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8
Oct

What’s New at My Place, in photos

Cat shelter under construction

Cat shelter under construction.

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The sun is setting, but partially obscured by clouds.

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Oak leaves

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The setting sun, cloudy sky. Horse barns in foreground.

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One of few red Hibiscus this year, this is the last one…a bit battered but beautiful.

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a rock, I think its quartz

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Peggy in the maze garden.

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Mawkin, posing.

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This pruning tool was the subject of a massive search after it became lost under a pile of debris. We found it on the fourth search and did an appropriate Happy Dance.

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white Hibiscus on its last hurrah

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This wooly bear checking out some wood. He is all white, supposed to mean a mild winter–I think.

1
Oct

A Thousand “LIKES”…Wow! (Thanks and a photo of ME)

Yep…just got the notice in my message box–the one with the little bell that shows up when I hear from a follower.    This is very encouraging.

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This is a photo of ME…trying to hide behind my camera.

One of my experimental shots…me taking a picture reflected in the glass door.

<eye roll>

13
Sep

Time to Try a New Theme….Ta Da

[Updated version of this post.]

Yep, its that time again…a brand new theme for my blog.    This one is called Colinear.

The main reason I looked for another theme was that I wanted to show off the photo of this gorgeous cloud formation, and a small header space just didn’t do it justice.  I wanted the whole cloud surrounded by blue sky, and some tree tops.

A nice bonus was that the theme allows the background of the text to be a color…this is a feature that I have wanted.   Mainly I like the soft color tint instead of stark white, which hurts my eyes.    Perhaps the cloud picture is too big, and maybe I will make it smaller.

Photos of the sky and clouds are a favorite of mine.

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                                                                           Taken from my back deck.

 

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The two photos above are in the same cloud formation.  The sun is setting (Left) and the clouds are moving toward the East, over Lake Erie about ten miles to the North.  Taken from an Ohio parking lot.

 

2
May

Choosing a new photo–black swim suit or a blooming poppy?

Seriously thinking of changing my avatar picture.  Gosh…I look like I’m eighty years old in that photo!

Actually as photos of me go, this one is not as bad as most.  I have taken about a zillion Selfies…each one worse than the previous.    But to be honest, the only picture of me that I have ever liked is…well, none.  Except maybe when I was a little kid back in the day.  Most of those are pretty cute…I might say overly-cute.  I was a little ham in those days.

One of the not-too-bad photos is one of 17-year-old Me, in a one-piece black bathing suit.  Probably around 1952, but no one needs to know that, although only about half of me would fit in that suit today.

There is another taken when I was 22, wearing one of my all-time favorite dresses.  It was black with white piping, full skirt of course, in the 50s fashion, and it was pretty flattering if I do say so myself.  The occasion was my wedding shower, and I am sitting in a chair unwrapping a present in my lap.

Oh I guess my high school graduation photo was OK–posed, air-brushed, some photographic-doctoring help.  (Now we would call it Photoshop, but then it was just professionals way of making students look as attractive as possible.)   Those photos are always so contrived…not as much as the “glamour” shots of a generation later, but still made to impress even though a lot of times they did not look much like the subject.  The graduation photo of my first husband, taken by the same photographer, looks nothing like him…he was a good-looking man, but the air-brushed photo made him look too pretty.

Back to my avatar photo.

I have thought of using a picture of one of my cats, and may still do that.  Or maybe I could use a flower, or an obscure shot of my garden.   I know that a lot of young parents feature pictures of their kids on their pages, but I don’t think that would be appropriate for me.  One of my daughters looks sort of like me, but 31 years younger…

Some posters use a photo or drawing of a Superman or Wonder Woman character.  Or a fairy tale personality like Snow White.  Or a doll…hey, there’s an idea.  The pics of quilts or other hand-crafted items are cool.  Geometric designs are always good.  A stack of books…eh, too cliché.

Maybe that circa 1936 picture of me at about two years old, with curls, a big bow, and a polka-dotted dress?  .

In the meantime I’ll just continue to use the current one… 🙂