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Weekly Photo Challenge

Does Anyone Really Know What Time it is?

Not in my house. Unless you are checking your phone. 

Or the oven digital in the kitchen or the two on the desk in the front hall.
  
The weekly challenge is Time

The clocks and watches in my home are not synchronized with the time zone.

The one below is correct  too but I had to remove the art work to check it 

    Digital clock was a retirement gift. Right time on the Roman Numetals once I took off Joan’s artwork she sent for Christmas 
  Grandfather clock works but not set

  

My fathers mother’s clock 

Needs a battery   On the kitchen wall
 
 Bunnykins below needs the whole works
  

  
1908 Seth Thomas 

  The clock from my classroom 

 
A defunct watch

 *credit to Chicago for title 


Xanadu Gallery Hosts a Vibrant Scene

Scottsdale, Arizona. My midwinter break.  Last Thursday night’s Artwalk.

We peeked in the Xanadu Gallery on Main Street and heard Pat Roberts and the Heymakers making vibrant music.

Delicious chocolate brownies and wine served in the back amidst vibrant artwork.

The weekly photo challenge is vibrant.

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Xanadu’s show is Diamonds in the Rust- features artist Dave Newman’s new works – painting shown on wall from Thunderbird Series  Dave Newman  

Musicians are Pat Roberts and the Heymakers.  Amanda Lee on bass and Tom “Hacksaw” Coulson on drums. (according the the info I found on their link-hopefully correct)

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A vibrant scene, Main Street, Scottsdale Arizona.

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I read the fine print and am not allowed to post my photos of artist Bruce Munro’s vibrant Water-Towers, at the Desert Botanical Garden but if you click on this link you can see his perfect photo of his light installation.

 


Letters at Home

ALPHABET : The Weekly Photo Challenge

I looked around the house and found letters in several places.

IMG_5087Old wooden baby blocks on my desk in the front hallway.

 

 

IMG_5088Alphabet rubber stamps I used to use in the Art Room, dust and all.

 

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Plastic canvas and yarn baby blocks I stitched for my son Mark in 1976.

 

Crewel Alphabet Sampler I stitched in 1975.  If I could have removed the linen from under the glass with ease, I would have done so for a better photo .

 

 

 


Pillow Feathers on the Kitchen Scale 

Weightless  


Circle: Charlie’s First Christmas Tree

Cheri Lucas Rowlands presented the Weekly Photo Challenge

 Circle “you might consider what this familiar shape represents: the cycle of life and death, infinity, perfection, and more.”

As I pulled down Laura and James’ driveway, I saw the Christmas tree at the curb, ready for pick-up. 

Charlie’s first Christmas tree.

He was six months old on Christmas Day.

  I put the emergency brake on, got out and saw the blogpost photo for the weekly photo challenge.

  

Update Monday afternoon : So I went and bought a saw at Loews this morning and cut a slice off the bottom to make an ornament for next year’s tree. Thanks Julia for the idea. 

  


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Walnut Street. Shadyside- it’s then-a few hours ago. I’m with my son Mark. He let me take the photo in the mirror as we stood on the sidewalk. 

And Now we’re in the kitchen,

at the table.

I’ve been knitting all evening. 

We’re listening to Moody Blues, Jefferson Airplane, Paul Simon and the Seekers. 

  


Now- 

Now  a photo a day for a week to capture the present.  As it is, right in the moment. The Weekly Photo Challenge. NOW

Lego building. 

Puppies. 

Christmas lights. 

New Jammies. A log on the fire.

   
    
   
   


Gathering: Weekly Photo Challenge

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Lots of gatherings documented throughout the course of a year and a few from years ago.

The group photos pose a challenge, getting everyone with you simultaneously.  I’ve included some more candid shots.

 


Oops! Weekly Photo Challenge

Photo disaster? I can fill a post of those with ease 

This morning I said “oops! How am I supposed to drive with an Airedale in my seat? 

The kids let the dogs in my car as I was getting ready to take two grandchildren to Laura’s house across town.  

 Oops  Henry and Josie

  
Here’s the first shot
And an oops gallery of “best not to be shown” but here they are 

I’m digging for all those carpet and shoe-top shots but this is what I could find easily   Not enough light.  Oops

  Just take the button, not my face.  Oops 

  Blurry  oops
  Finger over lens.  Not Rothko! Oops.
   

  Tried to capture A painting on tv show that was in my former in-laws living room, too    Oops  Oops.  Why is this mask in my attic?
  Moving in the car and bridge railing. Oops 
Oops. One of those Airdales sampled the baptism cake   
  An inadvertent screenshot  oops 

  
Oops, someone dropped a bone.

  Oops. Someone left their peel  
Litter.  Oops.

No idea.   Oops.   

    
  


Eye Spy: Weekly Photo Challenge 

Eye Spy it’s all about the eyes this week. 

Charlie sports his Rudolph hat as his mom carries him with a new “baby-wearing coat”. 

He’s peeking out, snug and warm.

 Free pattern by Carissa Browning -click Rudolph Hat on Ravelry 


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