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I could not believe my eyes! A whole hoard of robins was in my front yard. I ran and got my camera to take pictures, to make sure my eyes weren’t deceiving me. My sister Mary had been in this area a few weeks ago, and said she saw a group of birds that looked like robins, but that they couldn’t have been because they’re supposed to go south for the winter. I think this must be the same group. Of course, perhaps this means the magnetic poles are flipping. I think the birds use the poles for navigation. Fortunately, it sounds like a magnetic pole flip won’t be a doomsday scenario for the inhabitants of the Earth.
This week’s 4x4 Friday challenge was “Boy and a Bird.” I wasn’t sure what this theme was supposed to be, so I sneaked a heart into it, because I wanted to do last week’s challenge but missed the deadline. (This wasn’t one of the ideas I had for that one though.) The words are from the song Break Your Heart.
This week’s Three Muses challenge was “Water.” I created a three level water fountain using several images that were not originally water fountains. I spent much longer on this than I planned to, but I missed several good themes for this challenge site, and I didn’t want to miss another one.
This week’s Tag Tuesday challenge number 33 was “Polka Dots AND Stripes.” I re-used the same tiger I had in my Monday ATC, because I really like him. Since I don’t normally think of polka dots and stripes going well together, I decided to stretch some boundaries on this even further, so I also used a patterned background for part of this. I think the end result harmonized well. The polka dots came out a little subtle looking, but they are there. (This time the print out itself came out a little lighter than the original image, and the separate sections of the tag aren’t as distinct as they should be, so I might need to replace my color cartridge again.)
This week’s 4x4 Friday challenge was “New Year’s Eve Blue Moon, Renewal, and Dreams.” This is my first entry for this challenge. I used several images and shapes to create this, along with a photo I took of the Blue Moon, which I enlarged.
This week’s Macabre Monday challenge #019 was “Moonglow.” My scene depicts a witch concocting a potion in preparation for a Pagan Ritual at the stroke of midnight on the Blue Moon (Dec 31, 2009). A devil sits nearby. The Blue Moon shines in the background.
As I was getting ready to post this, I re-read the challenge and realized the moon was supposed to be the main feature, so this might not be fully compliant. If I get time, I’ll try to make another one, since the moon is one of my favorite themes!