26 Weeks Letter Challenge – B

This week is the letter 2008 Sept Hiigh Desert Wine Auction_4574.CR2 :

May 2007 Ballooning over Madras 192a Ballooning…what a ride!

Boats…

IMG_5540 Beans…garbanzos made for us in Greece…delicious!

Bottles…food related…and drink (not our party!)

IMG_6070 Boy and Birds. This kid was really having fun with the pigeons…many in U.S. would think it potentially disgusting! No need to worry, really, he could never catch them!

I noticed there were LOTS of “B” images in my collection…this seemed a nice variety.

This fun challenge is hosted by Lumar…maybe you want to join in!

 

 

Thursday Doors – March 24, 2016

Thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors!

My submission for this week stretches the theme a bit!

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Not sure if this one is really about the plain, white, normal door, the window or the snowy bicycle, but the point is to say goodbye to winter…

and Welcome Spring!!!!

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This welcoming sign and flower pot was snapped in Savannah, GA…it is a doorWAY, so I hope it counts!

Images © Valorie Webster

 

 

World Windows – March 22, 2016

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This window in the San Juan Cathedral, San Juan, Puerto Rico is stunning, as the light pours through. The cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, was built in 1521. It is the second oldest cathedral in the Americas and holds the tomb of San Juan founder, Juan Ponce de Leon.

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The cathedral has been very well maintained and is beautiful…

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If you get the chance to visit San Juan, Puerto Rico, be sure to make it to the old town. This is where you will get the flavor and feel of this historic city!

(images © Valorie Webster)

 

brave words for fearful people …

ASHLEY WILSON FELLERS

Go out into the world:

a rain-spattered window, with bare tree limbs beyond, rendered in black and white

Go! Yes, you — though you are fearful and fragile and small.

Go broken-winged and bent-boned and beauty-staved…Lovesick. Stardrunk.Skydizzy.

Or go sharp-eyed and sober, if that’s how it is — the hunger for the light a clenched fist in your stomach. A hand, opening slowly in your chest like a flower.

If you are frightened, use it.

If you are desperate, use it.

Let the jitter and snap of your fear drive you scrambling up the cliff. Grasp the sudden handle of the crescent moon, and haul and kick your way to the top.

Go! Go by sea or land or air, or in the unfetteredflight of your dreams. Go alone, if you must. Drag us with you, if you can.

Just go. And keep on going…

a pale blue and pink sunset sky, framed by bare tree limbs

Yes, you. ❤

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26 Weeks Letter Challenge – A

I just saw this on Lumar’s post. 26 weeks…can I do it? There is no question that I have plenty of images. Maybe it will be fun and maybe I will miss some, but I will give it a go, as I have been enjoying lots of old photos lately!

For the week of  IMG_8821 :

Apples and Asparagus

Abandoned…

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Aspen Grove

Aspens and

an Angel…Angels 014

Have a great week!

(images © Valorie Webster)

 

 

 

 

 

World Windows – March 18, 2016

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The Bean is not really a window at all, but it is reflecting many windows in downtown Chicago AND is a window to the world, in many ways. There are so many people there taking pictures from everywhere…wedding parties, families, tourists. For me, it qualifies to be a window today!

 

 

Mighty Lucky Quilting Club – March

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I have not forgotten the March challenge for the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club! This month just did not sing to me. I have had some larger scraps laying out since March 1…and playing with them. As I understand it from Rossie Hutchinson, this is about learning colors…contrasting, complementary, etc. Also about color values and hues. It is a good lesson and as with all quilting, it still surprises me how much impact there is with using photos. You can see so much that just does not show up when you simply look at something.

I have so much fabric on hand, I was not ready to go buy more, so I decided to play with this using scraps I have. This would help me with the process she is teaching. So, I am posting the final selection (so far) after culling out several pieces. I am still not sure that the “wrong” color, another thing we are supposed to select and the name of this challenge, is what I like. I picked the green…it may not be “wrong” enough for this lesson.

I am not sure these pieces will actually turn into anything this month. I have to just hang with them and see. Purple is not really my color, so I would have to figure out something that works…maybe into the Etsy shop. That little square you see in the foreground…I threw that in at the last minute as a different addition…it has the colors. What do you think?

If I do go any further with this March lesson, I will post an update. What are you working on?