That’s One year down

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I did it, one year ago today I started this blog. My intention was to post a picture everyday for one year and along the way improve my writing skills.  Although I did not post a picture everyday (I missed sixty-four days total, thirty of them in a row) and I am not really sure my writing skills have improved much, I am still pretty happy with what I did accomplish.  For most of the year I picked up my camera everyday (which was one of my goals) and took a photo (another goal), I had fun (this was just one advantage) and I did learn a thing or two along the way (learning something is always a good thing).

So my challenge this next year shall be to improve my photography, learn to edit better through Lightroom, plus learn a little more in photoshop and I still would like to improve my writing stills, so don’t look for a photo everyday.   Seriously, I would like for my pictures to have a wow effect and for my writing to keep people spell-bound (well maybe not spell-bound, but to keep them intrigued).

Okay so I know the name says “A Daily Photo”, but for the time being I shall leave everything as is, but stay on your toes for something new.

Thanks for the views, likes and comments this past year my friends, I really had fun doing this and looking forward to another year of pictures!!! I appreciate you so much!!!

Have a fabulous day or night (not sure when you will be viewing this), smile and let’s try to love one another a little more.

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Look, it’s the moon

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So here it is the first day of the year (can you believe it’s 2018, yay!!!!) and I have done it, I am actually posting a picture.   After not posting for a month, for the second day in a row I am posting a picture and what do I post …. the moon, which isn’t really creative or interesting, but none the less, I am posting a picture and it’s of the moon.  Some times in life we just have to get over things and this is one of them, get over it.

Life is like that at times, we need to get over things, move on and try to learn something from it … what have I learned from this, (you may ask … or maybe not, what do I know) I need to open my mind to do more creative pictures, I need to grab my camera, get in the car and go, go explore, go have fun and go take pictures, lots and lots of pictures.

It’s a new year my friends, face it with a smile, a positive thought and a fire in our hearts.

 

 

The Last Day, but not the last post

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So the year is almost over and I have failed 64 times to post a picture on my blog, 30 of those days were in the last month.  I do not see this as a being a failure as I have only missed out on 64 days of 365 and for a procrastinator, this is a pretty good accomplishment!!! I have not posted since November 30 due for several reasons … lack of motivation, my creativity seemed to be dried up (it’s like writers block, but for photographers, I guess you would call it photographers block, lol) and just feeling a little blah!!!!  I am feeling not quite so blah, but as you can see my creativity has not really returned, but I am finishing the year with two important pictures …. the tree because I have this thing for trees and love photographing them and the other because I have hope that I will get better this year, in so very many areas in my life.

Also my friends, I will continue to post pictures on this blog, but the next year I shall consecrate more on improving my photographing rather than posting everyday.  I shall work on getting out of my comfort zone, out of my house and try to be more creativity. So stayed tuned …..

Happy New Year my friends!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

The Two

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As I sit here looking at the photos I took today, which took me awhile to get to as I get distracted very easily, so here I am an hour later and finally posting on my blog.

I often do get distracted, you know I start one project, walk away for a moment and then get distracted by something else, conversation with someone, other things that need to be done, shiny things, etc.  It’s quite frustrating for me, rushing to get things finished because I lose my focus so easily.  I often say over and over in my head (because saying it out loud would just be crazy) … focus, focus, FOCUS!!!! So here is hoping for betters days for me and more focus, oh look a cat … lol!!!

Good Night beautiful friends!!! Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile!!!

The Purple and The Green

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I have skipped a few days again, so I posted two pictures tonight.  I have let myself slide out of routine of a new photo ever night and it seems I am having a little problem getting back into my routine, but I am diligently working on it.

I love those days when you work with someone and everything just clicks, well today was one of those days.   You know when you  work with some people, you just feel as though you learn something and you feel as though you were helpful, yes those days that make you feel good.  I had more to say, but the hour is late, I am tired and I must try to get some rest.

Good night beautiful friends.  Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile.

