Filed under: Blogging, Photography | Tags: Blogging, Photoblogging, Photography
Unlike the Bench Monday Flickr group I mentioned last Monday, the Fence Friday group only requires that you post your photo on Friday, not that you take it on Friday. So, as soon as I get approved (if), I’ll post this fence there.
I don’t know what these little fluffy balls are but they were all over the other day when we were out hiking. Maybe someone else knows?
I started a new Flickr group, awkwardly called “Theme Days of the Week” because I couldn’t think of another way to describe it. A few weeks ago I mentioned it. Here is the basic premise:
We’ve probably all come across Bench Monday and Wordless Wednesday in the Blogosphere and Flickrland but I thought it would be fun to have a blog day of the week for each day. So I came up with these alliterative blog days:
Sun Ray Sunday
Wouldn’t you know that, even though I thought of several of these myself, when I went to look them up on Flickr groups, someone else already had, in several cases! So it goes to prove that old adage,
“There are no original ideas. There are only original people.” (Barbara Grizzuti Harrison)
So, feel free to post a photo that corresponds to the day theme. We’re open to other alliterative and non-alliterative days of the week, too.
The only rule: you don’t have to take the photo on the themed day of the week, just post it on that day, please.
The rules are pretty lax, as you can see, so feel free to join in anytime you’d like or to make up a themed day of the week yourself.
Filed under: Arizona, Phoenix, Photography | Tags: Arizona, Flora, Parks, Phoenix, Photography
Arizona has more parks and national monuments than any other state, more mountains than Switzerland, and more golf courses than Scotland.
It was longer and hotter than I thought it would be but I got some photos I liked. This is the Phoenix Mountain Preserves. Terry (montucky), does this make you miss Arizona a little bit?
Filed under: Blogging, Photography | Tags: 52, Blogging, Home, Photoblogging, Photography
If you’re on Flickr much, you know that Bench Monday is one of their popular groups. This is my first Bench Monday. But, oops, I was just checking it out on Flickr and they’re very strict that you must take the photo and post the photo on Monday as well as you must be standing upright on the bench. They even have a place where you can report “The Jerks” who don’t adhere to the rules. So, fine, I’m not posting this on Flickr, just here, since I took this shot on Sunday (which is today) and I’m not standing upright. I hate getting yelled at.
And because that’s kind of lame, here’s Week 16 of my 52 Project. We have a couple of mulberry trees (or bushes) in our yard, “volunteers.” This one is especially prolific this year.
Here we go round the Mulberry bush,
The Mulberry bush, the Mulberry bush.
Here we go round the Mulberry bush,
So early in the morning.
Did you know there are 2 nursery rhymes (or songs or poems) about mulberry bushes?
All around the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel.
The monkey thought ’twas all in fun.
Pop! goes the weasel.
I haven’t posted my last few 52 Project pieces on my blog. They are pretty much photos that I posted for the online workshop I did, just combined into various collages. Here is the one from last week:
Here’s one from a couple of weeks ago.
If you’re interested, they’re all posted on Flickr.
Filed under: Photography | Tags: Flora, Global Community, Holidays, Photography
Earth has no sorrows that earth cannot heal.
Filed under: Photography | Tags: Community Outreach, Global Community, Greater Good, Holidays, Photography
It’s not very often that I get to do anything remotely creative related to my job. But this week, my company is having a Recycled Art Show to celebrate Earth Day. This DIY photo stand is one of my entries. The idea is from the photojojo book. Tony did the fork bending. The tealight holder below, another of my entries, was also shown in the same book.
And the house next door that is being renovated, which has been the backdrop for a few of my recent photos, furnished me with this discarded window-turned-frame.
Oh, and that reminds me. Remember the old octagonal window that I wrote about a few weeks ago from the house next door that was revealed when the investor removed the unattractive siding? He told me then that he thought he would cover it up again but, as it turns out, he is leaving it exposed the way it should be. I’m really happy that I’ll get to see it all the time now.
Do you have any photos of reused or recycled items you’ve made? Link them here if you have…I’d like to see them.