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Archive for February 2014

ABANDONED

February 28, 2014

For this week’s photo challenge, Cheri Lucas Rowlands asked that we show the word “abandoned” for our challenge. We can go literal, as she has, and share a photo of ruins, a desolate place, or our idea of a wasteland. Or we can interpret it in other ways, from images of overlooked things to forgotten people. STEEL […]

LET’S DANCE!

February 27, 2014

If the truth be known, I have no rhythm.  Really. . . none! 🙂  Growing up I was a wallflower too shy to dance in front of people. My first dance was to a Medallion Ball, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese over 50 years ago.  It was held to honor students who accumulated the most […]

THE MASK

February 26, 2014

“In order to find peace, we must expose the masks we use to hide behind.” Debbie Ford (American author), Why Good People Do Bad Things (2008), HarperCollins “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, […]

UNIQUE HOMES

February 26, 2014

While visiting Arizona I spotted this unique home sitting in the hills of Sedona.  The house is rumored to be owned by a famous actor. I had the opportunity to visit Montezuma Castle National Monument to see the incredible cliff dwellings built by the Sinagua Indians hundreds of years ago.  See my post on this […]

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: THE COLOR WHITE

February 25, 2014

TWERKING POLAR BEAR BEND OVER LET ME SEE YOU SHAKE YOUR TAIL FEATHER Visit Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for more of The Color White. BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

THE HORSE

February 24, 2014

  The Horse by Ronald Duncan Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, Friendship without envy, Or beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is served with muscle And strength by gentleness confined He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity. There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent. There is […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: THREES

February 21, 2014

MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL This week The Daily Post has challenged us to share three photos of our own to create a three-picture story to help us think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather: An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject. A relationship: two elements interacting with one another. A detail: […]

DAILY PROMPT: NEW SENSATION – FAD

February 20, 2014

Photographers, artists, poets: show us FAD. What seems to be the trend these days are tattoos, and multicolored hair. MULTICOLORED HAIR Changing up your hairstyle is a great way to express yourself and the examples of multicolored hair might be just what you need to delve into the world of statement hair. Some people add […]

DAILY PROMPT: NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP – VICE

February 19, 2014

Which vice or bad habit can you simply not abide in others?  Photographers, artists, poets: show us VICE. HOOKED ON PHONES We all have them, but it really gets on my nerves when you try to talk to a person and they are consumed with their cell phone and text messages. No chance of talking […]

TAGGED: “G” – GLASS

February 19, 2014

REFLECTION IN GLASS PPG Place is a six building glass complex located in downtown Pittsburgh.  The above photo is of the tallest of the six. Reflected in the building is the Highmark Building also known as Fifth Avenue Place located two streets over at the corner of Liberty Ave. and Fifth Ave. I was happy to […]