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Weekly Photo Challenge – Intricate

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Artist:  Peyton

Created in 2006 at the age of six.

Presently hanging on mom’s kitchen’s wall.

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May 2, 2015 at 6:16 pm 6 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge – Motion

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the final leg of the last relay of the last year of middle school….

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It was a typical COLD May morning in the NW ‘burbs of Chicago – complete with wind and rain.  As always, the 8th grade boys ran their relays last – and this was the sectional tournament, thus many schools, many teams and many hours spent in the rain, in the wind – in the friggin’ cold.  The young man above is my son and he was coming in hard… I was not certain if I could catch a photo of the wind but I did!!  I wish I had a different camera, other than my i-phone (this photo was shot in 2012), however, it doesn’t really matter.  Peyton loves this picture.  His words were:

“Wow! I am airborne!  Cool shot Mimz!”

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April 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm 13 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge – Early Bird

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an Autumn morning –

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As always, I take many photos of the pond beside my townhouse.  There is a reason for this – my daughter (the very hairy, three-legged one with big ears and a tail).  While she is doing her ‘thing’, I am typically staring over yonder and yonder is the pond!  The above photo was taken in the latter part of last fall.  The sun was rising behind me and the moon was setting in front of me.  This particular shot was taken around 6:10am.

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April 18, 2015 at 11:30 am 16 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge – Floating

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Southern Illinois University – the lake on campus

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 I have lots of photographs which reveal moments of floating, whether it be literally or figuratively.  I have many photographs of clouds in the sky.  I am always taking them – wanting to capture the ‘never to be seen moment again’ moment.   The photo I chose for this week takes both the literal and figurative into account, as well as the absurd and sadness which has, unfortunately become a common site in today’s society and our bodies of water.

Jordan took this photo last year, as a result of a class assignment.  He snapped a few wide angled shots which revealed more of the area around the bottle and this one, which was used for a film.  Water was the assigned topic and I suppose, you can figure out the ‘angle’ in which the film explored this very wet topic. {By the way, the shadows under the water are little fish.}

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April 11, 2015 at 3:05 pm 2 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge – Blur

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the camera did its own thing…or did it?

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This week’s photo must be attributed to my son – the aspiring film maker and out-of-the-box thinker (takes after mom).  Last year, he took a photography class and had access to some very sophisticated (and expensive) film equipment.  He took many pictures and many of them have been posted on my blog and featured in other weekly challenges.

The photo above was a complete mistake.  Jordan liked the view of the lake and was hoping the guy on the cell phone would move – he did not.  He decided to take the photo as is, due to the serenity of the shot and the relationship to the person on the phone.  Somehow, someway Jordan took this photograph.  Word has it, he got a bit freaked out – thinking he caught a moment where the spirits were passing by….

  Lucky for us, he did not scrap the photo!

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April 4, 2015 at 1:03 pm 11 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge – Ephemeral

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Taken on the Southern Rim of the Grand Canyon.

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First of all, this is an honest to goodness real photo taken with an i-phone and it was not edited in any way.  Second of all, Peyton took the photo.  (I was home in Illinois.)  You may ask how this was shot?  Quite simply Jordan jumped like a kangaroo and Peyton rapidly took photos.  He essentially kept tapping his finger on the touch screen.  I am certain of this fact, because I have seen the evidence – several shots of Jordan taking off and landing…. (There is a fence present but you cannot see it at the angle of which Peyton took the photo and Jordan was jumping.)

One more thing, I just about fainted when I saw this photograph.  I was ready to call their dad and yell on the top of my lungs – instead, I called Jordan and gave him the whole “how could you speech” and “what would have happened if you fell” and “why were you fooling around by a bazillion foot drop off” and “you could have been killed and turned into buzzard food” and “what were you thinking”……  Okay, I will shut up now…..

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March 28, 2015 at 12:40 am 16 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge – Fresh

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a perfectly thawed out pond!

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I realize this photo does not shout “fresh”, but for those of us who have experienced a cold and very drab winter, this picture of a thawed out pond is a welcoming sight.  In my neck of the woods, green has yet to pop its way to the surface unless it is a pine tree.  Also, a thawed out pond means the fountain will be operational soon and this make me very happy.  Oh! Let’s not forget the Great Blue Herons, Sandhill Cranes, egrets, ducks, geese and the leaping fish…they totally dig our pond…

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March 21, 2015 at 1:21 pm 9 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge – Wall

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a door frame at our old two flat

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As usual, I had to skew the rules of this week’s photo challenge.  As you can see, the photograph is that of a door frame – not a wall.  In my mind, a door frame could be considered part of a wall, so… this is a wall.

This photo is actually one of several due to the fact I wanted to be able to see the details.  In case you are wondering, this is a quintessential growth chart.  It began in 2002 and was actually moved next door (in 2007) when our friend re-fabricated his kitchen.  I transferred the information from the piece of wood to the frame above and, of course, we added on…  I took this photo a few days before we moved in April, 2013.  (By the way, I was given the original door frame, which is still with us to this day.)

If you look very closely, you can see my name (mom) and when J and P passed me up!

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March 14, 2015 at 1:59 pm 22 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge – Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time?

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Mr. Jazz Man

Mr. Jazz Man – drawn by Peyton in 2004 – age 6

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artist – my mom, drawn while in high school, 1960

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Jordan’s 6′ Oscar, wearing a t-shirt given to him many years ago…

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Bonus photo: Sydnee Pee, wearing a multitude of orangey-ish (depends on the lighting) colors

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This week’s challenge encompasses the color orange.  It seems I have quite a bit of orange on my walls and walking around the house.  As one can see above, each element of orange, is related to the arts in some way, including the bonus photo.  My son Peyton has always enjoyed drawing and painting.  My mother’s dream was to become a commercial artist.  My son Jordan is on his way to becoming a ‘big deal’ in Hollywood and Sydnee Pee – everyone knows she is the quintessential super model and dramatic actress.

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March 6, 2015 at 7:02 pm 11 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge – Reward

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my children

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My children are ‘the greatest’ reward.

(& to take a photograph where everyone is home at the same time, eyes open, smiling directly at the camera (big, natural, happy, unforced smiles) and the hairy one being cooperative….this was a rare moment captured on film.  This in and of itself is a reward!)

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February 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm 19 comments

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