Archive | October, 2011

Fall Colors in West Virginia

October 31, 2011

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My favorite boy toy and myself are off chasing the fall colors.  I had a different topic in mind for today’s post, but my staff wants to see pictures.  So here’s a slide show of yesterday’s highlights, straight from the camera. There’s snow up here, although it’s melting quickly.  The colors are pretty, but we haven’t […]

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Anniversary Celebration of Days

October 30, 2011

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So often I think of celebrating an anniversary as celebrating the day I got married.  Truthfully though, the word is from the Latin adjective anniversarius, meaning “returning yearly”.  I think that broadens its application to more than a wedding remembrance. For me, it’s way too easy to be oblivious to events around me.  Work, fatigue, stress, and inattentiveness all […]

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Opposite Buildings Are Photographic

October 29, 2011

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I didn’t start 2011 with the goal of taking a photo every day.  It wasn’t until February that I started to do it, although when I checked my inventory of the year at that time, I’d taken a picture of something nearly every day anyhow. Here’s one I took shortly before I consistently took a […]

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Caves for Girls

October 28, 2011

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According to mancavesite.org, a man cave is: A dedicated area of a house, such as a basement, workshop, or garage, where a man can be alone or socialize with his friends. According to Wikipedia, this is because: a wife may have substantial authority over a whole house in terms of design and decoration, she generally has […]

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Grab Shot for Halloween

October 27, 2011

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I walk most days during lunch.  I usually take my camera with for grab shots and have gotten a number of photos, from nice to really great.  This one though is just funny – I’d gone in this building to get a fast lunch at Arby’s and found several exhibits of Aliens From Outerspace, including this green […]

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Vertically Challenging Photo

October 26, 2011

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© 2011 dogear6 llc   I take my photos in both portrait and landscape (i.e., horizontally / vertically).  Some photos lend themselves better to one or the other, sometimes I’m just trying different perspectives to see what works. For example, this vertically snapped photo shows not only the sweeping lines of the skyscraper, but also a […]

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Welcoming The Holidays

October 25, 2011

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I can’t believe we’re already into the end of October and Christmas is only two months from today.  It’s hard to already be welcoming the holidays, but it’s easier to start working on them now so as to enjoy them when they come. A favorite book of mine is Unplug the Christmas Machine by Jo Robinson & […]

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Love Never Expires

October 24, 2011

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In her sister’s obituary, Christine Grote wrote: Annie never walked, she never spoke, and she never worked.  She filled our lives with smiles, and radiated light and love every day of her life. Christine is a fellow blogger who recently published a memoir of life with her sister, Annie.  Annie was born severely brain damaged and lived 51 […]

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Boy Picture – New!

October 23, 2011

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I took a picture of my favorite boy toy with his new goatee.  It looks pretty nice!  Don’t you just love all those curls around his face – so elegant. Word for tomorrow – EXPIRE.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.

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Weekends Are Busy Adventuring

October 22, 2011

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Bill Watterson (creator of the comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes), once said: Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. © 2011 dogear6 llc For my favorite boy toy and I, it’s going wandering.  We never know what we’re going to find.  One of our best finds (several years ago) was a large and gorgeous […]

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Corner Turned At Work

October 21, 2011

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We’ve turned a corner on getting the tax returns done.  We’re done to just a few left.  Unfortunately, they’re some of the tougher returns.  All of us took a break for a few days after the big deadline and are now working hard to get these done. The weather has cleared up too and yeah, I’m back […]

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Verify My Assumptions

October 20, 2011

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My high school was an average school with average students.  At least, that’s how I’ve usually thought of it.  Many of had successes and have gone to own businesses, work in various professions, even go to Hollywood (without success).  In general though, few of us have made national news or achieved national prominence. But you […]

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The Most Valuable Thing I Own

October 19, 2011

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In my varied readings, the question was posed – what is the most valuable thing that you own?  Not the most valuable thing that you have, but that you own. I think for me, the most valuable thing I own are my job skills.  I’d written recently about my grandfather urging the cousins to have […]

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Refer To The Pictures

October 18, 2011

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My favorite boy toy is a professional photographer.  Earlier this year, he gave up his gallery space and decided to go the art fair route instead.  He’s had better sales and exposure to the public, but when a customer calls later, it is harder for them to refer to exactly what picture they are interested in.  […]

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Myth Busters Quiz

October 17, 2011

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For a change of pace, we are having a pop quiz to see how many urban myths you can identify as false.  There are three questions here, and a bonus question at the end. Ready?  Here we go! Now that the garden is down, does it still require extensive guarding from danger? Very good!  For the second […]

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Nimble Is Not A Software Update

October 16, 2011

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Grrr. . . I wanted to write in my journal yesterday as I’ve been neglecting for a while.  Could I switch on my computer and start writing?  Oh no!  No, no, no, I had to wait for an update from the night before to rewrite registries – 104,000+ of them no less – then reboot, then […]

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Pale Skies Are Pretty

October 15, 2011

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I love taking pictures of clouds.  I have no idea what I’ll do with them, but I ooh and aah over them to no end.  I’m actually struggling a bit with this right now and have taken off a few days from my photo a day project.  I love my pictures of clouds and flowers, […]

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Brew Up Some Tea

October 14, 2011

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Earlier this year, the word of the day was drink and I wrote about how I like to drink water.  My sister took one look at the picture and said, “What about me?  I like to drink coffee!”  And she’s right, she does.  Her morning does not start until she has that first cup, yet […]

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Pluck Takes Courage

October 13, 2011

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I am constantly trying new things and have done so since I was a child when I sewed my own clothes, trained one of my childhood dogs, knitted, crocheted and cooked.  I made candles, did leatherwork, roller skated, ice skated (even some fancy jumps), rode and showed horses, played chess, and did debate.  I even played […]

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Luckiest Dog Around

October 13, 2011

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Someone thinks he’s the luckiest dog around!  Look at that – two – yes TWO dog toys in his mouth at one time.  The beagle does not feel quite so lucky – he wants his bone back so he can hide it again.    

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