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Memes

“Foto Finish” is on Break

As much as I’ve tried, I just can’t keep up with Foto Finish right now.  Life just keeps happening and then I don’t get is posted or the linky open.  It makes me sad and disappointed when I don’t get to it.  I can honestly say at this point that I know we have a lot going on this Spring.   I have things going on like a close Uncle that’s been diagnosed with cancer and doesn’t have long to live, our 25th anniversary, Spring Break, and several other things. 

Right now, it’s my goal to restart Foto Finish on 5 April 2014.  That will get me past all the activities that we have going on.  I do hope that you’ll come back and join in the photo meme at that time.  I’d love to see it thrive when it returns as it’s a fun photography challenge for me.  I’m already pre-planning some themes for Foto Finish and I hope that you’ll like them.

When it does return, our Foto Finish theme will be BLUE.  Remember, the theme is optional and you may post photo that you choose for Foto Finish.  Our theme is just there to give us an idea of a photo to take or dig out for the meme.  If you’d like to read more about Foto Finish, please click here to check it out.

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Foto Finish: Birds

Commotion from the Ocean of Life

 

Welcome back to Foto Finish!!  This week’s (optional) theme is birds.  I didn’t choose this topic for any certain reason.  I do miss the amount of birds that visit during the summer.  All the ones now are just plain hungry and don’t really visit.

Since birds are also “critters”, I’ll be linking up with Camera Critters and Saturday’s Critters as well.  After you’re done with Foto Finish, please click the buttons at the end of the post and visit some of their great photography as well!!

This is a pair of mourning doves that were in love.  They went everywhere together!!  Here’s my submission for this week’s Foto Finish, Camera Critters, and Saturday’s Critters….

FF - Birds byElaine

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Thank you for joining in Foto Finish!!  Please add your site to the linky if you’re participating and add the button someplace on your post.  If you’d like a code, you can go here.  

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list.

 Our (optional) theme for next week will be….

FOOD


Today, I’m also linking up with….
Camera Critters      Saturday's Critters_1a


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Foto Finish: Icy Weather

Commotion from the Ocean of Life

Welcome back to Foto Finish!!  This week’s (optional) theme is weather.  I chose this topic because it seems to be the story all over the US and I think even other countries are having to deal with it this year.

We’ve had more snow and ice here so far this winter than any that I’ve lived here.  In early December, we had an ice storm.  Made for great photos, but I’d rather not have it!!  Here’s my submission for this week’s Foto Finish….

FF - Weather byElaine

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Thank you for joining in Foto Finish!!  Please add your site to the linky if you’re participating and add the button someplace on your post.  If you’d like a code, you can go here.  

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NOTE:  I’m having issues with the linky, as the script won’t work, so I had to go back to the basics.  Thanks, and sorry for any inconvenience!!

Our (optional) theme for next week will be….

BIRDS


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Macro: Encased in Ice


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This has been one of the coldest winters we’ve had since I’ve lived here.  That’s like 20 years now!!  Typically, we have a little snow or ice, but it’s usually in the new year.  We’ve of course, had snow and ice in December, but not like this year.  In December, we not only had snow (a couple times), but we had an ice storm as well.  This is a little bud that I found encased in the ice.

Here’s my Macro Monday and I Heart Macro (click to enlarge)…..

MacroMonday - Encased in ice

I hope that you enjoy my Macro Monday and I Heart Macro!! If you do, please check out this week’s I Heart Macro and Macro Monday 2 participants for more great photography!!

Also a reminder that Foto Finish will be returning this Saturday!!  If you’d like to find out more, please click here and if you’d like to find out what Foto Finish is, just click here.  I hope to have some of you participating and joining in as I restart this for the new year!!


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Macro: Ant on a Mushroom


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I recently took a trip to my parents house and they had every kind of mushroom imaginable growing in their yard.  They were quite interesting and kept me busy getting shots of ALL of them!!  This particular one was nibbled on my a deer overnight and the ants were starting to move in by the light of day.

Here’s my Macro Monday and I Heart Macro (click to enlarge)…..

Ant on a Mushroom - Macro byElaine

I hope that you enjoy my Macro Monday and I Heart Macro!! If you do, please check out this week’s I Heart Macro and Macro Monday 2 participants for more great photography!!


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Little Momma

Camera Critters

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I haven’t posted for Camera Critters in quite some time. I’ve definitely missed it!! I’m also going to use this opportunity to get my Foto Finish started back up again.  After all, it is Saturday!!  I wanted to use today’s Foto Finish and CC to introduce the new member of our family.    

We refer to her as Little Momma….

CC - LittleMomma2 byElaine

Now, why is she called that?? Well, here’s the story!! Kiddo volunteers at the shelter and they got this pregnant dog in there. Normally they don’t allow the pregnant ones to have their pups there IF they have a choice. The person that runs it was already tending to a new momma dog at her house, so they didn’t know what to do with this new one. Kiddo comes home and tells me that they have the cutest pregnant dog and they just need someone to foster her until she has the pups. When they’re old enough, they can all go back to the pound. I agree to look at her and I’m not even through the gate when I see her sticking her head out and trying to get to me. I was done for!! We ended up taking her home that day and well, she became ours!!

We were just so impressed with her. She was a puppy herself, but she was the best momma dog there was. She birthed 4 pups and all 4 survived. That’s saying a lot for such a small young thing herself. Those puppies coats glistened and they were all fat and sassy. She showed us so much love, despite loving her own pups that I just couldn’t let her go back to the pound. One of the best decisions that I’ve ever made!!

The pups were given to a pet store for easier and better adoption choices. My parents got the smallest of the puppies….and he was also the only brown one the same color as Little Momma.  A happy life for all!!

Oh, and for our optional theme for next week’s Foto Finish, I choose….

SPORTS

Remember, you can post anything you like for Foto Finish and the optional theme is just that….an option.  Please leave a comment below to let me know that you’re linking up with Foto Finish.  I don’t have a linky today since I’m also joining in Camera Critters, which is another great meme and you should check it out!!

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