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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy Weekend

     Had to "play" with a photo taken on the 16th overlooking the mouth of the river and Kenai Landing cannery area. Something to do when one wakes up at 5am. Happy weekend from the...

Please remember those in the Armed Forces who gave their lives for our freedoms. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Bright BD Candles

     Mother's BD. A trip to MT a year ago to complete her final wish... I lit candles at mass this morning to remember that her spirit is at peace and her light shines forever in our hearts. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Park with Milena

     Milena and I went to a park yesterday after her school; here are two photos from the Mouth of the Kenai River. It was such a beautiful day. We picked up a couple of "libations" - she, white chocolate chocolate and I a decaf latte, respectively, LOL. Today we will have an "overnighter." Looking forward to some fun time.

[Click on the photos for a more detailed view. Thanks. Karen]

Mouth of the Kenai River

View of Mount Redoubt

Friday, May 11, 2012

Beijing Architecture

     Sharing one more B/W... Always enjoyed this photo taken on my "retirement" trip to Beijing.


     Playing around with my "Olloclip" SnapOn Lens for my iPhone4 (works with iPhone4 and 4S). Will want to make a decision in June if I wish to purchase the 4S or wait until Fall for the new iPhone! It will depend on the camera mgp, since I enjoy taking photos with the phone.
     These were fun to work with - the Olloclip has fisheye, macro, and wide-angle lens. 


     Check out the sidebar links to these three classes: Got a bit behind while I was sick; but, trying to catch up on some "on-line" back burner commitments.
     Taking Marie Otero's PAINT SKETCH PLAY - have put several photoshop items up on Flickr for her. It is a fantastic class, as always. 
     Am trying a new BLACK AND WHITE class with Tracey Clark - and, it is going well. Two photos are shown below.
     AND, totally far behind with Deryn Mentock's ART OF CLOSURE class, but still have a couple of items I have ordered that have not arrived. So, plan to play this summer making gifts.

B/W Lining Up Lesson
Vintage Car with "Car in Window"

B/W Repetition Lesson
"Beaded Baskets"
(with my handmade books in background)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Women's ACTS Retreat

       Have been a bit "under-the-weather" with a kidney infection; am just now feeling spiffy enough to sit at the computer longer than my three-day work week requirements.     
     Had an absolutely fabulous time at a Women's ACTS Retreat through Our Lady of Perpetual Help - it was an improptu registration because another had to drop out. I am so glad that I was able to attend - met wonderful spirit filled women from several denominations - beautiful experience.

ACTS Women's Retreat, April 27-28-29, 2012
Photo from Heather Stockton's Camera