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Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Africa" - Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Sepia."

All of the vintage images are from an internet search. The font is Monument.

"Insects" – Postcard


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This week’s Take A Word challenge was “Insects.”

The images are from an Internet search on Seguy, and from Clipart ETC. The font is Pescadero Bold.

I'm having a lot of trouble coming up with anything creative lately.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Blair Witch Pagan Ritual Stacked Stones (Cairn) - Picture

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This is 1 of 4 posts of pictures I took at Spruce Brook Falls in Beacon Falls, CT on June 24, 2012. These were stacked rocks (Cairn) that had been assembled like the ones in the movie The Blair Witch Project, for some sinister pagan ritual no doubt. ;-)

Spruce Brook Waterfall - Pictures

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This is 2 of 4 posts of pictures I took at Spruce Brook Falls in Beacon Falls, CT on June 24, 2012. I actually climbed up part of the waterfall, to get these inner pictures of it. The water was reflecting on the left side wall. You can't see it, but there is a third tier waterfall on the right hand side. I still haven't figured out how to access this waterfall from above, but I know it can be done because I saw people up there the last time I was here.

Wood Bridge - Pictures

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This is 3 of 4 posts of pictures I took at Spruce Brook Falls in Beacon Falls, CT on June 24, 2012. This is the wood bridge I crossed, to get closer to the waterfall.

Water - Pictures

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This is 4 of 4  posts of pictures I took at Spruce Brook Falls in Beacon Falls, CT on June 24, 2012. These are pictures of the water cascading over rocks and settling in a small pond sized area.

"Nature" - Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Nature."

All of the vintage images are from an internet search.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Christ Church Parish Cemetery - Pictures

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I took these pictures at Christ Church Parish, in Redding CT. I love the gravestones that have skulls on them. There is a beautiful stained glass window inside the church, but none of my pictures of it came out well.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

"Cherry Blossom" - ATC


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This week’s Think Monday – Think ATC challenge was "Cherry Blossom."

Full Double Rainbow - Pictures

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I took these pictures of a full double rainbow around sunset last night, in Shelton CT. The pictures didn't come out too well, because it was still raining, and the second rainbow is hard to see, but I wanted to share this stunning sight. We had a heat wave here for the past few days, until a line of thunderstorms came through to break it. The skies were still storm cloud filled when the sun emerged close to its descent. The double rainbow made a complete arc, touching the horizon on both sides.

Friday, June 22, 2012

"Desdemona" - Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Shakespeare."

I used images from a vintage book of the play Othello. I love the 1995 version with  Laurence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh and Irene Jacob.

"Cat Reader" – Moo (1.1" x 2.8")


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This week’s Moo Mania challenge was “Cat.”

The image is from the Library of Congress. The font is ShangriLaNFSmallCaps. The book sale is a real event.

Golden Water - Pictures

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This is 1 of 5 posts of pictures I took at Spruce Brook Falls in Beacon Falls, CT on June 17, 2012. I love the way the water looks with the light and shadow created by the sun. I've been trying to go hiking every weekend, because it's very peaceful and relaxing for me.

I entered the Naugatuck State Forest from Cold Springs Road. The roads shown within the forest are closed to vehicle traffic. The trail map is here. Two other useful links are CT waterfalls and Natural Wonders.

Golden Leaves - Picture

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This is 2 of 5 posts of pictures I took at Spruce Brook Falls in Beacon Falls, CT on June 17, 2012. The underwater leaves took on a golden tone from the sunlight.

Rippling Tree Reflections - Picture

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This is 3 of 5 posts of pictures I took at Spruce Brook Falls in Beacon Falls, CT on June 17, 2012. The movement of the water created a fantastic rippling effect on the tree reflections.

Waterfall - Pictures

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This is 4 of 5 posts of pictures I took at Spruce Brook Falls in Beacon Falls, CT on June 17, 2012. These were two different parts of the brook that had small waterfalls.

Bathing Pool - Pictures

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This is 5 of 5 posts of pictures I took at Spruce Brook Falls in Beacon Falls, CT on June 17, 2012. This was an inviting looking water bathing pool at the intermediate base of this waterfall. The waterfall picture itself didn't come out too good. I think this was near where the brook crosses on the gravel road trail that is below Black Forest Road (Spruce Brook Road). I plan to return here to take more pictures.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dragonfly - Pictures

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I took these pictures of a Blue Dragonfly on June 17, 2012.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

"Alley Cat" – Moo (1.1" x 2.8")


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This week’s Moo Mania challenge was “Dancing.”

The images are from an Internet search. The font is Romeodn Medium. The words are from the song "The Alley Cat."

Friday, June 15, 2012

Seagulls - Pictures

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I took these pictures at Compo Beach in Westport CT today.

Friday, June 8, 2012

"Queen's Diamond Jubilee" - Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was the "Queen's Diamond Jubilee." Unfortunately I didn't get this done before the end of the celebration.

The images are from an Internet search, the Library of Congress, and Clipart ETC. I created the Queen of Diamonds playing card separately, and I created the background pattern. (See the right hand side of my blog for links.)

The font is Gabriola.

This is also my 700th blog post!

Tree Fungus - Pictures

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This is 1 of 6 posts of pictures I took in Pequonnock River Valley Park in Trumbull, CT on June 3, 2012. These were some scary, yet interesting looking fungus growing on trees.

Scenic Water - Picture


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This is 2 of 6 posts of pictures I took in Pequonnock River Valley Park in Trumbull, CT on June 3, 2012. I thought this picture looked very scenic.

Green Forest - Pictures

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This is 3 of 6 posts of pictures I took in Pequonnock River Valley Park in Trumbull, CT on June 3, 2012. The moss seemed overgrown, but maybe it's always like this. Everything was a lush green.

Tranquil Water - Picture


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This is 4 of 6 posts of pictures I took in Pequonnock River Valley Park in Trumbull, CT on June 3, 2012. I liked how this picture came out.

Old Forest Walls - Pictures

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This is 5 of 6 posts of pictures I took in Pequonnock River Valley Park in Trumbull, CT on June 3, 2012. These appeared to be man made rock wall formations, left abandoned long ago.

Path, Late Spring - Pictures

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This is 6 of 6 posts of pictures I took in Pequonnock River Valley Park in Trumbull, CT on June 3, 2012. This was a path I had posted a Fall picture of here.