Category Archives: Wordless Wednesday

#WW Morning Slice of Moon + the Mystery Blogger Award

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Hello, Kittens and Dawgs, I’m still taking a break but I’m interrupting my down time to present the Mystery Blogger Award to a few of my fellow bloggers and while I’m here I decided to share a morning slice of moon take on chilly February morning. I displayed another photo taken the same day with my SWF fans.

 

Passed to me last month after the A to Z Challenge with the honor to receive the Mystery Blogger Award which I will now share with you the general guidelines for accepting this award.

 

Rule 1:  Put the award logo/image on your blog.

 

Rule 2:  List the rules.

 

Rule 3:  Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. ✓  

I’d like to a  very special thanks to Janet Miles for nominating me. You’re a peach! Now, insist you go visit her at Janet’s Smiles. 😀

 

Rule 4:  Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

This step sounds like a cool way to get extra traffic to your blog but any who I’ll play along. 😉 The mastermind behind this nifty little award is a young kitten, Okoto Enigma’s Blog who obviously is pretty smart to come up with this ingenious idea.

 

Rule 5:  Tell your readers three things about yourself.

The first thing you may not know about me is I bleed easily. If I get a paper cut, you’d swear I lost a finger or somethin’

Secondly, I’m beautiful! tossing hair in the wind. Wait, my hair is too short! Okay…you got me I’m beautiful on the inside (aren’t we all?) and as you guessed I’m a bit nuts.  I have a little white jacket to prove it, too. 😀

Third, I don’t know if you want to know this or not but I shave my legs every day. I can’t stand having the prickles. The good thing is keeping said routine causes the hair growth to slow down due to over shaving and if I miss a day my legs are still pretty smooth.

 

Rule 6:  You have to nominate 10 to 20 people.
  1. Lori from My Fragmented Journey
  2. Pam from Life Through My Eyes
  3. Amy from Amy’s Creative Pursuits
  4. Debbie from The Doglady’s Den
  5. Lisa from The Meaning of Me
  6. Ronel from Ronel the Mythmaker
  7. Mandy from Your Everyday Traveler
  8. Eli from Coach Daddy
  9. Tamara Narayan, Author
  10. Photo Art by Claudia Willison
Rule 7:  Notify them.

Rule 8:  Ask your nominee any five questions of your choice, one weird or funny question.

My questions:

  • Where’s the strangest place you been?
  • Do you have any naval fuzz or toe jam?
  • Based on your pant size, what’s your IQ? (Intelligence Guide:   0 or smaller = “dumb blonde who cares if you’re a brunette”,   2-4  = “I don’t understand the question”   6-8 = “Getting by” 1  0-12 = “Smarty Pants”   14 -up = “Extraterrestrial” or   no answer = “I’m either too embarrassed to announce to the world how little I know or I’m far too modest to boast how smart I am”?
  • What’s the dumbest thing you ever did?
  • What’s the smartest thing you’ve done?
My answers to Janet’s questions.
  1.  Who is your favorite author? Me. No, really I’m not into literature so I don’t have a favorite author. My reading is strictly blogs and other internet sources.
  2. How long have you been blogging? This June will make seven years. Can you believe it, seven years? WOW, where does the time go?
  3. Have you ever been nominated for a major award? Yeah, I’ve gotten a few of these blog awards over the years. It’s kinda cool to get them just as long as I don’t get too many of the at once because meeting the requirements can be time-consuming.
  4. If you could play a musical instrument what would it be? I took piano for a short while when I was a kid but dropped it. My heart just wasn’t into it but now I’d love to know how to play, so I’d have to say a piano.
  5.  Who is Carmen Sandiego and why should I care where in the world he is? Isn’t he a spy or something? I’m with you, why should I care who this is?  If you find a reason to care then how about sharing it with me and maybe I’ll feel the same.
  6. Extra credit question, did I make you smile today? Absolutely! Anytime a blog friend does something nice for me makes me smile. 😀
Rule 9: Add a link to my best post.

Hmm, how does one determine what her best post is? I checked my stats which shows  Friday Sillies: Babies is my most viewed post with nearly 400 visits all times and my top two posts in the past three months are #AprilA2Z Art Sketching Through the Alphabet “A” +#BoTB and #AprilA2Z Art Sketching Through the Alphabet “P”. Feel to visit any or all of my past entries!

Let me skedaddle back to my R&R but I certainly appreciate your visit and please remember to leave a breadcrumb (signature line) in comments so others can find you easier! 😉  Have a wonderful day!

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#WW Fairy Houses

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Hello, Kitten & Dawgs, I’m keeping things fairly short today but if you’re interested in seeing my watercolor Iris Mother’s Day card I did for my mother then check out Cathy Chats segment from yesterday. 😉

I created this fantasy photo-art after snapping a short of twin mushrooms growing in our yard. Using Obsidian brushes I added the pixie and glitter effects plus I used a free bokeh texture (unfortunately the site I borrowed it from is no longer working) as an overlay.


