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AB Friday: March 2015

It’s time again for the ABFriday One Photo Focus Challenge, in which a photograph is provided for readers to interpret with post-photo processing.  This month’s photo came from Loré Dombaj at Snow’s Fissures and Fractures.  To see how other photographers interpreted this picture (and they will be wildly different), click here. The original started out like…

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A Walk With Mom

Dear kind and gentle readers – yes, it’s once again me, the beagle. I’m really liking Mom being home during the day.  Why?  Because she’s taking me for a walk nearly every day.  Oh such joy – I get to check pee mail!  Poop on the neighbors lawns!  And best of all, I’m finding all…

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2014 Word – Remember

      As I worked on a post to discuss my “word” for 2015, I wanted to revisit and bring closure to last year’s word.  The purpose of the “word” is to bring focus and clarity to my goals for the year. 2014 Word – Remember Last year’s word was remember – and what I…

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The Beauty of Shadows

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings — always darker, emptier and simpler. ― Friedrich Nietzsche All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow. ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina This week’s photo challenge is “shadowed“, in which we are told: Experimenting with shadows can be…

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My Fancy Truck Photo

Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate And though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun. ― J.R.R. Tolkien I look at a row of trucks,…

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New Year, New Routines

This week’s photo challenge is new – something new for me in 2015 (to see how other photographers interpret it, click here). What better for this than a picture taken New Year’s Day?  One of the first of the year.  I didn’t have much time for it – just seconds later, they were running over…

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2014 Highlights

Here are some highlights from last year (Nancy’s 2014 Yearbook!): My Favorite Posts Some of my favorite posts from 2014 were: A Gallery of My Daughter Growing Up – this was for a weekly photo challenge on endurance, of which I think parenthood is the ultimate test. Books Everyone Should Read – these are not necessarily my favorite…

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Merry Christmas 2014!

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness. — Bob Hope Merry Christmas everyone!  Enjoy your family and friends, be of a cheerful heart, and love what you have. [The pictures were taken by my son-in-law and used with…

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Smiles From Strangers

I’m always surprised when strangers smile at me, even more so when they say niceties such as “how are you today?”. It happened again the other day.  I wasn’t feeling too good and I had a tough morning working on a sticky problem.  I went for my walk during lunch, really wrapped up in my…

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