, kleenex, cocktail napkins, bills, invoices, birthday cards, birth announcements, funeral programs, business cards and stamps.  Paper, paper, paper…please don’t take my paper away.

More photos of paper:

Tara does stuff 

The Mommy Gee Spot

What do the prompts mean?

There are no rules when playing along with photo a day, you can be creative as you like! Interpret the prompt as you please. For those that need a little help, some more suggested details about each prompt are below.

10. One o’clock: Take a photo of whatever you’re doing in the hour between one and two. It could be in the middle of the night {you party animal, you!} or during the day.
11. Water: Perhaps it’s the beach, a river, water in a glass, the bath {keep it PG!} or even the rain.
12. Surprise: I love when I stumble across coins when I’m walking. It’s a lovely surprise. That would be a lucky photo for me. Can you think of a way to capture surprise?
13. Circle: Look as you go about today for things shaped in circles. Is it the tyres on a bus? A big sign? Or something else?
14. Something yellow: Find something yellow in your travels today and take a photo.


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Weekly Photo Challenge…Entrance

How many entrances do you see?

The Gate!  The Stairs! The Door!


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(C) is for carvings…(a-z challenge)

On September 13, 2008 Hurricane Ike sent a tidal surge across most of  Galveston Island .  The 120 mph winds and the strong waves almost instantly uprooted many of Galveston’s beautiful trees.  Ultimately the salty bay water that covered the island for days and weeks on end led to the demise of an estimated 40,000 trees.

As Galveston came to grips with the devastation caused by the Hurricane and began to dig out from the rubble, it became painfully obvious that many of the beautiful beloved trees were headed for the woodpile.  Then a wonderful thing happened.  A private donor commissioned a local artist to use his chain saw to transform one of the trunks into a sculpture. 

Currently there are between 20-30 tree sculptures scattered across the Island. The Galveston Island Department of Tourism has set up a wonderful self-guided driving tour of these wonderful sculptures. 

My pictures were taken last summer on a weekend getaway.  EnJOY!

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 I have linked up with Tossing it Out who is hosting the Blogging from A-Z April Blogging Challenge.  It’s a post a day for the month of April excluding Sundays.  You can learn more about it by clicking on the “A-Z Button” in the right side bar. 

Related Posts: the Chameleon’s Backbone cake and condolences,  Chris’ Wildlife Experiences chiffchaff, Take on Rules C is for Candyland,



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