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Archive for May, 2014

2014/151: Mexican Hats

They’re blooming everywhere right now…

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2014/150: Memories Of Spring

Seems odd to say this, since it isn’t even officially summer yet, but it sure feels like it… and the tulips are long gone.


2014/149: And The Winner Is…

A few days ago I had a little note card giveaway on this blog, and out of the 30-something people who qualified, only six entered. I was hoping for a few more, but I’m sure those six were happy about their chances of winning ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had my daughter Sara help me pick the winner, which she was more than happy to do. She even provided her sun hat to put the names in, and I thought I’d take a little video of the drawing. I apologize for the sudden ending…seems that I’ve trimmed a couple of frames too many off the video (oops!)…. but I think you can still see the name of he winner if you don’t blink at the very end ๐Ÿ˜‰

But before we get to the video, here is an image of one of the note cards included in the set.


CONGRATULATIONS!! Your set of note cards will be on their way to you by the end of the week! ๐Ÿ™‚
** I’ve added a still shot of the video in the comments, where you can see the name of the winner more clearly.

2014/148: Instagram

Do you have a gallery on Instagram?
If you’d like to check out my gallery, my user name is shutterbug218 (but please note that I will delete any “ghost followers”, aka people who follow but don’t Like or comment on any of my photos.)


2014/147: Hibiscus


2014/146: I Don’t Know What They’ve Told You…

…but size matters!!


2014/145: Helicopters

Don’t know what these really are, but we always used to call them “helicopters”. Still do ๐Ÿ™‚

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2014/144: Spring Blossoms

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2014/143: A Giveaway!

It’s been such a long time since I’ve done one of these, and Kathy’s recent giveawayย inspired me to do my own again.

So today I’m giving away a set of 10 (blank inside) note cards, each with a different photograph of mine. Which ones will remain a mystery until the lucky winner will receive his / her prize ๐Ÿ˜‰

To qualify for the giveaway all you need to have done is comment at least once here on my blog between January 1, 2014 and May 22, 2014, just to keep all the lurkers to come out of hiding at the chance of a freebie. Post Likes unfortunately do not qualify.

You have until Tuesday, May 27, 2014 to enter, just leave a little comment on this post and your name will be entered into the drawing, and then tune in on Thursday, May 29th to see if you’ve won.

Good Luck!


2014/142: Paperwhites


2014/141: Poppies


2014/140: Unfurl (2)

Fern unfurling


2014/139: Unfurl (1)

Fern unfurling.


2014/138: Car Show

You know me…it’s all about the details ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Selfie….sort of.
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2014/137: Spread The Love

Mmmmm, Marmite! I tried it on a “you should try it” not-quite-dare and was told it’s either a love-it or hate-it thing. I have to admit it tasted a bit strange at first. Very strange! I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. ย But at about $6 for a tiny little jar of this stuff, I figured it’s worth another try. And the more I ate of it, the more I liked it. Now I don’t want to live without it! ๐Ÿ˜‰
On Mother’s Day we drove all the way to Grapevine, TX to do a little shopping at the British Emporiumย and I found a giant 500g jar of it! That should last me a week or two ๐Ÿ˜‰

What about you? Have you tried Marmite? Do you love it? Hate it?
Lucky for me, hubby is not a big fan of it and the kids flat out refuse to try it. Oh well, more for me (all for me!!)


2014/136: Smile, It’s Friday!

Have a wonderful week-end!


2014/135: You Are My Star



A thousand hearts would be too few to hold all my love for you โ™ฅ
~ unknown


2014/133: One For Luck

Wishing a very good friend the best of luck today! ๐Ÿ˜‰

And yes, it’s a real four-leaf clover. No cheating! I was lucky enough to find it one evening in my front yard. We had just come home from the store or from dinner….or somewhere, I don’t remember anymore. I got out of the car, and happened to look down when this little guy reached up his arms and said “Pick me! Pick me!”….. so I did ๐Ÿ™‚


Had to take some pictures of it first, and then went back out front to look for more, but nope, this one seemed to be the only one.

2014/132: Bluebonnet

…from above.


2014/131: Perfect Light


2014/130: Bokehlicious

Of course that’s a word! ๐Ÿ˜‰


2014/129: Dewberry

Pretty little wildflower I found in a field near my home.


2014/128: Squirrel!!

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