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DAILY POST WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – Circle

With 2016 officially here, we face forward to take on what’s next. It’s a time of endings and beginnings, so I wanted a broad theme that could be simple, fun, and festive, but also complex and introspective. And so, circle it is. For more information go here!

Personally, I’ve decided to expand this week’s theme to THE CIRCLES OF LIFE! At least as I see it.DSC01849

First, there is my morning brew that comes in those circular white plastic cups that go into my Kueric Coffee Maker and provides my morning wake up each day.

And to go with my morning wake-up fluids, the crunchy, almost circular  gifts from the gods known as Christmas Cookies. So when I baked cookies this Christmas (for the first time in ten years), I made chocolate chip,DSC01846.jpg snickerdoodles, DSC01844peanut butter with a dark chocolate kiss centered on top,DSC01843

and just to be different … macadamia nut with white chips.DSC01845

I also love the traditional anise flavored German Springerle cookies,Unknown.jpeg

But, my Aunt Edna gave Grandma’s hand-carved German rolling pin needed to make them images to her favorite niece (aka. my least fav cousin!)

Now, I could have purchased a dozen or so (for about $16) but in order to do that, I would have had to make a trip down to a traditional German bakery in South Saint Louis to buy them. That’s my life … and welcome to it!

 

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DAILY POST WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – OOPS!

This week, share a photographic “Oops!” moment with us. The fiasco could be what’s in the picture: anything broken, jumbled, or otherwise cringe-worthy (ugly sweaters are encouraged!). Or it could be something in the photo-taking itself, from the tip of your finger ruining a meticulously framed panorama to an inopportune shadow messing up a family portrait. For more information go here!

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It’s not that I have never had an OOP moment, it is just that I have always refrained from photographing my OOPS.  This hasn’t stopped me from taking photos of other people’s OOP moments. There’s one I always see when I walk through the ancient Roman gallery at the Saint Louis Art Museum. And I’ve been walking past it since it went on display in 1987.

It’s a marble fragment from the side of the sarcophagus of a wealthy Roman citizen  who died in the second century. And while oops does not translate into Latin, the ancient Roman who dropped the marble panel probably utter “Ne dia!” which translates to By Jove! which was a common exclamation of the era.

DAILY POST WORD PRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – TRIO

What comes in threes? Submit an image for this week’s photo theme, TRIO.

On my Saturday trip through the Saint Louis Art Museum I discovered that everything comes as a TRIO.DSC01655

THREE ANCIENT CHINESE WINE VESSELS

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A TRIPLE TIER BIRD BATH

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A THREE IMAGE ROMAN TERRACOTA FLOOR

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A TRIO OF HOLY PICTURES

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AND ONE FINAL CARVED TRIO

 

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – INTRICATE

What does the word “intricate” mean to you? It could be the deep, fibrous bark on the ancient oak tree in your yard. Maybe it’s the robin’s nest under construction near your window — that ornithological engineering marvel of mud and twigs. It could be the treasured piece of needlepoint your grandmother crafted, or maybe a drawing you made. It could be the leaves falling from trees in the Southern Hemisphere — the wind arranging them just so on your lawn. (For more information go here!)PhotoFridayYou don’t need a giagantic canvas to paint an INTRICATE scene, but a nice frame helps to set the scene.

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DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – MOTION

This week, share your photographs that have captured motion, and tell us the stories behind the images. (For more information go here.)

These little ducklings were just begging to have their picture taken. Not seen in the picture was their mother who waddled along their swim path watching their every paddle.  The camera captured every from their paddling strokes churning up  the water to the drops of water falling from the bill of the one duckling who stopped to capture a quick snack from the lake.

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FOUR DUCKLINGS SWIMING AND ONE MOM A-WATCHING!Watchful Mom