Friday, February 27, 2015

Orange You Glad It's Friday ~ Oranges!

Last May, on a whim, I purchased an orange tree.
Oranges, being one of my favorite fruits,
seemed like a fun thing to try growing
and a little nuts if you live in Oklahoma, like we do.
Our tree produced flowers right away.
Surprisingly, fruit followed even though I have "brown" thumbs.
Bringing the tree indoors before the first frost wasn't a problem.
Now it's late February, and the fruit are still turning orange
but have yet to be sweet.
I decided to harvest the fruit and give this lovely tree a rest.
I found some orange tree fertilizer and
gave it a dowse, hoping this will help sweeten the next crop!
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This is my shots for "Orange you glad it's Friday"
 (visit this great website here).
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“Photography is truth.”  — Jean-Luc Godard
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Happy Click'n!


Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Mural ~ Yukon Longhorn Drive

This mural is on the side of 
Baker's Photography Store in Yukon, OK.
and depicts the Chisholm Trail Cattle Drive (more here).
Yukon was founded by A.N. Spencer in 1891, 
and was named for thYukon River in Alaska.
Yukon is the birth place of Garth Brooks, don't you know.
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If you would like to share a mural
or just like murals, check out this link to 
Monday Murals on Oakland Daily Photo blog (here).
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 “Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.” 
— Ambrose Bierce
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Cat Selfies ~ Tunaholic

"Oh, man, we're out of tuna!"
We always have tuna around here... my old lady spoils me.
Mom will fix this.
That's right Bogey Bear.  Don't you fret...
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Join "Sunday Selfies Blog Hop"
at Athena and Marie's 
"The Cat on My Head" (here)
a wonderful cat blog dedicated to, you guessed it, cats!
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"Cats are connoisseurs of comfort." ~ James Herriot
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Happy Click'n!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Black & White Wednesday ~ Sneet and Icicles

The weatherman finally guessed right...
sneet fell upon us the other night and 
we got a few icicles too.
Chicken tortilla soup simmering in the slow cooker
was my reward for shoveling the driveway that afternoon.
I love a plan!
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Black and white just seems the way to go
when it snows.
Join the fun here.
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“What I like about photographs is that they capture a 
moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”  
— Karl Lagerfeld
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Happy Click'n!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Macro ~ Black and White Flowers

"Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?"
- Kathleen Kelly, You've Got Mail
Yes, I do, though daisies aren't my favorite flower, they do make me happy.
Flowers are like a good hug, they always warm my heart!
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Flickr's MacroMondays theme  ~ "Black and White Flowers"! (here)
And I'm sharing this macro photo with these Macro groups:
 "Macro Monday 2" a Monday photo gallery (here),
and a Sunday photo gallery called "i heart macro" (here).
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     “Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” — Matt Hardy
Happy Click'n!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Orange You Glad It's Friday ~ Lake Leaf

For joy, the pending ice storm is fizzling out!
I don't regret purchasing that snow blower three years ago, at all.
In fact, that snow blower is still in it's box
and there it shall stay. 
Superstitious? No. Maybe.
Why mess with what is working for us?
(Lake Hudson leaf.)
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This is my shot for "Orange you glad it's Friday"
 (visit this great website here
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“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen 
late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”  Diane Arbus
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TGIF... Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Signs ~ Guffaw!

I don't think so!
Sitting outside devouring the best ever coney,
I nearly choked when I saw this sign....hahahaaha...


Chili Dog Express
329 NW 4th St
Oklahoma CityOK 73102
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Signs, Signs is a weekly meme of interesting, 
funny, ridiculous and unexplainable signs! (here)
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“I really believe there are things nobody would 
see if I didn’t  photograph them.”  — Diane Arbus
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Happy Click'n!

Black and White Wednesdays ~ Stain Glass

Stain glass windows have always caught my eye. 
I'm the crafty type and would love to make
stain glass sometime,
though I have too many hobbies as it is!
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This is my shot for "Black and White Wednesdays"
 (visit this great website here).
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Original shot of an abandoned farm house with a 
stained glass window still intact.
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“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling.
 If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never
 going to get others to feel anything 
when they look at your pictures.” Don McCullin
Happy Click'n!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Outdoor Wednesday ~ The Nunnery!

The Broken Arrow Nunnery is going down...
local mother's can no longer threaten their daughters with,
"If you don't straighten up, I'm sending you to the Nunnery!"
Even this step mom said that at least once.
(Taken from across the street.)
Our Lady of Sorrows Convent has been abandoned for a couple years
 and it was recently announced that this building will be demolished 
(more here).
With grand visions. I drove to the nunnery this morning. 
I was looking forward to 
capturing unusual shots of the statues in the courtyard and maybe even 
venturing inside to take photos of the stained glass.
Those plans got snuffed out...
Don't tell anyone, 
 but I got kicked off the property for trespassing!
I was so disappointed. 
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I'm sharing this little adventure with
"Outdoor Wednesday" (here).
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“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what 
separates the snapshot from the photograph.”  — Matt Hardy
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Happy Click'n!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Our World Tuesday ~ Hudson Lake

Another unusually warm day in Oklahoma!
Instead of working in the yard, which we desperately need to do,
we decided to enjoy the outdoors at a near by lake.
Making it a great day to test my new zoom lens.
I caught my husband skipping stones.
It was nearly impossible to determine where he would throw it...
I  actually snapped a stone in flight
and a twig that reminded me of a snake with his mouth open.
Just goofing around and enjoying nature!
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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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“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
 What you have caught on film is captured forever… 
It remembers little things, long after you have
 forgotten everything.”  Aaron Siskind
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Oklahoma, a great place to live...
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Blue Monday ~ View of Hudson Lake

Happy Blue Monday!
This is my first time to link to "Blue Monday".
Saturday we went for a little drive to
Hudson Lake (Oklahoma).  Though,
we should have been working in the yard, what
the heck. We threw the idea of being productive out the window
and don't regret it at all!  
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Join the fun at Smiling Sally's Blue Monday (here) ~ 
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“Taking an image, freezing a moment, 
reveals how rich reality truly is.” Anonymous
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Sunday, February 8, 2015

P52 ~ Princess Kinley

Oh, to have your own princess when you're 3!
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P52 is all about you getting out there, practicing, growing, sharing, and networking with other photographers on a weekly basis. And this is a brand new year, so no excuses start shooting and posting. It may just change how you see the world!  (here)
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“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.” — Gilles Peress
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Monday Murals ~ Salina Sunflowers

I've always wanted to paint a bigger 
then life mural.
This one, located in downtown Salina KS.,
has the most wonderful bright colors.
I had to sit our grandson down for a quick photo shoot.
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If you would like to share a mural
or just like murals, check out this link to 
Monday Murals on Oakland Daily Photo blog (here).
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“Essentially what photography is is life lit up.” — Sam Abell
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Macro ~ This, I love!

Flickr's MacroMondays theme  ~ "This, I love"! (here)

I love this BAD Boy...
except when he poops on the carpet.
Yeah, I want to chase him around the house
when that happens.
But NO, he'll just sit there hoping this gesture is getting across.
With his fist high.  He wants tuna.
"Bad to the bone"!
Good thing he is pretty.
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And I'm sharing this macro photo with these Macro groups:
 "Macro Monday 2" a Monday photo gallery (here),
and a Sunday photo gallery called "i heart macro" (here).
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     “To me, photography is an art of observation.  It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”— Elliott Erwitt
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