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Monday Mural #9: Artists at work

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I was photographing it when he came in to say the artwork needed some shadows. After he was done I couldn’t tell where he put the shadows. I don’t have the artist’s eye, I’m afraid.

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I wonder if they were all friends and the others chose to take a break instead of work.

These were taken from Albany Bulb. I had posted about my visit to the park last year, here.

MONDAY MURAL

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2012 in MONDAY MURAL

 

Today’s Flowers: #17

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Can someone tell me what the name of this plant is? It’s popular with the butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Close up view. I also saw this in pink color.

TODAY’S FLOWERS.

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Today's Flowers

 

Photo Hunt #176: Children/Scoop

For this week’s combined themes, I again went to the oldies folder and pulled out these shots. If you are with me and my blogs for years, you’d probably seen these shots. I beg your indulgence then. However, these photos fit the combined theme so perfectly.

Children and children at heart scoop water by their bare hands and hurl it at each other for an impromptu water fight.

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While this child thought he could scoop out baby fishies by way of this empty water bottle.
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Shots were from a family camping trip at Cabin 4 1/2 by Kings River, July 2007.

CHILDREN is the theme for GATTINA’S KEYHOLE PICTURES.

SCOOP is the theme for SANDI’S WHISTLE STOP PHOTO HUNT.

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2012 in photo hunt

 

Sky Watch #186:

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I’m quite sure – just like me – these tourists are not only enjoying the sight of the ruins, but are also soaking in the lovely cloudscape overhead. From the oldies folder. Yucatan Peninsula. June 2010.

SKYWATCH is a weekly gathering of sky lovers and sky watchers. Join us.

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2012 in sky watch

 

Signs, Signs #65:

Fairs and festivals are goldmine for signs. For today, I’m showing you a few of the signs I’ve seen at the 2011 Eat Real Festival in Jack London Square in Oakland, CA.

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SIGNS

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2012 in SIGNS

 

ABC Wednesday #5: Q

So many reasons to love the City by the Bay. The views from the hills to the bay are nonpareil; the foodscene is delicious and the variety is extensive; the many outdoor spaces are available when the sun decides to shine; the different neighborhoods that feature different cultures and of course the friendly and quirky citizens who call this gorgeous city home.

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ABC WEDNESDAY

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2012 in ABC WEDNESDAY

 

Monday Mural #8:

On our 2009 trip to NYC, we took the subway everywhere we went. One day we decided to just ride the subway and take random stops. We stopped near Central Park, the subway stop was 81st Street, I believe. That’s where I took these tiled murals.

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MONDAY MURAL.

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in MONDAY MURAL

 

Today’s Flowers #16:

I posted this week’s TODAY’S FLOWERS here.

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Today's Flowers

 

Photo Hunt #175: Advertising/Zap

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When travelling in a foreign land, my rule is to try everything local and steer clear of American chain stores. However, the advertising of McDonalds in Barcelona would zap one’s resolve to stay away from anything American and try if their version of your Micky D coffee is the same as the ones they offer in Barcelona.

For the record, I did go in the store for a little iced tea :). The ones they serve stateside is far sweeter than the iced tea they offer in Barcelona.

ADVERTISING is the theme for GATTINA’S KEYHOLE PICTURES.

ZAP is the theme for SANDI’S WHISTLE STOP PHOTO HUNT.

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in photo hunt

 

Skywatch #185:

My entry for this week’s SKYWATCH is posted here.

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2012 in sky watch