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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot in Two Ways

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It has been so long since I have written a blog post. I am happy to share with 20 lines. Enjoy the day, everyone! :)

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My recent trip to the Smokey Mountains resulted in these beautiful shots of the clouds over the peaks. The best part was driving through the misty clouds on twisty-turny roads up and down the Tennessee and North Carolina Smokeys. Clearly, this is an example of why they are called the “Smokey Mountains”.

 

Check out these other Weekly Photo Challenge interpretations:

Post Cards from Around the World…

Serendipitous Cookery

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Javanese Wanderer

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

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Even though Thanksgiving is now a memory, I am still thankful for the turkeys that gave of themselves so that my family and I could have a superb meal.  It wouldn’t be a holiday without them!  

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

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I just love the Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post @ WordPress.com.  I look forward to the new challenge when it is posted on Friday.  This week the challenge is GREEN!  My interpretation comes from a trip I shared with my husband to Niagara Falls.  The breathtaking views of the falls from Niagara Falls State Park where we enjoyed the American and Bride Veil Falls on the Cave of the Winds were exhilarating.  In a place where one would think to see only blue, I found a rainbow of color, especially green.  The park offers lush green pathways and a green trolley to take you from one end of the 400 acres to the other.  It is a place everyone should visit at least once.

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Veteran’s Day Words

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Over at The Daily Post @ WordPress.com one of the Daily Prompts is Play Lexicographer.   

I thought I would try my hand at this game, using the theme of Veteran’s Day to invent new words to honor all the men and woman who have served our country.   Here are a few words I have created …

Uvetidid –  (you-vet-I-did)  n.  a person who served in the military or a soldier who has seen considerable active service .

Vetservedcountry  (Vet-serve-country) v. a civilian who has in the past served in the military.

Honorvetservice (honor-vets-service)  v.  1. the act of honoring.  2. Something all citizens should do on Veteran’s Day and every day.

Thankavet(thank-a-vet) v.  give gratitude for the unselfish service of a Veteran.

Givevetscredit  (give-vets-credit) v.  the act of giving credit to the men and woman who have served our country. 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

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Picture by Jamie Nowinski

Everything old is new again!  This re-purposed sculpture was spotted basking by the barn at a Corn Maze at Treinen Farm just outside of Madison, Wisconsin.  Using old parts from cars, machines, and other items around the farm, the artist created several creatures for our enjoyment.  This one looks like a raccoon. See the eyes? It gives it away.

You can get involved in the Weekly Photo Challenge, too!  Here is how it works:

  • Each week there will be a prompt. You take a photo of your interpretation of the prompt and place it on your blog.  Do this anytime before Friday of the following week or before a new prompt is given.

  • To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

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Table Geometry found in a weekend excursion.  The make-up of the table and the grids on the benches are showered with geometric shapes.  Even the bricks on the walk are bursting with geometry.

Share your interpretation of geometry by posting a picture for the The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry. Be sure to add postaday to your tag line so that your photo will be easy for others to see.

 

 

 

 

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Born on Halloween

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I was born on Halloween

when witches pay their due.

Everyone thinks I’m so mean,

but what am I to do?

 

My mother named me Hazel,

and makes me ride a broom.

She feeds me brew with basil,

and locks me in my room.

 

My nose is long and crooked.

My pet cat, Boo is black.

They say that I am wicked.

What is it that I lack?

 

My friends, they all are goblins,

and my father is a ghost.

My sister loves grave robbing,

and my brother loves brain toast.

 

I wish there was a potion,

to end this evil curse.

For I don’t have a notion,

and my life is getting worse.

 

So here’s a word of warning

to every child around.

If you were born on Halloween morning,

You best get out-of-town!   

 

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Remembered

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When I am dead,

I hope the words etched

Above my head

Describe how I inspired others.

 

When they reminisce,

let it be with love

I wish to have left wisdom

in my living.

 

When stories are told of my antics

may I be painted the heroine.

Let them say with a hearty laugh

that I made them smile.

 

I pray that when I am gone,

 I have left the mark of friendship.

A spark of kindness

and a bucket of joy.

 

I hope that people

hold me in high regard.

May my light

 shine  with every recollection.

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

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Spooky Pumpkins for Halloween

Scary faces evil and mean

Carved with malice and marked with fear

A creepy tradition year after year

Boo!

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

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It is hard to find a place where there are not signs. I am always fascinated by the signs that are posted in our world. Could we survive without a sign?

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

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These  are a few things that make me HAPPY!  In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge:Happy–I chose a gallery to put my favorite pictures in and posted them.  You can try this challenge, too!  Want more information?  Check out The Daily Post @Wordpress.com for the scoop on how you can enter the Challenge!!  Enjoy. ;)

 

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It Is Almost Time

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It is almost time for the big day.

There are last-minute errands and phone calls to make.

Nerves are strung tight and frayed.

Excitement is building.

By this time next week, it will all be a memory.

I want to cry every time I think about him.

I remember cuddling, story books, and dinnertime.

Now, he is all grown up and independent.

Soon he will have a family of his own.

Time flew by too fast and forgot to stop.

I will try not to cry during the ceremony.

I will smile and greet the guests with pride.

Saturday will be a grand day.

The occasion where my sons says, “I do” with his bride.

 

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

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Don’t mess with Grandmother’s sewing scissors!  These are sacred and may not be used for anything but sewing.  If you touch them, you will be electrocuted or worse. These are MINE!

 

Join the Daily Post at WordPress. com ~ Photo Challenge.  Find a picture that represents the theme MINE.  Label your post “Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine.  Be sure to tag with the “postaday” tag.  It is so much fun!

 

 

 

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Communication Breakdown

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I wanted to call you

But I did not have a dime

I needed to talk to you

But I did not have the time.

 

How do we get it together?

Miscommunication has kept us apart

What level of connection do we need?

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS FROM THE START

 

Trapped by a string of gutless  proposals

The phone does not show your face.

I can only hear voice inflections

I need to travel to your place.

 

Phone calls, texting, and twitter

They are a sad replacement for the whole you

Technology has fooled me

Into believing you understand what I do.

 

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

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In the wee morning hours, perch fishing on the lakeshore of Lake Michigan in Chicago can be a solitary pursuit. This jaunt down to the lake did not produce a catch, however the experience for my grandson was memorable.

 

 

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