Category: Write 31 Days

31 Days Wrap-Up

October was an eventful month, from work having the number one tax return deadline of the year (October 15) to traveling with my daughter to Maine for a long weekend.  In-between all of that, I blogged daily for 31 Days. Back on October 1, I set out my expectations and reasons for doing it: To focus…

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Time For Tea

You’re invited to a virtual tea time!  I’d call it by its real name – PARTY – but in the wisdom of our politicians in this country, the name has been corrupted and I don’t feel like a bunch of landings on this page because people are looking for “the” tea party instead of “a” tea…

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Fixing A Dog Photo

As I was playing around with the 100mm macro lens that my favorite boy toy lent me, I took pictures of all kinds of things (you can see more of them here and here).  Because I was learning to use it, at one point I switched back to my regular zoom lens for comparison and…

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Staying Encouraged

At some point, every writer wonders if his or her stories are important, and if anyone will ever care about them.  .  . I told him writing, like Tai Chi, was internal, not external. It is about feeling and honesty, if something wants to come out, it needs to come out.  One has to set…

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The One Thing – Book Review

It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? – Henry David Thoreau Among the things I’ve done recently to nurture my creativity is to finish the book, “The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.  I’ve been…

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Bloopers and Practicing Failure

This week’s assignment for my close-up photography course (I discussed in more detail here) was to use items from the kitchen or bathroom.  The three above turned out really well.  I especially like the bubbles that’s almost entirely green.  But wait until you see what didn’t turn out. I spent all afternoon working on this…

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A Walk in October (2014)

I went to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens last weekend.  I wanted a walk, I wanted some fresh air, and I wanted to see what was new for picture taking. What a change from just three weeks earlier!  Many of the flowers that had been in bloom were no longer there.  The top row of…

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Still Life With Tea

Tonight I unexpectedly nurtured my creativity by going prop shopping.  I have some ideas for pictures this weekend and needed some different types of teas.  I will, of course, have to taste test them as I take pictures! I was thankful to not have many crowds.  I went straight from work, which helped, but by…

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