Up Close and Personal

Mondays bring life up close with Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro.  My submissions for this Monday are personal for my life.  Today marks 47 years of marriage for us.

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The invitation.

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Those are the gloves I wore.  The wreath contains gardenias similar to the ones in my bouquet.

ImageMatchbook from the hotel where we honeymooned.

 Please, visit Laura’s I Heart Macro and Magical Mystical Teacher at Macro Monday 2.

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Shine the Divine

Thursday Challenge “SOFT” (Soft Light, Soft Things,…)

For fun and learning join the photo meme Thursday Challenge.  Dale of spunwithtears.com is host for this open weekly challenge.  Click here to enjoy lots of softness this Thursday.

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Konica Minolta, DiMage Z26, f/5.6; 1/160 sec.;  ISO-50; 7mm;  Aperature 3

Thanks for stopping by our table to enjoy our view in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 2008.

 

THURSDAY CHALLENGE

Smell The Honeysuckle

A Friday late afternoon stroll was to the nearby area where I hoped I had seen a blue heron.  The stroll yielded some fun surprises.  First was the honeysuckle vine that is covering a small area of fence at the corner.  Honeysuckle’s sweet aroma never fails to bring to mind pleasant memories you can read about here.  This discovery seemed the universe telling me, You are where you belong at this time of life.ImageMy next surprise was the sight of someone fishing in the nearby runoff pond, the area where the possible heron lived/visited.  ImageAs I walked closer to get a better look at the fisherman, my eye was caught by the racing ants along the curb.  They were moving to fast to get a clear picture.  Guess I need to work on my photo skills! ImageAlong side the curb in the grassy area these diminutive, white flowers were growing.  Just sitting there in the evening sun no more than a couple of inches above the earth!  Naturally, I had to snap a photo of these “weeds” if there is such a thing in creation.  ImageAs I raised up from the ants and flowers I was able to see the sought after waterfowl.  There tucked in the cattails stood the blue heron. ImageIf you cannot quite see it, here is the closest capture I could get.  Again, gotta work on my camera skills or buy a digital camera that will take a telephoto lense.ImageLooking to the other side.  Think it was posing a little.  Even managed to get a redwing blackbird in the shot, too.  ImageThanks for coming along on my walk.  Your company is always appreciated and conversations welcomed.  For more closeups on Mondays visit I Heart Macro hosted by Laura Hegfield and Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman.  I am, also, submitting to Wild Bird Wednesday hosted by the ever Cheers-filled Stewart in Australia.  And one last look at those sweet smelling honeysuckle blossoms.

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MACRO MONDAY 2
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Shine the Divine
WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

 

Wild Bird Wednesday

Nothing exciting here, just another mockingbird picture.  Or is it just another mockingbird?  This feathered being has figured out how to use one foot to hold the suet closer while standing in the hanging basket.  Looks like a pretty smart little mockingbird to me!

For more fantastic shots of birds join Wild Bird Wednesday hosted by Stewart, down under!  And thanks for dropping by for a view of one smart mockingbird!

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WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY