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Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

TIA

My kitties are part of my everyday life.  Tia, is our oldest and oh so beautiful tigress 🙂  Shadow, is our middle kitty.  She is ever so fluffy, and Angel is our new addition.  We would like to find a home for him and have decided to keep him until then.  I found him at my last job.  I was happy to find out he was a boy – after all how would you explain the goatee on a female 😉

SHADOW

ANGEL

To find out more or to participate in this week’s challenge, visit The Daily Post at WordPress.com.  Thank you again for stopping by.

Please check out some of the other photograph’s submitted below:

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    7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life – Joy and Woe
    8. Weekly Photo Challenge – Everyday Life | Alastair’s Blog
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    12. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life « A year in the Life
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    17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life | Humbled Pie
    18. Friendly faces in unknown places « Detours by Deepali
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    20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life « Beijing Daily Photo 2
    21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life « The Other Courtney
    22. Weekly Photo Challenge : Everyday Life « Les Petits Pas de Juls
    23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life | Cee’s Life Photography
    24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life | acieartikulasi
    25. Weekly Photo Challenge – Everyday Life « The Urge To Wander
    26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life | Wind Against Current
    27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life « wingrish
    28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life… a day in the life | A barbaric YAWP across the Web
    29. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: EVERYDAY LIFE « Francine In Retirement
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    38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life II « A Happy and Beautiful World
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More Gulf Fritillaries


Weathered

Lessons from a Dragonfly

A dragonfly accepts it’s brevity of life
With its gossamer wings feeling the breeze
Full of freedom it watches our joy and our strife
Its wisdom learned flitting from water to air to trees
With wings that shimmer showing purpose and duty
Obedient to all of life’s changes in flight
Modestly it shows us its outer beauty
Always gracious, mindful and full of delight
So whether what life gives you is good, bad, or sad
Show others that inner beauty counts and matters
Make your actions amount to many smiles and be glad
For the dragonfly knows it lives a brief life this way
So I learn from this creature to live wisely each day
And make every minute special to those that you love
As the dragonfly watches our actions from above

~Ruth O’Neill


Viceroys

This picture was taken at Lake Bonny Park. We ventured off the trail a bit and I saw these two butterflies fluttering around and land on this high bush/tree. I wish I could’ve caught them both in view. I love the beautiful color. I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by.


Gulf Fritillary

“The little caterpillar creeps

Awhile before in silk it sleeps.

It sleeps awhile before it flies,

And flies awhile before it dies,

And that’s the end of three good tries.”

~David McCord

“The Gulf Fritillary is named after the colorful, orange-red fritillary flower.”

“The reference to the Gulf is due to the fact that this species is common in the states around the Gulf of Mexico.”

“The Gulf Fritillary is a Native of Florida.  They fly year round in southern Florida and recolonizes in northern Florida after cold winters.”

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.

Reference

Emmel, T.C., & Kenney, B. (1997).  Florida’s Fabulous Butterflies. Tampa:  World Publications.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

I hope you enjoy the photograph’s that I have selected for this Week’s Photo Challenge: Near and Far.  Both of these were taken at Hollis Garden in Lakeland, FL.  If you are a follower of my blog you will notice that a great deal of my work is inspired by this beautiful garden (in my opinion, a masterpiece) found in the middle of downtown Lakeland, FL.

To find out more or to participate in this week’s challenge, visit The Daily Post at WordPress.com.  Thank you again for stopping by.

Please check out some of the other photograph’s submitted below:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far – Joy and Woe
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near And Far « Flickr Comments
  3. El sonido del bronce español « La Mandraka
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Form Your Troika
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far | Chittle Chattle
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far | Just Snaps
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « « The Great Escape » Life from behind a lens
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | A Little British Pea …
  9. Near and Far | Cardinal Guzman
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « britten
  11. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : NEAR AND FAR « beyond toxicity
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « e-Shibin
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Fenland Photos
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « thegirlinthesunglasses
  15. Photo Journal – Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far «
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: NEAR and FAR (With the Wind) « A drifter off to see the world
  17. Travel Challenge; Near and Far « So where’s the snow?
  18. Weekly photo challenge: Near and Far « Connie’s World
  19. WordPress photo Challenge: Near and Far « A year in the Life
  20. Near and Far | Figments of a DuTchess
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | nirvanatrails
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « wingrish
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « The Other Courtney
  24. Near and Far « bukaningrat ™
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge : Near and Far | a weirder fetish
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | Wind Against Current
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far « mtlawleyshire
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Jacob Marchio
  29. Miles Away (Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far) | Noke Yuitza
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Olivia May Photography
  31. Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Detours by Deepali
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near And Far | Mondrak’s Blog
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  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near And Far « Queen’s Gems
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Cee’s Life Photography Blog
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Efrata Denny Saputra Yunus
  37. WPC: Near and far « Alice through the Macro Lens
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Try 2B cool ‘n smart…
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « MaanKind
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « s1ngal
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Disorderly Chickadee
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | Lucid Gypsy
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « A Happy and Beautiful World
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | Stories of My Wandering Feet (& Mind)
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Rois
  46. Finding Calm « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge – Near & Far « The Urge To Wander
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Deliberate Donkey
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far in the Florida Everglades | Ron Mayhew Photography
  50. The Ramparts, St-Malo | Beyond the Brush
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | Creativity Aroused
  52. weekly photo challenge:near and far « The potato blog
  53. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NEAR AND FAR « Francine In Retirement
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge : Near and Far « Les Petits Pas de Juls
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge theme “Near and Far” | Campanulla Della Anna
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far (Lesbos) « What’s (in) the picture?
  57. The mountains are near and far | Thirdeyemom
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | Nature in the Burbs
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | StandingStill
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « The White Pumpkin Light
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | Life of 24 Hours
  62. Near and Far « the thirdeyeworld
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « The World According to Me…
  64. The Positive Page

Serenity

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Polydamas Swallowtail

I hope you enjoy these pictures.  This was a very challenging butterfly to capture.  They flutter their wings so fast it can be difficult to capture.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Liberty

The Land of Liberty
~ Author Unknown

I love my country’s pine-clad hills,

Her thousand bright and gushing rills,
Her sunshine and her storms;
Her rough and rugged rocks, that rear
Their hoary heads high in the air
In wild, fantastic forms.

I love her rivers, deep and wide,
Those mighty streams that seaward glide
To seek the ocean’s breast;
Her smiling fields, her pleasant vales,
Her shady dells, her flow’ry dales,
The haunts of peaceful rest.

I love her forests, dark and lone,
For there the wild bird’s merry tone
I hear from morn till night;
And there are lovelier flowers, I ween,
Than e’er in Eastern lands were seen,
In varied colors bright.

Her forests and her valleys fair,
Her flowers that scent the morning air–
All have their charms for me;
But more I love my country’s name,
Those words that echo deathless fame,
“The Land of Liberty.”