Last real weekend of summer and I get to be with my family..hope you enjoy!!
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right. Wade Boggs
When I was about 26, I found out the dad I grew up with was not my biological father. Everyone thought I would freak out. They freaked out. Every single person in my family seemed to know this already. Unbeknownst to me, I had so many people trying to solve this 26 year long mystery for me. They spent months trying to get to the bottom of it.
What they did not know is that I WAS shocked. But not in the way they might have realized. I was shocked that everyone in my family had kept a secret for 26 years. My family has never been good at not blathering on about everything, every place and everyone they knew. I WAS freaking out.. but only because I thought it would be so cool to have more siblings. I always wanted to come from a gigantic family. Think Partridge Family or Brady Bunch.. I could start a band or..uh.. travel across the states and get into ridiculous escapades..well maybe not.. but I thought it would be cool.
More than anything I was amazed. Amazed that the dad I grew up with, knew he was not my biological father and wanted to keep that a secret from me in order to avoid hurting me. I never doubted for a second that he loved each of us deeply and without pause and as his own children.
He used to tell me I was his favorite. I had his sense of humor, his walk, his work ethics. I worshipped him. I still do. He was a steady beacon of light on the shore of a wild sea of women. He was dependable, funny, and strong. He was my dad, my papa, the man to whom all other men would need to aspire to win my heart. I love you dad!!
Without my dad, I wouldn’t be here. Maria Sharapova
My Dad is my hero. Harry Connick, Jr.
My all time favorite Autumn photos are of my grandkids and daughters back in Spokane, WA. I’m sure you will agree they are absolutely LOVELY!!!
During my recent visit to Seoul Korea I decided to meet up with friends, go hiking and just walk around some of my old stomping grounds. My walk to Seoul tower brought me through some beautiful hilly areas with the trees just turning amazing colors. I met a friend in Insadong and just happened to stumble on a dance and parade. I tried finding out what the event was.. but will have to just label it improv Korea. I really do love this place.
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Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.
We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me. It’s the day I was born. My mother’s birthday, and a lot of my friends’ birthdays, are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date.
But enough of that. Ailsa’s theme this week was photo’s with numerals. I also do not take that many photos with numbers in them. However, I actually did on my trip to Seoul. I hope you enjoy.
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Well, I usually don’t do this but I’m re-blogging one of my old favorite posts. This post was put together based on a contest that had already passed. I liked the idea so much that I decided to follow the post challenge and submit this blog based on that challenge. It’s still one of my favorite posts and I’m actually inspired to try to follow this idea on an annual basis. It was fun looking back and I want to thank the most recent commenter on this post who reminded me about it. Thank you blueribbonfair…
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The Hostel Bookers 7 Super Shots photo challenge was held in January 2012. I wasn’t blogging back then but someone sent me the link thinking I might enjoy the challenge and they were correct. The photos highlighted on that site were amazing. I’m not competing in the contest obviously, but it was just a fun way to go back over some of the photos I have taken over the past few years and see what would fit where in each of the following 7 categories.
Even though I know that the contest is over, and you should also be aware of this, I wanted to participate whole-heartedly in this past contest that will reap me no reward other than my own personal satisfaction. So here goes. I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them and revisiting them.
For the purpose of the contest I had to choose 7 of my own photos, one for each of the following categories:
I like some of the following blogs for their amazing photographs and style, others for their incredible wit and ability to entertain. Other’s largely because they offer guidance on some topics I am interested in, like food, travel and photography reviews. Finally, I feel these particular blogs have something to contribute to the blogging world and the world in general. So in no particular order, here are some of my favorites. I will probably edit the list to add more, but these are just off the top of my head. Thanks for reading all.
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