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Saturday, February 28, 2009

"WINTER" THEME CONTEST

It's that time again, and this time the theme is "Winter" and everything that it encompasses. Please head on over to Stardom Awaits! and cast your vote for your favourite shot. Enjoy the entries!


As usual, I'm posting here some shots of mine that did NOT make the cut. Man it's hard to guess which ones people might like better than others! LOL



1. End Of Day





2. Early Winter Sunrise





3. Say Goodbye





4. Nakedness





5. Soft Blanket





6. Rust





7. Shadows





8. Treasures In The Snow





9. Waves





10. Frozen Bath




I hope you're all having a great weekend, take good care of each other and I'll catch you later!

PEACE!
Love Jude

Friday, February 20, 2009

WINTER'S TAIL END

Yep, the butt end of winter is now with us, and before we know it the first official day of spring will be here ~ only one month from today!! Surprisingly, this season went a lot faster than it usually does for me. After Christmas it usually seems endless months of "Januaries and Februaries", not that I mind winter and actually love some of it. Ah well perhaps it is only the fact that another year older for the Hippie Chick means the time speeds up even more.


I don't have a lot of news worthy items to relate to you, things have been pretty quiet around here. Sister Brenda is healing nicely, thank God, and has gone back to work. Sister Pammie's 2 doggies (lights of my life) are both well, although showing signs of aging. Particularly Lady, she is partially blind and deaf now. Not completely, but still we notice it. I've managed to so far (!!) stay clear of all the colds and flu/stomach viruses that have been rampant at work and even here at home. Pammie hasn't been feeling well but is a bit better now.

So all in all it's been blessedly quiet with no great stresses. Thank you, I'll take that with a smile! My only worry at the moment is that a good blog friend of mine (Orion, in my links) has shipped out to "somewhere". He's in the U.S. Army and we know he'll be going to Iraq but of course we don't know exactly when. He just blogged that he's going to be out of touch for the next while so we can only assume that's where he has been deployed to. Wherever you are O, love and Godspeed to you!

Here are a couple more of the photo projects I did earlier that I promised I would post. I hope you enjoy!

Out my bedroom window:



This is the first project I did:



I'm on a day off, and today is laundry day. My little timer is about to go off and I need to head back down to the laundry room. So I will leave you with this and hope you all have a very good weekend. Take good care of each other!

PEACE!
Love Jude

Saturday, February 14, 2009

"ARTSY" THEME WINNERS




Thank you again to everyone who participated in the voting, this contest had sooo many great shots it was tough! Congrats to all the entrants!


Keep your eyes peeled at Stardom Awaits! because at the end of this month the next contest will be running and the theme will be "Winter".

Have a great weekend everyone, and Happy Valentine's Day!

PEACE!
Love Jude

Saturday, February 07, 2009

BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

We're heading over to sister Brenda's to celebrate hers and my hubby's birthdays today. They are a couple of weeks apart in February but we're killing two birthday birds with one partay, so to speak.

The weather has been frightfully WARM for February and that is unnerving! Does this mean March will be horrid? Or am I just being paranoid and it's a gift from the Weather Gods? So much of our snow has melted away, and we've even had a bout of rainy days last week, leaving our city a huge skating rink. THAT I can do without! Ah yes, always something with the weather for the Hippie Chick to bitch about huh? Too hot, too icey.


I've worked on some fun photo projects in the last few days and I'll share some of them with you here. It's not only easy but a very addicting passtime. I made myself stop when I had to think for more than 10 minutes of a new idea after doing about 10 of these. These are all of my own shots put to collages. What fun to do!!

I hope you enjoy.










Speaking of photography, if you haven't already done so and you'd like to participate, head on over to Stardom Awaits! and cast your vote for your ONE favourite picture. The more voters the more fun! Thank you.


Before I hit the publish post button I'd like to take a moment and wish my readers well, especially those of you going through health scares and stressful times right now. You know my prayers are with you, and I'm sending big hugs and positive ooga booga your way. Always.

And soon I'd better rescue my Mushroom Chicken breasts from the oven, and get them into my slow cooker/crock pot for transporting over to Brenda's for the Birthday dinner. It is smelling SOOOO good in here! I wonder what kind of cake brother-in-law Rory got.... *mmmmmmm!*

I wish you all a good weekend, and don't forget to take good care of each other.

PEACE!
Love Jude