Category: Photography Challenges

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Tender Moments

bw feeding goat

 

bw being shy with santa

bw dog visit at hospital

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Tender Moments

Have a great day!

-Kat

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rainbow Colors

I’m popping in to take part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rainbow Colors! We’ve experienced snow, sleet, ice, rain, record breaking temperatures and unseasonably warm temperatures all in the last week or so. We are due for more nasty weather tonight so I’m in great need of some cheerful colors to brighten my day!

bright lion
Colorful lion
easter basket and eggs
Easter basket and eggs
rainbow garland
Rainbow garland

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Have a great day!

-Kat

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pairs

I found new subjects for this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pairs:

salt pepper and friends
Three Pairs! 
lady and the tramp
Oddly enough, this cute pair is always found cuddling together wherever they end up in the house!
woody and rc
Woody and RC- just goofing around!

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Have a great day!

-Kat

 

 

 

Legos, Pompoms and Lumber

I can’t remember a time when there weren’t toys around the house. I know that there were years between my kids outgrowing their toys and the next generation slowly infiltrating our home with theirs but it just seems natural to find toys here and there. I consider them mementos of the little boys who occupy so much of my time these days.

bw legos geometric shapes
Ever step on one of these buggers in your bare feet???
bw pompoms
There is no end to the things you can do with pompoms- and the added bonus is that they don’t hurt when you step on them!

And finally, when the prompt fits….

bw lumber
Lumber

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Kind of Geometric Shape

Just Jot It January- Memento

Ragtag Daily Prompt- Lumber

Happy Monday!

-Kat

A New Look for our Christmas Tree!

beej decorating the treeOne of my favorite traditions is decorating the Christmas tree. Over the years my children and husband have been part of that tradition, sometimes more involved, sometimes not. Okay, so my husband sets up the tree and puts on the lights and he considers his job done. Since the big kids began college and aren’t home until days before the holiday, that leaves me and the little kids to do the job.

As you can imagine, young children and Christmas trees get along almost as well as Christmas trees and cats! Over the years we have adapted our decorating to accommodate the younger members of our family. For the most part, our tree and ornaments have survived. That is, until four year old Beej was old enough to reach the tree.

My mother recently asked me how my tree managed to survive all these years and children until now. I told her that none of those kids were little Beej! beej under the tree

Within an hour of the lights being added to the tree, Beej decided that they needed some minor tweaks. Somehow he ended up wrapped up in the lights himself! I’m sure he couldn’t resist the magical feeling of being surrounded by twinkling lights!

He meticulously placed each ornament so I have to believe that there is some secret four year olds logic to the large number of ornaments hung facing the tree. Maybe there’s something special hiding in the center of the tree? And the big gaping holes where there are no ornaments? Are those branches in trouble? Did they do something to offend Beej? When I point them out, he pointedly ignores the huge empty spots and places a second or third ornament on a nearby occupied branch.

Other ornaments do not receive the honor of making it on to the tree. Or maybe they hold another special distinction because I never know where I’m going to find them!

 

glitter duck ornament
This sparkly duck ended up in the pizza making department after I explained to Beej that although he is a duck, he is covered with glitter so the bath tub is not the place for him! Beej countered with his own logic that the duck did not have wheels, therefore water was the only place for him!! 

Poor Bert looks very lost and confused about he how ended up on the kitchen counter. And this sweet little Muppet found herself abandoned on the chair with an arm broken when Beej fumbled while trying to see if she could stand on her own.

It did not take me long to realize that I had two options- 1. Spend the entire holiday season being the Christmas tree police, or 2. Decorate the tree with unbreakable ornaments and pack away the precious heirlooms.

Knowing how easy it is to make an indelible memory in the mind of four year old, I chose option 2. I would rather have Beej (and any other grandkids to come) remember that I let them truly enjoy the tree, than have my nagging voice ringing through his head for the rest of his life! Thank goodness Target seems to carry an endless selection of $3 kid-friendly ornaments!

And on the plus side, just imagine how precious those older ornaments are going to be to us when we pull them out in a few years, after having them safely tucked away!

Sunday Stills- Traditions

Ragtag Daily Prompt- Fumble

Fandango’s One Word Challenge- Magical

Photo a Day- Start with a C

Happy Holidays!

-Kat