Sunday Post: Toys

“Toys, objects that serve as playthings for children.”

The Fabulous Mizz N has always enjoyed expressing herself through art projects. Here are some photos that I took at the Discovery Museum in Sausalito one hot Summer’s day.

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Jake’s Sunday Post: Toys

Travel Theme: On Display

This week’s challenge is to take a photo of a display of salable goods. I found this ceramic dog on sale in a garden supply store in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Ceramic dog sculpture

Nice doggie
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Travel Theme: On Display

Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

The subject of this week’s challenge is Big, and this whale skeleton certainly fits the bill. Washed ashore in 1988, this 72 foot-long Blue Whale weighed in at 80 tons and it is on display near the Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands.

The Fabulous Mizz N provides a sense of scale for us.

Blue Whale Skeleton

Weekly Photo Challenge: Big
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

The Trouble with Harry

1948 chevrolet panel van

On July 25, 1968 I took a dispatch from the Apprenticeship Director of IBEW Local 728 (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) and began my career in the Electrical Trade. I was 19 years old, married—with a child on the way—and clueless as to what life had in store for me.

Story Challenge: Letter “O”

This week’s challenge is the letter “o” as in, “OH MY GOD”. This weekend the US Navy Blue Angels ruled the skies over San Francisco as a part of the 2012 Fleet Week. Here is an order of International Orange with a side of OMG.

Blue Angel over South Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.

US Navy Blue Angel
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
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Story Challenge: Letter “O”

Travel theme: Animals

In honor of World Animal Day on October 4th, Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is Animals. The critters featured below, and their cousins, have been frequent visitors to our “Backyard Salad Bar” for years. Last year we finally put up a fence around the backyard and now we have vegetables and flowers and no deer (Oh, dear!).

Two deer in a backyard.

Intruder Alert!
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Travel Theme: Animals

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

The subject of this week’s challenge is happy, and to make it interesting we were encouraged to use one of the three new Gallery formats to display our photos. Here are some things that make me happy:

You can scroll across the photos for captions, or click on a photo to enlarge it.

Story Challenge: Letter “N”

This week’s Story Challenge is the letter “N” and my mind immediately goes to NO, NEVER, do NOT— I think you get the picture here.

I decided to take a look at the warning signs around my workplace to show how many things workers canNOT do. As it turned out, there are a lot of helpful warning signs that are cautionary in nature and only a few signs that are flat-out NO, or NEVER messages.

This exercise made me realize that my reaction to many suggestions has been to turn them into rules and that is a problem. I can take a suggestion, but I don’t especially like following a rule. Hmmmmph, a mental change is required at this point (my boss will be thrilled…).

Thank you, Frizz, for this challenge and this experience of personal growth.

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Whatchacallit? — iPhoneography continued

I took this photo with my iPhone4…

image of GGB East Plaza.

East Plaza of Golden Gate Bridge
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…and edited it with the Camera Awesome app into this photo.

Edited image of GGB East Plaza.

A nostalgic view.
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I am unsure whether to call this second image a photograph or something else — an iPhoto, an edPhoto? It looks like an old postcard to me, like something from 30 years from now.

Is there a word out there already or will we have to come up with a term to define these photographs that have been edited into another form?

Please share your thoughts on this subject. I am eager to learn what you think.

Related post: iPhoneography Rocks!

Sunday Stills: On The Road

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step”

Coastal Trail sign.

Your journey begins here
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Sunday Stills: On The Road

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