Saturday, September 29, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday







It's that time of the week again to share some photos with many others who also want to share. So just link up with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos and have some fun sharing your photos! I know, I say the same thing every week. What do you expect from a girl who's back in school? These are my entries for the week.


 

Yellow

I love this yellow.

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Getting Ready

Everyone was getting ready for the Oktoberfest Maple Leaf Parade to start.


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Bright

Please forgive me for this, but these people were not very bright. After the parade was passed, they started driving around in an area that had not been cleared for vehicles yet. They almost hit someone just so they didn't have to carry their belongings to the parking lot.


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Teeny Tiny

This guy just isn't very teeny tiny, but he sure is pretty.


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Connections 

Now some of you may wonder what a Gatorfest would be doing in little Leon, Wisconsin. They aren't any gators in Wisconsin except at zoos. Apparently, there is a Leon, Florida that has a few, so someone in Leon, WI decided to have their own Gatorfest. Yeah, that's what I thought.


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I Spy - Paint

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Still trying to keep up with school work. It seems to be getting easier and I can find words in my head that will flow to the paper. It seems the summer off got my brain really messed up. It has taken a little time to reconfigure my thought processes. At least I have figured it out. Thank goodness! Are you ready for our little hop? I know I am. 

So please join me and my buddy, Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, for the best and most fun photo hop on the web. I mean it! It's a blast. Just do it!

Next week's categories are "Look Up" and "Your Choice". I DARE YOU!!! Now to my entries!


Paint

This is a picture frame I am planning on painting. It's kind of a boring white. I'm thinking maybe purple.

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This is actually the bed of the truck I use to deliver parts. We had a tremendous downpour the night before and it never drained out of the bed. I loved how the paint on the store reflected off the water.

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Your Choice

Those of you who know me will be shocked by this one. I really don't do self portraits because I don't like photos of myself. I tried to be a little more artistic with this one. Not sure what everyone else will think of it but that's okay.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

The Trains Are in the Station!!!

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I hope everyone has had a great week. School has been kicking my behind enough that my buddy, Dazee, has been suffering the effects of no Words with Friends with me. Poor girl. Of course she's been rather busy herself with a new grandson on his way. I just have to write a lot. She's having way more fun than me. 

Now onto today's rides! Link up with me, Shellie at Shellie Sakai, and Jen at The Survival Mama for the train ride. You know you love it and we're boarding now!

Now on to the next big thing in blogging. I know that some of you love to take photos as much as I do. Dazee, at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, is my awesome, funny, and super co-host on a photo hop with me on Thursdays we call I Spy. I think you should link up with us and share the love. We sure do love it. Grab the button and show us what you see behind your lens. This week's categories are "Paint" and "Your Choice"

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The linkies for both trains are below and we look forward to riding with you!

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Hunt is On!





It's that time of the week again to share some photos with many others who also want to share. So just link up with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos and have some fun sharing your photos! I know, I say the same thing every week. What do you expect from a girl who's back in school? These are my entries for the week.



Cracked

A cracked log gave a home to a large mushroom.

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Fallen

You can find fallen trees all along the river.

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Ordinary Color

This is no ordinary color.

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Bokeh

This isn't the greatest bokeh, but I tried.

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Fence

This is a typical farm fence. A little of everything put together to keep the cows in.

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And you can find next week's categories here....

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I Spy - Space

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How is everyone doing this week? I've been trying to get back in the groove of school. Yes, the summer off was great. The problem is trying to get used to being back in school. That's ok. I'm up to the challenge. If I can get through this class. It's Environmental Science and is so NOT in my wheelhouse at all. I'M A BUSINESS MAJOR FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!! So what do you think? Yeah, I thought so. So please join me and my buddy, Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, for the best and most fun photo hop on the web. I mean it! It's a blast. Just do it!

Next week's categories are "Paint" and "Your Choice". I DARE YOU!!! Now to my entries!

Space

 Obviously a space behind where I work.
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And I'm so happy someone decided to add an apple tree to the space designated for landscaping in front of the store.
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Your Choice

 And this guy decided to hang around the store and let me snap a few.
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Monday, September 17, 2012

Tuesday and Twitter Trains Are Ready For Boarding!

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How is everyone this week? I had a blast last week. I turned 50 on Wednesday and the guys at work made sure I was reminded regularly that I am now a half century old. Yeah, I think they're great. Then my buddy, Dazee, called and wouldn't let the guy who answered the phone tell me who it was. Talk about hilarious. She sang Happy Birthday to me so off key all I could do was laugh. Since I know she can sing, it was awesome! Too bad I couldn't record it. I so would have played it for you. Needless to say, I loved it!

