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Flashback Friday: The Final Countdown

It’s been forever since I posted a Flashback Friday, so I thought it was time to get started again. I hope that you enjoy it!!

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This one is going to focus on “The Final Countdown”.  In case you don’t know what that is, it’s a song by the Swedish group Europe in 1986.  It was their third album and became a #1 hit in 25 different countries.

Europe-the_final_countdown So why am I talking about this song and this 80’s group??  Well, because they’ve revived this song in a new Geico commercial.  Hubby and I can’t help but to laugh every time we see it.  It brings back so many memories.  Hubby really gets a chuckle out of it, but part of that is because of the guy in the commercial too.

It’s good to see some “old” things revived like this!!  In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out the video to the commercial….

I hope that you join in the Flashback Friday link-up and share your flashbacks.  What do you have good memories of??  Link up and let me know!!

 




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Foto Finish: Heading to the Water

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This guy was heading toward the water at the Wildlife Refuge.  I just loved him and how casual he was.  He was definitely ready for a swim!!

Here’s my Foto Finish…..

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What’s your best or favorite shot of the week….or any time??  Please join in Foto Finish and show it off!!  Want to know more about Foto Finish, just click here.  Grab the button above, link it to this post on your blog (or wherever you share your photos), and enter the linky below.

I’m also linking up with….

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I can’t wait to see what your Foto Finish is and be sure to check out other Camera Critters!!  

 

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Macro: Mushroom

 

 

It’s time for another macro for Monday.  I went back in time for this one.  This is about 2 years old and was taken at my parents house.  They’d been having a rainy year, so there was all kinds of mushrooms all over their yard.  

Check out this brightly colored mushroom….

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Be sure to check out the other macro photography here….

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Be sure to come back here on Saturday and join in Foto Finish, where you can link up and share your favorite or best shot of the week!!  To find out more about Foto Finish, just click here.

 

 

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Foto Finish: Fireworks

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This is my first week back with Foto Finish, so I wanted to share a photo that I’ve really been working on.  Well, I’m really trying to capture lightening, but I also love fireworks.  Since we just celebrated the 4th of July last week, I thought I’d share a photo that I took of fireworks.

Here’s a shot of a fireworks display that I took….

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This was a display put on by the local golf course and it was taken from my backyard.  We are about a mile or 2 from the golf course.  It’s gotten more challenging because the trees have really grown up around all the houses, so I really had to try to capture the “big ones”

What’s your best or favorite shot of the week….or any time??  Please join in Foto Finish and show it off!!  Want to know more about Foto Finish, just click here.  Grab the button above, link it to this post on your blog (or wherever you share your photos), and enter the linky below.

I can’t wait to see what your Foto Finish is!!

 

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Longhorns

I just downloaded these from my camera and I just had to share at least one of them!!

We went to the Wildlife Refuge after the rains. It was amazing to see everything to alive and bright since we’ve had a drought the past couple of years. There were huge herds of longhorns enjoying the green grass. Some were grazing and some were just laying around.

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Check out the other “critters” being shared at….

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Also, I’m going to be bringing back Foto Finish this weekend. I hope that you’ll join in and link up!! If you’d like to find out more about Foto Finish, just click here.

 

 

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Macro Monday – Turtle Face

I haven’t posted any photography in awhile and I’ve missed it very much.  I like few things more than taking photos and sharing them with others.  That means that it was again time to join up with Macro Monday!

Here’s my up close and personal macro of hubby’s turtle….

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Be sure to check out the other Macro Monday photography here….

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I’m going to try to bring Foto Finish back, and I hope that you’ll join in.  You can read more about it if you click here and I hope to see you linking up this weekend.  Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!!

 

 

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Foto Finish: In a Tree

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This week’s Foto Finish is on time!!  WooHoo  So, what did you do for our theme of  “in a tree”??

I had fun with this one.  I was going to go literal and go for a bird in the tree because I have lots of photos of that.  Instead, I had to go a little different route.  I used a photo that I took earlier this Spring of this pretty butterfly fluttering from blossom to blossom on our dogwood tree.

Here’s my Foto Finish for this week….

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Thank you for joining in Foto Finish.  Please be sure to link-up below.  After you do that, I’d appreciate it if you’d visit some of the other blogs participating and be sure to leave a comment so that they know that you were there!!

