January 20, 2017

Five for a Gloomy Friday

Today started out rainy so I didn't get any great sky shots, although the sun did come out this afternoon while I was in physical therapy (for my foot). But let me report on a few things and link to  a few blog hops.

1. Mersad's challenge today is By the Fire. I went back into my photo files for this shot of burning a brush pile. You can't just start a bonfire these days, you have to call the fire marshal first so no one sends out a fire engine!

Orange You Glad It's Friday?

2. An old friend passed away this week. She did not want any fuss made about her passing but someone wrote a remarkable obituary. She was a sister of my ex and I admired her. I took this snapshot many years ago.

3. This morning I was looking out at the rain and I saw a hawk land on the deck railing. Before I could raise my camera, he flew away! He was big and beautiful!

This squirrel will have to stand in for the hawk, although he was on the farther rail.


4. I stopped at the post office to mail off a small package and was delighted to find Wonder Woman stamps! My kids were fans of the old TV series, and now Marie works for DC Comics so I feel a personal connection.

5. The last picture is from a different rainy day. I cropped it and played with it in Photoshop.

Have a good weekend!

12 comments:

  1. ...a gloomy day in history.

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  2. Sorry to hear about your friend Linda. The squirrel is too cute and the sculpture is beautiful!

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  3. Is sent my grandkids Christmas cards with the stamps

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  4. It's nice to go back and have a view of it...

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  5. Nice collection of shots! I really like the fire picture. The Wonder Woman stamps are fun.

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  6. Condolences on the loss of your friend. Shame you couldn't get the photo of the hawk but it is a great photo of the squirrel.

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  7. I'm sorry about your friend.

    The angel tombstone is my favourite.

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  8. So sorry for the loss of your old friend. Those birds seldom cooperate for our photographs do they?

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  9. So very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, condolences to you and her family. I love your new stamps, how cool are they to put on your letters!

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  10. Oh, here you just need a permit, and when the burning stuff is over a certain amount, yo need a special permit. They are checking on burning days, but since I live in the forest no fire engine is coming out till you call yourself! Since people burn the needles and leaves of the trees regularly!

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  11. I am sorry about the loss of your friend 😢 the squirrel is cute and you did a good job in Photoshop..I have no idea how to use that! Thank you for linking Linda! Bundle up it's going to be a cold weekend!

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