Phoneography Challenge ~ Macro in Purple


An Iris flips its petals to show a pretty striped petticoat. There is something about the Iris that is so graceful; and in purple, I was mesmerized.

I chose another flower in the same flowerbed for a different angle, and I deepened the purple in edits.


And to see what a Samsung app could do, I tried Photo Oil Painter for this last look


It’s interesting that the first photo, and the last photo done with a painterly app look pretty similar. There’s that Iris beauty. Which is your favorite?

For more macro entries in the blog Lens and Pens by Sally, click here.

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The Sunday Traveler ~ Late Edition




A few relaxing photos from my travels. Memories of warmth and beautiful places in:

Puerto Vallarta



Orange you glad there are places like this? I know I am.

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Orange All Around



Orange Gerbera Daisy atop a red one in their final droop


A group of crabs hanging out on the ice at the grocer’s


My friend in Kauai who says orange you glad to be here?

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Friday Night Music



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4 To Win ~ Photo Rehab



At the race track.

To find out more about Photo Rehab, click here.


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Phoneography Challenge~Nature at Our Feet


A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. ~Doug Larson


Nature at our feet; easily overlooked, trod upon. Easily found when its beauty is waving at me in the wind.

For more on nature captured with a mobile device, see Lens and Pens by Sally. My photos taken with a Samsung Galaxy.


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The Sunday Traveler~ A Quick Shot in Playa del Carmen


Memories of a lunch on the beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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Photo Rehab ~ The First Exam


First exam so cold

his world awaited

hugs and kisses


Photo Rehab is sponsored by Lucile de godoy, and you can find out more about it on her blog.


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Phoneography Challenge~The Green, Green Grass of Home


Sheep hanging on a hillside. In Northern California, the hills are alive, and oh so green. This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago as we drove through a pass in San Francisco’s East Bay.

Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy for entry into the weekly phonegraphy challenge hosted by Lens and Pens by Sally.

Title used is from the song written by Claude “Curly” Putman, Jr.

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Photo Clinic Rehab ~The Word on the Street


I’ve decided I need rehab, and what better place than at Lucile’s Photo Clinic Rehab. Lucile had a challenge for photo rehab back in December, and patients decided they were having withdrawal symptoms and needed more rehab. I know I fit the description of needing some rehab. See the link for particulars.

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