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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Daily Delights ...

Scroll down for my belated
Finding Beauty, FaveFive, & Just for Joy
... then Camera Critters, Pet Pride,
Shadow Shot Sunday, and Macro Monday

Straight out of the camera ...

... flipped with Poster Edges

Watercolor Filter

Click to embiggen for better viewing and for others
participating in
Today's Flowers, Mellow Yellow, & Mosaic Monday

belatedly ...

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participating in
Friday's Fave Five & Just for the JOY of it

1. Although I'm a day late with my 'joy-filled' Friday Faves & Finding Beauty again this week, I've truly enjoyed watching many exceptionally exciting men's & women's tennis matches this past week at the French Open ... (Just for the JOY of it) ... generating some ending with rather unexpected results along the way (see my T13 this week at Small Reflections for details).

2. I just finished watching Saturday morning's competitive Women's Championship Match (although I confess that I was hoping for a 3rd set because the tennis was such fun to watch) ... and I'm looking forward to the promise of another competitive Men's Championship Match on Sunday ... Just for the JOY of it!

3. I've savored the colorful flowers in my own yard and around the neighborhood this past week as the weather improved bringing more sunshine.

4. Time to take care of myself and my health last week when it seemed like I was coming down with a cold and playing with Photoshop Elements filters ... Just for the JOY of it!

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participating in
Finding Beauty and Macro Monday

5. Watching Molly play with her neighborhood 'fur-friends' and visiting with their 'people' as I snap photos to share is always a pleasure. It's sad to think that Aloha will be moving soon, but hopefully the next family to move in will have a dog to play with too ... Just for the JOY of it!

Another play date
Aloha is moving soon
with her family

Straight out of the Camera

Watercolor filter in PSE6

Poster Edges

Click to embiggen for better viewing and for
others participating in
Camera Critters, Pet Pride,
Shadow Shot Sunday and Mosaic Monday

Thought for Today
"In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less ..." Lee Iacocca


Sylvia K said...

Ah, love your shots of Molly and friends as always! And they do look to be enjoying themselves in the sun and shade! Hope you're having a great weekend!


Jeannette StG said...

I love your biggest Macro shot of that flower...beautiful!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

shady spot
two dogs nip and tuck—
canine play

Shimmering Shadow

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful! Your camera work always astounds me.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Nice daylily shots and it looks like a fun play date.

Willa @ PixelMinded said...

As usual, nice collage consists of nice pictures from you.
Happy Weekend!

Cassie said...

I'm overwhelmed! Those flowers are glorious...And the dog Shadow Shots are just too cute. Love 'em!!

LadyFi said...

Fantastic flower shots, and of course, it's wonderful to see Molly and friends...

magiceye said...

awww am sure aloha will be missed...

but am sure you will find some new friends!!


Woof woof
from Bozo
Pet Pride

jabblog said...

Molly will miss Aloha and their games together. I hope they will both find new friends.
Beautiful flowers - I bet the scent is heavenly!

Unknown said...

I think the rainy weather we're having in western Massachusetts is fogging my brain cuz I couldn't fine the comments link for Today's Flowers...

Lovely effects on the lilies. Wish I had some that color. Gorgeous flower!

eileeninmd said...

Love your beautiful daylilies. Gorgeous colors. Your doggies are all cuties too! Great photos!

giorno26 ¸¸.•*¨*•. said...

W, la carica dei 101... o รจ soltanto 1 ?
Meraviglioso !!!
Buona giornata.

Kala said...

Beautiful colors in the shots of the daylillies.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Glorious flower shots and those puppies are wonderful!!!

Carletta said...

Lovely lilies and the processing on that last one is stunning!

Carol said...

Cute puppies! and such pretty flowers!

Naturegirl said...

Puppy Love!!So cute! Bold statement of lilies!Happy MM!

michael mckee said...

Love the deep color of those day-lilies.

gengen said...

All i can say is really wow! Happy TF!

Karen said...

What a happy post--just what I need to see on a Monday morning!!

Susanne said...

The lilies are absolutely stunning!

I used to love watching tennis but seem to always miss it the last few years.

"Lillagul" said...

Great shots on the lilies both straight from the camera and mixed with in Photoshop !
I love playing with Photoshop aswell :)

mARTy said...

the lilies are great- amazing colors!

Barb said...

Those scarlets take my breath away! Love the daylily shots! Glad Molly and you got out to play.

Bobbi Ann said...

Hi, just lovely photos and mosaics! Loveee the furry ones! I have 3 furry ones myself. I hope that you have a wonderful new week!

nonizamboni said...

I love what you did with these lilies--is that what is meant by gilding the lily :O)
such gorgeous colors too!

Mary said...

Gorgeous dalilies, and such a cute doggie! And I love your beautiful mosaics! Thanks so much for playing along. :)