Tag Archive | pretty

Summer Roses

‘Tis the season for snow and penguins, but we don’t have any.  We have warm weather and, though there is no photo of it in this blog, I DO still have some baby roses. Yeah. In December. In Iowa. I feel ripped off.

But I got some more of those 2012 photos edited – specifically some roses.

I admit, they don’t put you in the mood for Christmas, but they are pretty. There are more in the Flickr folder, and thousands more photos in my Flickr account. Literally. More than 22,000. Yeah, about 900 of those are book covers, but you get the picture. The picture. Get it??

Ha ha!

Okay, okay. here’s hoping your days are more seasonally appropriate than mine.

Have a Christmas-y kind of day.

Jo 🙂

Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July! Yeah, this is a pre-scheduled post because I am MIA, so in celebration I am posting some of my favorite fireworks photos from years past.


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bright red

gold 2

red point

pink and gold

smeary green

red with smoke

red as a cherry


watching the ground show

makes me think of The Knowing



splash of gold

lots of red

red and gold

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blurry but so cute!

Hope you have a happy fourth!

Old Flower Photos

(originally from May 2008)


Yes, here are MORE flower photos! Oh wow, huh? I actually got caught by a neighbor taking these and we had a discussion on whether I was a painter or not. Apparently her niece was one and she would wander around and take her own reference photographs and the neighbor would say “That’s not a pretty picture” and her niece would tell her “You just wait till I get it done” and sure enough, they always were beautiful when she finished them.

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Still one of my favorite photos

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inside an iris

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had to use flash…. and it shows….

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yeah, I did some filtering here 😉

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an ant on the peonies – it’s the only time I am jealous of ants. Imagine being tiny enough to climb inside one of those. Wouldn’t it smell beautiful?


rain on the iris

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yellow iris

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cute little flowers

And that’s it for today!

Fv song of the moment – “Wake up” – Story of the Year

Cool Photos

(originally from May 2008)


Just some pretty pics….


Sunlight through the wings



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I keep trying to get good photos of this stuff and it never works

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peacock’s feathers


still one of my fav’s



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on the edge of a journey


I did not do any color isolation here – it’s the dust from the gravel road!

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no trespassing

Fav Song of the Moment: “Deep Breath” – 32 Leaves

New Photos: Clouds, Flowers & Paper Plates


And it’s ANOTHER new blog. Holy crap, the world may be ending. Oh wait, that was last month. Well, so much for that. In that case I guess you’ll have to suffer through some more photos! Sorry. Okay, not really.  Gwahahahahahahaha!

neat lighting effect

cool clouds


awesome clouds



cool clouds

that was just too weird


close up clouds




Fido looking pensive


hideki is so cute

Hideki enjoying the dog’s pillow


not too bad for using the manual settings

not too bad for using manual settings


using flash

– because the auto settings wanted to use flash


dark but i like it anyway

dark but pretty


daisies and a bee

Daisies & a bee


this one just felt fun

I thought this was fun





a different angle

a different angle


mysterious paper plates in our parkinglot that make a big W

got up one day to find paper plates laid out in front of our building in the shape of a W…. What could it mean? *gasp*


looks like an ordinary discarded pape rplat

it seems normal enough, but we all know it is a sinister message… avoid W’s! (hee-hee)

There should be another one pretty soon about our trip through the creek.

song playing at the moment – How to save a life – The Fray

New Photos – Dunnigan Park


Well, earlier this month, anyway. I have so many more to go through and upload… never enough time in the day.

I’m still not up to professional grade by any means, but there is a definite improvement

red and green

very green



I just have a thing for the red and green together


little white flower 2

purply white flower and part of a dandelion


creek 2



cool texture

cool texture


soft focus moss

This moss was SO soft



I just thought this plant was pretty. Very smooth looking.


odd flower

Weird flower – none of the shots of the side came out good


catapiller escaping

An escaping caterpillar

And that’s all she wrote – er – took? Okay, doesn’t sound as clever as I thought it would :p

song playing at the moment – Island in the Sun – Weezer

Spring Flower Photos

(originally from April 2008)


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That’s snow on the flower

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Grape Hyacinths

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Kinda pretty


would look good as a color splash

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still one of my favorite photos

Fav Song of the moment – Asshole Father -Sick Puppies

Icy Photos

(originally from February 2008)


We had three days of snow and rain intermittent with sun so it created some nice ice (nice ice, LMAO!!) – these pics span all three days.


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weed n fence.jpg


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Chris stuck on the ice :p


Fav song of the moment – “Angel” – Down Below

Manga Art – The Rose Garden

(originally from January 2008)


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It is interesting to note this was done on the ancient laptop with only the very basics…

I would post the old RP post that this scene is from but it would take longer to find it then it would to just say “trust me it was cool” so…

Trust me. It was cool.

Fav Song of the Moment – “Never too Late” – Three Days Grace

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