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HaikuSkyWatchFriday @ HappilyRetiredGal
unread posts listed in my
'reader' ... for more than
one whole week because
I've been pursuing int'rests
away from my home.
I feel hesistant
to mark 'All as Read' and yet
catching up may be
hopeless at this point ...
Once again today I'll be
gone most of the day
and tomorrow I'm
signed up with my sister for
two cam'ra classes.
Thus Sunday may be
my first opportunity
to visit again.
1. After her two year absence while traveling the USA in an RV with her husband, I've enjoyed spending time catching up with my sister. Below is a collage of photos taken about a month ago as they arrived in the area & camped nearby briefly before heading home.
2. Experimenting with my month old Nikon D60 ... creating collages has been wonderfully fun ... and acquiring the new Tamron 28-300mm lens expands the possibilities immensely. I photographed dolphins Wednesday in the late afternoon and if I find the time to collage them, perhaps I'll share this weekend for Camera Critters.
Grilled breast of chicken with a colorful confetti of tomatoes, corn, green onions, black beans, jicama, cilantro, mozzarella cheese, BBQ sauce and iceberg lettuce, tossed with our special BBQ ranch dressing and topped with crunchy, sweet onion strings.
BJ’S FAMOUS PIZOOKIE®
You’re never too old to enjoy our freshly baked, hot out of the oven, rich and delicious cookie topped with two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream and served in its own deep dish.
4. The gentle rain showers that started yesterday and continue today are delightful ... soaking into the dry ground rather than running off into the gutter. Hopefully they'll last through the weekend and into next week as predicted.
5. Playing with PSE6 this week was fun and here are a couple of collages I created with pictures I took with the new lens.
I'm delighted to receive the Mimosa Award
from Mary at Work of the Poet
who created it.
Thank you Mary! I am most grateful to be included in this group of awardees."I chose a couple of days ago to color my blog background Pantone's new color for 2009 -- MIMOSAMimosa Embodies Hopefulness and Reassurance in a Climate of Change
Pantone announced PANTONE® 14-0848 Mimosa, a warm, engaging yellow, as the color of the year for 2009. In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow.
“The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation.”
So I decided to create a MIMOSA AWARD and give it to some very wonderful people who epitomize hope and reassurance every day in their blogs. According to Pantone "The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance. Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation." The following bloggers are all these things!
So for the second time I award:
Tammy of Queen-sized Funny Bone
storyteller of Small Reflections
Julie of Julie"s Jewels and Junque
Lois of Lowdown from Lois
Paz of Paz's New York Minute
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." John Muir