Wordless Wednesday 6-30


From Answers.com: On Wednesdays all over the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it on their blog. Hence the ‘wordless’ title. The idea is that the photo itself says so much that it doesn’t need any description.

This is Frazy.  You can read about her here.

What are you Wordless about this week?

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I {Heart} Faces Pets Challenge.


This week, I ♥ Faces is focusing on the precious faces of our pets.  This is one of the loves of my life, Frazy.  Frazy is short for Frazier. Frazier, as in the television show that featured Eddie, Martin’s dog.  When Frazy first arrived at our house, we thought she looked like Eddie, and somehow Frazy came out of that.  (Don’t ask.) Most of the time we call her Crazy Frazy.

Frazy came to us around Mother’s Day of 2009.  Our neighbor was driving past a small town which sits on a busy highway and saw Frazy, and a chicken, sitting by the side of the road.  Frazy would have been about 3 months old at the time.  The neighbor was afraid Frazy would be run over, so he picked her up and brought her home.  He was driving a pickup truck and said she crawled up behind his neck and sat there the rest of the trip.  We have often wondered what the chicken thought when she saw her buddy driving off in a truck.  Did she want to come, also?

Said neighbor already had two dogs at his house so he brought Frazy to our house.  Little J had been asking for a dog for quite a while and Big J and I had been discussing it.  Frazy seemed the answer to that request.  We took her to the vet to be looked over and scanned for a chip but none was found.   It looked like she was ours. Little did we know what we were bringing into the house!

Frazy is a Jack Russell and therefore, vibrates with energy 24/7.  She is so full of love and playfulness.  She has her favorite toys, and when I ask her if she wants a treat, she licks her lips.  She loves to curl up in my lap while I rub around her ears.  Thank you, Frazy, for loving me unconditionally and bringing joy to my life.

There are many, many, many, many, many more pet faces over on I ♥ Faces.  Go check them out!

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I {Heart} Faces. 6-25-10 Fix-It Friday #60


The photography website I♥Faces encourages and advises all levels of photographers. Amateur and Professional photographers come together to give advice, compliment, teach and promote photography. Early in the week they host a theme challenge. This week it was “Celebrating Teens” and I entered this picture. On Fridays they host Fix-It-Friday. They provide a photo that you can edit and link back to the photo. I think it is fascinating to see the multitude of fixes, all different and creative. If you have an interest in photography, this website is for you.

Here is my fix:
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Two points: I wanted to make this teen really stood out from his surroundings, and I wanted to connect the sunlight prism colors with his cool, tie-dyed shirt.

Here is the original:
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Other bloggers are playing with this same Fix-It Friday photo.  Go see I ♥ Faces to see what was in their imaginations.

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Wordless Wednesday 6-23.


From Answers.com: On Wednesdays all over the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it on their blog. Hence the ‘wordless’ title. The idea is that the photo itself says so much that it doesn’t need any description.  (This picture is part of my Texas note cards over at Snail Mail Notes.)

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See who else is Wordless this Wednesday.

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I {Heart} Faces. Celebrating Teens Challenge.



Little J.  How much longer can I call him that?

There are lots and lots of teens over at I ♥ Faces.

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Happy Father’s Day 2010.


1926 – 1998

My dad grew up on some farmland outside of my West Texas hometown.  When he was 18 or so, he drove a combine and helped other farmers harvest crops.  He saved money and bought acreage as he could.  After he and mom married, the Army wanted him.  He went to Camp Roberts in California for his basic training before going to Korea.

I love this picture of him as it shows a playful side I didn’t often see.  And by the time I can remember what he wore, he no longer wore jeans.  So to see him in these jeans and boots, playing footsies with the Pacific Ocean just makes me smile. Big time smile!  You can read more about  him here.

So Happy Father’s Day, Daddy.  You are still in my heart and I think of you every day.

P.S. I would encourage you to digitize your family’s old pictures and slides.  Doing this with my family’s slides has brought me hours of enjoyment and memories.  Digitizing your photos also makes it easier to share the pictures with other family members, make photo books for gifts, post them on Facebook, pass them on to future generations.  I use ScanDigital to work with my slides and photos.  I first found them through Groupon. If you haven’t started using Groupon, you should! Go here and sign up. They send you an email each weekday (sometimes on Saturday) that offers you great deals. Sometimes the offer is for something in a specific city, and sometime, like ScanDigital, it is for services that can be used anywhere. Even if you don’t live in a city where Groupon is offered, sign up for a city near you. You will still be able to use the Groupons that can be redeemed online. If you decide you want to use ScanDigital, I am pleased to offer a coupon for $20 off $100 of service. The coupon code is: Rf448378. {End of commercial}

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I {Heart} Faces. 6-18-10 Fix-It Friday #59 (but on Saturday)


The photography website I ♥ Faces encourages and advises all levels of photographers. Amateur and Professional photographers come together to give advice, compliment, teach and promote photography. Early in the week they host a theme challenge. This week it was “All About Babies” and I entered this picture. On Fridays they host Fix-It-Friday. They provide a photo that you can work on and link back to the photo. I think it is fascinating to see the multitude of fixes, all different and creative. If you have an interest in photography, this website is for you.

Here is my fix:

I wanted this cutie’s face to pop, and I thought black and white did that best.

And, here is the original:

Go on over to I ♥ Faces and see other versions of this picture. Thanks, I ♥ Faces.

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