Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I Spy - Halloween


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With this week's category I had to think fast. This posts on Halloween before you see all the cute little kiddos with their Halloween costumes so I had to think spooky or decorations. Wouldn't you know, my sister-in-law is an excellent muse for all things holiday. I am not at home during this week's little hop so I have relied on her to inspire me since I'm staying at her house for the week. Luckily she did not disappoint.

They have two teenage daughters and live on 40 acres in the middle of nowhere. They thought it would be fun to have a Halloween party. As successful as it was, I was finding more things to shoot than listening to teenagers and all their weirdness. So what I have for you is my own view of the evening.

Let's get this party started. You know me and my buddy, Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, are just itching to get it going. Next week's categories are Pole(s) and Your Choice

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This was taken with no lights except the full moon. Then I made it black and white. I loved how it came out even if it isn't perfect. It was a hollow log set onto the coals of the fire my brother started earlier.

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This was the result of just looking up through the tree in the yard. I used the flash to give it a reflective feel.

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Doesn't this old Ford panel van just look cool?

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Come on and link up! It'll be fun!







Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I Spy - Self Portrait

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I'm getting so excited. I leave on Saturday to see my family. How cool is that after 4 years? I just can't seem to make the week go fast enough. I know, it will get here then I'll have an entire week to enjoy. Don't worry. There will be photos galore I'm sure. My niece loves to take photos too so I'm sure there will be plenty of walks with cameras in hand. It will be fun. But don't worry my little chickadees, there will be an I Spy next week.

Let's get this party started. You know me and my buddy, Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, are just itching to get it going. Next week's categories are Halloween and Your Choice

Self Portrait

I don't usually do self portraits but I was playing around with lighting. That's how this happened.

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I am not a fan of crickets in a building, be it house or store. They annoy me within the confines of four walls. Outside, they are heaven to my ears. Just don't let them be inside. This one decided to invade work. Yikes!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hate Mongers and Social Media

There are some people who should never be allowed access to radio, Facebook, blogs, or Twitter. They do not know how to leave name calling or nasty, negative comments out of their rhetoric while they are spewing their hatred through vile lips that should not kiss their own mothers.

I know you’re wondering why I’m suddenly posting after all this time with a quiet blog just riding the trains and posting my photos. Well, my friends, it has to do with someone by the name of Ann Coulter. Who is she, you ask?

She is a foul mouthed, vile hate monger among other hate mongers. Why? Because she uses the r-word when she can’t find any other words to disagree with someone. Just check out this for your own piece of mind.

And that’s not all. It seems that Mitt’s son, Tagg, may have violent thoughts about how to take care of President Obama when he calls out his dad for backtracking. And Mitt doesn’t care about 47% of the population of the United States!

From the birth certificate issue to the attacks I see in the social media, I am stunned that we can even accomplish an election. There is a reason we have a do-nothing Congress. Hate mongers seem to the ruling factor in Washington these days.

When your candidate states that his job will be to make sure Obama is out of a job, you know he won’t do anything for the country. His job will be to ensure everything is done for the big business interests and he won’t care about the majority of us who work to make the world go ‘round.

And for more of Ann Coulter’s stellar moments over the years, try this link too.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Trains Are Boarding!!!





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My class is over!!! No more Environmental Science!!! I get to have Macroeconomics!!!! Who else but a Business Major would love to take something like that?

The big news for this week is that I get to go visit my family. I haven't seen my dad in four years. There were just circumstances beyond my control that kept me from going there. Now I get to spend an entire week with all of them. I also have plans to spend a day with someone I haven't seen in years. I can't wait! But don't worry. The trains will still run on schedule next week.

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 how about trying something a little different? 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 "Self Portrait" 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, October 17, 2012

I Spy - Circle(s)


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How is everyone this week? I had fun with this category. Since I work in an auto parts store, I see many things with circles. Apparently during the design process, many designers love circles. If you've ever seen a motor with the valve covers removed, you know the cylinders are round and they've stayed that way for over a hundred years. Now my buddy, Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, may be a little late for this hop tonight because of a little bundle of joy called Grayson who is making his grand entrance into the world today. She's kind of preoccupied. But that doesn't mean we can't have some fun with photos for her.

Next week's categories are "Self Portrait" and "Your Choice".

Let's see what you have to show. Here are my entries.

Circle(s)

Of course you knew there had to be something about cars in this post because I work in an auto parts store. These are gauges you can buy to bling up your car.

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And for any of you who own one of these, you know it's an Audi. One of my coworkers owns this one. I liked this particular angle.

