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Succulents

My husband has always wanted a cactus garden.  I on the other hand am less than interested.  My lack of enthusiasm comes from an incident as a child when I ended up in the cactus garden…not one of my happier memories.

My husband finally has his cactus garden…It is a beautiful mix…and it’s not very likely that I will take tumble into it, but only time will tell.

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Random Visitor

Today is Earth Day…and this fuzzy little creature was waiting for me when I got home.  Actually, I am not sure how long he has been hanging out…I discovered him 3 hours ago and he hasn’t moved an inch.  I wonder what he’s up to?

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Malaysian Moth….

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Photo taken at the Key West Butterfly Garden…

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Live Oak…

“Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut, that held its ground.”  David Icke 

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Cloudy…

When you first hear the word “cloudy” you may immediately think of a dreary rainy overcast day…but sometimes a cloudy day can be breathtaking….and this was one of those times!

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January Photo a Day 2013: Grow!

Day 29. Grow: People do it, plants do it too… get creative and take a photo of something that grows.

This is what is growing in my yard…Clover!  This little flower and it’s heart-shaped leaves are almost as friendly as daisy’s…I prefer daisy’s but they don’t grow this time of year and the clover’s do.

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Day 30. Down: Is it looking down or something that makes you feel down? Interpret it however you like.

31. Yourself: Take a photo of yourself. Or something that represents you.

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January Photo a Day 2013: Sun Through the Trees!

27. Sun: Whether the sun is out in full force, or hiding behind the clouds today – take a photo of it. Or you could get creative and take a photo of sunlight or some other interpretation.
28. Through: Take a photo of looking through something – through the window, through the gate, through the trees… whatever you please.

Today was a great day for shooting the sun through the trees…

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early this morning…

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I noticed the sun peeking at me…

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through the trees…

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Then on my way home…

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I noticed the sun was waiting…

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for my return…


29. Grow: People do it, plants do it too… get creative and take a photo of something that grows.
30. Down: Is it looking down or something that makes you feel down? Interpret it however you like.
31. Yourself: Take a photo of yourself. Or something that represents you.

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It’s “False” Spring and The Trees are Alive…

Today looks and feels like Spring.  The clover covers the lawn, the trees are beginning to bud, the temperature is in the upper 70’s and the trees are alive with activity.  This is known as the False Spring.

I decided to take advantage of the pleasant false spring weather and pull a few things out of storage that need a fresh coat of paint.  I pulled out way more than I will get to today. But it was necessary to get to the one thing I wanted to start with…

I grabbed a drop cloth and set up my work table out in the yard.  I donned my gloves and prepped my piece.  I began the process of changing a roadside find into a tabletop treasure…

The longer I was outside the loader the cacophony of bird chatter was that filled the air…Eventually I abandoned my paint brush and picked up my camera in an attempt to capture the avian activity that filled the trees...I think maybe my winged visitors were agitated because of the piece I was working on…A rather larger birdcage!

More on the roadside trash to treasure in the coming days…

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October Photo a Day Challenge: Day 11

Today’s October Photo a Day Challenge is for something up close…Here is a little picture that was captured while strolling through the gardens at The Gardens Inn Hotel...Can you say TURTLE, TURTLE

Here are the remaining prompts for the October Photo a Day Challenge….

12. On the table: Last month we did table, but this month let’s do ON the table. What’s on your table?

13. Landscape: Take a photo of the skyline, a landscape you see.

14. Makes you laugh: What’s something funny that makes you laugh. Share it.

15. Dinnertime: Just like lunchtime, only later. Take a picture of what dinnertime is like on this day for you.

16. Something you wrote: Take a photo of something you wrote or drew.

17. Fruit: Take a photo of a piece of fruit, or a few.

18. Made you smile today: What made you smile today? Find it. Shoot it. Share it.

19. Letters: Take a photo of letters. They might make up a poster, or something bigger. Or even be mail?

20. 4 o’clock: Take a photo a 4am or 4pm – whatever you’re doing at that time.

21. Calm: Take a photo of something that makes you feel calm, or represents calm.

22. In your town: Take a photo of something from where you live. It might be a building, people, park or something else.

23. The view from here: Take a photo of your view from where you are. It might be your office, your home, traveling. The everyday can sometimes be very interesting.

24. Weather: Take a photo of the weather today. Let’s travel around the world with everyone’s weather photos.

25. People: It might be people you know or people you don’t. Take a photo of people.

26. Listening to: What are you listening to? Music? Children laughing? Share it.

27. Morning: Take a photo of your morning.

28. Looking back: Take a photo of something from your past, or from just behind you. Look back and take a photo.

29. Moon: The moon is just about full tonight. Take a photo.

30. Clothes: Take a photo of clothes. Perhaps what you’re wearing, or in your wardrobe, on a mannequin or otherwise.

31. Whatever you please: Are you celebrating Halloween tonight? Perhaps take a photo of that. Today is free choice – take a photo of ANYTHING you like.

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October Photo a Day Challenge: Standing

Today I stood here and there…but then I stood here

Standing…In our citrus orchard!

Where did you stand today?

Tomorrow’s October Photo a Day Challenge prompt… Lunchtime: Take a photo of your lunch, or around you at lunchtime.

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