Friday, May 31, 2013

Sedona Road - 2013-151

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Taken at a stop along a loop road in Sedona, AZ, just before sunset.

This 3 Image HDR was processed today, although captured on Mother's Day.

Peace to all, Judi

Growdown! - 2013-150

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There was a garden design competition held in March - 4 gardens were designed, then built in 24 hours (over a 4-day period).
The entire thing was documented on film; editing gave it a "reality TV" feel.
See www.tucsonbotanical.org/events/growdown/ for info on tonight's designer forum and film screening.
The film will soon be available on DVD for purchase.

I'll try to remember to post something here when the trailer is up on YouTube. It's a great documentary!

Peace to all!
Judi

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dino Wall - 2013-149

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An industrial building with a dinosaur mural painted on at least 2 sides. This side faces Main Ave., Tucson, AZ.

Happy Wall Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Coffeepot Rock - 2013-148

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One of many named rock formations in Sedona, AZ; will future generations wonder where this name came from due to drip coffee makers and other devices with K-cups?

The sky was manipulated to give it a surreal effect - perfect for a Sedona sunset, I hope!

Peace to all, Judi

P.S. This is another of my previously unprocessed images that I have decided to use in my 365 in the interest of progress! ;-)

Tree Frame - 2013-147

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Landscape outside the Wat Buddhametta center in Tucson, AZ.

Peace to all, Judi

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Line Up - 2013-146

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Chaise lounges under the ramada at the pool; it was a perfect afternoon for a swim.

Peace to all, Judi

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Save the Monarch - 2013-145

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March Against Monsanto - Tucson, AZ

I only lasted about 2 hours - did the walk and heard a couple of speakers; the heat was too much for me. But I must say, it felt good to be involved and see all the young people taking action!

Peace and real food for all!
Judi

Fisheye Eye - 2013-144

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Some silly fun!

Peace to all, Judi

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thanks Scott - 2013-143 (Thursday)

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New lid for in-ground trash can installed, trim painted front and back, and all looking marvelous!

My handyman rocks!

Peace to all, Judi

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rear Wall - 2013-142

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Back side of a strip mall.

Happy Wall Wednesday!

Peace to all, Judi

Love in its essence is spiritual fire - 2013-141 (Tuesday)

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Met Wendy at her house, had dinner at Ba-Dar Chinese Restaurant, then back to her house for chatting.

She gave me a few books, 'cause I don't have any (and if you believe that...)

Peace to all, Judi

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Rattler from a Safe Distance - 2013-140

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I was sitting on my back screened porch eating dinner when this guy slithered through the gravel (the two pics on the right). It headed between my neighbor's and my house towards the front. It eventually showed up in the front yard, which I could see out one of my windows (the image on the left).

Other than a little mouse or pack rat (no, not me), this is the first wildlife I've seen INSIDE my garden walls. Will be more vigilant than ever stepping out into the yard from now on.

Peace to all.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

From the Porch - 2013-139

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There goes the sun for another day.

Planning to watch the last episode of Mr. Selfridge, on here in 15 minutes. Sure hope there will be another season next year; really enjoyed it.

Peace to all!

Sunny Gate - 2013-138

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This typical southwestern metal gate hides the view of what's on the other side.

What do you think is waiting there?

Peace to all, Judi

Friday, May 17, 2013

Saguaro In Bloom V1 - 2013-137

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Saguaro cactus in bloom, done in black and white with border.

At this point I have a huge backlog of images that have not been processed, so some days, rather than create something new and silly just to make a POD, I'm going to process something I've already taken and post that instead.

Peace to all.

Bowls with Blueberries - 2013-136

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'Nuf said.

Peace to all.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sparse - 2013-135

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Light fixture on stucco wall.

Happy Wall Wednesday all!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Trip to the Library - 2013-134

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Aloe plant on the grounds, shelf of books, and sun on the mountains on the return trip.

Peace to all.

Forgotten - 2013-133

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Totally forgot to create a photo on Monday.

I spent Saturday through Monday AM at my daughter and son-in-law's place. His mother is in town for over a week. My other daughter joined us for part of the weekend.

On Sunday we all went out to brunch; then daughter #2 returned home. DD1 and SIL took the 2 mothers for a drive to Sedona; made it in time for sunset.

I drove home yesterday, then changed and went straight to the gym. Came home, had something to eat, then fell asleep - very early. So, the daily pic was completely forgotten. Instead you are getting this on Tuesday morning. ;-)

EDIT: day 133 is 1/3 the way through the year!

Peace to all!

Moving - 2013-132 (Sunday)

Belated happy Mother's Day!



Via Flickr:
Processed with Snapseed.

This is an iPhone HDR of foliage at sunset from a moving vehicle. I just love the exaggerated blur this created. The (now forgotten) filter/treatment applied in Snapseed just helps to bring it out all the more.

Peace to all!

Light - 2013-131 Peace and light! (Saturday)

I'm behind in blogging these photos, have a great week!

Peace to all, Judi

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Walnuts for Cooking - 2013-130

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Pre-chopped and ready to go.


And here's another image made from a 3 shot HDR taken at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson, AZ, a few weeks ago.

Atlas Moth

Peace to all.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Still Life On A Wall - 2013-128 (Wednesday)

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Happy Wall Wednesday!

The book, "Birds of a Feather" by Jacqueline Winspear, is the second in the Maisie Dobbs series. It's quite good.

Peace to all.

Saguaro in Bloom - 2012-127 (Tuesday)

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Now is the time for saguaro flowers here in Tucson, Arizona.

Peace to all.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Just Peachy - 2013-126 (Monday)

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I've driven by these flowers a couple of times but couldn't stop until this evening. Love the color of them and the wall.

Happy Monday (well, Tuesday now!)

Peace to all, Judi

Monday, May 6, 2013

My Work is Done - 2013-125 (Sunday)

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Today I was a volunteer at the Tucson Folk Festival. My assignment was to sell water, soda, and programs. Had fun!

When I wasn't in the sale tent, I got to enjoy lots of music on 5 different stages.

Peace to all.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Transamerica Building - 2013-124

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Visited downtown Tucson today and the Folk Festival. Stopped in the shade of this building to cool off.

Festival photos are still in my DSLR so won't see them for a while.

Peace to all!
Judi

Friday, May 3, 2013

This Is Really Yummy - 2013-123

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Trader Joe's dark chocolate - my "very best favorite"!

Peace to all, Judi

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May Selfie - 2013-122

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Played with GIMP - a lot - today.

Taken with iPhone.
Cropped, upsized, "grayscaled", and so much more!

I was trying to duplicate the steps in Lesson 15 in Rick Sammon's "Exploring The Light". His lesson used Photoshop, and an onOne plug-in.

Some steps translated directly, others - not so much.

In any event, this is the result, and my selfie for the month.

Peace to all, Judi

Grungy Brick Wall - 2013-121

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Found this rather boring brick wall in a parking lot. Processed in Snapseed, then Squaready, then Instagram. Not so boring anymore!

Happy Wall Wednesday and Peace to All!
Judi

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