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Archive for March 2014

CEE’S ODD BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE: WEEK 5

March 30, 2014

 THE GUMBALL MACHINE Do you remember as a child saving your penny, nickel or quarter to feed into the gumball machine?  Originally one penny, the standard cost of one gumball in the United States is now a quarter. During my childhood this piece of bubble gum cost a nickel.  The machines could be found in the supermarket, the corner […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: STREET LIFE

March 28, 2014

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TRAVEL THEME: STATUES

March 28, 2014

While walking along the streets where the Pittsburgh Arts Festival was located, there were a number of very alive looking statues that got a lot of attention. The details of the images portrayed by the sculptures, from facial expression to the objects in their hands was amazing. These statues were done by world-renowned artist J. Seward Johnson Jr.  One of the […]

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: TEXTURE

March 26, 2014

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LIGHT UP NIGHT IN PITTSBURGH

March 25, 2014

TAGGED “L” – LIGHT UP NIGHT I am not very good at night photography, but here are a few of the city that I captured on Light Up Night, when all the building lights in the city are lit to welcome in the holiday season.  It is when Pittsburgh puts on its party clothes and dresses up […]

BILLBOARDS

March 24, 2014

Jakesprinter in his Sunday Post has challenged us to show some billboards in our posts this week.  Visit his site in the link above to see more. A billboard (sometimes also called a hoarding in the UK and many other parts of the world) is a large outdoor advertising structure, typically found in high-traffic areas such as alongside busy roads. Billboards […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: REFLECTION

March 23, 2014

Have you ever taken a photo focusing on one thing and after downloading it found something else in the photo that you didn’t expect.  Such was the case in the photo below. HOUSE IN A RIM I was shooting at a Columbus Day parade last year when a line of antique yellow cabs came along. […]

KINDNESS AND THE COLOR PURPLE

March 20, 2014

TAGGED “K”  –  KINDNESS When I first started my blog I wanted to feature the photos I took of life as seen through the lens of my camera.  Those photos would show the good, bad and the ugly side of life.  In past posts I’ve shown you the beauty in God’s creation. The wonders of […]

GARDEN OF OUR SOUL

March 16, 2014

“A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.” […]

TRAVEL THEME: GARDENS

March 15, 2014

 PHIPPS CONSERVATORY BOTANICAL GARDENS Visit Where’s My Backpack? for more gardens. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!