Phriday Photo Phavorites

Winter is upon me and my post materials are starting to dry-up a bit. =-( I’ve got my ‘brain hamster’ running on high to think of something interesting to post for my loyal followers… I haven’t done any RaNDoM PhOtO PoStS the whole season! I think I will take the opportunity to search my media folder and share some of my phavorite photos phrom the past!!

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Butterfly magnolia – I’m so getting one next spring.

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Here’s my Calamondin (miniature orange). I think I was trying to mimick an eclipse….

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We built this while camping at Illinois State Beach Park. This was inspired by other rock stacking artists with much more talent and time on their hands!!

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Bleeding Hearts are in my top ten fav perennials. This shot was almost my home page photo, however it wasn’t fitting in there just right.

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This gardenia is probably the best, quality photo I’ve ever taken, IMO. I’ll say that even to this day. It is so perfect on it’s own and I just got lucky to capture it.

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These Douglas Fir cones are so unique. The Indian legend about this tree is equally interesting.

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Aaaaand here is my avatar, full view. Again, this blanket flower is in my top 10 fav flowers.

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My husband made this fountain for a friend of ours. I love the reuse of the copper pots in this piece.

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I awoke one morning and this is what my cantaloupe plant looked like. I’ve not seen it do this since.

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Not sure exactly what the fascination was with this one. . I think it is because of where this is located. This is in a forest preserve near my home. I walk here often and see this during my hike. I think it is just the familiarity of the area that draws my attention. Sadly, there is purple loosestrife in the photo, which is a very invasive plant here

45 thoughts on “Phriday Photo Phavorites

  1. This is my third time of late trying to visit your blog and catch up on posts I missed. The “like” button wouldn’t load at the end on most posts (my problem). Here’s hoping Sunday is quiet enough I can catch up a bit!
    I must say I really do like the Gardenia photo. It is so perfect. And i also love the smell. They make more toiletries with this scent nowadays too. Also nice to see the full Ilex avatar 🙂

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      • You’re absolutely right – the snow effect Does slow down the blogs a lot! But I like to see it – and it isn’t for ever. 🙂 School holidays are upon us already here, so I hope people will go away, and my internet speed should increase! 🙂

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            • Actually, I don’t think the problem is with YOU having snow on your blog, it’s the folks you follow (like me) who have snow on their blogs. It takes a lot of “computer power” to have the snow falling and takes time away from photos, comments, etc. from downloading on your computer.
              Your kiddies must have a longer school year than ours. Ours get 2 weeks now, a week for Easter and 3 months for summer break. Maybe that’s why the U.S. is getting dumberer every year…. =P

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              • The UK also seems to have Much longer school hols than when I was a kid. Here in SA they get about 6 weeks for summer, one week for Easter, one week in Sept, and I think two/three weeks in July. It is 2 (or 4) terms, not 3.

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  3. So nice! I really like the miniature orange pic, you captured a cool effect with the light there. Nicely done.

    The Gardenias among my favorites in this list as well. that’s such a beautiful flower and I agree you captured it well. As you did with the cantaloupe plant, intriguing to say the least. 😀

    Personally there are plenty of pics I’ve taken that resonate with me but might not be so clear to everyone else. Then there are those pics that I say okay, why did I take this? 😉 Thanks for sharing all of this with us.

    Happy New Year!!!!!

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    • I how you had the best new year!
      Thanks for all of the wonderful comments you have left me. I really appreciate it!
      I think the ones I don’t remember taking do usually have something weird going on. . Like I needed to zoom in more or something. I’ve found some wacky things in my photo galley!

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      • Thank you & your welcome! I thank you as well for your comments and regular visits to my site, I know you understand how nice that is.

        I have been there time and time again and I certainly have my fair share that furrow my brow. I hate it when what you experience is something you want to share but it feels like no picture you take does it justice. It’s those times that I look forward to learning more about post-production, using my camera “better”, and just being better able to express myself.

        Funny part is, most the time you can’t delete those pictures can you? They still mean something. 😉

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