Weekend Special Trip To Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon

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We usually take a day trip to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon in the Fall.  Sometimes we go there to hike, while other times we go for lunch.  This year we went for lunch at Auberge Sedona.  We had our dog, Ozzie, with us this time.  Our table was along the Oak Creek with spectacular views.  To Ozzie’s delight there was an abundance of squirrels nearby playfully leaping from one tree to the next!  Once in a while they would rest on the rocks, which left Ozzie mesmerized.

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Weekend Special iPhone POTD Project Part 2

Last weekend I began a series of my new project:  iPhone POTD Project.  This Photo Of The Day project is a challenge for me to take at least one picture each day with my iPhone.  I keep it organzied by the days and when the time is up I plan to print a book of these daily shots for my own record.

For me, the interesting thing about a project like this is that it shows places I have been, views I admired, food I have prepared, local flora and fauna and interesting things that just caught my eye!

Below is the next set of the photos I have for my project.

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Weekend Special iPhone Photo Of The Day Project

Back in April I got the new iPhone 7 Plus….and it changed my photography in so many ways.  For one thing, now when I travel, it isn’t necessary to pack, lenses, filters, batteries, tripods, etc.  Just my phone!  For another thing, the camera on this iPhone 7 Plus is amazing!  There are a number of good photo editing apps that save time when doing the post-processing of the photos.  The photo below was taken with this phone and 2 post-processing filters were used to slightly enhance the lighting (brighter) and I straightened out the horizon, both of which were done in under 1 minute!

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Weekend Special Trip To Rural Missouri

A few weeks ago, we travelled to rural Missouri to view the total solar eclipse!  It was an amazing experience!  We had a fun day with lots of friends, family and good food and drink!  But that was just 1 day.  Our trip to rural Missouri gave us the opportunity to enjoy some scenery, flowers, animals, barns, houses, and a dairy visit!  This is so exciting for a city girl like me!

Please enjoy these various scenes of rural Missouri!

Animals were a thrill on this visit!  This giant snapping turtle was very patient with us while we photographed him!

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Weekend Special Random Flora Shots

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It has been a while since I did a Weekend special post!  With a lot of summer travel, a lot of company and parties, I have not had the time…but I make time now.  Pleae enjoy these random images from my walks, farmer’s markets, gardens and golf courses!

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An Otherwise Beautiful View Spoiled by Graffiti

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This stunning landscape has been marred by vandals.  It really bothers me that someone thinks it is cool or funny to deface pristine areas, spoiling it for everyone else.  The following pics show the view before and then with the vandalism.   Continue reading

Weekend Special Back Lit Bougainvillea

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Weekend Special Back Lit Bougainvillea

On a very windy day, I snipped a bougainvillea stem and brought it inside to photograph it.  Using a powerful video L.E.D. continuous lighting set up, professional that I am) I set the light into the bottom of a pot, placed a white plastic sheet over it and set the bougainvillea on the plastic.  That is it.  I also shot some sliced citrus but was not happy with the results. Continue reading

Missing My Mom On Mother’s Day and A Few Others, Too.

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Missing My Mom On Mother’s Day and A Few Others, Too.  🙁

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My mom, Betty Logan!

The years fly by, don’t they?  This is my 6th year without my mom here on this Earth to thank for being a wonderful mother!  I hope she knows how much she was (and still is) loved by so many.

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Weekend Special Orange Flowers

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Weekend Special Orange Flowers

As I try to do each weekend,  I like to post something beautiful, informative, fun or just random images from my collection of many, new or old.

Today, I am posting some orange flowers, beginning with recent images and followed by some from my collections.  Enjoy!  You may visit my gallery by clicking here.

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Guest Post Kathleen Nonnamaker on do Terra Essential Oils

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Guest Post Kathleen Nonnamaker on do Terra Essential Oils

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Kathleen and the do Terra Team Leaders! From left to right: Cheryl, Ashley,Danielle, Kathleen, Sheryl and Tina

Meet my sister, Kathleen Nonnamaker and her team of doTerra essential oils Team Leaders!  They have so much fun working and playing together, too!

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The Shutterbug Chef team has asked her to write a post for us explaining health and wellness.  Kathleen is a wife, mother, grandmother, athlete, entrepreneur, and a health and wellness advocate!  She and her family have always lived active lives and to this day, they are all about the outdoors when weather permits or even when it is just plain cold!

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