CEE’S BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE – GEOMETRIC SHAPES

Watching kids has its advantages.  You get to play with toys.  And, you get lots of photo ops.  This is some kind of light up block thingy that is very cool in color.  But since this is black and white, I will save the color pic for another post.  My little buddy said we should shut the lights and take a pic.  Ok.  So the ideas are not always mine.  He just happened to make this brilliant suggestion on the day that Cee posted this challenge. (I’m just a day late and a dollar short with the post, as usual.) This is the B&W version (or as my little buddy says, “virgin”.  (He keeps me in giggles.) image And this is a bowl of kiwi and one loan apple.  Time for a supermarket road trip! image This had a little Tooncamera app enhancement. (Thanks for the turn on to the app, Allan.)

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CEE’S BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE – SEATING

A Sunday spent window shopping with a friend, I pass by this quaint little store and spot the most amazing bench.  Why amazing?  Well, it’s wood and metal and very Americana.  My husband has a collection of wooden, metal, and glass American flags, and I knew he would love this.  So I took a photo, smiling to myself and being all proud of my find.  Meanwhile, WHY DIDNT I ASK IF IT WAS FOR SALE?!?!?!?!

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It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax.” ~ Moises Arias

Now, If I had only thought to ask!
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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – LOST IN THE DETAILS

I’ve become intrigued by the art of doodling.  So yesterday, before opening my email, I began doing a bit of doodling of my own.  Fearing I’d get sloppy after a half hour of pen to paper, I stopped to check my email.  It struck me as coincidental that the challenge for this week was titled “Lost in the Details.”  Peace – Lost in the Details.

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It’s my first attempt at this doodling thing.  I found it quite relaxing and engaging.  You should try it.

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – BLACK AND WHITE OR SEPIA TONES

This weekend, Jeff and I took a road trip and ended up in Valley Forge, PA. It had snowed a little the night before (as you may already know) and the countryside was just magnificent. It was a very, VERY cold day. Cold, with a blustery wind that chilled me to the bone each time I hopped out of the car to point and click. I imagine it was a lot like that when Washington’s army hunkered down within the four walls of this cabin, and others like it during the winter of 1777-1778. I don’t think you have to be a history buff to appreciate the courage this must have taken.

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Think what it must have been like for Washington’s men, trying to sleep in these cold, hard bunks. How grateful are you tonight?

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SUNDAY POST – BLACK & WHITE

Jake, at Jakes Printer, suggested the subject of black and white for this week’s Sunday Post.  OK, maybe there are hundreds of these out there, but it was the first photo I thought of when I read Jake’s post.

Here, from the Cape May Zoo, in the city of the same name, New Jersey, is my initial idea for black and white.  Surprised?  I think not.

Also appropriate for the challenge, and always in my thoughts, three generations of black and white.

Right to left: my husband, grandson, and son.

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This because it was already black and white, with a touch of red 🙂

Thanks for the challenge, Jake.  To get a more in-depth look at black and white, visit Jake’s site.  You know the drill. Click on the dragon. (color edited for this post only :-))