One Word Challenge Mauve

Sea anemone

Sea anemone looks mauve under the lights at the Aquarium

Mauve has a really interesting history, starting out as the color of a flower from the mallow family then a die and more. here’s   a little of what Wikipedia says:

“The synthetic dye Mauve was first so named in 1859. Chemist Sir William Henry Perkin, then eighteen, was attempting to create artificial quinine in 1856. An unexpected residue caught his eye, which turned out to be the first aniline dye –…

The 1890s are sometimes referred to in retrospect as the “Mauve Decade“, because of the characteristic popularity of the subtle color among progressive “artistic” types, both in Europe and the US.[13]



Jennifer’s One Word Challenge Mauve


Which Way Will You Go on Spring Break: Cee’s Challenge #12


Discovered in a neighbor’s driveway when I took a different way home 

Who knows which way you’ll go in the Magic Gratitude Gypsy Trailer…


South of the Boarder? La Paz? Your Garden?


the only tomatoes that will grow in my shady cool Albany Garden

or Annie’s Annuals The Best and Biggest purveyor of plants. Go Here to see her catalog


On the First Day of Spring I took off for an adventure to Annie’s followed by lunch at La Paz Papuseria both in the industrial part of Richmond CA. I came home full and nurtured!

Where are you going for Spring Break?

see more signs and adventures see Cee’s Which Way Challenge #12

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This blog was written in Classic Mode for more about staying in this mode go to Diary of Dennis

Three Examples of Weathered Wood and How to Keep the Classic Post Creator

Weathered Oak

Weathered Oak


Turkeys among Eucalyptus

Alasken Yellow Cedar

Alasken Yellow Cedar

When we put our deck in, 20 years ago, we researched sustainable wood, at that time Alaskan Yellow Cedar seemed to be the best choice. It sure has weathered beautifully.

How To Get Rid of The Beep-Beep-Bop

How To Get Back to Classic Creator:As I mentioned last week I couldn’t get back to Classic Post creator-I Jumped through hoops and ran around in circles and finally got  Wordpress to tell me how to stay on Classic Post Editor. You have to  go Site Admin on the left drop down. The only thing I could find there for creating a new post was old saved incomplete posts that I just erase and re-use. AKWARD!! But at lest I get what I need. Almost… sometimes when I save and view post it goes back to Beep Bop Page. 

Hope This Helps.

Any Questions? Any Ideas?

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge


Phoneography: Three View Monday





Straight on: Beth with her grandson Arrow

Straight on: Beth with her grandson Arrow

Let me know what you think. These are photos I used to illustrate photo taking strategies in my class. We also had fun listing the  common mistakes made by amateur. FullSizeRender   What would you say are the common mistakes? Lens and Pens

Smack-Dab In the Middle of Spring

Carol Carlisle:

More Spring from me on my totally photo blog

Originally posted on Slam on the Brakes, Pull Over, Take the Picture:

12:44 on Spring Equinox 12:44 on Spring Equinox

Wow Onion Wow Onion

Fresh Cut Flowers Fresh Cut Flowers

thee challenges come together today for me, WP Fresh,FreshWhere’s My Backpack, SpringPhoto a Week Dead Center, I like the idea of dead center for Spring Equinox, the day when the the is smack-dab in the middle of the equator. A time when the days and nights are equal in length. A time of balance when there is no need to work hard at fitting my image into the “golden mean.”

Which photo do you like?

How do you feel about Spring springing?

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WPC Fresh As The Morning Dew

Morning Dew

Morning Dew


When I saw the subject for today’s Photo Challenge I tiptoed out barefoot to captured the Fresh First Day of Spring Dew Drops, as I was enjoying the morning I remembered my mom singing “while the dew is still on the roses…”

What songs do you remember a parent singing?

Welcome Spring! 

Shaped Up for Fun Foto Day! and Flummoxed by WordPress!

A Wee Bit-a green

A Wee Bit-a green in the center of the narciss


Prism App applied to image above


Left over from Pi DayFullSizeRender

Cee’s Fun Fotos Abstract
“Like abstract art, abstract photography concentrates on shape, form, colour, pattern and texture. The viewer is often unable to see the whole object. The subject of the photo is often only a small part of the idea of the image. Viewers may only know the essence of the image subject or understand it by what is implied.”

What did WordPress do with the “classic” view for posting. I’ve been able to work around this “new view” for months. I don’t like it…Adding  Categories and Tags is awkward and takes forever.

Any one else frustrated.

Phonepgraphy Black and White Challenge: Concert For International Women’s Day

Working Girl Blues Concert Photos

T. Sisters and Melody Walker

1. T. Sisters and Melody Walker

T. Sisters and and Laurie Lewis

2-T. Sisters and and Laurie Lewis

3-t Sisters with Laurie Lewis

3-tT. Sisters with Laurie Lewis



Home Made Album Cover

4-Album Cover

5-Album Cover Camara+ Has frames and Text

I met a professional concert photographer at a party who told me how much he didn’t like smart phones and only used Photoshop to edit. Of course when I was at Ashkanaz, a small 1970-ish club, for this concert,  I had to see if I could capture some images on my iPhone. I was in the back left zoomed in using Camera+ and Manual apps. I’m proud of how they came out.

Let me know what you think

For Sally’s Lens and Pens

Just now getting back to adding other entries from this week’s challenge: Please check them out.