Beauty in mud


Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.

Roger Miller
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If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer’s crop, who are we to say it shouldn’t rain?

Tom Barrett

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Rain is grace;

rain is the sky descending to the earth;

without rain,

there would be no life.

John Updike

I’ve always found the rain very calming.

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.

The way I see it,

if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton
after the rain

after the rain

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Just a bike, a sunset and a few other random shots


Have fun, be active.

Ride a bike instead of driving, for example.

Dan Buettner

Lens and Pens by Sally offers up some great photo challenges.  They are always fun to look through.  They are also very educational and creative.

I chose to use this random picture of a bike leaning against a wall.  It’s so interesting how changing just a few of the color or saturation elements of a photo can completely change the feeling of the photo.  I only used the iPhoto editing program on my computer to change the picture.  It was fun and interesting.

Original photo

Original photo

A compilation of the same photo recreated in black and white, saturated, antiqued and adjusted.  Black and white is always my favorite.

And because you have been good.. a bonus sunset with hipstamatic, Instagram and Lo-mob.

RaNDoM ShOtS w/iPhone!

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Normal people doing normal people things


Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven. ~Yiddish Proverb

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As you can probably tell, people are my favorite subject.  The less posed the better.  The following are some of my most favorite from a recent hash I participate in.  Just normal people doing normal people things.  I hope you enjoy this little bit of humanity in Nepal.

Well that’s all folks.  Ya’ll come back now.

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This week, Thirdeyemom challenges you to interpret the theme humanity.

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Looks like Morning


No matter how bad things are,

you can at least be happy

that you woke up this morning.

D. L. Hughley

Mornings from my window.  From running in groups to bathing in your front yard to tranquil roof-top scenes, it only takes waking up before the noise starts.  I love the morning.

Think in the morning.

Act in the noon. Eat in the evening.

Sleep in the night.

William Blake

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Recess and Roll Call


Ahhh.. long work week over!! It’s the weekend.. time to sleep in.  Finally!! Unless you live in an apartment that is backed up to a school that operates six days a week and on the only other day off, it’s a common place for kids to come and play.  Noise was a perfect travel theme from Ailsa this week.

Yes, it is noisy but it’s still sort of fun to watch.  I hope you enjoy.

The world is noisy and messy. You need to deal with the noise and uncertainty.

Daphne Koller

It scares you: all the noise, the rattling, the shaking. But the look on everybody’s face when you’re finished and packing, it’s the best smile in the world; and there’s nobody hurt, and the well’s under control.

Other great noisy posts

  1. Travel theme: Noise (x2) | ILEANA PARTENIE
  2. Travel Theme: Noise | Wind Against Current
  3. Travel Theme: : Noise | Ese’ s Voice
  4. Noise-Travel Themed Photo Challenge | Third Person Travel
  5. Travel theme: Noise | mój punkt patrzenia
  6. Street Music | Foto Challenge
  7. Travel theme: Noise | Mick’s Cogs
  8. Travel Theme: Noise From Morning To Night | Light Words
  9. Visual noise | Le Drake Noir
  10. Travel theme: Noise | thechangingpalette
  11. Travel Theme: Noise | Citizen du Monde
  12. travel theme: noise | Del’s other stuff…
  13. Travel Theme Noise | Patchwork Ponderings
  14. Travel Theme: Noise | ALMOST ITALIAN
  15. Noise- Weekly Travel Theme | The Rider
  16. Silence noise | Le Drake Noir
  17. Travel theme: Noise « Leya
  18. Travel theme: Noise | funfamilyfeats
  19. Travel Theme: Noise in Montreal | That Montreal Girl
  20. Travel Theme: Noise, Take Two | Wind Against Current