The Oil

I had this in mind a few days ago, but it took me a few days to get it together to accomplish it, you know I am a procrastinator (I’m actually the Queen of Procrastination). This is olive oil being poured into water, pretty interesting.

So I want to talk about a good news story tonight.  I have a friend who was in need of some car work and she asked on Facebook if anyone had a good recommendation to get it fixed.  Long story short, her car is now fixed, thanks to a great friend (mind you she just asked last night and today the car is fixed).  Such a blessing to have a friend who will step up and help out right then … not I can help you on the weekend or in a few days …. no excuses, just action!!! This made my day!!!

Good Night beautiful friends!!! Remember, be a blessing and be blessed (see above story, my friend is such a blessing to others, she has been blessed), keep it positive (this friend always remains positive, no matter what life throws at her) and smile (she has the most beautiful smile too, she is the walking epitome of my life slogan)!!

The Mysterious

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Oh my gosh I am finally posting a picture, it has been over a week since I posted a picture and I went with a little easy.  I love these photographing these flowers, they have so much depth and detail, unfortunately I almost waited to long to photograph them as they are fading a little.

I have been under the weather this past week and just wanted to sleep, so that’s what I did and of course clean when needed.  So now I need to play catch up with my blog, I am thinking I just might try to take more photos and post two photos a day to make up for my down time, but we shall see if I can make that happen, after all I am a little lazy and a procrastinator.  Of course that is one of they things I wanted to improve with the help of this blog, but I am not sure much improvement was made, so maybe I will need to keep this blog going for another year, something to think about as the year is coming to an end.

Good Night my friends!! Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile.

The Beads

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Yes my friends, it’s that time again, Christmas decorations.  You can expect a few more pictures of our decorations in the coming weeks, so prepare yourself.

Today while I was driving to work, wait let me correct that …. today while sitting in traffic trying to get to work, I realized something, I hang on to negative way to much.  All the bad things, all the times I goofed, all the times I thought others were being hateful …. I hang on to all of that, like it’s who I am.  Well today I thought, I need to be more positive, I need let go of all that negative and I did that today, well today was a better day.  So try that sometime, just let go of all that negative stuff, it’s not who you are, focus on the positive, focus on God and just see how much better your day will be.  Since you shall be in a better mood and having a better day, maybe that will overflow and make someone else’s day better, kindest and caring go a long way.

Good night my friends.  Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep positive and smile.

The Whole Bunch

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With last night’s post I have discovered something, flower pictures are much more the popular then my cat pictures and I had planned on a very good cat picture to post. Oh well, the cat pictures shall make another appearance, but alas not tonight.

I normally don’t post on Tuesdays as I have a weekly thing I attend and so I am usually too busy to even thing of posting.  Well two things made this possible, I arrived home a little earlier than usually and I just felt like it (okay, so the last reason is a little on the selfish side, but it’s true).  So today I was thinking about many things (which I tend to do way to much), but anyway, I was thinking about the struggles I have, I am not going to talk about them here (they are struggles within my mind, you know my sanity), but I am going to talk about my God who has helped me this last year to overcome some of my struggles. Let me tell you, I am not who I was last year and over the last two months I feel I have traveled out of a cloud that has encompassed me for far too many years. This cloud is something I held onto because I felt I deserved it or maybe I thought it was who I was, well God showed me, that is not true. I am His, I am a child of God. So that’s it, what I had to say tonight, why I wanted to post tonight and of course the tonight’s picture is here. ha

Good Night beautiful friends.  Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile!!!

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Yes, I went shopping for flowers again and yes I decided to use them as my subject tonight. I really love using different forms of lighting and not always use the flash.  

I am learning day by day to accept myself, learning to change the things I can and accept the things I cannot change.  It’s really difficult to accept yourself as you are, especially when you feel as though others see those characteristics that are not the greatest, but I am learning to not let it worry me so much.  Okay for tonight that is all I have, I am once again tired and ready for some sleep.

Good Night my friends!! Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile!!!