Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Stones

My entry in response to Week 75 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge:

These stones are being laid for a wall. They were eventually filled with small trees and flowers. Did I forget to mention a stone fireplace, pit, and all around a salt water pool? Lucky people!

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Stone statues:

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A fake garden stone:

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Various books and gem stones:

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Fungi.

My entry for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Fungi.

A few months ago Rebel Mom said something stunk on the one side of our house. We thought maybe something must have died, something did, only it was a tree stump.

Right beside it was what looked like animal legs with hooves coming out of the ground and these egg like blobs. The smell coming off it was bad…like rotted animal. The flies loved it, as you can see:

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After doing a quick search I found out what it was. A Stinkhorn, which is in the the same family  as puffballs and earthstars. They start out as the white egg shapes that you see in the pictures, usually around damp or rotting materials, which would be the old tree stump. The majority of this fungi will still be under the ground. I wasn’t about to start digging! If there is water around, the egg will turn into the stinkhorn mushroom.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Made By Hand

My Entry for Nancy Merrill’s Photography challenge: Made by Hand.

Rebel Mom made these wonderful things:

Hypertufa leaf using a hosta leaf:

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Hypertufa mushrooms:

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These are called Gypsy Flowers made from twigs:

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We will be putting up how-to guides on our personal blog one day.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter D

This week is Letter D – 4 letters words that start with D.

I wasn’t sure what to post this time until I saw Bushboys dove pictures.

This was taken through our kitchen window. Two Mourning Doves.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Jewelry

My entry for

I used the 50 mm lens this time. I am getting more comfortable using it. I wanted to try different items to show the jewelry.

The following pictures are of jewelry that I have made over the years:

Using a Himalayan Salt Lamp:

Using a boat compass with telescope and LED candles:

Below: I did not make these. I just love them:

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A Clockwork’d Orange

Update: I changed the settings on my computer so they match what Rebel Guy’s looks like. I think it changed when I played my Civ game. I am going to re-shoot this and see if I can do better. The latest one is on the bottom.

My response to:

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – A Clockwork’d Orange.

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I now have a photo editing program but have no idea how to use it yet. So all I have to work with is a basic one. I would have loved to “cosmic-ness” this up a bit. Oh well…in time.

Do me a favour? On my screen the dagger and watch face is crisp and clear. On Rebel Guy’s it is dark and barely visible. Can you let me know if that is the case on your screen?
(Thanks Frank)  🙂

Argghhhh….I am getting my tripod out to re-shoot this mess. Sorry for all the updates.

And now for the encore test picture. Still not happy but better than it was:

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Sorry again for all the updates.  😦