Thursday, December 01, 2016

Rock Star Rooster

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Photo by SnaggleTooth Nov 2016

What's funny about this loud guy who often crows all day long, is he's located right in the back of the Library. That can make it tough to read in there some times. I went to get this pretty tree pic a couple weeks back, n I saw him strutting about the coop where usually you hear but don't see him. I've attempted his pic many other times n didn't get any passable results.

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Photo by SnaggleTooth Nov 2016

I'm so proud of myself finally getting a glimpse of his eyes thru that shaggy, spiked hair-do. He is a looker.

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All these pics have something in common besides subject n location. I altered all of them exactly the same way- n cropped the same direction, without texture or color change.


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... Except for the one with the rooster-head in it. That went thru the mirror at a different angle to get the head, which I cropped into one siamese-twin head, Then I changed color, put thru the mirror again, n cropped again.

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Photo by SnaggleTooth Nov 2016

We are still awaiting normal winter weather here. My Thyme plant is still alive for picking outside. It's in my turkey soup today. We are enduring several days in a row of downpours- so TG it's not snow yet. I'm still digging for my winter supplies. Still haven't found my fave scarf. Got some others, hats, n gloves washed at least.

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Trying to figure out how to fit in present shopping n still don't know what to get. I was ahead last year- Only that rooster is today!

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Happy Holiday Hunting everyone - the chase is on!



Thursday, November 24, 2016

Gobble

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Gobble up some turkey.


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Save some room for pie.


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Tell all why you're grateful

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Don't make up a lie...

(ok- a young person filled in the last line for me- 'cause  I can't yet think of a better one...

 Can you?) 
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Have a glorious Thanks dinner whenever possible!



Thursday, November 17, 2016

First, Then Second...

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The cooler evening weather n low sun angle has made for a few very pretty sunsets the past few weeks. After posting last week, I was walking home from the Library looking up at this n had my cam. By the few minutes I got to where there were not so many wires in the pic, it was muted at dusk already.



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I decided to put it through my paces without any color change, n then without any texture alteration. I didn't have alot of time for as many versions n crops as usual, but I do like every single image I had time to find.

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Well I had a great visit, a fun B-day party for a young relative, n the next day was a "First-Thanksgiving" turkey dinner that couldn't be beat. Pies were also very tasty, belly-busters we somehow managed to get inside ourselves. The younger, growing tall folks seem to have become bottomless pits.



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The best part was several hours in a row of sleep for me both mornings. Back home again I'm getting awoken repeatedly with noise at least every hour again. Going back to work again really didn't keep me in a good mood either, but was light orders at least until these Days Off.

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One more week to make it through to Second-Thanksgiving with folks from around town. It's likely shopping will take alot more time the next few weeks. As always it's a challenge not to spend too much, n to get extra things done. As usual time is speeding past me n I want more done earlier.

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All I want is more rest lately. Makes me feel older as another year is winding down. Hope you get to enjoy the rush n get some Turkey. This year I'm grateful for double Turkey, n folks who won't eat the dark meat - it's my Fave n I get alot to take home.



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These came out so nifty. It's amazing what natural shapes  n color can produce. I made my own sunshine...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Party's Over

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I'm always so relieved when elections are over...
Basically the negative political ads drive me nuts.

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This time I'm so apathetic about the outcome, because I figure at this stage of my life it won't make much difference who won.  I still believe hitting the lottery is my best hope of getting anywhere with space n time for my art idea list backlog ...   That would make me alot happier!
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Folks on the news are holding demonstrations all over the country. It wouldn't be the first time the popular vote didn't sway the delegate system. Whoever invented the way that works? It seems unfair sometimes. I still remember the Al Gore election.
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This week-end I have some extra Days Off to go for a road trip/visit. Hopefully I'll get alot more extra online time for catch-up. I really hate getting cut-off at the Library here every week. One hour is never enough!
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Pics today are from the last toe-dipping trip to the village harbor beach. I saw an oak leaf drifting out with the tide toward that little island, featured in both shots.
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Off I go, trying to do an earlier day-schedule for a few days-



Thursday, November 03, 2016

On the Ball

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Last Week's
Question : 

If I made green Troll (Donut) Balls to hand out, what flavor would you expect them to be?

The first thing I thought of was "Boogers", but that is impractical. I do have more ideas, plus answers from coworkers.


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Answers from work were

Pistachio

Mint


I'd probably expect them to be Lemon-lime.

But want them to taste like
cookies n cream
(Half-rolled in chocolate cookie crumbs.)

What would be more fun is to rocky-road those flavors with the pistachios... mmmm


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On my post "Boo Time"
folks answered:

Blogger Lynn said...
chocolate

Blogger Erica Burns said...
Lime
Green apple
Mint
Pistachio

Blogger Tabor said...
cinnamon and ginger with a bit of caramelized sugar.

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Yep, now I want all of those! Thanks for the brainwaves...

Nope, no time for leisurely baking!


For the pre-Halloween holiday work order I worked about 12 hours. Still recovering from that one- now four days later.

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 A beautiful Day Off Weds, sunny in the 60's-- I watched the Chicago Cubs in the seventh game with the Indians to finally end that old curse n win the World series in extra innings at 12:47 pm after a rain delay. I'm very Happy for them. It was a great, close game to watch all the way thru.
I do like baseball, n am glad I got to see it.
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Reminds me of how it felt in 2004 when the Boston Red Sox finally won it after their so called Curse was thought to be lifted, after the Babe's piano was fished out of a pond.

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Strange how superstition runs so rampant n so finally defeating the negativity, even if a figment of imagination - it helps you feel like a winner... so you can win.  



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 This week-end is time back an hour, which will help me get a bit more rested, but most I do will be in the dark again. Also election time is almost over, n I can't wait for the negative campaign ads to go away on tv...
Still wondering who will win.

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 One more work-week to go before scheduled time off n a road trip is planned.

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I really like how these came out....
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Photos of leaves were used today. The first from actual real collected leaves, the second, webby ,maple-ish ones are plastic from the Dollar Tree. I put them around the window to decorate n see from outside.