I was made to look this way

Dec 25, 2019

I may look old and grumpy

with balding spots

and hair flowing everywhere

but underneath it all

I really am a happy guy

~ HCMorris ~

Hope you have a great day, night or evening where ever you may be!

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the first photo is cropped and rotated from the original
which I don’t have ready… sorry ’bout that!

just so you can see them side by side…


Dec 25, 2019

I got some new camera accessories for Christmas! So, I’ve already been out experimenting and got them on the computer.

Now, I’m showing off… 🙂

Hope you enjoy!

All of the photos here were taken with my new 10X MACRO lens! I didn’t crop… the only thing I did to them was resize and copywright. And I’ve still got room, with some of them, that I can put quotes/words to them and not affect the photo.

The wind was blowing slightly, but they still came out pretty good, IMHO!

Can you tell the difference between these and my other photos? Not sure I can, accept that I don’t have to crop. And the detail seems much crisper. These are only a few of the pics I’ve taken…as I’ve been playing around and experimenting.

This makes showing my photos much easier…no more cropping! At least when I use this lens. I got 4 lenses. 1x, 2x, 4x and 10x. They just screw on to the normal lens.

I also got some filters, and two things I’m not sure exactly what they are. They didn’t come with instructions, and I guess my boyfriend thought I’d know exactly what they are and what purpose they serve. I didn’t go to school to learn about camera parts, I went to learn how to take better pics and get experience in different areas (darkroom, digital, computer, studio…). He was like “Ok, miss photographer, tell me what it’s for!”. LOL!

I haven’t messed with them. Soon enough, once I play with my new macro lenses a little. I’m sure, after a while, when I’m taking photos and popping one macro off and popping another on and doing what ever, I may not be able to tell which lens I used. Not for a while, anyway. Which is why I’m only playing with one lens at a time.

I’m kinda just going with the flow today! Not sure if I’ll be back later or not… so…

Tomorrow is Boxing Day, National Candy Cane Day, National Thank You Note Day, and National Whiners Day.

Hope you are having a great day!

Hope Santa has been good to you!!

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All is calm

Dec 25, 2019

Picture of the Day

Taken Dec 18, 2019
F-Stop: f/5.6; exposure time: 1/8sec; ISO 1000

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.”

~ Charles Dickens

Hope you have a great Christmas Day!

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I Don’t Want To

Dec 25, 2019

taken today
with my cell phone

Merry Christmas to all!

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The Night Before Christmas

Dec 24, 2019

A very simple Christmas wish

to you and yours

peace, love and happiness

today, tomorrow and through the coming year!

Tomorrow is A’phabet Day or No ‘L’ Day, National Pumpkin Pie Day, and of coarse…Christmas!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

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Stocking Song on Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2019

This poem/song comes from The Joy of Christmas Favorite Stories, Poems and Recipes by little Rainbow (?). I can’t find a name, publisher or copyright date anywhere in or on the book.

Stocking Song on Christmas Eve

by Mary Mapes Dodge

Welcome Christmas! heel and toe,

Here we wait thee in a row,

Come, good Santa Claus, we beg,

Fill us tightly, foot and leg.

Fill us quickly ere you go, –

Fill us til we overflow,

That’s the way! and leave us more

Heaped in piles on the floor.

Little feet that ran all day

Twitch in dreams of merry play,

Little feet that jumped at will

Lie all pink and white and still.

See us, how we lightly swing,

Hear us, how we try to sing,

Welcome Christmas! heel and toe,

Come and fill us ere you go!

Here we hang till someone nimbly

Jumps with treasures down the chimney.

Bless us! how he’ll tickle us!

Funny old Saint Nicholas.

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Two Red Berries

Dec 24, 2019

Picture of the Day

taken November 10, 2019
F-Stop: f/5.6; exposure time: 1/80sec; ISO 640

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.”

~ unknown

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Happy Christmas Eve!

please have snow

Dec 24, 2019

and mistletoe
taken today
with my cell phone

plays I’ll Be Home For Christmas

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Merry Christmas Eve!!

It’s about time

Dec 23, 2019

There are only 8 days left until next year! Where has the year gone?

November Sunset
taken November 11, 2019

Time flies when you’re having fun!

Time waits for no one – English (?) Folklore

“Time is money” – Benjamin Franklin

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” ~William Shakespeare

“Lost time is never found again.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“The trouble is, you think you have time.” ~ Jack Kornfield

“Time brings all things to pass.” ~ Aeschylus

Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters!

One step at a time

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve (just a reminder…) and National Eggnog Day.

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where ever you may be!

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time will tell

A heavy burden

Dec 23, 2019

Just a little word of encouragement

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A red herring is distracting

Dec 23, 2019

Fun With Words

All of the info comes from the book The Weird World of Words by Mitchell Symons.

Down Snowy Lane

Word of the day: Gambrinous – the state of being full of beer


A word that changed its meaning over time: Artificial – originally meaning ‘full of artistic skill’

Reaching out from the darkness


A red herring is something of an irrelevance, something to distract attention from important matters.

“In the 19th century, a red herring was another name for smoked herring or kipper. During a hunt, if someone wanted to distract the hounds from following the scent of an animal, they would put down a kipper (red herring).” This would work extremely well, in fact, when training, the huntsman would use red herring so their dogs would learn to ignore the stronger smell.

It’s not hard to see how the term would be used to describe the “laying of false claims”.

remnants of yesterday

Did you know…?

  • Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll invented the word chortle – a combination of chuckle and snort.
  • The word freelance comes from a knight whose lance was free for hire.
  • Afghanistan, Kirghistan and Tuvalu are the only countries with three consecutive letters in their names.
There is beauty everywhere

Newspaper Headline: Police Discover Crack In Australia

“Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.” ~ Theodore Dreiser

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If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?

~ tongue twister ~

Boat on the Creek

Dec 23, 2019

Picture of the Day

Maryland Crabbing Boat
image taken November 26, 2019
F-stop: f/5.6; Exposure time: 1/400; ISO 400

“Maryland girls are made of Old Bay, spice

and everything nice.” ~ unknown

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Maryland, My Maryland

~ state song


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