365-Day Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography

Day 212 – Diligence

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. – Benjamin Disraeli

A very quick post since I have to pack for a family reunion, which means probably really late posts for the next few days! However, today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready for your guessing pleasure. Do you know? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 211)

Jude’s guesses: Was it a plastic clip thingy? No. The edge of a laptop lid? Not that either. “I am so going to kick myself when you tell me the answer – it looks SO familiar!!” Annie said, “Wow, it looks so familiar, I could not guess it!” Yes, indeed, it is a familiar object, Jude and Annie! Windshield wipers? Not windshield wipers. And then, almost simultaneously, the winning bell rings for multiple people! Kathryn was the first to guess, then Norbert, and over in Facebook land, JC, Glenn and Scott all guessed it, too. What you saw was a plastic clothes hanger.

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A Word a Week Photo Challenges, Art, Creativity, Photographs, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

A Word a Week Challenge: Castle

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The old castles around the Irish countryside are simply fascinating to me. I love these old relics! (Three pictures)

The top castle sits on the Cliffs of Moher.

Check out other entries for Sue’s A Word a Week Challenge here! http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/a-word-a-week-challenge-castle/.

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Abstract Visions

Sometimes I see things in photographs that spark my imagination, especially images that have an abstract look or feel. In one of these I see a ballerina, do you? (Two pictures)

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365-Day Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography

Day 211 – Be Someone

You have to be someone. – Bob Marley

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture’s subject is the first thing I saw when I decided to take a photograph. Do you know? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 210)

Instead of looking all over the place for a “suitable” subject, I grabbed the first thing I saw. Was it a water bottle? Not a water bottle. How about a gloved finger pointing? Ha ha, not a pointed gloved finger. 😉 So what was it?

What you saw was the side of a spiral binder notebook. I just love the funky circular bokeh in the background.

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P.S. Thanks to Mic, the official name for Day 209’s mystery subject is “corn silk,” (Much better than corn hair, eh?)

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Black and White Photo Challenge: Upward

Looking upward in Dublin, Ireland, you can find many different architectural forms and, of course, birds. Here are two black-and-white views of upward, a very modern view and a much older view. (Two pictures)

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To see other black and white photo entries for “Upward,” check out Sonel’s page at: http://sonelcorner.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/black-and-white-weekly-photo-challenge-upward/

Art, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography

Seeing Green

While perusing my vast library of photographs, I rediscovered three of my favorite green images. (Three pictures)

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Day 210 – Beauty Unexpected

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius

Perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned from having this blog is that everything, and I do mean everything, has beauty, some hidden treasure, just waiting to be discovered. Okay, I’ve also learned a lot about taking these macro photographs and the importance of continuing the learning process. So two big lessons learned! Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is kind of abstract (to me), you might guess it right away. Can you tell? Do you know?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 209)

Easter Grass, twice guessed, but still not Easter grass. Melisa commented, “At first glance it looks like Piknik potato strings, still in the process of being weighed and packaged maybe. ;-) Under my four microscopic eyes, they look like loose ends of thin strips from a woven polypropylene bag or sack for rice. Sorry for my complicated adjectives. :-) Alas, none of the above. Shredded packaging stuff? Not that. Straw or hay for rabbits? Not straw or hay. What about the hairy stuff you find on corn? Ding ding ding! Yes!

What you saw was the hair/strings on corn.

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Art, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography

Busy Bees

It’s a typical Monday morning, and what could be better than looking at some other busy bees.  (Three pictures)

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Day 209 – Double Dare

And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared. – Homer

There was lots of sun today and we even grilled out, now it’s time to eat! Yay! Thankful for the little things in life.

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture ready for you to guess.  Can you tell? Do you know?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 208)

Was it a flower? Not a flower. Leaves? Not leaves. Kiwi? Not Kiwi but you’re getting warmer … Pineapple? Not pineapple, but in the right area. Pear? Not a pear. “Venetian Ding Dong Fruit?” No, not that either, Brenda! How about green tissue paper with ink stains on it? Not that, but an interesting perspective. Banana? Not a banana. Star fruit? Not star fruit.

So what in the heck type of fruit is this? What you saw was the negative image of a lemon with green color manipulation. I loved the result!

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Water Reflections

Yay! Because we’ve been deluged with rainfall for months now (we have had a liquid summer for sure), our dried-up lakes, creeks, and ponds have started filling up again, including my favorite spot at the Tallahassee Museum. See, there’s that silver lining in the cloud. Plus, the storms make for dramatic lighting in the sky. 😉