Saturday, May 16, 2009

Evolving Poppy

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Not so Trivial Pursuit

I decided to play along with the "Blogger Photo Challenge". You can read all about it over here.

The topic this time is "Photo Story". I find that so often, I am shooting just that! As my hobby grows, I find myself mesmerized by such things as all the different layers of a process. I've become more observant of the stages of plant and flower growth. And lately, duing the wonderful Springtime....I've been noticing a whole lotta mating going on!

Well, I can't say I've actually seen much of the mating part, but I can say that I've been watching the pursuit. And let me tell you, there's a lot more involved than meets the eye. Sure, some animals just "go for it", but I see some dating out there too.

Sometimes it sure seems that the female is not wanting ANYthing to do with this nonsense.

Here is one of my brief photo stories. It wasn't easy though, as it was taken through my front window, and these critters will really fast!

Be sure to read what I write after the photos so I can tell you how this story ended!

(In the first shot, the poor female is oblivious to the oggling male)

Ok, so as promised....

This went on for quite some time, and I snapped away while these 2 ran and leaped around the yard. All the while, Miss Rabbit was scoping out some options. She was so clever as she slowly made her way closer and closer to the fence. Once she was close enough, she made a B-Line right through it. And luckily for her (not so much for Mr. Rabbit), she made it and he did not.

You see, he was a bit too chubby.

So the morale of the story is:

Males who put on too much weight, just won't get the girl in the end.

(I don't truly believe that, but the extra pounds sure didn't work for Mr. Rabbit)!

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

An Inside Look

There is so very much (too much) on my mind lately and I hardly know where to begin.

This blog has become more of an assignment of different photo challenges. Thank god for that too, or I might have let it go. But I feel as though I've stopped sharing about my life...the good, the bad, the ugly and the phenomenal stuff too.

I, like everyone else, am made up of so many different parts. I often want to share them ALL.

My photos are a part of me...a big part. But most of them have stories, or at least lots of feelings around them. I don't want this to "just" be a photography blog. I want it to be a Nancy Blog. I want it to be an outlet....a deeper expression of who I am. So I'm going to start that change. I'm going to begin by letting you know that this week has been brutal for me. Some Mother's Days are worse than others...that is, since I lost the most important person in my life 6 years ago.
And for some reason, this year is kicking me in the ass. Maybe it's because I've had a bunch of health problems that various tests have been trying to diagnose. When I'm hurting, or scared, I miss mom more than ever. Maybe it's because my job has stirred up a whole lot of new feelings in me that I often don't know how to process. She would have helped me with it all.

Maybe it's because I live in the most beautiful home in the most beautiful area I could have ever imagined, and I want so desperately to share it with her.

And maybe it's just because.

Anyway, here are some flowers for all the moms out there...and all the suffering souls without a mom to send flowers to.
Here are some flowers for you, mom.

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Saturday, May 02, 2009

See the Music

It's that time again...Carly's Round Robin challenge. The theme is "Music" this time. And I had two great photos in mind for this one...but for the life of me, can't find either. So I searched around and found a few that sure seemed to fit the theme. Don't be surprised if a few more pop up now and then. Music is big in our lives!
(Check out the other entries over here.)

Serenaded on a Jamaican Beach

Ms. Jewel

Me, being Tina Turner (dressed like Marilyn Monroe?)

My niece and SIL, dancing on a FL beach

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