Afternoon Delight

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Loved the light filtering through this sunflower in my garden. The afternoon glow gave the petals a translucent feeling. I tried a few different effects to see which one I like best… still not sure but lovely all the same.

Perfume From The Past



On a trip to the Flagler House with my co=blogger, Kim, we weren’t having much luck with our photography and they did not allow the use of a tripod. After the frustration settled down, we were determined to make something out of this day anyway so we became very creative and looked for things right next to light sources, and sometimes we just stood under the light sources and shot those beautiful chandeliers from below. I found these on display in one of the bedrooms. I’m glad I was able to salvage something from that day. – Diane

Mums the Word


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When Autumn arrives,  almost every front porch or landscaping include mums in beautiful oranges, yellows and reds.

I had a few stragglers from the ones on my porch and placed them in a mason jar on my window sill.


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I’m not particularly fond of seasonal themes because here, in south Florida, we don’t really have seasons. I do however, enjoy being jealous of all the beautiful photos entered for these themes.

My first idea was to say, “I’ll show them… I will photograph crayons in fall colors.” That was not quite turning out the way I wanted it to and I really wanted something a little prettier. While in the grocery store I found their fall display with lots of kinds of mini pumpkins and fake leaves. I love the unusual stripes of the 2 tiger pumpkins and the stem on the orange one. I was not in love with using the fake leaves until I opened the cellophane and realized they were real oak leaves. At first I thought they made some pretty good fakes but then my allergies kicked in hard. They were certainly real. I have to say it is just weird to buy real fall leaves from a grocery store in 85 degree weather but, here in the south, we do what we have to do. – Diane

The Green Monster



Green is the perfect theme for this photo for 3 reasons. 1. This is the Incredible Hulk Coaster at Islands of Adventure in Orlando, FL. Obviously the coaster itself is green. 2. That is my family (without me) in the third row from the front. I can honestly say I am not “green” with envy. 3. Passersby would probably have told you that I looked a little “green” as I watched my family be flipped upside down and all around at a high-speed.  So this is my version of green 3 ways. – Diane

Blurred Lines

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On a recent stay in a hotel, I walked by the pool and became fascinated with the way the surface of the water looked. I took this shot because I liked how the water distorted the lines of the steps. – Diane