Saturday, December 27, 2008

Community Photo Challenge-Something NEW

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Our Challenge is finding Something NEW & posting on your blog. It must be a new entry posted between today & January 1st before 9 PM EST.
To Play click here

This was giving to me by my nieces for Christmas & I just loved it! What was on the inside was my most precious gifts of all, my kids. Ü

Round Robin Challenge: Favorite Toy

This was an easy challenge. In my parents basement(for some reason) was my old doll, It was my favorite toy dating back in the late 1950's. As you can see it was used.... & a little scary Ü~



Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!


Christmas gift suggestions:

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.

There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.
- Bill McKibben

Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.
- Helen Steiner Rice

Merry Christmas~

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Blogger's Community Photo Challenge-Christmas Ornaments


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This week's challenge is Christmas Ornaments. I am looking for square photos, if you can, with either your favorite Christmas ornament or just an ornament. If you are not able to submit a square, I will crop to make it one. Like the last 2 challenges I will do a collage of all entries. Please post your entry between now & 12/18 no later than 9 PM EST, to be included in the Christmas Ornament collage. If you don't celebrate Christmas & would like to join in, you may include a decoration that would represent your holiday.

To Join in click here-Challenge Blog
Round Robin Challenge- Hometown Holiday Decorations

We really don't have anything great in Holiday decorations in our town, so this is what I was working on for our Christmas ornaments, for our challenge. A little late but I am still in!
Merry Christmas, Robins!


Sunday, December 07, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008



This Challenge is.....The Christmas Season! It can be anything representing Christmas. A Santa photo, a church, a nativity scene, you can make your own Christmas card, a Christmas scene, you can do a collage. It can be ANYTHING, just no moving photos or slideshow.
If you don't celebrate Christmas, you may post something that represents your holiday. Our Challenge starts today & all photos must be posted between now & Thursday Dec. 4th at 9 PM EST.
Click here
to visit The Challenge Blog for all entries!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Blogger Community Photo Challenge "Giving Thanks For...."

Our next challenge, "Give Thanks For...." starts November 14 & ends on the Thursday, Nov. 20th @ 9 PM EST. You may show it in one photo, a composite, or collage. You may be creative in your collage. If you add a few photos, we will only count the top photo. We will NOT consider any slideshows or moving images.

I am grateful for many things, but the most important is my family.
Family is the heart of our life. Our family's love & support keeps us whole.
Thanks to all of you who have made this challenge a success, especially.....Ü....
Vicki, Rob, Gina, Martha & Kat, thanks for all your help!

“Gratitude is when memory
is stored in the heart
and not in the mind.”
~Lionel Hampton


Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday Afternoon Ride through Pleasantville & Bedford.

A walkway In Pleasantville[1864]

Walkway in Pleasantville, with the last remnants of autumn.

Old Oak Tree in Bedford [1845]

An Old Oak Tree in Bedford

Waterfall in Bedford [1840]

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Blogger's Community Photo Challenge-Autumn

Show us your autumn shot. Go back to the Challenge Blog & leave a link to your blog.
It started Friday Oct 31 & all entries need to be posted by Thursday Nov. 6, @9 PM EST to be considered in our POLL which will be posted on Friday, Nov.7

Hope everyone joins in this time! It an easy challenge this month, so if you can't get out, find one you took recently & post it.

Autumn In NY 1827

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Did the Pumpkin tonight & just lit it.
It was a lot of work cleaning it out, I
don't remember it being such a struggle.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Martha suggested our next Blogger's Community Photo Challenge be Spooky!
Could be something to do with Halloween, or something dramatic, haunting, mysterious, mysteriously strange, or eerie.

The above image is an oldie, but it was good for this Challenge.
The image below fits Halloween "SPOOKY" It was my son, about 3 years ago.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Round Robin Challenge-Hometown

My hometown is NY, living here, in Westchester, we are close to everything...the country , the ocean, & the city, Manhattan. I grew up Westchester & lived on western LI for 19 years where I started a family. I moved back to Westchester after my divorce. For the past 3o+ years I have spent many summers & weekends out on LI on the east end, where my family has a summer place. My photos are mostly of my home state & surrounding area.

Click here for more ROUND ROBIN CHALLENGES

One of many Long Island Beaches

Sailing on Shinnecock Bay, LI

Pocantico Hills, Rockefeller State Park
This park is near us about 10 minutes away, it has beautiful hiking trails.

Kent Falls, Connecticut is a short ride upstate near NYS line.

Kent Falls State Park Covered Bridge
More photos @ My Gallery

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kent Falls

I went to Kent Falls last Thursday to photograph the only waterfall in this area, that I am aware of. It was about a 1 1/2 hour ride. The area had 3 covered bridges, which we also wanted to photograph. Kent was quaint & a perfect area to visit in Autumn. More photos will be posted on my Pbase gallery.
I also have my new computer & CS3 up & running, so my time has been focused on that...Ü

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Old Bethpage Village, LI, NY
All images were from Bethpage Village

I also love photographing fences & here are just a few images I have from Autumn 2007

Our first challenge on our new blog is CHANGE, it was suggested by Rob.
Vicki & I thought it was perfect for our move here.
Rob wrote: CHANGE, could signify everything from the change of seasons
to political change to the change in your pocket - an open-ended theme
which could hopefully inspire some creativity.

