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Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

The theme for this Week’s Photo Challenge is:  Urban.  My husband and I just moved to Lakeland, Florida in March after living in Tampa, Florida for the past 9 years.  We are both originally from the lovely State of Maine.  I already love Lakeland.  Although, it is a bigger town/city, downtown isn’t that big compared to the Tampa Bay area.  From what I have seen so far, downtown Lakeland, has both its busy and serene moments.  I hope you enjoy my vision of this Week’s Photo Challenge:  Urban.  To check out the Daily Post or to enter an entry of your own, click here.

Cafe Downtown Lakeland.

Polk Theatre

Kentucky Ave

Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille

Check out additional entries below:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban « Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban–Calm before the storm! | Simply Charming
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban (NYC) « warmhotchocolate
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban | Even A Girl Like Me
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban « Ruth E Hendricks Photography
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban | Adventures We Seek
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban « The Hoppy Mommy Bunny
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge : Urban « Try 2B cool ‘n smart…
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban | Julia’s Place
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban | travels with toby
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban «
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban | mothergrogan
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: URBAN | 撮影部
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban | Life and Ink
  15. splash « yi-ching lin photography
  16. Weekly photo challenge: Urban | Anotherdayinparadise2’s Blog
  17. Urban living, urban cities, urbanisation « MindBlur
  18. Las terrazas se disfrutan en verano – People enjoying summer in the streets (Urban: WordPress.com Post a Week 2012 #postaday) « Dario Alvarez, Fotógrafo 2.0
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban « Haecceity
  20. Weekly photo challenge: Urban « Alice through the Macro Lens
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban « I did it … for Johnny
  22. this is as urban as it gets « joyfulwise
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban | Portugal in Pictures
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban | Untitled Adventure
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban – Spokane – Going Home | rfljenksy – Practicing Simplicity
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban | travellersoul76
  27. The Nature of Urban « elspethc
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban « GrayPencil
  29. How to Join the Run Against Stroke 2012 | Lesson Plan of a Comatose Teacher
  30. Weekly photo challenge: urban « and also, dogs
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban | quite simply…
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban | artistisk
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge – Urban « a weirder fetish
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban « weird & cool stuff seen while out & about
  35. game on « yi-ching lin photography
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge – Urban | Just Sara
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge – Urban | Min lite av varje
  38. Balanava! Look! There, in the distance … « The Wanderlust Gene
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: URBAN (Urban Dwellers) « A drifter off to see the world
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban « Mike Hardisty Photography
  41. A picture a day… #1 « prodigalmomma
  42. Urban Photography Challenge on WordPress « Terence S Jones – a guy with a camera
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban « Sin Polaris
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: URBAN (Steel and Glass) « Pictures in living color
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban | Mae East
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge – Urban life in Singapore « Janet’s Notebook
  47. Weekly photo challenge: Urban « Wednesday Night Knitting
  48. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: URBAN « Francine In Retirement

 


Sunday Post: From a Distance

This weeks entry for the Sunday Post was taken downtown Lakeland, Florida.  I saw this gentleman riding his bike across the street from where I was standing.  It appears from the picture that he might be homeless and possibly a former member of the United States Military.  To enjoy more entries or participate, click here!  Thanks for viewing and stopping by!

 


Diana, Princess of Wales

Before we knew the names of these lovely flowers, they reminded me of flowers made from icing that you would transfer onto a cake.  So lovely.  These were taken right outside a restaurant called the Garden Bistro, downtown Lakeland, Florida.

I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by.


Black Beauties – Part 2

My husband and I frequent Lake Mirror at least a couple times a week. These Black Swans are always there ready to pose. I have a difficult time keeping my eyes off them. Natures miracles. I hope you enjoy and thank you for stopping by.

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Click here to view Black Beauties – Part 1.


Raw Beauty

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Solitude

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Standing Alone

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White Peacock


Lamp Posts by the Lake


Sunday Post: Black & White

 

I have to say that Black & White Photography is my all time favorite.  Ansel Adams is my favorite black and white photographer.  If you are not familiar with his work, google him or stop by a local bookstore.  For this post, I am including one of my black and white digital shots.  I have quite a few black and white film shots that I have not taken the time to upload that I know you would all enjoy seeing.  For more information about the Jake Sprinter, Sunday Post and the Black and White challenge, click here!


Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge

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When I was younger I loved making/creating collages. I would sit for hours cutting out all of my favorite pictures and quotes from newspapers and magazines and then arrange them on a piece of construction paper or poster board. This weeks photo challenge – merged brought that memory back. The first thing I thought of was a collage. I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Check out more about this weeks challenge here!

