Saturday, April 10, 2010

RRC: An Almost Photo

"The goal of art was the vital expression of self."

-Alfred Stieglitz

I had fun tip toeing through my archives this week, looking for all the "Almost Photo" I have taken over the years. I titled the one above, "Half A Cow Is Better Then No Cow At All." LOL. I wonder if that is true? Hmmmm?

Here are some of my other favorite, "Almost Photos"...

"Ooooops" Sometimes, in San Francisco, you can be standing perfectly straight, but the world isn't! Thank GOD for tripods!

"The Ghost" I wanted a photo of my new rose, with the new flower buddy I had purchased for it, but instead I got this ghostly image. I liked how it came out, and found some uses for it. It was a photo gone wrong, but not completely wrong.

"The Lonely Carnival" I wish I could have gotten a clearer picture, because I thought it was an interesting picture. I noticed the lack of people in the photo, and it kinda gave me the wiggins. What do you think? Creepy? Boring?

"The Watercolor Flower" Flowers, while beautiful, do not always make for the most cooperative subjects. This lily gave me a ton of problems. Lighting, the wind was blowing it around... it was an experience. Ultimately, I saved the photo because I thought it had a nice watercolor look to it, but as a photo it just doesn't quite make it.

That's it for my Almost Photos, now go and visit the other Round Robin participants! Just follow the links below...

Linking List

Carly... Ellipsis

Karen... Outpost Mavarin

Maryt... Work of the Poet

Jama... Sweet Memories

Freda... Day One

Sandy... From The Heart Of Texas

Monica... Shutterly Happy

Sherrie... Sherrie's Stuff

Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

Ruth... Scrabble Queen

Duane... Meanwhile...

Peggy... Holmespun Memes and Themes

By the way, we will be announcing out next Round Robin challenge tomorrow, on the official RR blog, so be sure to check back then! Also, we will have a special announcement, so don't miss out!


Friday, April 09, 2010

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Where'd That Thing Go? A Weekend Assignment Mystery


Something seems to be missing!!! Where did that thing go??? Ordinarily, Weekend Assignment #314 would be airing in this time slot, or blogspot, or journal place, whatever you want to call it. But lookey there, or here, it's not here or there! Where, oh where, could it be?

Okay, you know this is a tease... right? Weekend Assignment#314 will take place, I have it all picked out and I am preparing to write it up, but you will have to wait just a little longer. In fact, you might have to go on a bit of a hunt for it. Here is what you should do, tune into the Round Robin blog this coming Sunday, for a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about not just what Weekend Assignment #314 will be about, but where it can be found!

Yep... big nifty Weekend Assignment doings are coming your way, and we would love for you to join us!


Don't forget to check the Round Robin blog this coming Sunday! It has all the details you need to know!

Here are the links for Weekend Assignment #313:Meet A Fictional Character (Posted at Outpost Mavarin)





Karen (Original Assignment Post)


Wednesday, April 07, 2010

My Date With Mr. Squishy

'The only way to keep your health, is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you would rather not."

-Mark Twain

We met a couple years ago. I don't think I would say it was love at first sight, but he left an impression on me all the same. He was tall and slender and he had me at "Hello." The big galoot said to me, "Baby, no doubt about it, I'm good for you! So I gave in to his power, and we had our rendezvous. Then he didn't call me for almost a week! Sheesh! But when he finally did follow up, he said with a smile, "Kid, you're aces!" What could I do, I knew then and there, I would meet with Mr. Squishy, at least every couple years or so! Funny how fast 2 years comes and goes!

LOL. Ok, I used a little bit of humor to share the fact that I am having my annual mammogram today, at 1:30 to be exact. I am 47 and that's just what you have to do at my age. Sheesh... "my age." What isn't too humorous is the fact that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, excluding certain types of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. In 2009, there were nearly 200,000 new cases of breast cancer and a little over 40,000 deaths occurred because of it. Damn cancer! If you are 40 years or older, you should be screened for breast cancer every 1-2 years. I like the feeling of taking care of myself, so going to this appointment actually makes me feel good about being proactive with my own health.

How about you?

Have you had your mammogram this year?

Are you taking care of your health by making appointments for the necessary screenings you need?

This goes for my guy friends who read my blog, because 440 men died of breast cancer in 2009!

Take care of yourselves.

For your families, for your pets, for your co-workers, for me.

Stay my friend, stay healthy.



Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Kitty Cat Easter Update

"Love puts the fun in together, the sad when apart, and the joy in the heart."


Just had to share. I was excited about putting that Easter Basket together for the boys! I took forever to find just the right stuff. A stuffed cow for Hendrix, some catnip stuffed plastic jelly beans for Dylan, and some assorted packaged cat treats. I also found some ducky bubbles, the boys just love bubbles, and I even tucked a little something in the basket for Alan. I got him a little pocket photo album. He likes having pics of the boys to to show off. We are fur-baby parents, and we love our kids!



Oooh... I almost forgot, the Easter Bunny gave me a nifty new windsock! Pictures to come soon!


Monday, April 05, 2010

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #84: In The Forefront

"Love is like wildflowers, it's often found in the most unlikely places."


EMPS #84: In The Forefront. NOW CLOSED!
Ok photographers, grab your cameras and show me a photograph of an object specifically in the FOREFRONT. The purpose of this week's assignment is to make us more aware of not just what's in front of us, but the backgrounds of our photos as well. I want to see some photography that captures the imagination. Any subject will do, it's all up to you, but this week... NO ARCHIVES! Get out in the air, and find your subject! Concentrate on both the FOREFRONT and the background, but make the FOREFRONT the star of the show!

Extra Credit: Share a little about what it was like to take your photo. How did you decide on a subject? How did you decide on the background setting? Help out your fellow photographers by sharing your experience with us.

This Monday Photo Shoot ends next Sunday, at 9:00 PM ET. That means you have until that time to get your photo, upload it to your blog, journal or website, and comeback here with the direct link back to it. Please remember, the link you leave in the comment thread must be a link which goes back to an entry which is specific to this week's photo shoot assignment. NO HYPERLINKS. I need your full link left in the comments, so I can add you to the Linking List which is posted next Monday with out next assignment. :) Also, please link back to this assignment, so those who visit your site will be able to join us!

Linking List for EMPS #83: Your Favorite Things 03/29/10


1. Carolyn

2. Jama

3. Sherrie

4. Freda

5. Suzanne

6. Karen (via email)

7. Greg (Via Email)

Okay, see you next week with an all new assignment. :)


Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter

"On Easter day, the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer."

-Douglas Horton

From out house to yours...

-Carly, Alan, Hendrix and Dylan