Archive | April, 2011

Wonder At the Vastness of Everything Around Us

April 12, 2011

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Wonder – Something astonishing and seemingly inexplicable. Ray Bradbury once said, “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” Wonder is all around us.  All we need to do is look for it.  This […]

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Action Checking Out The Yard

April 11, 2011

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Action – Something done so as to accomplish a purpose. Here’s my favorite beagle checking the perimeter of the yard.  He goes out regularly – every 15 minutes or so – to see if something changed.  You never know if that darn squirrel’s been out again!  It gives the beagle purpose as he takes action in […]

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Beyond The Next Curve

April 10, 2011

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Beyond – Farther along or away; in addition; more. My husband and I love to hike.  Some trails don’t seem to end and when we hike, we always wonder what is beyond the next curve, what is beyond the next hill.  When we hiked to Bond Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the path seemed to […]

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Indeed A Family Brings Pleasure

April 9, 2011

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Indeed – indicates emphatic agreement. Benjamin Franklin once said: “He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.” My grandfather was a very proud man.  He went from being the poorest of the poor […]

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Heads Up For Pretty Boy

April 8, 2011

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Heads -plural form of head. Although I use a computer all day at work and really should not be doing it all night at home, I enjoy my photos and writing in my journals.  Over the past few weeks, I did some head studies of one of our dogs.  The breeder we got him from […]

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Waving A Final Goodbye

April 7, 2011

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Waving – Repeated moving of arms or hands to signal. This is a picture of my Great-Uncle Louie in 1965.  My mother loved him so much – he was good to her when she was a child and although we did not live particularly close by, every summer he took us (my mother, sister and I) […]

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Undo The Past & Miss What?

April 6, 2011

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Undo -To reverse the effects of an action. Like most everyone, there are things from the past that I would undo if I could.  There was a movie out about this a while back – Jim Carey maybe? – in which the character realized that by doing this, he also missed out on the good […]

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Loaded For Action At All Times

April 5, 2011

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Loaded – Having a live round of ammunition in the chamber; armed. See this sweet little face?  So cute.  So adorable.  But he has a mission in life – to protect his momma from any danger that could possibly come her way.  Anyone that he can see is a potential danger.  And he will protect me to […]

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Wizard Effects on Landscape Color

April 4, 2011

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Wizard – (fantasy) One who uses magical and mystical practices. I’ve always enjoyed the movie, The Wizard of Oz.  It has so many things to think about, from finding courage to having faith to staying true to who you are.  This last week has been gray and overcast nearly every day.  It was so dreary, although […]

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Pardon My Behavior – Again

April 3, 2011

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Pardon (from Wiktionary) – Forgiveness for an offence. My beagle’s motto is that it is easier to ask forgiveness than permission.  This applies to every area of his life, from woo-wooing in the yard to the constant demands to be let in and out, and of course, expecting treats regardless of his behavior.  He does usually […]

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Around A Fisheye Effect

April 2, 2011

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Around (from Wiktionary) – Defining a circle or closed curve containing a thing. I love the fisheye effect.  I haven’t yet bought a fisheye lens (and probably won’t for now), but I have been playing with how to do it in Photoshop Elements.  One of the final steps in the process is to put a circle around it.  If […]

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Buy Easter Egg Colored Laundry Machines

April 1, 2011

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Buy (from Wiktionary) – To obtain (something) in exchange for money or goods One of the best things to buy this year was a new washer and dryer.  Yes, I know the favorite boy toy and I know how to have fun on a Friday night!  But it sure has been nice having equipment that […]

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