Contemplative

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CONTEMPLATIVE

Since this is a theme from last year (I’m a little behind), I thought I could use an old photo since I wasn’t entering it on Photo Friday. This is a photo of my mom probably taken by my dad in the early 1970’s. I love everything about this photo. The pose (although I believe it was just a candid shot), the style, those great sunglasses, and of course how beautiful and young my mom looks. This is one of my all time favorite photos. I’m glad I found a theme where I could share it here with you. – Diane

The Purple Princess

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FEMALE

I went for a more comical approach to this theme. As women, we tend to do some pretty weird things  in the name of beauty. In this shot, my daughter was in the process of dying the tips of her hair purple. She looks like an alien. A very happy alien. To my surprise, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I was picturing. (My husband was horrified). The purple washed out in about 3 months and it satisfied any weird color urges she had. (Which was what I was hoping would happen.) Since this, she has dyed her hair brown and black. (Not at the same time.) Hopefully she will soon return to the beautiful natural blonde she is. – Diane

Sport

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PETS

This is our dog, Sport. He is a mischievous little guy. He is 8 years old and gets into everything. His favorite pastime is getting q-tips from the bathroom trash can and eating them. Gross! Another favorite of his is to catch frogs. Frogs are poisonous to dogs especially little ones. After we shove the kitchen sprayer down his throat when he gets one, he bounces off the walls. Maybe it’s his form of catnip, who knows. Speaking of cats, he thinks he is a cat. He likes to relax on top of the back of the couch like a cat would. He can even jump like a cat does. Even with all of his quirkiness, he is part of our family and we love him.  – Diane

Just a small note about the photo: It wasn’t a very sharp photo but by using the poster edges filter, I was able to mask some of the blurriness. I’m so glad I was able to save these shot of him and his little mohawk.

Mack

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NATURAL LIGHT

This is Mack. I believe he is a 4-year-old blot hound. He belongs to my in-laws.  They weren’t looking for a dog but after seeing him on the news, they knew he should be a part of their family. Mack was a rescue dog that was featured on their local news station’s adopt a pet segment. I recently spent 2 weeks on vacation with Mack, and I must say, he cracks me up. He has the personality of Eeyore. He barks twice if he needs to go out or wants food and then sits and waits for you to get it. He spends his day plopping down (with a huge sigh every time) wherever he is (although he prefers the couch or any free chair) and just watches everyone. He is content knowing he is loved. Mack is a great dog. – Diane

Shhh Baby Sleeping

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AT REST

I dug way back into my archives to find this gem. This is my son when he was 14 months old. He is now 15 (years). What I realized when I came across this photo is that he still has to sleep with something on his cheek, although now it has changed into his pillow or blanket.  This old photo is becoming one of my new favorites. Just by making it black and white, I love the peaceful quality it now has without all the bright blues and reds and greens. – Diane

A Familiar Face

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FAMILIAR FACES

Oh Sport. You really know how to make someone feel guilty. Those sad little puppy dog eyes staring at me, begging me to give some love and attention. Wait a minute… those are Cheeze-Its in that bowl. Is this just a trick to sneak over and eat my snack? Don’t look so innocent. I’m on to you now. By the way mister, you are a dog not a cat, so get off the table for the thousandth time. – Diane

Softball Sweetheart

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MY ENVIRONMENT

 I chose a photo of my daughter playing softball for this theme. It’s a little unconventional for this theme but with the softball season beginning tomorrow night at 6pm, this will be my environment for the next few months. Our nights and weekends will be spent under the lights of a softball stadium.  – Diane