Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Blue Moon
This photos was taken in the garden on the night of the Blue Moon.
I love the silhouetted branches of the tree,
the gorgeous moon framed in their embrace

Corfe Castle, Dorset, UK
Not a true silhouette, I know,
But this is simply awesome!
I could go and live in the shadow of this castle today!!!!

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

 

Yucky. That’s what my Grandie calls these growths.
Doctor calls them ganglions.
They attach to the tendon which gets excited and balloons up.
Often an old injury, yeah,
like 5 years ago in my tangle with a motorbike.
They are not so attractive,
Hurt too,
They’ve snagged the nerve,
and wrapped and squeezed it good and solid;
So I have two and a half dead fingers too.
Tuesday afternoon I’m having them removed!
No more Yucky!
Thank goodness!

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FRIENDSHIPS

I met Lolly in Grade 1
in Ndola, Zambia

A few years later my family moved to South Africa
After my mom’s death, we moved back to Ndola
I went to a new school, the Convent
Lolly was now here too
So was Vonny, Allison, Julie, Joanne, Tricia, Terry Ann, Tina,  Allegra, Loredana, Julia, Sandy, Zen and others
At 15 I left again

Then came fb
New friends galore!
Our “Old School” friendships were renewed as a group!
The new and old became a mix
we don’t remember who introduced who
where they come into the “picture”

Now we’ve added Jacky and, Jackie, Julie and Julia, Joy, Rachael, Rie, Shirley, Margaret, Ansie, Donna, Liz, Jenny, Caitlyn and my Ma-Val
We’ve had reunions and meet-ups where possible
But share, care, laugh and cry regularly
Most of us communicate daily, certainly weekly or monthly

These are my Girls
My Ya Ya’s
My Minxes

I look at you
Then I look at me
Without my buddies
Where would I be?

My friends,
My sisters 
My shadows
My world
Where would I be without my Girls? 

Giggles and tears
Smiles and laughs
Late night texts and photographs
We’ll be together until our last day
Best Girlies forever
just wont fade away

I love you all!
Unknown

 

Friendship Poem

Friends do things for one another.
They understand.
They go a million miles out of their way.
They hold your hand.
They bring you smiles, when a smile is exactly what you needed.
They listen, and they hear what is said in the spaces between the words.
They care. And they let you know you’re in their prayers.

Friends always know the perfect thing to do.
They can make your whole day, just by saying something no one else could have said.
Sometimes you feels like the two of you share a secret language that others can’t tune into.

A friend can guide you, inspire you, comfort you, or light up your life with laughter.
A friend understands your moods and nurtures your needs.
A friend lovingly knows just what you’re after.

When your feelings come from deep inside,
and they need to be spoken to someone you don’t have to hide from,
you share them …
with a friend.
When good news comes, a friend is the first one your turn to.
When feelings overflow and tears need to fall,
friends help you through it all.

Friends bring sunlight into your life.
They warm your life with their presence,
whether they are far away or close to your side.
A friend is a gift that brings happiness, and a treasure that money can’t buy.

Collin McCarty

I have the greatest, most loving, closest group of friends I could want

I can’t wait for some of us to get together in Sept for a group hug!

 Bless you

Unadulterated and pure love: Great Dane

A dog is not only man’s best friend, but his number one fan,
his admirer, his adored companion, his confidante,
his buddy, his shadow, his mirror.

23 September 2006 Ray fetched his baby girl,
but we all loved her

We have had a few Great Danes
We were completely, and fully, owned by them
This little girl was born the day before Hubby’s birthday
His 50th Birthday Present
She was the most amazing girl in the world

Hayley was a Blue Dane
Her colour a gorgeous dark grey
she had blue eyes as a baby
they turned a greeny colour as she grew up

Hayley-Bayley was beautiful
inside and out
she believed her place was between us and everything else.
Visitors were amazed at how sweet she was when she knew you were welcome and “part of the family”.
But she was wonderfully protective too,
leaning against us to keep us from getting too close to people she didn’t know too well.
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She loved to have her ears rubbed, and would groan in ecstasy.
She was obedient and gracious, a clown and overgrown puppy, regal and beautiful.
Dignified, except when it came to play-fighting over a ball or hose-pipe or stick in her mouth!
She loved to wrestle it with you.
She would ‘ask’ to lie on the couch with you, then simply sit on you till you gave in.
She pretended she was a lap-dog
and disdainfully ignored our laughs

She ran
Great, galumphing, glory-bounds of joy
She adored following hubby around the farm
Ears and tongue flying as she zoomed around
I think she thought she was a Cheetah!

She had a wonderful, dignified, gentleness
She adopted Marge as her own
who arrived as a little thing of about 3 months old
They adored one another

She was the largest of our dogs, and probably the alpha female of the pack.
But she was so good-natured that there were few scraps.
Usually Hayley played with the little dogs as though she was their size.
Trying to fit under the same barbed-wire fences, into the meerkat holes,
and under the implements to chase rats and things, but not quite making it!
She was so funny, and so gracious about being laughed at.
Her tail just wagged delightedly too.

5 of the 6 dogs

 

She loved her food
Waiting patiently in a sit pose
until she was invited to eat
We gave her the very best in Dog Dining
The Vet assured us that she was perfectly healthy
despite her boniness

It was all the running

She slept in Matt’s room, on her own mattress and blanket,
but of course, only Matt’s double bed would really do!!!!!

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Hayley and Matt were best friends and played endlessly together, great love and respect between them.
She adored him
and he took on her training and discipline.
She was so clever that she seemed to just instinctively understand what was asked of her.
Theirs was a soppy and abiding passion

2 Dec 06 2

Our beautiful girl died this morning, only 3 years old,
from a horribly virulent strain of biliary that has killed about 9 other dogs in our area.
Loving, gentle, sweet, funny, protector.
We will miss you so much Hayley baby.
Even that wicked tail, wagging so hard it was like a sjambok!
You brought so much love and joy to us.
We are heartbroken, and will miss you immensely.

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Ray and Matt went to Potchefstroom to fetch her body from the vet hospital,
to be buried at home on the farm.
When they left it was, weather-wise, a beautiful day.
By the time they arrived home, we had torrential rain.
The first rains of the season.
We stood around the huge open grave in the orchard, tears pouring from our eyes,
washed away by those falling from the sky.
They almost couldn’t get her into her the ground,
because it was so soggy and slippery that everything all just collapsed into the hole.
It was such a hard thing to do, to say goodbye properly to our sweet girl.
She has been the hardest loss we’ve had.
She was an incredibly special dog, an adorable, loving girl.
We loved her very much. 

Hayley, you’ll always be in our hearts
precious Hayley-Baby

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Weekly Photo Challenge: (Unofficial) Reflections

Since we haven’t had a challenge officially;
I am responding to this unofficial challenge,
set by Ailsa at Where’s my backpack?!
http://wheresmybackpack.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/reflections/

This was an intentional shot

This one just appeared on my camera!

The photos were taken in Cape Town,
from across the bay
in Bloubergstrand.
It means Blue Mountain Beach.
This is my favourite city!

and this is Big G

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused

I usually delete my blurred, silly photos. These I had to keep. It was the day my son’s first child was born. I handed the camera to someone to take photos while we came in for a hug, cry, laugh and celebration. They were all terrible! But they were all I had, so I fiddled and played and made a Scrapbook page called “It’s all a Blur”. Fitting.

This weeks challenge is very different. I love it, some of the photos have been incredible!

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun

Light of my life
Warms my heart
Continuation of life
The sun?
Yes, but also,
My Grandsons

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

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