TRAVEL THEME – PLAY

Some people – kids in particular but not always – play.  Well, there is play, and there is PLAY!

My little friend is very serious about his building blocks.  So much so that he has named every piece and, along with his brother, builds by calling for the proper building block, while his brother hunts and pecks and delivers.  In the end, a fabulous structure, which is usually referred to as a hotel. 🙂   These two don’t fool around when they PLAY!

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The Hotel Barclay

And, in the end, when the building is completed, we wave goodbye and drift on to the next excellent PLAY adventure.

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Well.  We may need a little more practice with this one!

I hope you had fun!  Visit Ailsa’s blog by clicking here and see more people at play.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – FOCUS

Focus.  Yeah, you!

That’s what Cheri Lucas Rowlands is asking us to work on this week.  IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO DEMONSTRATING THE CONCEPT OF FOCUS.

So when Jeff and I got home from a Phillies’ game Friday night, and he backed the Kia up into the driveway, I was thrilled that I focused in on this critter just in the knick of time.  Somehow, without even realizing it, my husband came to a stop before destroying this magnificent creation. I was going to walk around the back of the vehicle, but  lucky for me,  Jeff had his foot on the brake.  The red glow illuminated the web enough for me to see it, stop, grab my phone, and focus.  Phew!

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 And, yes, he stopped right smack dab on the web.  Or did the web stop him?

Visit WordPress by clicking on the icon below and see what other photographers have focused in on.

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THURSDAY LINGERING LOOK AT WINDOWS WEEK – 32

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A very dear friend of mine took me on an interesting jaunt.  Since we only met about 8 years ago when we were teaching at the same school,  I’ve seen little of her past.  She took me to her high school and to where she first taught.  I saw where family members call home and then – YAY – she brought me to a quaint shopping center in the middle of a lovely town in PA.   Sadly, with all that driving around, we let the day get away from us, and the shops were about to close.  We hurriedly purchased a few items, stopped in an ice cream shop and bought a frozen hot chocolate – yes an oxymoron, but that’s what they called it – and then off we went.

Now we are an unlikely pair, her being 39 and me going on 62, but a friendship we formed, and it is one I cherish.  Knowing that I love to blog and take a picture or two, she surprised me with a visit to the inn where she and her husband were married.

I give you the windows at Bridgetown Mill House.

I hope you enjoy these because I sure did!

Of course, the wedding was not held at this beautiful old, but crumbling building.  The festivities were held at the venue below.  But I was just beside myself when I saw the greenery mingling with the bricks, and the windows being overwhelmed by the trees.

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Click here to get to Dawn’s Thursday Lingering Look At Windows and many more wonderful posts.

Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

CEE’S WHICH WAY CHALLENGE – WEEK 7

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Been to PA recently.  There are a number of which ways to use from where I am to there I am.   Here’s a few shots of the in’s and out’s of Philadelphia, in response to Cee’s Which Way Challenge.   There may be a little bit of blur.  Tough taking shots without getting out of a moving vehicle!

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Click on the icon below and head over to Cee’s challenge.

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THANKS FOR THE VISIT!

BLUE MOON

LAST NIGHT’S BLUE MOON.  I’M GOING TO MISS SUMMER, BUT THERE ARE FABULOUS FALL DAYS AHEAD.

GRATITUDE

August leaves us wanting more

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Breezing into September

This is certainly not the best photo of last nights blue moon.  Apple (iPhone) really need to improve on their night camera capabilities, but still.  A magnificent sight.

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August 20, 2013 Blue Moon rising from behind the trees

Now this was also a shot from yesterday – My son is a much better photographer. 🙂

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Blue Moon delivery – August 20, 2013

Enjoy summer’s waning days, Fall is just around the bend. 🙂

(as an ex-school teacher, my life still works around the school calendar)

Happy blogging and thanks so very much for stopping by.

TRAVEL THEME – BIG

OK.  He’s not as big as a mountain, or as vast as the sky.  And Ailsa has two most beautiful photos of those right here on her blog.  Yes.  Click.  Right here!  But I think he’s a moth and if he is HE’S BIG!  (If he’s a butterfly, not so big, but I’m hoping someone knows the answer to that.)

Jeff and I went to one of our favorite breakfast spots (The Black Horse Diner), and there we found this big guy, with BIG ideas.  I mean, honestly.  Is he really going to read that whole newspaper all by himself?

I think someone out there knows what this is.  Maybe Jen, or Judith?  Maybe Russel?  Allan, Adrian? Gen?  (I would have linked back to your posts but I didn’t know if you wanted all the attention.  Let me know, and of course I will next time.)   🙂

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EXTRA! EXTRA!  Read all about it!

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!

Intellectual Insect?

Intellectual Insect?

Click to get to Ailsa’s blog – wheresmybackpack – and enjoy the view.

THANKS FOR THE VISIT!

SHARE YOUR WORLD – 20013 WEEK 28

Here we are again at Cee’s Share Your World challenge.  Only it’s Share My World, but you’re most certainly welcome to participate.  These are this week’s questions.  Come on!  Play along!

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Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best?  Plus what would the 8th dwarf’s name be? (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey)

I was curious about this one so I asked my husband to be honest and tell me which he would choose to describe me.  He said, without hesitation, “Doc!”  When I asked why he said it was because he was so smart.  Good answer.  (Good try!)

I said Dopey.  Mostly because, well, let’s just leave it at that.  (Apparently Jeff and I are at opposite ends of the spectrum with this one.

The 8th dwarf:  Dazzle (Bling bling! – can you picture it?)

Would you travel into outer space?

Yup.  Funny because I’m afraid to fly.  Go figure.

If you were a tree, would you become a book or furniture?  Please describe.

A book.  Once I’m out there, decoratively covered and published, I could be around a long time.  Technology, e-books, Kindle’s, they can copy me!  I’d still be on someone’s shelf somewhere, looking all dressed up in my pretty binder.  I might get old and worn, but I would have been useful.  Kind of like I am already. 🙂

Which would you prefer:  a wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion, and adventure–intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks; or a contented bordering on happy, secure, predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such wide swings of fortune and mood?

Easy.  Wild.

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