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.
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).
The moral of my post,
"enjoy the moment"...
and enjoy your weekend everyone!
Happy Click'n!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Want a hug? I do!

Our daughter Emily and best friend Angie
were lucky enough to experience their first pregnancy together,
and now their children are besties too.
 I married into a family which give amazing hugs...
isn't it the best feeling to get a "real" bear hug?
I mean, you KNOW you've been hugged!
Our grand-daughter won't be spoiled
because she is the only girl,
but because she has the most vivacious, 
adventurous and loving spirit I've ever seen in a child!
Precious, precious, precious are our grand-kids!
Okay, guess I've put it off long enough...
gotta get my run in before it gets too hot.
Happy Click'n!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Being in the moment!

Nap time for this chocolate lab...
this guy was not tied down, making it tempting to take him home with me.
He was so peaceful, I didn't disturb him...I love labs!
Being in the moment allows you to notice the unexpected.
Thank goodness for the camera app on my iPhone!
Happy Click'n!

Monday, August 18, 2014


This was taken during my morning run...
I remember sitting in that line of traffic before my retirement.
Looks like a fireball (sun) with a tail (clouds). Might be what that asteroid headed for Earth will look like if it does come our way in 2880.  
Ten more weeks till the 5K I registered for in Tulsa, on Oct. 25th.  Besides the 5K, and feeling so much better physically and mentally, the wildlife where I've been running has been so much fun to watch! 
Thank goodness our summer has been unusually cool and wet making us hopeful for a beautiful autumn! 
All these photos were taken with my iPhone which I carry with me to mainly aid my running (tunes, gps, and interval training, oh yes, and if I get inspired along the way). 
Happy Click'n!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Weekend Reflections ~ Crazy Joker Mannequin!

A "Joker" like mannequin stopped me in my tracks...
at first, the mannequin seemed funny,
but now it creeps me out!
(A boutique in Durango, Co.)
Visit this meme and see wonderful photos capturing reflections.
Click to see the rules and to take a badge for yourself.
Happy Click'n!