Posted on July 31, 2016
By the time this blog rolls around, I will be, post foot surgery, bed bound and probably not quite with it. But I am hoping that I will be able to get this linked to the other bloggers in the group. In the past few months we have blogged to a quote. For the next two months we have left it open.
The surgery I was due to have in the beginning of July was postponed and so I decided to take a walk. When I go out into the wetland I always look for the dragonflies. There are so many varieties and so beautiful to look at. They fascinate me. Dragonflies are so mechanical to look at. Their wings are hinged at the back. The back of their heads have strange dots. Their eyes are bulging. Their mouths are real gnashers. With a macro or zoom lens you get to see all the tiny hairs on their legs and body. I find dragonflies delightful to watch, and most interesting close up.
Here are just a few that I saw on Friday.
Having flown the earth for 300 million years
dragonflies symbolize our ability to overcome times of hardship.
The remind us to take time to reconnect with our own strength,
courage and happiness
Thank you for joining me for this month’s Tell me a Story. This is a circle blog. Please take time to visit my fellow blogger Mindy Sauvageau / Orange Moon Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.
Posted on July 25, 2016
How time has flown. This month 30 Minutes in the Life celebrates 3 years of blogging together. It has been an incredible journey for me. I have learned so much over this period for the photographers I have blogged with. I have shared in the highs and lows of their lives, watched their children grow, and come to love the ladies and their stories. Thank you to all of those ladies that I have journeyed along with, it has been a blast
I have just had foot surgery, which means I am not walking anywhere in any hurry for the next 5 weeks. In fact I am pretty much stuck on my bed for 99% of the day. So I prepared in advance for the 30 minutes in the Life because I did not want to miss out on this group.
So what I did was I took a drive down to the local sea life rehabilitation center and wandered through there. Gumbo Limbo sits between the ocean and the Intracoastal. It is a small rehabilitation center with two large reef tanks and some smaller specific tanks.
Walking into this center they had a display of crafted turtles. I love turtles. In the days when we scuba dived, it was always a treat to see turtles swimming by. Beautiful graceful creatures in the water.
Inside the entrance area I spotted this tank with a gorgeous but venomous Lionfish. The Lionfish has some a number of dorsal fins that will deliver the venom in the form of a sting. A sting from a Lionfish is rarely fatal, but can cause nausea and breathing issue and is extremely painful.
I headed up to the two salt water tanks thinking I would spend some time taking photographs of the fish from the top. Fish, I have decided, are like butterflies. Clearly they do not keep still. The best I could get was a Stingray and a Turtle.
I headed downstairs to the outside of the tanks and started to meander around the building looking inside. That’s when I discovered something that I thought I could play with. The reflections in the windows.
Thank you for joining me for this month’s 30 minutes. This is a circle blog. Please take time to visit my fellow blogger Stacey Markel Photography | MD Family, Child & Senior Photographer and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.
30 Minutes changed their name to Journey to an Artist. If you want to know more about Journey to an Artist head over to their Facebook page, or to the blog page. There is new and exciting happenings going on with the group Journey to an Artist that you are sure to want to check it out.
Posted on July 6, 2016
This months theme, KITCHEN, was chosen by Erica of Woodsy Wonders Photography. The reason she chose the theme KITCHEN was:
I chose “in the kitchen” because it is where I spend most of my days. Cooking and baking treats for the family. It is a place where families can get together and share a meal. The place me and my kids bond. It is the heart of the home ❤
The kitchen is not my favorite place I have to be honest. While I cook each day, I am certainly not passionate about it, nor do I really like my kitchen. It’s okay, but it really needs a face lift. However, since our long term plan is to be out of this house sooner rather than later, I do not want to waste any money changing out an acceptable kitchen if I am going to leave it behind. In fact, in all the houses we have lived in, there has only been one kitchen that I loved.
However, I thought I would share with you a little bit about some of the things that are in or happen in my kitchen.
Thank you for joining me for this month’s Share Six. This is a circle blog. Please take time to visit my my friend and fellow blogger Katherine of Cobert Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their page as well.
Now it is your turn. Don’t forget to like us on facebook at Share Six and come and share your images on the theme Kitchen throughout the month of July. A new theme will come out on August 6.
Remember you can follow us on Instagram at @sharesix and tag your images #sharesix and #sharesix_inthekitchen.
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We cannot wait to see your images on KITCHEN
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