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That’s it for this week and I can’t wait to see what you all have for this week’s Foto Finish of “in a tree”!!  For next week, our (optional) theme is shoes.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with this and what photo you share!!

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Flashback Friday: Errol Flynn

For my Flashback Friday, I’m choosing to do Errol Flynn (20 June 1909-14 October 1959).  His birthday was this week, so it got me thinking about him.  He had quite the life and I think he lived it with no regrets!!

He was born Errol Leslie Flynn in Australia in 1909.  He describes his parents as “seafaring folk” and this could be where he got his love for the sea and boats.  He was expelled from his grammar school for fighting and allegedly having sex with the laundress.  He was also expelled from other schools in Tasmania for various reasons.  At the age of 20, he moved to New Guinea, only to have a couple of failed businesses.  In the early 1930’s, Errol headed for England.

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Errol got his first acting job in 1933.  He not only performed on stage, but in movies as well.  He was discovered by Warner Bros. through one of these films and was signed to a contract.  Errol then emigrated to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1942, just eight months after America entered WWII.

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He became an instant success with Captain Blood in 1935 and was quickly typecast as a swashbuckler.  In 1938, he got is most celebrated role as Robin Hood and his first Technicolor movie.  Errol performed his own fast-paced sword scenes.  He also starred with Olivia de Havilland in 8 films.  Although there was an attraction by Flynn to de Havilland, they were said to remain platonic friends.  Although he and Bette Davis had a strained relationship on-screen and they often quarreled, they were paired up 2 times for The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex and The Sisters
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Errol Flynn tried to join every branch of the military after he became a US citizen.  It was his way of showing that he was grateful for his fame and wealth.  However, Flynn was turned down each time due to health problems that included and enlarged heart with a murmur, recurring malaria, chronic back pain (which he self-medicated and took drugs for), tuberculosis, and several venereal diseases.  He was declared 4-F and unqualified for military service for not meeting minimal physical fitness standards, despite his athletic roles and physical beauty.

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By the 1950’s, Errol’s alcohol and drug abuse had started to show.  He was bloated and prematurely aged.  Because of this, he got less roles, yet won acclaim for his role in The Sun Also Rises.  By this time, Flynn also had 2 failed marriages and was married again.  He had 4 children (1 son and 3 daughters) with his 3 wives.  He’d also been accused of statutory rape in 1942.  He was cleared of all charges and it increased his reputation of being a ladies man.  He was the focus of gossip for friendships with Carole Lombard, Dolores del Rio, and Marlene Dietrich.  Marlene flaunted her relationships and del Rio supposedly fell for him instantly, but Carole had met Clark Gable and was in love with him although she enjoyed Flynn’s company and invited him to parties.

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In the late 1950’s, he’d met and courted a 15-year old Beverly Aadland.  According to her, he planned to marry her and move to Jamaica.  It was while on a trip to Canada with her that Errol started feeling sick while at a party.  He said that he was feeling ill and would return and retired to the bedroom.  A half hour later, Aadland checked on him, only to find him unconscious.  He died on that day in 1959 of a heart attack at age 50.


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Bird Food on a Wire

I have what I consider a pretty interesting photo today!!  We were outside watching the birds around the feeder when this bird on the wire caught our attention.  It swooped down and grabbed this bug and proceeded to take it back up to the wire.  The bug got away a couple times and the bird would swoop again and catch it in the air and get back on the wire to eat his dinner.  It was so fascinating to watch!!

Here’s my “bird food on a wire” shot…..

By the way, if anyone knows what kind of bird this is, I’d love to know!!  I know it’s not the easiest shot to be able to tell.  However, it’s gray with a yellow belly….and it obviously eats live bugs.

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Flashback Friday: Shoes

Welcome to the 1st edition of Flashback Friday!!  If you’d like more information on Flashback Friday or the “rules” on how to participate, please go here to check it out and to get the button code to link up.

One of the things that I love most is shoes!!  Buying new shoes always makes me feel good.  I feel great if I’m wearing a great pair of shoes.  The shoes that I love most are vintage shoes!!

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Today, the heels are too high and they’re uncomfortable.  Most of the shoes that women wear are just impractical and I don’t think that they’re all that pretty with the sky high heels and thick platforms.  However, vintage shoes were pretty and functional.  Wearing them, the women didn’t just look like women….they looked like ladies!!

Here’s a few of my favorite images of vintage shoes….

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Here’s a couple vintage shoe ads….

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The classic shoe store experience….

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