Transformation in 20 minutes-THANKSGIVING WEEK in NYC

57E41E99-A163-4003-A192-6A6D85A3EB46BE9DA426-737C-4018-9D3A-33B68BA853D8Round trip transformation of the weather on the Staten Island Ferry.

We’re visiting my sister in the city.

Freedom Tower’s appearance transformed significantly when the rain stopped and the sun came out on the return trip to Manhattan.

Jen H. at WordPress created this Weekly Photo Challenge Transformation

If YOU leave a camera or cell phone unattended-

  1. ….and there is an almost nine year old in the vicinity.   Be AWARE.

Happy Ninth Birthday Maura Clare.

October weekend in North Carolina, went to pick up pizza….uh-oh  Found an unauthorized selfie on my goid camera,  shot in the hotel mirror.

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And how did someone get my cell phone on the same trip?  Who needs grandma to take your picture?   Not Maura!

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Selfie in the car!

And on the beach Maura looked up into my Lens and pushed the shutter for this next shot

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So three selfies by Maura on her birthday

and a little memory collage with love from your Grandma

 

 

Carolina Beach Dawn

Weekly Photo Challenge- GLOW created by Jen H. this week.

This photo glows to me. Here are Anna and Maura greeting the sun. (Unretouched image)

Just happened to have spent last weekend with the family at Carolina Beach, NC and we got up each morning to watch the sun rise .  One day was overcast but we enjoyed our early breakfast and waiting for the light to come.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

The weekly photo challenge by Erica V. at WordPress is scale.  

“Experiment with placement and scale to show how big (or small) you can feel in a photo.”

Maura on Beachwith Anna in handA family collaborative effort-

Yesterday at the beach, Maura (8+) “holds” her sister Anna (14yo 5’9″tall)

There Aren’t Sufficient Adjectives

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Kind, generous, considerate, helpful, responsible, creative – a genuinely good person with a thoughtful heart…and I’m not just saying this cause I’m grandmother.

Proud of all you’ve accomplished and looking forward to your future!

Wishing you the happiest birthday, Anna Catherine. Fourteen years old? Wow. I remember the day you were born.

And don’t forget, you’re the one who made up the grandma name Froo Froo (Ruthie)

love you,

FF

Thirteenth Birthday Post

 

Apple Picking and Farm Market Checkout Line

Honey Crisp Apple season and the orchard was open for picking. You could get a big bag or a small. We got one of each

Laura drove us out to Lynd Farm in Pataskala Ohio. Charlie got to pick his first apple. It didn’t take long to fill our bags. The first checkout you are in your car and you pop your trunk so they can check to make sure you’re not loading up on Apples without paying.

At the market we bought little pumpkins, apple butter and some yellow cherry tomatoes and zucchini plus a bag of “seconds” – Macintosh- to make applesauce.

And there were long checkout lines so we waited – there’s our challenge word again Waiting

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And a Photo credit to Anna for the pic of Lala looking over her shoulder

Across the miles

 

You know those greeting cards Across the miles? The kind you put a stamp on. I’m always buying cards And then not mailing them. Oooops.

Here’s a virtual card to say Happy Diamond Birthday to my sister Mary who is visiting with our brother in Okanogan WA

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Remembering our summer 2017 adventures