Monday, May 30, 2011
"I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did."~Benjamin Harrison~
To all that given so that we may enjoy our precious Freedom!
"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" ~Maya Angelou~
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
So what exactly does SOOC mean? Well it means "straight out of the camera, not photoshopped (no editing)! Honestly, I did not make that up! I will admit to cropping about an inch off the right hand side, as I did not find it pleasing to the overall composition. Anal Retentive Attention Disorder, ARAD! Not to be confused with ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, I display those symptoms when it comes to housework!
Going thru my vacation photos I came across this shot. Remembering that I had been trying to get a photo of the elusive magnolia for days, they had either passed or were just to darn high to photograph. There's one, or so I thought. I held the camera way over my head, pointed and clicked. Above was the end result! At first glance I was disappointed, the LCD screen did it no justice. I was just not tall enough and my husband's back just not strong enough to lift me. God, those days are over!
I was going to delete it and decided not to. Well folks, sometimes with digital photography in these days of instant gratification, Happy Accidents Happen! H A H! That's my newest acronym, along with ARAD.
Viewing the photo on my computer screen, really captured my attention. Loved the crispness of the half captured magnolia with the bokeh (In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out- of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points...~google~) effect of the fascinating cemetery behind. Kind of gives it that eerie feeling, don't you think?
Still mastering the automatic setting on my camera along with SOOC, I will be sure to bring you more HAH! HE HE, LOL! Have a wonderful day!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
"When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible."~author unknown~
Yeah! Two hundred completed, one hundred sixty five to go! As many of you know my goal is to publish a book as a legacy for my children, grandchildren and generations forward!
I would commit to one post a day for a solid year! In some ways not such a big deal when you have the time to do it, and in others a huge commitment and a great deal of work! Somedays I have no clue what to say or what photograph to use, but I trust in my soul that it will come. Somedays are clearly better than others, but all in all to write positive words and most importantly try to live them, have brought me such great pleasure in knowing that nothing is impossible. Guess it proves the theory that what you put out there comes back to you tenfold.
I wrote the following words on January 1st, 2011, as part of my New years Resolution:
"A simple smile, a kind word, to make another person feel good about themselves on a daily basis are some of my goals this coming year. To take photos that evoke memories of good times shared, or of something pleasant and beautiful to view, that makes one pause and take notice for a brief moment, is another. A commitment to achieve one small goal at a time and stick to it! Most of all to live by example, because when you think no one is watching they really are, especially children!
Commitment, I really like that word and that's my new word for the year and by golly I'm sticking to it!"~Rosemary Aubut~Have I fallen off that dingy of virtue, at times? You bet! But I'm swimming hard in the cleansing waters of hope!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
|My New Button|
I am so excited today, I can hardly stand it! I have a Big Girl Button! Look over to the upper right hand column and you will see the above photo with a funny little code under it, in a box.
I have made several attempts at achieving this goal with no success. I vowed I would not leave the computer until I achieved this monumental task, yesterday! Tenacity does pay off sometimes at the expense of unfolded laundry and a late dinner. I googled, "how to make a grab button" and as luck would have it, I finally came upon a site that explained it in away that I understood.
The site is awesome and I encourage all my blogging friends to visit there. Most everything is free and there is a wealth of information: http://www.shabbyblogs.com.
What does this all mean? Other bloggers will be able to copy the html code under the button and display my button on their site. It will create a link back to my site. I have had several requests, but no button to share. Bloggers are great at sharing sites with others, that they really like. I have several buttons of sites that I love, you can see them by scrolling down a way on the right. Try clicking on one, you can come back and visit me later. You can also view their sites by clicking on, Blogs That I Follow.
The wealth of talent that is out there is overwhelming and it my honor to meet and be inspired everyday by these wonderful people. Grab A Button If You Please! Have a great day!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
I find it interesting that the Magnolia is the state flower of Louisiana. I had no idea, when I took this photo outside of our hotel. The pistil looks quite comfortable nestled in between the towering white petals. The state flower of Florida is the Orange Blossom and I must say that it is good to be home. We traveled for almost twelve hours yesterday without an overnight to sleep in our own beds. Home sweet home, it is so good to be back! Have a wonderful Day!
This post is linked to: http://www.lgordonphotography.com, http://arosynote.blogspot.com