The rest of the week and maybe the next two, I’m talking it easy to regroup after the April A to Z Challenge. Not to worry, if you leave your footprints here on my site, I will follow them back to you. I’ll see you soon!

 

Have a fototastic day.

 

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#WW A single cardinal

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Howdy, Kittens & Dawgs! Life after a month of A2Zing is slowly returning to normal.  At the end of February, I spied a gorgeous cardinal outside my kitchen window. I was certain by the time I returned with my camera and appropriate lens in hand he would be gone but he wasn’t.  My cleaning fairies were on strike, so pardon the image quality it isn’t the best shooting through a dirty window but I got the shot and let those fairies go shortly after. lol

Isn’t he a beauty?

I think he was looking for his mate but she was no were insight. It’s magnificently vivid color stands out against the gray winter morning inciting a bit of glee in this gal. A flash of bright colors really makes the world cheery, doesn’t it?

Birds are difficult to capture and I’m always amazed at the talented bird photographers’ sites I’ve visited. I tip my hat to them. Incidentally, earlier in the month, he returned to our backyard with his mate. They were perched in a redbud tree but I couldn’t get my camera in time for that picture.

What views are in your lens?

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I hope you’ll come back for some fun and laughs with Friday Sillies!

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#WW Cherohala Parkway Mountain View + #BoTB results

Howdy, Kittens & Dawgs! Last year this time, DH and I were enjoying a drive in the mountains. It was a gorgeous spring day but the wind had a nippy bite. We stopped at an overlook along the Cherohala Parkway and walked the very short trail to the observation deck.

The panoramic view is nice but what really caught my eye as we were leaving were the trees. What character, I thought and had to snap a shot.  Now, looking at it doesn’t look like much but I played with the image coming up with a new photo artwork which I really like and I’ll share it on Friday.

Do you see a shot like this and think I can use this scene in my photo editor for something really cool or do you just say, Nah, I don’t like that so much and go on?

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Let’s move on to my last week’s BoTB.  The song choice was John Fogerty’s Have You Ever Seen The Rain covered by Belinda Carlisle and Karen Souza.  At firs,t both contestants were at even keel but then Carlisle pulled out taking the lead and stayed in front of the showdown by a big margin.  While I liked Belinda, Karen’s slow jazzy tempo seemed to suit my mood but casting a vote for Souza still left her with less than half the number of tallies. The gal earning the golden mic with a 9 to 4 victory is…

 

Check with Stephen to see how the other BoTB showdowns went down last week.   I’m undecided on what to do about April 1st BoTB. It’s sorta up in the air with the A-Z Challenge but if I can swing it, then I’ll do it. 🙂 I’ll leave you with this bonus track, and just a short reminder that next week I’ll be away from Blogosphere mostly while I pull together my A2Z posts set to begin March 31. I hope you’ll hop over for your weekly dose of giggles with Friday Sillies!

 

 

 

 

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#WW Rainy Skies + #BoTB

Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! In February I shared some photo-art created of images taken near Big South Fork and the below picture was taken the around the same time the others were snapped with my first point n’ shoot digital camera, Canon SD880.

This is an ordinary photo but I see it as an open canvas to add layers and embellishments to create something new. I will share my SWF contribution a day early in tomorrow’s post and I hope you’ll come by to see how I recycled this plain picture into my newest photo artworks!

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Don’t forget to tweet the mews! 😉

 

Okay, you not-so WW crowd, you’re here and there’s no need to rush off just yet. I invite you to stick around for the second half and help pick the next winner in March 1st of Battle of the Bands.

 

March has been a rainy month and the above photo depicts how our skies have looked most of the time. Although we did not see any sunshowers, the first song to pop in my head inspiring this battle’s song choice is, Have You Ever Seen The Rain written by John Fogerty and performed by the roots rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival. CCR hit #1 on the Canadian national singles chart  RPM 100 in 1971 with this song and in the same year, it peaked number 8 on the USA Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Contender #1 80s classic rock style of Belinda Carlisle

 

Contender #2 smoky jazz sound of Karen Souza!

 

Ok, here’s the drill. Voting is open to everyone visiting. There is NO wrong vote, except if you DON’T vote. You can start by telling me in comments which artist you like best and why (optional).

Who gets your vote, Carlisle or Souza?

 

 

I invite you to visit the admin of the BoTB list, Stephen to see all the other showdowns taking place right now and don’t forget to come back, next week same place and time to see if your pick wins! 😉

That’s a wrap for now and I’m gonna leave you with one more cover, (this is for your entertainment only, not included in the showdown) that I liked but fell a little short of the two featured artists.

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BTW, I’m not participating in Thursday Movie Picks until June while I prepare for the April A-Z Challenge but I’ll be here to give you your weekly dose of laughs with my newest edition of Friday Sillies!

 

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