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Subsequent To The Photo, The Little Brown Birds Came

August 2, 2011

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This was taken from my window at work of the parking deck on the next building.  Subsequent to taking it, multiple small brown birds descended and drove this hawk off.  I took a photo of that happening, but it was all a big blur. Word for tomorrow – PHASE.  If you prefer to work ahead, […]

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Sideways Glaring At Me

July 31, 2011

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We had a little drama the other night – the Momma Cardinal was teaching this little guy to fly and he got stranded on our deck for a few minutes.  There wasn’t much time to swing the camera up and click away.  He sensed us enough through the glass to turn sideways and glare at us.  Momma […]

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Quotes Are So Much Fun

July 22, 2011

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I love using quotes and sharing quotes.  So many people have such good comments, from Mark Twain whose sarcasm said truthful things such as: Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. to the thoughtfulness of Henry David Thoreau, who said things such as: Live each season as it passes; breathe the […]

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Early Up For The Sunrise

July 21, 2011

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I love the quiet of early morning.  It’s a new day, everything is peaceful, my mind is relaxed, and it’s just nice.  I enjoy it. Taking a nice sunrise picture is an extra plus.  Of course, that’s easier to do in the winter when the sunrise is so late! Word for tomorrow – QUOTE.  If you […]

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Secretly, I’d Rather Be Outside

June 17, 2011

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The weather unexpectedly turned cooler this week.  It was so nice!  Days were in the upper 70’s, evenings in the mid-50’s.  It made for better sleeping and much nicer walks for my lunch. I was up early yesterday and spent a few minutes on the deck to pray and do my devotions.  Secretly, I’d rather […]

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Balance Is Hard in Tall Grass

June 12, 2011

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I went to the botanical gardens yesterday to take more pictures.  The stick sculpture, Metamorphosis, by the artist Patrick Doherty, is done.  This is his second work in central Virginia, the first being done on a storefront on Main Street some years ago.  There is no picture of it on-line. I’d spent some time looking […]

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Rival for Sunlight

May 24, 2011

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 This oak willow tree is just starting to fill in, one of the last of our trees to fully leaf out.  When it does, it will pretty much hide the neighbor behind us.  Unfortunately, it’s very close to the tall pine trees to the right, which is a rival for sunlight.  You cannot see it […]

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Optionally Being Imperfect

May 20, 2011

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I found this little guy on the deck rail.  Unfortunately, I had just seconds to swing the camera up and snap his picture.  I can risk an imperfect photo; optionally, I could have missed the shot and skipped doing it since I couldn’t do it good enough. I took it anyhow.  It’s not great, but […]

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Mandate for Procreation & Lots of Baby Ducks

May 18, 2011

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The mandate to procreate is so strong and the natural world revolves around it.  And the babies are sooooo cute, like these that are being raised in the pond next to Cracker Barrel. Word for tomorrow – LYING.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.  To see […]

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Billion of Pixels

May 17, 2011

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What would be a billion in my life?  Certainly the financial statements that I work with as part of my job.  Many of those numbers have a billion in the name.  But I strongly suspect that my laptop has over a billion in pixels with all the photos that I have stored on it.  Yes, […]

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Stark Trees Reveal Birds Nest

May 13, 2011

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During my daily walks this winter, I often searched the stark naked tree branches for interesting patterns to photograph.  The lack of leaves revealed this little beauty one day.  I loved that I got a pretty sky, shallow depth of field, and sharp resolution to make the nest pop out. Word for tomorrow – ORDER.  If […]

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Trail Being Paved Is Better After Rain

May 12, 2011

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I’ve been doing more hiking this year as I search for my daily photos.  A few weeks back, we did a really nice park near our house.  Being with the favorite boy toy meant that we walked on the deer trail, not the paved trail.  In a few places, it was really mucky too and […]

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After The Rain

April 17, 2011

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After the rain, the James River was high and fast, the water an even darker brown than usual.  I took this from a short bridge during my lunch walk.  And yes, I took the umbrella with for my walk.  Those clouds looked like more rain would come soon.  Word for tomorrow – PUBLISHER.  If you […]

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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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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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Near The Bee – A Little TOO Near

March 20, 2011

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Near (from Wiktionary) – physically close. So what happens when a bee gets near the dog?  It becomes a dog entertainment center.  And apparently it tastes pretty yukky too, although that has not yet stopped the dog from trying to catch them and eat them.  Thankfully he hasn’t gotten many – and he must not have […]

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Presently I Am Contemplating the Sky

March 18, 2011

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Presently (from Wiktionary)- At the present time; now; currently. If I wrote this last Sunday, I’d say:  Presently, I am on the deck, sitting in the sun.  It’s warm on this March day, unseasonably so, and I’m enjoying just sitting here, looking up at the sky, my mind blank and just enjoying the sun, the […]

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Soul – Look Upon the Sun & Moon

March 14, 2011

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Soul (from Wikitionary) – The spirit or essence of a person usually thought to consist of one’s thoughts and personality. I am a deeply spiritual woman.  This is important to me, and while a integral part of my life, I often feel that I do not engage in spiritual practices as often I would like.  Still, each […]

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Temperature Measured by Your Mother Shivering

March 7, 2011

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Temperature – A measure of cold or heat, often measurable with a thermometer. Sometimes the temperature is also measurable by your mother shivering and wanting you to get done with taking the picture already!  Isn’t she cute though in her red coat and matching earmuffs?  Not that any of us expected snow for Halloween when […]

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Stopping

February 14, 2011

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Happy Valentines Day! Join the challenge!  For more information, click  the tab marked “challenge invitation“. Stopping sight distance is a term used in highway design. It is defined as “the length of roadway ahead visible to the driver … (from Wikipedia) I was playing around with the camera while we drove through the Blue Ridge Mountains on one […]

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