Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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It's that time again! You know what time I'm talking about. The time when Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams and I decide to have a little fun with our mad photo taking skills. Oh nevermind, I said that last week. You know what to do! Snap the photo, upload to your blog, then share the link. It's simple! Now get with it!

Next week's categories are "House" and "Your Choice".

Electric

I was a bit stumped by this one at first. Then I came up with the brilliant idea of shooting an electrical box. Yeah, I know. I'm the only one that would think of that.

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Your Choice

On Memorial Day, we all got together at the houseboat and cooked out. My granddaughter kept wanting to go from the top deck to the bottom deck. My son was being kind enough to help me....ONCE AGAIN!!! She loves her uncle!

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Resorts, Photos, and Rumors

On Thursday, my daughter, granddaughter, and I met my brother at a conference center he and his family were staying at about 2.5 hours from where we live. We had such a blast. It is a huge place that is basically a resort area. It has reportedly been a hideout for some of the gangsters from the Chicago area.

This is the supposed inn the gangsters stayed in.

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The resort is on a huge lake so boats and scenery is all around you.

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Then we were taken on a drive around the 1,100 acre property. This is the oldest structure on the property. Apparently a couple raised 7 children here. They used two different homes to do so.

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I had to take this one through the window. The building was locked up and we couldn't get inside.

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It was really cool seeing the hand hewn logs that made up someone's home.

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I love seeing old buildings and I think I may have to go back to this particular place to get photos. There was just too much to see.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Tuesday and Twitter Trains!

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I have to say it's getting better at work. I am getting better in that I'm not having to ask so many questions of the guys as I was the last couple of weeks. My memory is beginning to come forward as things are starting to be recalled without a lot of effort. There are so many items in that store it can be mind boggling. At least I'm feeling a little more secure. I hope the bosses are feeling like they didn't make a huge mistake. So far, so good. Now on to more fun things.

The Train is in the station so let's get started with Shellie at Shellie Sakai, and Jen at The Survival Mama for the train ride. I know they are excited to get started and so am I.

And for those of you who love to take and share your own photos, Dazee, at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, co-hosts a photo hop with me on Thursdays. You should check it out and link up with us. We would love it. Grab the button and show us what you see behind your lens. This week's categories are "Electric" and "Your Choice"

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

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I had last minute photos to upload. My inspiration was just not there this week. Now let's go photo hopping with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos! Come on! You know you want to!

Beneath Your Feet

My daughter, granddaughter and I met my brother and his family in a town about 2.5 hours from where we live. It had been a while since we had all been in the same vicinity. This was just one of the odd photos I took.

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Capturing Movement

My brother was trying so hard to get my granddaughter to join in the fun. The statue was meant to let live people capture the movement of the piece.

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Texture

I know that technically it may not be "texture" but I think the windows give depth to the photo.

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Facing Your Fears

Don't they look like they're afraid?

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Currently

This storm blew through about 3pm today (Saturday). It was so dark and then the torrential rains came down. It was so bad that the street was flooded just past the entrance to our store.

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And next week's categories can be found here.....

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I Spy - Clouds

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It's that time again! You know what time I'm talking about. The time when Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams and I decide to have a little fun with our mad photo taking skills. We share what we shot and you get to share what you shot with us. Sound good? I knew you'd come around. So get it moving and link up with us!

Next week's categories are "Electric" and "Your Choice".

Clouds

I love how the clouds reflected on the water. And the little black dots you see? They are birds. It was actually a little weird when they all flew out from under the bridge.

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The colors are never as vivid as I want them to be on the photo. But I love the colors anyway.

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Your Choice

I had fun on the top of a parking garage the other day. Yeah, I'm weird.

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This is at the train depot platform in town. It's been here forever and one of these days I'll get some shots from inside. It looks really cool.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Tuesday and Twitter Trains!

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This week has been another interesting one for me. I'm still learning a lot at work. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever remember where everything is. I'm sure it will come but I don't always have the best patience with myself. It may be that small Type A personality that's in there. With some personal things going on at the same time, it makes for some definite arguments in my brain. I know, I do have a "Mad" mind. Let's get this party started shall we?

Once again the Train is in the station so let's get started with Shellie at Shellie Sakai, and Jen at The Survival Mama for the train ride. I know they are excited to get started and so am I.

And for those of you who love to take and share your own photos, Dazee, at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, co-hosts a photo hop with me on Thursdays. You should check it out and link up with us. We would love it. Grab the button and show us what you see behind your lens. This week's categories are "Clouds" and "Your Choice"

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday



Let's go photo hopping with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos! Come on! You know you want to!

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My buddy Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams and I host another photo hop called I Spy every Wednesday. This was my last post with I Spy, and we have a category coming up soon called Electric. So while shooting for that I found these. Electrical wires are color coded so they look just like rainbows.

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Fluffy

Found these on the road in the park. They looked fluffy to me. They also make me sneeze.

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Letters

Another shot from the Electric category shoot.

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Metal

Train rails are made of metal.

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Tree(s)

Looking up is fun.

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And next week's categories can be found here...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I Spy - Nostalgic

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I know you all are excited to get started with the I Spy photo hop. So am I! My pal, Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, and I are just having a blast with this. This week was a little tough for me when it came to choosing the right shots. Dazee always has these great ideas and I'm just lost. Especially this week. I couldn't really come up with anything so I did the best I could.

Why don't you see what makes you "Nostalgic" and post some photos with us? Next week's categories are Clouds and Your Choice.

Nostalgic

Dirt roads always make me nostalgic for the time of my youth. I lived on a farm and dirt and gravel roads were all around me.

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Black and white photos are also very nostalgic. I chose that over sepia because it reminds me of all the photos I have of myself as a child.

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These keys are the kind that went to the farmhouse I lived in. I have always loved skeleton keys.

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While I was strolling through the woods one day a couple of weeks ago I ran across this. Not attached to anything it was still happily growing and showing lots of color.

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And you didn't think I would forget to throw in a photo of something that has feathers do you? Of course I would as soon as I got it. I peeked through the trees for this one.

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