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Framer’s Friday

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
La Vernia, Texas
December 1, 2018

I honestly want to quit after this challenge. I’ve only taken 19 pictures and this was the best shot out of them all. The rest were crappy. It makes me wonder why I am even trying. This was shot at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in our tiny city.

Note: This challenge is week 48 of the year. To see all the submissions, including mine, go here.  Warning! There are 638 pictures in this album.  A person can only submit one picture for the week. This means over 635 people participated this week.  By the way, there are some awesome pictures in that album!

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What the Bug?

I believe this is a Longjawed Longhorn Beetle
of the family Cerambycid.
Trachyderes mandibularis
Hosts: Citrus, Parkinsonia, Salix, Celtis

Dan (my husband) spied this critter September 29th.  We both didn’t know what the heck this critter was.  So, I quickly swapped the lens on my camera for the macro and snapped a few pictures for bug identification. After a little research, I discovered the above information.

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Framers Friday: Gratitude


Kissing the Cook

For the first time in my life and in our married life, we had Thanksgiving (holiday in the states) alone together. It’s always been with family and friends… until now. I am thankful he tackled the main course.

Note: This challenge is week 47 of the year. To see all the submissions, including mine, go here.  Warning! There are 625 pictures in this album.  A person can only submit one picture for the week. This means over 620 people participated this week.  By the way, there are some awesome pictures in that album!

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There’s a Story Behind This Picture

There is a story of behind this 52Frames alternate picture I shot on Thanksgiving for the gratitude (week 47) challenge. I had this idea in my mind; but, I didn’t want to bring it up as I felt it would be hypocritical on his part. After I took a picture of me grabbing his hand and kissing it at the dinner table, he brought up this idea for the challenge. I was surprised and said I didn’t think it’d be right. It’d be hypocritical on his part considering he is agnostic/atheist. He responded that he bows his head and closes his eyes out of respect (for others) whenever prayer is being said. After a little bit of discussion, I decided to go for this shot I had in my mind. I really love the unspoken story of mutual respect and love we have for one another.

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Framers Friday: In the Middle

Recursive Middle

This is a consistency shot. This will be our first Thanksgiving alone (not spent with family). I was feeling melancholy; so, I started playing around with the concept of flat lays. I began with the heart pendant, a childhood piece of jewelry. I surrounded the heart with my charm bracelet; each charm is meaningful to me. The top left pendants represents my dad (the oak) and mother (loved Christmas). The top right is my beloved Gram. All the angels are in memory of all the people who touched my life and are gone from this earth. It’s Fall Y’all. So, I used petals from flowers with the colors of Fall. The rings represent commitment and marriage. The tassel is just because I adore tassels.

Here is a close alternate:

This is an old abandoned building in the middle of a field. I have no clue to what purpose it served and that fascinates me.  I wonder about its history.

The following is a reject. It’s the first picture I took for this challenge. Usually, my first shots are consistency shots — something I will have to submit if I obtain nothing else.

I gathered up all the cat toys, piled them up and left a small hole in the center.  I dropped a treat in the middle. I wanted to give up the impression she was hunting for her favorite toy.

Note: This challenge is week 46 of the year. To see all the submissions, including mine, go here.  Warning! There are 631 pictures in this album.  A person can only submit one picture for the week. This means over 631 people participated this week.  By the way, there are some awesome pictures in that album!

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Framers Friday: Opposites Attract


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Consistency shot and first week with new lens (EF24-70mm f2.8L II USM].

I virtually have no knowledge of portrait photography, But, I had fun playing around.  If I had the space and lighting, I might try portraits more often. By the way, I’m fortunate to have a husband willing to join me in my madness. 

Here is an alternative that I love better; but, is not quite what I was shooting for.

Note: This challenge is week 45 of the year. To see all the submissions, including mine, go here.  Warning! There are 609 pictures in this album.  A person can only submit one picture for the week. This means over 600 people participated this week.  By the way, there are some awesome pictures in that album!

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