Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 12 of 12 Recap

Here are kinda, sorta my favorites from this year's 12 of 12....not necessarily the best pictures but pictures that are meaningful to me for one reason or another.

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January - my passport showing my entrance into Egypt. What an awesome experience.

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February - old typewriter at my favorite old house

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March - playing with my sweet new 50mm f/1.4

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April - my Wisteria that has since been chopped down by the new owners

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May - playing with my sweet new to me 100mm f/2.8 Macro

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June - love the colors in this shot

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July - the often pictured barn behind my condo in Arkansas

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August - pretty but really stinky flamingos at the Tulsa Zoo

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September - picture from the beautiful Philbrook Museum in Tulsa

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October - a rainy day at a local nursery

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November - playing with zoom/blur

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December - this may be destined for my Christmas card next year

Thanks to Chad Darnell, it has been another great year taking and sharing photos. Hope to see you all back here in 2010.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Saturday, December 12

I'm back in Mountain Home this weekend for three Christmas parties. My twelve pictures today were all taken at the home of my good friends Chris and Estella Tullgren, who hosted an open house this afternoon. Much of our morning was spent preparing for the party. I hope you enjoy what I saw.

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Father Christmas in the foyer - 7:59 a.m.

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Vodka, Limoncello and nutritional supplements - 8:53 a.m.

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Cookies that Lori Walker and I decorated for the party - 9:03 a.m.

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Just a little portion of the pantry that I covet - 9:21 a.m.

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Nutcrackers - 9:28 a.m.

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Carolers - 9:31 a.m.

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Pretty berries - 9:35 a.m.

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"Presents" under the tree - 9:43 a.m.

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This green ornament caught my eye - 9:47 a.m.

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Father Christmas down on the floor in front of the tree - 9:50 a.m.

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Pretty, pretty pomegranate - 10:25 a.m.

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Chef Nutcracker and friend - 10:42 a.m.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the decorations (and the pantry). Wonder what we made with the contents of that trash? It was a Citrus Champagne Punch made with loads of fresh lemon juice, sugar, a bit of sweet vermouth, Limoncello, Vodka and, of course, Champagne. Don't even ask about the nutritional supplements.....just know that I didn't take them. See you next month.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday, November 12

Not really a fruitful day for 12 of 12. There were a lot of things that I should have been doing, like

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Laundry - 9:30 a.m.

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Packing for my upcoming trip to Florida - 9:32 a.m.

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Instead, I played with zoom/blur - 9:35 a.m.

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Basil plant that is the subject of the zoom/blur picture - 9:38 p.m.

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Lily running in the leaves - 9:39 a.m.

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Muddy floors I had to deal with after the dogs went out this morning - 9:41 a.m.

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A trip to Academy to look for some shoes - 1:27 p.m.

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Brown-eyed Susans on the side of the road - 3:40 p.m.

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Sort of sad roses - 3:54 p.m.

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Fall decorations - 4:11 p.m.

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Marigolds with a Lightroom preset - 4:12 p.m.

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Forgotten picnic tables - 4:13 p.m.

I'm bound to find more interesting things next month.....maybe a Frontier Christmas from Guthrie, Oklahoma. Stay tuned.



Monday, October 12, 2009

October '09

It's a gray, misty day, and I didn't plan anything wonderful to show you today....no trips to the park, the zoo, a museum. I will take you along on a trip to a nursery, though.

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Woke up to a reflection of my gardenia plant in rainwater - 9:34 a.m.


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Oatmeal with almonds and dried cherries for breakfast - 10:50 a.m.


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Heading into Southwood Landscape & Nursery - 12:07 p.m.


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Pansies ignoring me - 12:28 p.m.


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Raindrops on grass - 12:30 p.m.


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I eventually chose 5 Flame Creeper Azaleas - 12:32 p.m.


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This pot and the grass were just outside the azalea area. I wish they were at my house, instead - 12:32 p.m.


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Nice fall display at the nursery - 12:46 p.m.


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What a sweet "face" - 12:48 p.m.


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These mums were on sale for $4.99 each - 12:49 p.m.


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The birds have found my feeder - 2:20 p.m.


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Catching up on recorded show on TV (gave myself permission to do this....it's OK, I'm retired) - 3:42 p.m.

See you next month.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

September '09

Busy day today...up early to mow and edge, trip to the hardware store, soccer game and then a visit to the Philbrook Museum with two of my grandkids. The Philbrook is a wonderful place. We spent the majority of our time on the gorgeous grounds. I can't wait to go back.


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Lunch on the way to the soccer game - 11:00 A.M.


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Meet Lester, the well-traveled dog - 1:24 p.m.


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Sculpture at the Philbrook - 2:47 p.m.


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The first of the flowers - 2:50 p.m.


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Koi (or goldfish) in the pond - 2:55 p.m.


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Love the colors - 3:00 p.m.


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Couldn't resist snapping this sweet couple - 3:06 p.m.


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One more of the pond - 3:06 p.m.


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This sculpture reminds me of a feather - 3:25 p.m.


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Art in the park - 3:30 p.m.


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Last flower picture of the day (and a butterfly) - 3:47 p.m.


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Joy of the Waters, a bronze by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth - 3:53 p.m.

"Learning something new everyday is what life is really all about." Thomas Arthur Manhart - July 16, 1937 - November 17, 2000