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Friday’s Hunt v1.4

22 Jan

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  I’m excited for week four!  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with E, Week’s Favorite, and sky.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. Without furthur ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with D:  Depth of field.  I have admit this was a hard week between short days, crazy weather and chores.  Finally, last night I got around to taking my first pictures of the week.  I decided to play with depth of field.  I started with a shallow depth of field and finished with a deeper one.

pine cone collage

Week’s Favorite:  Honestly, I didn’t have much for choice.  I guess taking the time to play with the camera was my favorite activity this week.  I’m looking forward to this weekend when the weather is supposed to be much nicer, so I’ll hopefully be able to play outside with the camera.

pine cone_0576ews

Beautiful:  I have this beautiful mirror with a grape leaf design around the edge.  I love it, but I don’t really have anywhere to hang it, so it just sits in my dining room.


I actually bought it from an antique store because I thought it would be a great photography prop.  Maybe someday…


Now it’s your turn to link up.



19 Jan

I’ve got too much going on to be lazy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel like it.  “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars was the Song-ography song this week.  I might not have been horribly lazy with new classes to teach and getting ready for the boy to move home, but I did steal a little time to take some pictures.  That’s my perfect lazy day.

starlings and hawk dead tree and blue sky

pine cone

sparrows sparrows

The neighbor's Herefords

The neighbor’s Herefords

sunset collage



It was the perfect weather day of the winter so far!  Hope you all have a great week!

Sharing with Song-ography, Mandarin Orange Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, Blue Monday, Mosaic Monday, and Bird d’Pot.

Grapevine Wreath

12 Dec

A couple of years ago, Mom and I went on a spree of cutting wild grapevines and making wreaths out of them.  We started playing because I had a wild grapevine start growing on my north fence.  We certainly didn’t kill it because it was huge this summer.  We’ll have to pull it again next fall just to keep it from pulling the fence down.  The first wreath we made was turned into a pentacle.  It’s been on my wall since it was finished.

We’ve made several and given away–one for a vet with lots of animals on it; one for a fisherman; Christmas ones, and I don’t remember what all.  We have a few left hanging in my basement.

I picked one out and decided to do one for the holiday season for me.  After all, there’s not a lot else to do on a snowy afternoon.

We bought a lot of decorations from Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart when they were on sale really cheap after Christmas was over.

I dug out the trusty glue gun.  I’m determined that some day I will use it without leaving little strings of glue all over the house.

I started gluing on the Christmas decorations, including a little gold bead thing.

I had to hold the bow till the glue was firm.  My mom mad the bow!  Maybe I’ll try that someday too.

The acorn came from my oak tree.

I used some of the sparkly leaves from the Christmas decorations.

Then I added little pine cones on a stick that came from a cemetery not too far from here.  Yep, we are hard core craft scavengers–we take acorns and pine cones from cemeteries and parks.

Anyhow, when it was done, it looked like this!  I know it’s pretty cheap to buy one from Wal-Mart and completely cover it in garlands and decorations, but I really like the look of seeing the wreath.

Happy Holidays to all!