Two Weeks in October. CY365 1018-10/31.

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Photos of the day CY365 October-ish 2015

I know, I know —by the time I get back to a timely posting of my week of photos, it will be time for my Christmas Photo a Day!  But, better late than never! Here are the last two weeks selections.

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A picture is worth a thousand words….


Because this came up earlier today, I thought I would repost.

Originally posted on More Notes From the Refrigerator Door:

…Except when it isn’t. When you can’t put your hands on a photo when you need it, does it exist? (If a tree falls in the forest….?)

I am many things—(Mom, wife, Gigi, quilter, genealogist, photographer),— as well as a picture framer. The genealogist in me gets crazy when old photos are not preserved, when names and dates are not recorded or when people don’t respect the treasure trove of history they possess. There is hardly anything sadder than wandering through an antique store, and coming upon boxes of old studio portraits, being sold for a buck or two.(That could easily translate to old quilts made by long ago family members that end up under cars, under dogs or in the Goodwill bins, I suppose.)

The first photograph was taken, with an eight HOUR exposure, in 1824. We’ve come a long way, baby. Now we take photos with our telephones—an…

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Ten years on…


There really are no more words, so I will let this stand as is, and repost. My September 11 experience. (It doesn’t get easier to read 14 years later, and the photos aren’t fuzzy yet with the gauze of time. Warm, healing hugs to all who were affected in any way. ) (((hugs <3 ))

Originally posted on More Notes From the Refrigerator Door:

(The following is LONG. It is emotional and it is depressing. Since I started blogging, I have written something about the events of 9-11, and I have linked to a website where a very small part of the following is posted. This year, I have simply consolidated the entire scrapbook and writings that are in it, and created a new gallery on my photo website so all is viewable and archived.)

Wishing you all peace. Hugs to you, Kerin. Jessica. Arlie. Anoki. Love you.

I was a writer who couldn’t write, a photographer who couldn’t record images. A crier who couldn’t cry.  The events of September 11, 2001, had such an effect on me that my normal outlets—tears, hysteria, the stability of an ordered sentence, the capturing of my impressions on film, all proved elusive.

2011sept5-5 My tribute to 9-11-01 quilt. Around the edges are the initials of people I…

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PHOTOS of (2) weeks. CY365 Photo a Day

2. With Water  3. Powerful  4. Where I Stand  5. Happy Feet  6. Soak  7. Taking Flight  8.Reflecting Off Water  9. Red  10. A Spot of Red  11. Hodgepodge  12. Season’s Best 13.Portrait with Red  14. In a Glass  15. In the Sky

**After not remembering to post last week, I then ran into  (the still unresolved)  issue of Windows 10 not playing well with Windows Live Writer. So. Finally, here we are.

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20150812-IMG_922015. In the Sky

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Help a gal out?

I have been spending a bit of time on my website…  The View from the Passenger Window imageRedecorating, moving the couch to the other wall, changing out the knickknacks on the mantelpiece— you know.  Tweaking. 😁

Now I need some help. Take a wander over there if you could (its air conditioned inside) and point out any horribly broken links, locked doors, messy closets.

As a THANK YOU for letting me know what you think, and what I should fix, I have a 20% off coupon waiting for you, good for the next 30 days. Just enter THANKS in the shopping cart!

The Most Photographed Generation Will Have No Pictures in 10 Years!


Things I think aren’t always out there… Other photographers are thinking the same thing…

Originally posted on Mike Yost Photography:


They’re everywhere. In your phone, on your tablet, you have your point-n-shoot, and maybe even a DSLR. A few might even own a film camera. You can’t escape the selfies, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. People are deluged with photographs. And today, people are taking more pictures than ever before. It’s been estimated that in the past 5 years, more photos have been taken than all the prior years combined.

The sad part is that few of these photographs will survive beyond a year. To many people, a “picture” is only good for the moment. Moms and Dads want to snap every little movement of that new baby. Grandma wants to see everyone one of those too. When you want to show off the new puppy, you pull out the phone. And in a week, none of them have any real meaning and might even get “deleted” just to make…

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