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Snow Angels…

Snow Angels…I think of them often in the winter…maybe it’s because I have grown up in the south and it rarely snows.  I can tell you that I thought making a snow angel was a fairly simple thing…wait for the now…lay down in the snow…move your arms and legs around…Voila…Snow Angel!  Recently, I had the opportunity to make my very first snow angel…I was as excited as a kid…I fell back into the snow laughing, I made the required snow angel movements…then the moment came…I needed to get up without disturbing my perfect snow angel…reality set in…

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Snow Angel perfection will take practice and less snow

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Finding Beauty…

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the hummingbird, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential and fight for your dreams. Ashley Smith.

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Collective Soul…

I collect things…and I like finding ways to display them that tells a story.  I picked up this collection of vintage camera gear at an estate sale…I paired the pieces with a photograph of our family vacationing in Florida.  I like the look…20140103-103654.jpg

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2014 52 Week Photo Challenge…1/52: Goodbye

As we look forward to the new year and all of its possibilities we must pause for a moment and think on all that the past year was and wasn’t…Then it is time to say Goodbye!  Although 2013 wasn’t the blogging year I had hoped for it was a great year overall.

So to kick off the year with a blogging bang I have decided to host my first blogging challenge.  The 2014 52 Week Photo Challenge begins today with saying Goodbye to 2013.  I am looking forward to getting to know you and your part of the world through your interpretation of the challenge prompts.

A sunset is the only goodbye I look forward to…each one is beautiful in its own way and entirely unique.

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Saying goodbye to 2013…

Also be sure to use the #NolaGirl52weekchallenge so everyone who is playing along can follow you and see your photos.

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2014 52 Week Photo Challenge…

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Welcome to my first attempt at hosting a weekly photo challenge...

Over the years I have participated in a number of annual blogging challenges. However, this will be my first attempt at hosting a blogging challenge.  Because I am busy as are most bloggers…I have decided that a weekly photo challenge is all I have time to commit to for this year.

I plan to keep this simple…The weekly photo prompt will be posted each Sunday, except for this week we will begin on Wednesday January 1st. Throughout the week I will re-post and share any pictures that link up to my social media sites.

To play along you will want to share your interpretation of the photo prompt on any of the following social media formats;  your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  You can tag me @nolagirlatheart on your social media site so I can see your interpretation of the weekly prompt.

Also be sure to use the #NolaGirl52weekchallenge so everyone who is playing along can follow you and see your photos.

Let’s keep this fun and friendly…I am also challenging myself to leave more comments this year…this past year I “liked” lots of blog posts but I didn’t take the time to write a meaningful comment. I felt more like a creeper than an active member of this community.  This year will be different!

I am looking forward to seeing your interpretation of the weekly prompts...Let’s have some fun and support one another in what I expect is all of our favorite past times…blogging

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Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill

Thanks to Sherry at Fabulous 50’s for this beautiful pictorial of the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill. A true labor of love and worthy of today’s Christmas reblog…Merry Christmas y’all!

 

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Last night my husband and I drove an hour North to see the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill in Clifton, Ohio.  I was excited to test out my new photography skills, since I’ve taken a few classes, and am now shooting only in Manual mode and RAW format.  And because I now have a remote shutter release for night-time shots.  The 50 degree temperatures and weekday night made it the perfect time to go.  We didn’t freeze and weren’t squeezed by too many people!  We arrived at 5:30pm and there were already a few photographers set up even though the lights don’t come on until 6:00pm.  As we munched on some popcorn, since we didn’t have dinner, I talked with the other photographers a bit.  An announcer came on a loud-speaker two minutes before the lights came on to notify us and once they did, I heard a…

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Fireside…

Finally an evening cool enough to enjoy an outdoor fire…

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A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Benjamin Franklin 

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Trees of Tahoe…

White Bark Pine…5 Needle Clusters

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South Lake Tahoe, California

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Green…

Our pomelo trees are heavy with fruit.  The fruits are probably weighing a pound each but they are still green and growing.  When the fruits are ready for harvest the skin will become pale green to yellow and  they will weigh as much as 4lbs.  I am looking forward to enjoying the fruits our labor…

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Portion Control…

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July 30, 2013 · 11:16 pm