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I'm kind of using the theme from last week. That was change. I loved how these two leaves show a gradual change throughout the colors.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

It's Tuesday! The Trains Are Here!


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This class is almost over. When you are a business major and your elective in Environmental Science, you are sort of out of your element. It causes major problems. Oh well, this class is almost over. And I'm really happy about that. Let me get back to mainly writing! Please!



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!

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 "Circles" 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, October 13, 2012

Odds and Ends and No Hunt

So I decided to just post some of my more favorite photos over the last few months instead of joining the hunt. I've been having a problem with inspiration from most of the categories. I love doing Scavenger Hunt but I can't seem to get with the program and find something for each category. So this is the result. You may be subjected to photos you have already seen. Too bad! Of course you'll have to excuse all the different "labels" on the photos. I finally decided what to put on there and it may still change. You never know.

I love barns. Older ones are just too cool for school in my opinion.

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And this one just goes along with it.

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Who doesn't like bright and colorful flowers with bees on them? Oh yeah, most people I know.

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This one was actually purchased by the person whose truck it was! My first sale!

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This one is so calming to me.I think it's awesome.

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This one was taken last month on a really foggy morning. I know, that's a duh. But I love those kind of shots. They are just cooler than anything else.

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Since you all know I'm sharing my photos, you know I love to do that. My buddy, Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, and I have this little thing we call a photo hop. Yes, that's right. It's called I Spy and the link can be found on our blogs and I encourage you to grab the button and your cameras and start snapping. Cause I said so that's why. And this week's categories are "Circles" and "Your Choice". Grab the button below and enjoy. The linky opens up on Wednesday nights at 9Pm Central and 8PM Mountain. You know you want to.


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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I Spy - Change

Hello everyone! This edition starts off a second year of I Spy and we still have our loyal participants. It's so cool that after this whole year, we still have people who find it fun. We aren't big, but we do enjoy everyone's photos. I hope you're having fun looking at all the photos we have taken, and posted, 'cause we sure have been.

Speaking of we, Dazee of Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, are having fun trying to come up with new categories. We are good for a while but we may be looking for more suggestions soon. We would love to hear yours. So here we go for this week!

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

Change

You can always tell the season is changing when the pumpkins start being sold at a roadside  stand.

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And this is a bush that is green all summer until we start getting cooler nights. Then it turns this beautiful red color that is just stunning.

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Your Choice

This guy was a little ways from me when I took this so it isn't a great shot. But I love it when a bird at least gives me a shot at a shot. LOL!

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Monday, October 8, 2012

The Trains Are Boarding!!!


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It's been another week of school and massive amounts of writing. Since it's Environmental Science, it isn't really in my wheelhouse. That's not always good for me. It means I have to think harder and at 50, I don't have that many brain cells left. Yes, I said that. What do you expect from someone with the word mad in their name?

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 "Change" 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, October 6, 2012

No Hunt For This Week

This week I didn't really find any inspiration in the categories. Why? I don't know. Just one of those weeks I reckon.  So I thought I would share some photos I've taken lately. I hope you all enjoy.

The first one was taken of an old Ford tractor that is sitting at an old homestead. The buildings are pretty much gone except for the stone that is still there. I think they just like to keep the old place. But they do put pumpkins out for sale. It's really neat because they leave it up the honesty system. There's just a place for you to put your money.

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I just love reflections on water.

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It was really cloudy that morning.

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This was taken one evening at a scenic turnout on the Mississippi. I love the colors of sunset.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I Spy - Look Up


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I hope everyone is doing well this week. I'm still trying to keep up with school. I'm afraid the summer off was more than I counted on. I kind of managed to get out of the swing of school. Yeah, I'm getting old. Oh well!

So my buddy, Dazee at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, and I have been having fun with our little photo hop. But we have been concerned with the lack of interest we see from others. WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS!!! WE DO NOT TAKE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS!!! Is that clear enough? In other words, we just want to see what you see through your lens. Now come on! Get with the program!

Next week's categories are "Change" and "Your Choice". Now link up! Here are my photos this week.


Look Up

I found this one in the vestibule at work. We've had an explosion of spiders this year. It's hilarious because one of the guys is deathly afraid of them. It isn't a great photo but I was looking up.

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This is kind of self explanatory. I love clouds.

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This guy, or girl, was on the wall outside of work. This was taken looking up the wall of the building.

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And this is the international symbol for the state of Wisconsin. I think she appears in every parade.

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Now it's your turn to share!

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