On Friday 10/10 we will post our first poll here, so don't forget to come back to vote!
Come Join in the Challenge at Blogger's Community Photo Challenge!

I ventured out into my archives of images for a photo of a fence for Carly's Monday Photo Shoot & found this image...actually I found many fences for the challenge & thought I would use this one for my CHANGE....of the seasons.

"Your current safe boundries were once unknown frontiers."

"Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
~John F. Kennedy

“The key to change... is to let go of fear.”
~Rosanne Cash quotes

Saturday, October 04, 2008

To Add a SUBSCRIBE widget to your BLOG.

Using Feedblitz, you must sign up for an account with FEEDBLITZ first, it's free.
Once you signed up....if you are not logged on
do it.....Ü

Go to Accounts/DASHBOARD
Scroll down to NEWSLETTER if you are new to Feedblitz, then you need to create a NEWSLETTER
& click on SET UP A NEW NEWSLETTER follow instructions, you will need your URL to your blog.....(choose RSS, I think) continue to the end.

Once you created a newsletter, go back to the Feedblitz DASHBOARD
Scroll down to CHOOSE YOUR NEWSLETTER, on right side & click on small arrow on drop down menu, you should see your BLOG name, go down to it.
This will bring you to your BLOG setting page at Feedblitz. Here you can make changes to your delivery service....whatever.
You want to click on Get signup forms, chicklets, links and widgets
CLICK ON Get your HTML sign-up form code
Copy code

Then go back to your BLOG/ to DASHBOARD
Click on LAYOUT
Click on Add a Gadget
There's plenty of cool gadgets you can use....but for this one we need to scroll down to-HTML/JavaScript Add
Add third-party functionality or other code to your blog.
By Blogger

In the content area you will have to paste the code from Feedblitz.
You can also name it in the title area. Hit SAVE & that should do it. you can drag the gadgets on the side in order that you would like them.

Feedblitz site is not user friendly. It's kinda confusing.
I hope this helps.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Still Life Photography: Fruit

Grapes & Wine

Another version of the same image down on old paper background. This was posted on AOL, & I am not transferring many images. I doubt I will transfer anything.

Carly's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot

#5: Still Life Photography: Fruit

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

AOL Community Photo Challenge-September

AOL Community Photo Challenge-September

To me September is the start of Autumn, Here in NY,
we harvest pumpkins, gourds, apples....we also start to see some leaves
change color. We really don't see to much color change, so I am joining
in & submitting this for 2 challenges, Ours, which is "September" and the
other challenge is for "Autumn", Carly's Monday Photo Shoot.
We plan on doing our own Autumn Challenge towards the end of
October. By then we should have so great color through out NY.

"Autumn begins with a subtle change in the light, with skies a deeper blue, and nights that become suddenly clear and
chilled. The season comes full with the first frost, the disappearance of migrant birds, and the harvesting of the season's last crops."

Glenn Wolff and Jerry Dennis

"The definition of a Harvest Moon is: the full moon closest to the fall equinox. The Harvest Moon was thus named because it rises within a half-hour of when the sun sets. In early days, when farmers had no tractors, it was essential that they work by the light of the moon to bring in the harvest. This moon is the fullest moon of the year. When you gaze at it, it looks very large and gives a lot of light throughout the entire night. No other lunar spectacle is as awesome as the Harvest Moon."
Harvest Moon Lore-

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
--Stanley Horowitz

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Montauk Lighthouse

This Lighthouse was taken in 2007 at Montauk Point, Long Island in October.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Round Robin Challenge: It's Not Easy Being Green

What inspires me is the great outdoors, so here are a few of my GREEN images. I posted on both AOL Journal & here. My collage on AOL of green are of the same images need to visit both. So here are my pics for green!
Check out all challengers....@

Ducks of GREEN pond in Irvington, NY

Green Pond

Bridge at Old Westbury Gardens

AOL Community Photo Challenge-September

AOL Community Photo Challenge for this week is........September!
Remember to follow guidelines
& leave permalink on Our Community Photo Challenge Journal.
All entries need to be in by Thursday Sept 25th @ 9PM EST to be included for the selection that will be posted on Friday the 26th for the community voting.

If you haven't joined in is the time!!! Ü

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Second Generation Collage


Friday, May 23, 2008

The Barn Door

Wooden door at the Old Bethpage Village on LI, take in 2007
My original entry is on my AOL blog for RR Challenge.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A Glimpse of Italy

Paestum, Italy 2008
One of three Greek Temples from a colony dating around 600BC in Paestum, it was known as Poseidonia but later named Paestum when it became a Roman colony in 273BC. It was later rediscovered around 1750. More photos of Italy can be found on my pbase gallery.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Old Mill

I needed to post something here. I haven't been on much, concentrating most of my time on my AOL Community Photo Challenge. If anyone reads this, & wants to play along, stop by & check it out. Read the Guidelines & enter a photo. All are welcome.

I am planning a trip to Italy in 2 weeks....very nervous, but excited. I am hoping for beautiful weather, so I can photograph everything. I am praying to come back alive..Ü I don't fly very well, this is my first trip out of the country, my passport for the very first time. I guess it's time after 51 years....Ü

Come visit us @ AOL Community Photo Challenge & join in. We have bi-weekly challenges, but I may include an addition challenge between our main challenges. We're keeping it creative. I will post on Friday....Ü

So stop by & say hi~