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Figments of a Dutchess
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge | Just Snaps
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Flickr Comments
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge | Chittle Chattle
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Lonely Travelog
  6. weekly photo challenge : merge | bodhisattvaintraining
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Bams’ Blog
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Wind Against Current
  9. Travel Challenge;Merge « So where’s the snow?
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita Sarda
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: MERGE | eagerexplorer
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « warmhotchocolate
  13. (Sub)merging « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  14. Merge on Panoramic « bukaningrat ™
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Gary Ng © Gnostec Photography
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « e-Shibin
  17. Photo Challenge: Merge « Detours by Deepali
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Sin Polaris
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge – Joy and Woe
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Cardinal Guzman
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « All Access Pass
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge « The Urge To Wander
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Wilderness Escapades
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « What’s (in) the picture?
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Mike Hardisty Photography
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Do You See What I See??
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge – the river merging with the sea | Lola Jane’s World
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « A year in the Life
  29. Sombre & lumineux « Paris en photographies
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Becca’s Photo Blog
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Merge « Ron Mayhew Photography
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | One step at a time
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Creativity Aroused
  34. Fighter Planes in Old Geneve | thirdeyemom
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Disorderly Chickadee
  37. caballos | chalaneriarmenia
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « The Proscenium
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Life of Colors
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Java Junk Ease
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge : Merge «
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Beijing Daily Photo 2
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Jinan Daily Photo
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Untitled Adventure
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | R Shad
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « heartfelt images
  48. weekly photo challenge: merge | catbird in america
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | StandingStill
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge « Tacts Blog
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « miljoanne
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: “MERGE” « MKG- Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts
  53. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – MERGE « Dear Bliary
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Healthcare Updates
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | artistisk
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | perceptionsofareluctanthomemaker
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « wingrish
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | The Way I Live Naturally
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Ruth E Hendricks Photography
  61. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MERGE « mywordwall
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Four Deer Oak
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Denise discovers…
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge… | Mirth and Motivation
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « City Life Picture
  66. Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge «
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | a hectic life
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge [We Must be Crazy] | After the Engagement
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « YSalma
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Fenland Photos
  71. SwatGeneration
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | acieartikulasi
  73. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Jumbled Contents Of My Head
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « and life smiles
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Photography Journal Blog
  76. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MERGE « Francine In Retirement
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Olivia May Photography
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge… | The Blog Farm – A Growing Blog Community
  79. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Last Train to QVille
  80. Weekly photo challenge: Merge « Alice through the Macro Lens
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « beyondpaisley
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: MERGE | The World Is a Book…
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « the unbearable lightness of being me.
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Lucid Gypsy
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | Even A Girl Like Me
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge | blueberriejournal
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « Efrata Denny Saputra Yunus
  88. Weekly photo challenge: Merge « The (Urban-Wildlife) Interface
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « thegirlinthesunglasses
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge « North Highlands Art

Branches in the sky

When I took this picture, my husband and I were sitting on a bench in the park. I looked up and the lighting was beautiful. For me, the simple moments mean the most. I hope you enjoy and thank you for stopping by.


Orange Stars

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I have googled for the last week or so to find out the proper name for this beauty with no luck. If anyone knows, please feel free to respond. Love these orange stars! I hope you enjoy and thank you for stopping by!


Chilis

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Gated Loggia

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Weeping Willow

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Thanksgiving

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The colors of this flower remind me of Thanksgiving and the Autumn season. Although, in America we set aside one day to acknowledge it, I am constantly reminded to be grateful and give thanks daily. I hope you enjoy. Thank you for stopping by!


White Ibis Beauty

I hope you enjoy “White Ibis Beauty.” I love watching these delicate birds. They always seem happy and “free as a bird.” Thank you for stopping by!


Wood Stork

The Wood Stork took me off guard. It is so pretty, and at the same time difficult to look at. Once you do it is challenging to keep your eyes off it. I hope you enjoy and thank you for stopping by!


Dazzle me with Orange

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I hope you enjoy these pictures of this Monarch butterfly I was so fortunate to capture at Hollis Garden in Lakeland, FL.  Monarch butterflies are my favorite.  You can distinguish a monarch from a viceroy by the two black dots on the lower wing and the lighter underside.  I must admit it was definitely challenging and took quite a bit of time.  Thank you for viewing and stopping by.


Ceraunus Blue

At first glance I was not sure what type of butterfly this was. When I looked it up, a tear came to my eyes because it appears to be a Miami Blue Butterfly. In April of this year, Miami Blues were put on the endangered species list. I have contacted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to inquire and confirm. The USFWS has confirmed that it is not a Miami Blue, it is a Ceraunus Blue. The USFWS was kind enough to provide a key of the differences and traits of similar butterflies in Florida. If you are interested, I have attached for your review. Thanks for stopping by and viewing!

Here is a short video about the Miami Blue Butterfly.  It is worth the few minutes 🙂

 


In the Moment

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This is a Heron that I captured at Lake Mirror in Lakeland, FL. It seemed to be meditating and enjoying the moment of serenity. I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


Happy

This Photo was taken at Hollis Garden in Lakeland, FL. The colors are so vibrant, it is so happy! Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy!


Hibiscus Umbrellas