Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Our World Tuesday ~ The Big Blowup!

Finally a beautiful day and in the 60's!
So what did we do?
We rounded up a couple of our nephews,
 took them out for target practice and
to blowup an old TV.
On the count of three...
 Then they took a bat to it
 and did what boys do so well.
Bam!
 Sure, before the Big Blowup,
Uncle Steve instructed and
reminded them of gun safety too.
We made great memories!
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Join the fun at Our World Tuesday (here) ~ 
"Where family-friendly bloggers share images of their world
 and tell us a little bit of the story about the place."
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Welcome to our world!
Happy Click'n!


Monday, January 12, 2015

Our World Tuesday ~ Tulsa Crazy for Garth!

You definitely can tell Garth Brooks loves his fans in Tulsa, OK!
He came home to his home state,
where he scheduled his concerts
to the demand of fans wanting tickets.
There will be seven nearly sold out shows altogether.
(Roughly 70,000 people attending Brooks’ 
first performances in Tulsa in 17 years.)
We were at his fourth show over the weekend,
and there will be three more shows next weekend.
Our world has been an out pouring of love to this 
great man's return to the Tulsa stage.
I love the way Tulsa prepared for this long awaited event...
they temporarily changed the names of streets (here),
and how our downtown area prepared for his arrival (here).
This shows how much we love our homeboy,
even those of us that aren't really country music fans!
(All photos and videos taken with my iPhone.)
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Join the fun at Our World Tuesday (here) ~ 
"Where family-friendly bloggers share images of their world
 and tell us a little bit of the story about the place."
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Tulsa, a great place to live...
Happy Click'n!



Sunday, January 11, 2015

5 Resolutions for 2015

Rather then resolutions, I like to think of these as goals and practices for 2015
(Took this with my iPhone because of these cheerful colors
and I love the buns.)
1)  Never let photography get in the way of enjoying life. Get in the shots too!
(Hubby took this of me shooting the grandkids,
 with his iPhone while they were twirling on
the carousel at BassPro.
I feel dizzy when I look at this...)
2)  Print your photos, they will make you and your guests happy.
3)  Never hoard your photographic insight ~ share it with the world.
4)  Learn more about RAW and get off Auto Focus more often.
5)  Go outside & shoot photos rather than spending hours a day on photography forums and your nose in photography magazines.
(Taken  with iPhone NYE on our walk between dinner
and dessert at Bricktown, in OKC.)
I plan to go out there, make some great shots, 
learn from the failures, and have fun  
Click'n My Camera in 2015! 

Happy New Year and 
Happy Click'n!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Our World Tuesday ~ Let there be Lights!

My world is here in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma,
just outside of Tulsa.
This time of year, we Christmas light fans flock to
Rhema Bible College which is here in BA.
It's been drawing our attention since 1982 when 
they started with only 60,000 lights.
Now more then two million lights decorate their campus.
Each year Rhema begins decorating 
 sometime in the fall and
they turn the lights on Thanksgiving Eve.
 You can visit Santa,
have a carriage ride,
 grab some hot coco,
 and stroll (or drive) around the campus,
 until you are exhausted from all the 
oohing and awing!
 You should see these dazzling lights!
Our family enjoys it every year.
There is no charge, so that fits 
every one's budget this time of year!
(Our family braved the cold.)
 Sometimes we become part of the attraction
 by posing for family photos.
The grand kids really feel
the Christmas spirit here!
It's worth it to see and feel their excitement...
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Join the fun at Our World Tuesday (here) ~ 
"Where family-friendly bloggers share images of their world
 and tell us a little bit of the story about the place."
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Happy Holidays
and a Happy New Year,
from Millie at
Click'n Camera!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Memes ~ Leaf Tracings

I love seeing the surprise of  what the
 elements in nature can create.
 While out running this week, I noticed
a gazillion dirt tracings of the autumn's fallen leaves. 
They were only noticeable after the leaves had been picked up.
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I'll be sharing my photos with these three groups ~
One called "Macro Monday 2" gallery (here).
And a Saturday photo gallery called "i heart macro" (here).
Plus I've submitted to a Tuesday gallery called
 "Our World Tuesday" (here),
which has a wonderful concept photos sharing "our world"!
***
Have a wonderful day...
Happy Click'n!

Friday, December 12, 2014

My First 5K race at the Tulsa Run!

October 25th was unusually warm,
making the day perfect for my first 5K.
(Training for this run posted here.)
I'm so happy to check off my first 5K!
And I'm pleased with my results considering there were
 more hills then I expected and the last K was all up hill!
The Final Stats reflected a typo 
and I got moved down a position to 12th out of 40 in my Div. F60-64
...glad they found the error cause the other runner was
reported 12th and really 7th place.
The cutoff was 10th place to have your name in the Tulsa World.
Next year!
Except for forgetting to check my camera for the memory card,
this was a perfect day. (Thank goodness for cell phones!)
I don't always have my camera bag or purse with me
so this is a great idea ~
This is a SD memory card holder which could hold 
a backup card and could easily attached to a key chain
or your camera strap (here 12/12/14 UPDATE
I learned this isn't made anymore for the size I use,
but there are other systems available just google).
Think I may give this a try!
Happy Click'n!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Orange you glad it's Friday ~ Leaf!

"They" tell you to look ahead of you while running.
But when the wind is blowing and
threatening to snatch your ball cap, 
what do you do?
Keep your head down
and low and behold,
you spot nature's wonders!
So fascinated, I had to return with my camera...
dirt tracings of autumn leaves scattered 
on our neighborhood's sidewalks.
Maybe I won't be so eager to clean up our yard next year!
***
This is my shot for "Orange you glad it's Friday"
 (visit this great website here).
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The moral of my post,
"enjoy the moment"...
and enjoy your weekend everyone!
Happy Click'n!