Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Playing in the Water

What genre of photography are you drawn to?

While I find inspiration in them all, 
I tend to lean toward Macro & Close-ups.
They may be separate categories 
but with today's photo editing
they tend to 'crop' up together.

A few of my still lifes using the element of water.
Cropped for Close-up

Water World Wednesday

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


The RG re-purposed a neighbor's Christmas Tree

The palace guard taking a look


Red . . .

 - a Winter Brightener
This is not our tree.
Only because the RG didn't think of it in time.
It is however at the home of a fellow piscator.

First puzzle completed in 2017


Monday, January 9, 2017

09 January 2017 - The January Tidy-up . . .

project I shared last week is under way. But since the RG has decided the framing of one window needs replaced, my efforts are on hold until we complete that task. So for this week I decided to share my method of keeping these containers tidy.

They are various take-out containers.. I don't use plastic for cooking or re-heating in general but as long as they are not heated I feel safe using them for storage and sharing with others.

But simply having them on a cupboard shelf was chaotic and did nothing for my disposition when they were all mixed up and constantly tumbled out.

I place a piece of tape over the vents to keep the contents fresh.

The basket is from Target.
I fell in love with these several years ago 
because they are easy to keep clean 
and I love the look of being woven.

I prefer the ones with straight sides for the  kitchen
and use others with sloped sides in various sizes
all over the house.
And especially like them for office purposes.
Part of my January tidy-up
has been deciding if any need de-cluttered
and where I want them
and for what purpose in 2017.


09 Jan 2017 - 'Tis the Season ...

of January weather in this part of the world

 Bright bold skies

Lingering raindrops

new fallen snow

and the moon moving across the night sky


January Raindrops . . .

on the garden pond netting

Sunday, January 8, 2017

♫ Praise Him, Praise Him ...

all ye little children. God is love, God is love. (repeat) ♫

(a Sunday school song from my childhood)

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; 
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
---Psalm 95:1

"What words are on your lips? Singing is such a wonderful gift! First, it is a gift from God to us, to help us express our joy, excitement, sorrow, and victory. Second, it is a gift from us to God, to help us communicate our respect, appreciation, love, and confidence in God. So let's sing, praising God for what he has done, proclaiming what he will do, and sharing what he is currently doing in our lives!"

A Quiet Day ...

on the farm.

Musing Along - 08 January 2017

or from the tab 'musing along' at the left top of this page.