Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography

Archive for May 2015

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ON THE WAY

May 30, 2015

TO THE PROM – NOT ONE, BUT TWO It’s prom season and my youngest granddaughter is off to have fun and make memories. The first one (in pink) was to her date’s senior prom last week.   The second  (in ivory) was to her senior high school prom yesterday. WPC BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED! Advertisements

FUN HATS

May 16, 2015

“Some hats can only be worn if you’re willing to be jaunty, to set them at an angle and to walk beneath them with a spring in your stride as if you’re only a step away from dancing. They demand a lot of you.” ― Neil Gaiman BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ENVELOPED

May 15, 2015

BY WATER   “In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of  You are found all the aspects of existence.” ― Kahlil Gibran BY FIRE       The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch The most […]

Still At It

May 8, 2015

I have purchased one of these cutting boards and was impressed with the skill and design of this artist and fellow blogger. Try one for yourself, you will love it as well. BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY – LIFE GOES ON

May 6, 2015

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ― Robert Frost Psalm 37:25  I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.   BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

PINK FUN

May 5, 2015

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: PINK  Click on below link to take part and see other entries. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

CEE’S ODD BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE – 2015 – WEEK 18

May 3, 2015

For Cee’s ODD BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE this week I choose to show some of the odd things I found in a bicycle shop a few years ago. See how many odd things you can find that you wouldn’t expect to see in this kind of shop. Hint: Look in the background of some photos.   […]

FROM THIS TO THIS

May 2, 2015

I love taking photos, as a hobby. I usually don’t perform any editing except to brighten or convert my photos to sepia or black and white. I was playing around with Photo Shop and this is what happened during my experiment. What do you think? FROM THIS TO THIS BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

TRAVEL THEME: YOUNGTERS

May 2, 2015

TRAVEL . . . TO THE BEACH KIDS KORNER! Pittsburgh has Three Rivers, but no beach.  What a joy for the children to arrive at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh to fine this man-made beach just for them. This post was created for Where’s my backpack? Travel Theme Challenge: Youngters.  Click on highlighted for more […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: INTRICATE

May 1, 2015

NATIVE AMERICAN ART While visiting the Cameron Trading Post in Cameron Arizona, I had the opportunity to witness the art of rug weaving in action with rug weaver Elsie Gander as she weaves Navajo rugs demonstrating this intricate art. As well as beautifully detailed Hopi Kachina dolls by carvers such as Touchoney Slim.  Plus an […]