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April 28, 2013

My Color

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 9:25 am
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Hello  everyone!  I can’t believe it has been two weeks already since I posted the color photo hunt post and that I haven’t posted anything in between!  Spring has definitely arrived to this part of the world and I’ve found myself quite busy with all of the spring yard work that goes along with it!  I had a birthday a couple days ago as well, and toss in all of the everyday life stuff and I just haven’t had the chance to be here at the computer.  I feel like I have lots to write about, but since today is my deadline for the photo hunt, I will get on with telling you about my color.

I have always been  drawn to the color pink in all of its varying shades.  Heck, I even love the artist who calls herself Pink!  I think she’s a fabulous singer.

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while now, you’ve seen pictures of my kitchen and dining room.  Ever notice the color theme that runs through both?
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When I received a Kindle this past Christmas, I ordered a case for it. Here’s the color:
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With spring busting out all over, it was time for me to start putting my feet in my favorite style of shoes – sandals! But you can’t wear sandals without first getting a pedicure, right?
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And you knew there would be flowers didn’t you? Could there really be a spring blog/photo hunt about color from me without flowers?
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(I bought myself a bouquet on my birthday!)

Here in New England, magnolia trees are blooming like crazy this time of year. They are simply gorgeous. I don’t have one of my own, and I envy all of the yards I see with these beautiful trees. I drove around town looking for one where I could take pictures without stepping into someone’s yard, then found one at our public library. I took these shots on my birthday, which just happened to be about as lovely a day as you could ask for.
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I found a webpage with the psychology of pink. Here are my favorite lines from that page:
“The color pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing. Pink is feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful and caring. Pink is intuitive and insightful, showing tenderness and kindness with its empathy and sensitivity.” If you’d like to read more, click here.

I hope you all enjoyed this photo hunt! It is not too late to jump in! You can post all day today, and if you’d like more time to be included, just drop me a comment to let me know. I’m looking forward to coming around to see all of your wonderful color posts! I’m hoping to do that later today, and to write a wrap-up post in a few days.

April 13, 2013

Colors of Your World

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 10:40 am
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(from April 2011 archives)
As so often happens to me when I am making my way around the blogosphere visiting all of you, I got inspired this morning. This time my inspiration came from Joanne at Home Life Online and this post of hers.
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(from April 2012 archives)

I’d like to use Joanne’s lovely post as the basis for a photo hunt. Many of you mentioned in the comments of my last post how much you enjoyed the photo hunts that I’ve posted in the past. I fell out of the habit in recent months, but Joanne’s post got me thinking. So here’s what I am proposing: Choose a color that you are drawn to. Post at least 3 photos (can be more if you like!) that feature this color in some way. Tell me what it is that draws you to this color. If you’d like, take it a step further and do a little research like Joanne did and find out some of the psychology of your chosen color.
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(from August 2010 archives)

I’m going to post a deadline of Sunday, April 28th for this photo hunt, but you know how I am about deadlines – it is more of a loose goal than a firm commitment. If you want to participate and you need more time, just let me know. As we have done in the past, leave me a link to your post in the comments of this post and I will do a wrap up post a few days after the deadline. It would be great if you could help me spread the word about this photo hunt to your own blog readers so that we can have lots of participation. Thanks, and I hope you have fun with your chosen color!

April 7, 2013

Looking Forward and Back

Filed under: Uncategorized — Karma @ 1:46 pm
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When I logged in to WordPress this morning, I noticed a little symbol in the upper right corner of the screen that I’d never seen before. For those of you who blog at WordPress, you know that little speech bubble icon that turns orange when you have a new comment or someone responds to a comment you made? Well this morning there was a little orange trophy-shaped icon in that spot. I clicked on it and this is what I saw:
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It is probably hard to read, but it was a “Happy Anniversary” message from WordPress.  I started this blog 3 years ago yesterday.  My first blog post was pretty simple.  You can click right here if you are interested in reading it.  It was just a little introduction to my reasons for starting a blog.  Three years later, I’ve written 430 posts (this one is number 431), had 40,472 views and my busiest blog day ever was February 28, 2012 with 201 views.  I posted a photo-hunt wrap up that day, but those posts never garner that much attention, so I don’t what it was about that one.  Weirder still, rarely does a day go by that someone doesn’t view this post. It was from the week that I shared 7 different things about me.  It has the Big Bang Theory in it and a periodic  table of the elements.  “Periodic Table” is a search term that regularly brings views here, which also doesn’t make sense to me when there are so many science web sites out there.

Looking forward to what is to come in this blog, you can be sure I’ll be gearing up with more photography once things get  green again.
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This spring will be a busy one in this family. Both the girls are going to the prom. Graduation and preparations for going off to college for Meghan. Recital time too.
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I’ve got home improvement projects on my mind too. I’m working on trying to get the hubby to put down a new kitchen floor. I’ve shown you my kitchen a few times, here’s a picture from the midst of holiday baking that gives you a good look at the floor:
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This one is a few years old, and it is difficult to tell in this shot, but that white floor has gotten really dingy over the years.

Even more so than the floor, however, my dreams so often have been turning to one of these:
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I want a hot tub/spa in the worst way. I’ve tried selling hubby on the health benefits for us both, but I’ve yet to move him in a way that could make this happen. It is my belief that my stresses for any particular moment would just melt away if I had one of these in my backyard!

What did you think about my little peek at where I’ve been and where I’m going? Say hello in the comments and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear about any favorite posts you may have had, stuff you might like to see more of or hear more about (or even the stuff you think there should be less of!). I will likely always write about what moves me on a particular day, but if there’s a style of post or a subject you like, I might try to work more of those into my blogs. For me, the fun of blogging is the interacting, so tell me what makes you want to comment on a post.