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Flower Turned Abstract


Converting this image to black and white totally changed this flower; it suddenly took on an abstract look.

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Reed Reflection


I love the black and white rendition of this photograph, the reeds take on an abstract look in the water. Photograph taken at St. Marks National Refuge, Florida.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Back of Things

Cee’s black-and-white photography challenge this time is the back of things, which I love, because we often overlook the interesting things behind. My four back of things include the back of tree leaves, a daisy, my two favorite guys (and their reflections) in Dublin, Ireland, and the back of the Saturn rocket at NASA in Titusville, Florida. That rocket is so huge there wasn’t any way to get the full back without having a lens such as 10mm!

To see other black and white images of back of things, check out Cee’s photo challenge here.

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Day 254/365 – Something to Remember

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. – Confucius

And yet sometimes it’s hard to understand what’s incomprehensible. So we surround ourselves with that which we can fathom, those that we love, and we remember. Looking back through images over the last decade, 12 years ago was life pre-kid, a time I can barely remember. Twelve years ago, just a day before the attacks, hubby and I had traveled back from Las Vegas with friends. That following weekend, our entire family stayed at a beach house on St. George Island, Florida. Standing outside at night we noticed total silence, both on land and in the sky, not one airplane seen for days on end. Silence. Nothing. And then soon, our lives changed, much for the better, after so long, I was finally pregnant! Fast forward and here we are today. Has it really been that long?

Although the incomprehensible is just that, it’s also definitely something to remember. Makes you see life in a different perspective. Snapshots in time. That’s what photographs are …

So on that note, today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready for your guessing pleasure. Do you know? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 253)

Was it button(s) or a knob? Neither a button or knob. A tail light? Not a tail light. Brenda begins: A class ring? Not a class ring but you’re in the right vicinity. (See, sometimes I give subtle clues in my replies …) Necklace? Not a necklace. Part of a crest? Not part of a crest. Venture back to the correct vicinity! Earring? Not an earring? Pin? Nor a pin. “The shield of a knight, charging the dragon, sun blinding him and fire curling his hair.” I was wondering when Brenda, the Ultimate Wordsmith, would guess something like this! Alas, the dragon is sleeping (and we know not to poke the sleeping dragon) and the knight, who knows where he is? And now for your clue: This subject is closest to your first guess. :D Another sort of ring? Not a ring, “closest” is your key word.

Just when I think I have a “give away” picture, no-one guesses it, which means all I’ve learned is never to expect or assume! Brenda, you were so close. Literally. Think what is closest to your fingers/hand? Your wrist …

… so what you saw was part of a bracelet/bangle. Can you see it now?


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I Spy Spiders!

Three spiders were intensely spinning their webs in my garden yesterday; I was able to get photographs of two. Spiders are quite extraordinary! Click the gallery to see the best picture (bottom)!

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Pretty Kitty


Pretty kitty escaping the heat and sun to take a catnap.

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The Fish

Aren’t Mother Nature’s sea creatures beautiful?

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Lion Fish

What glorious, graceful Lion fish! (Three pictures)




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Day 148 – I’m Gonna’ Croak!

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ve been spoiled these past few days with having a plethora of images to choose from for my daily mystery “what is it?!?” posts … and then today I realize I used them all. Now it’s time to get out the camera, traipse around my surroundings, and find one of those hidden treasures.

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 147)

So yesterday’s image wasn’t quite a mystery, but it served my point well: sometimes you have to look to see. In this case, a 5th-grade student had to point out this frog to me (while in the frog exhibit of the Georgia Aquarium). Then I was able to discover more of these camoflaged frogs, which I never would have seen if I hadn’t looked.

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I think these are Green Burrowing Frogs, but I’m not sure. I should have photographed the name of the frog while I could! Live and learn.

Ribit ribit

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Jellyfish Gallery II

I believe my favorite subjects to photograph at the Georgia Aquarium were the jellyfish. Can you tell? 🙂