Now onto today's rides! Link up with me, Shellie at Shellie Sakai, and Jen at The Survival Mama for the train ride. You know you love it and we're boarding now!

Now on to the next big thing in blogging. I know that some of you love to take photos as much as I do. Dazee, at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, is my awesome, funny, and super co-host on a photo hop with me on Thursdays we call I Spy. I think you should link up with us and share the love. We sure do love it. Grab the button and show us what you see behind your lens. This week's categories are "Space" and "Your Choice"

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The linkies for both trains are below and we look forward to riding with you!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I Spy - Sweet

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I am so excited to get this week's I Spy up and running. Okay, so I almost forgot the most exciting photo hop in blogland. Why, you ask? Maybe it's because I've had too much on my brain with school? Is it because I'm getting old? Maybe. I think I'll just say I have a lot of knowledge in my head and it got lost in there temporarily. But I'm ready now! So link up with me and my best bud, or bff, Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams to have the most fun you can while sharing your photos. Come on! I know you want to.

Next week's categories are "Space" and "Your Choice". I DARE YOU!!! Now to my entries!

Sweet

This is the kind of sweet I CAN have.

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And this is the kind I can't which really makes it a problem when you turn 50 and you can only have a few bites of the cake you made yourself.

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Your Choice

This is another kind of sweet in my book. Oh yeah!

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It's My Birthday!!! And I'm 50!!!

Yes you read correctly. I am 50 years old today. Can you believe it? Yesterday I was having my kids and now they have their own kids. It's okay because I have EARNED EVERY SINGLE YEAR OF THAT 50!!! Every line on my face, every gray hair, and every scar I have on my body is something I earned. So I'm happy with 50. And since I love photos, let me share some that I've taken.

I didn't link up with Scavenger Hunt Sunday this last week because I had no photos to share for the categories. But one category is a fun one for me. It's called Monochromatic. The gist of it is this. There are shades of the same color. Since I'm a HUGE FAN of black and white, it's a great category for me. The trick is to get the shot without altering the color in a photo program. So here are some I managed to do only using the crop feature.

We had a serious fog one morning about a week ago. I hadn't seen one quite so thick. This was taken near my house and I didn't crop this one.

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This one was taken on Labor Day. We were rained on while out on a sandbar. When it gets cloudy in the Upper Midwest, it really is gray. Also not a cropped shot.

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And that's the grill on Labor Day. It really is gray.

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Now everyone have a great day for me! I'll be at work.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

The Trains Are Boarding Now!!!

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Guess what! I started school again. Yes, I'm back to the grind after a summer off. It's the first time I've taken any time off since I went back. Although it was nice because I started a new job, I'm glad to be back to the grindstone. I don't have far to go to finish my Bachelor's and I can't wait. So I know I haven't been posting much. Let's hope the writing for school will inspire me to do more posts. Keep your fingers crossed on that one.

In the meantime, link up with me, Shellie at Shellie Sakai, and Jen at The Survival Mama for the train ride. You know you love it and we're boarding now!

Now on to the next big thing in blogging. I know that some of you love to take photos as much as I do. Dazee, at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, is my awesome, funny, and super co-host on a photo hop with me on Thursdays we call I Spy. I think you should link up with us and share the love. We sure do love it. Grab the button and show us what you see behind your lens. This week's categories are "Sweet" and "Your Choice"

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The linkies for both trains are below and we look forward to riding with you!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I Spy - Buttons

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Has everyone have a great week? Mine is going swimmingly right now. I started school today! Yes, my friends, I am on the final push to my Bachelor's degree! Keep your fingers crossed for me as I'm still trying to work and keep up with school and since I'm no spring chicken, it can be difficult. But I know I still get to participate in my favorite photo hop. So link up with me and my best bud, or bff, Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams to have the most fun you can while sharing your photos. Come on! I know you want to.

Next week's categories are "Sweet" and "Your Choice". I DARE YOU!!! Now to my entries!

Buttons

These are the most used buttons at my house. What? Does that say I may watch too tv? Surely not! How dare you suggest that.

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Your Choice

My grandson thinks that having his dad, my son, throw him into the river is just the thing to have a great day.

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Now I know some of you will shiver and shake at this, but I am the girl at work who likes to photograph bugs. I found this little guy on the beach the other day while we were having fun on Labor Day.

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Come on! Link up! It's the most exciting thing you will do in the blogging world.

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