Sunday, May 30, 2010

Our Town's Heroes Spotlight Photos

Another small group this week but all of the posts are compelling. Our Town's Heroes come in all sizes, ages, and sexes. From ancient times, to the women's suffrage movement, to today's seasoned heroes, present day hardworking on call 24/7 heroes, to our future heroes. 
It is always a tough job to pick just a few images when I would like to choose one from each post. Fantastic posts everyone!! 

Clare's present day hero

to Cheryl's seasoned hero

and from J9, our future hero!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Mr. Linky Is Alive!!

Sorry for all the confusion today guys! Sarah has just put up the Mr. Linky with great apologies. 

All is back to normal now and away we go!!

  Everyone have a blessed and restful weekend!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My town Friday shoot – out

May 28 – Memorial Day - Honor your town's heroes - by the TownBlogger Team
Every town has a hero. From the past, in the here and now, or someone we know will make us proud in the future.
If out of ideas it always helps me to look up the definition of related words – so here is a list of definitions gotten from an online search -
Definitions of Hero on the Web:
  • a man (or woman) distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength;
  • the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
  • champion: someone who fights for a cause
  • (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
  • bomber: a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
Or heroism – heroic
  • heroic - epic: very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic ...
  • heroic - relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity; "heroic legends"; "the heroic age"
  • heroic - having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes;
  • heroic - expansive: of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings"
  • heroic verse: a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
  • heroic - desperate: showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort;
This topic might not lend itself to photos but I look forward to all of your takes on the topic and the stories of heroes from each of your towns.

Monday, May 24, 2010

In The spotlight

Even though it was a small group this week, the photos and the stories about your Zoos were top notch. I am a little late giving you my choices for the spotlight photo (s) because I was going to pick just one and tell you what I thought was so good about that one…. then yesterday I visited all the posts on MrLinky, pulled 6 photos, including two from Rebecca because I thought all of her photo were extraordinary and couldn’t make a choice, and then got stuck trying to pick just one to spotlight ….

each one has its own merit, whether it is about telling a story or explaining why we are drawn to see wild animals even in some not so nice surrounding – or just the beauty in color and form. So here are my picks for this week not in any particular order, enjoy, comment and see you next Friday.

Barry & Linda's Toronto ZooFrom Barry and Linda’s Toronto Zoo. This zoo sounds like it should be our next vacation destination – wonderful B & L.

Ann's Singapore Zoo Ann’s Singapore Zoo - this felt like the Elephants were watching the people and gossiping.

Jama's white tiger

Jama’s White Tiger

SOL Washington Zoo

The Washington Zoo by Sol

(a workout at the gym wouldn’t hurt this guy)

Gigi's favorite anteater

Gigi’s favorite anteater -

BY Rebecca

and last but in no way least

A close-up by Rebecca

how many times have you seen a photo of the tail of a peacock ?

this is my very first portrait – He is beautiful.

Monday, May 17, 2010

May 21 - Trip to the Zoo

Quite a few months back I ask for suggestions and received many - including this one. I seem to have made a mess of keeping track of who gave what suggestion, or more likely while cutting and pasting from one list to the next I chopped the name off. So if this one is yours let me know and I will give credit where credit is due - for now it is just listed as 'contributor unknown'.

After 7 years here I am going to insist that this week Camillo take me to the Rio Zoo. My intention would be to see the main entrance, signs, good and bad, of the care the animals receive, exotic or local animals, favorite section.
Whether it be a petting zoo in the local park or a full fledged ZOO let us see what your town has to offer.

Aviary @ Iguacu Falls, Brazil by GingerV
(protected or captured?)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Spotlight Photos – The Dark Side

Sarah's dark side edit

Sarah’s DarkSide

Kerry's darkside theater

Kerry’s DarkSide Cinema

little dark side big price tag by rebecca

a little DarkSide, a big price tag by Rebecca

Williamson tunnels - claire dulalune

The Williamson Tunnel by Claire Dulalune

Built of Basalt by NanU

Built of Basalt by NanU

Monday, May 10, 2010

Member Voice – the dark side

May 14 - New Moon - The dark side of your town (Black and White option) by NanU
The Dark Side of My Town
When I came up with this theme I was having one of my moods. There's so much sweetness and light in the blogosphere that sometimes I just have enough and want to shout - come on people! NanU example Where's the other side? So tell me: where's the dark side of your town? What would you change about it if you could? Alternatively, what things in your town are simply dark? A shadowed walk under thick trees, a building made of basalt, a black cat... Show us in black & white if you like. For me, any photograph any time can be b&w, but it's not often that it occurs to me to go that route!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Spotlight – things I like to touch

the touch of sisters by JarieLyn The touch of two sisters by JarieLyn

touch one life by Kent 

Touch one life by Kent

touch of a cold sprite after a hot hike, by ann

Touch of a cold sprite after a hot walk by Ann

a touch for 31 years by Jama

A touch that lasts 31 years by Jama

3 way hug by Pauline

A three way touch by Pauline

the touch of fine old wood by QMM

The touch of fine old wood by QMM

A big heartfelt thanks to everyone

I thought this week a great showing of topic variation

in other words a big success


Monday, May 3, 2010

May 7 - Mother's day special - Things I like to touch - by Butler and Bagman

Mark of Butler and Bagman suggested this weeks topic ‘things I like to touch’, and though he is still on sabbatical from blogging in general and more important to all of us – the Friday Shoot-out in particular, I for one am still being positive that he will come back to us – SOON so we will use his suggestion and enjoy ourselves by his direction.

I can’t do justice to the topic that he would have, knowing exactly what he had on his mind when he sent the topic suggestion our way but here goes my take on it.

“While your other four senses (sight, hearing, smell, and taste) are located in specific parts of the body, your sense of touch is found all over…. The most sensitive areas of your body are your hands, lips, face, neck, tongue, fingertips and feet”

I read somewhere that the sense of touch is the only sense that helps us define the world around us. Not only do we have a physical sense of touch, we also have emotional, memory, and communication connections that keep us in touch with our world.

DSC_9640This morning I went to Tutti-frutti supermarket and realized I use sight and smell to know if the fruits are fresh but the most important, I used my finger tips to test if they were at their peak of ripeness.

This week with this topic I hope to see a return of many of our group and to see many different interpretations of ‘things I like to touch’ in our towns (in our world)


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Spotlight Photos Sports!

Whew! I finally made it. (had a bit of a problem logging in)

This week I have chosen a spotlight photo from each participant. Great job guys!!

Barry and Linda

the gentleman with the big bat! Ann

GingerV rock climbing

Jama skimboarding

Kerry at the rodeo

Sarah with children balancing. Could you do that?

Sara Williams with the doggie paddle

ShabbyGirl's memorabilia

sliding down the dunes from Pauline

SOL belly dancing. not as easy as it looks!

Now...... hoping this looks ok when I post it!! :-)