Take 12! September

I cannot believe the 12th came on me so quick-

today was a day of running errands down around Central Avenue, so that is where most of these pictures came from. A lot of street art which is always guaranteed to catch my eye and just an interesting walk around the neighborhood in general-

5 Things I Learned Today

1) Children’s teeth are identified by letter in the United States, adult teeth by number (at the dentist office today)

2) A small critter of some sort is terrorizing Jack Henry in the back yard-he will not go out there by himself right now

3) If you want to visit Newfoundland, you had better like cod (suggestion from a friend who visited and loved the area)

4) Pumpkins are already beginning to make an appearance in the grocery stores

5) Christmas decorations are already out in some other stores–yikes!!

And be sure and check out this month’s “Take 12!” challenge from Lee at Beyond Purgatory-some wonderful impressionistic work of The Big River in Australia-

All images taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Pic-Tap-Go, and Photo Toaster

For today: Take 12! September


New Direction

Dear WP Peeps-

After almost three years of taking photographs everyday as well as Take 12! Challenges, I have decided–reluctantly I might add–that it is time to take a break.

This was a really difficult decision to make. I have gotten so used to making time everyday to take photographs that it is hard to imagine trying a different routine. But a couple of weeks ago, it was gently pointed out that perhaps a break was sorely needed-I had gotten to the point where I was not using photography as my meditative practice but as one that increasingly was fixated on getting the one image that would work for the blog. And I think it started to show in some of my photographs over the last month–maybe longer. I just was not seeing, if that makes sense. So then the frustration would start and being the obsessive-compulsive that I am, it would just turn into a hash of things.

So what does this mean for those of you who have read this far?

It means that for the month of September I am taking a break from this blog. I have not decided yet about my other blog Little Dogs Laughed-am still thinking about that one. I will do my Take 12! challenge as I do enjoy that exercise and I find I cannot do completely away with routine. I may still go and take photographs everyday, but I may also turn my energies to some other photographic processes that I have been wanting to experiment with–I just do not know. And for now, that is okay-I do not need to.

So thank you all for bearing with me, for sticking around this long and hopefully, I will see many of you again in October. In the meantime, I will be continuing to visit your blogs, catch up on comments on mine and think of new ways to express myself with the camera.

With many thanks and most grateful appreciation for all of your support-


Watch This Space

Watch This Space

On the Street Where I Live #29

everyone is waiting for the cool, crisp days of autumn to arrive-I found this leaf on the back porch steps as a reminder-

This brings an end to the series On the Street Where I Live-it was an interesting experiment-I found more than I had thought I would and the whole exercise pushed me in ways that I needed. It also led me to make some decisions which I will write more about on Monday.

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Distressed Fx (Look Ma! No Birdies!) and Pic-Tap-Go

For today: Autumn Comings





On the Street Where I Live #28

are small, quiet, secret places that mark the passing of pets-this small marker is located in a garden corner.

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Big Lens and Perfect BW

For Today: At Peace




On the Street Where I Live #27

There are aspiring athletes-

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed and Big Lens

For today: B-Ball Dreams

B Ball Dreams

B Ball Dreams

On the Street Where I Live #26

Everyone-everyone! seems have their own wheels-

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed and Pic-Tap-Go

For today: Everyone is One the Move

Everyone is On the Move

Everyone is On the Move


On the Street Where I Live #25

Even small pets have playground structures to occupy their backyard time-

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed and Dramatic BW

For Today: Fly Ball Board

Fly Ball!!

Fly Ball!!




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