Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Round the Bend...

Baby it's Cold Outside....
Even though I don't like cold weather, [I am from Southern California...]
 there is a certain beauty in a lot of Winter elements.
Like these leaves from the huge Sycamore tree that graces my back yard in South Carolina.
The leaves, which are from five to ten inches in size,
cover every square inch of everything back there. 
Yet, in the early morning light, when the frost is still on the ground,
the frosted rims of these leaves are extrordinarily beautiful.

I am a Leaf Freak

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Girl in the Gallery
 Baby Sister
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Three Shells ... more from "a series of Kitsch"
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Since it is soooo cold outside, I'm concentrating my efforts inside..
where it's warm and toasty. I Thank the LORD for heat and shelter!

I have no idea, how many images this shoe series will have...
I have a ton of shoes, though certainly not all are picture worthy...

I briefly thought about this series for the first time back in January
when I posted a picture of my torquoise boots, as the POTD.
The series never materialized, until now.
I've always liked taking pictures of shoes.
I always get a great shot of the brides shoes when I shoot a wedding.
After all, she will most likely never wear them again...
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So to begin... A series of Shoes.. some funky, some cool..
some..well... you won't see the sensible shoes here.
Starting off with my old favorites... I do mean OLD. Literally...
We lived in Oklahoma for 10 months back in 1981.
You can't live in Oklahoma and not own at least one pair of cowboy boots.
Real or not...
I like REAL.
So this is my first pair. They are handcrafted T.O. Stanley's.
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... Coppertone ...
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A much newer installment... black and tan Lucchese

18 December 010
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... Kicks ...
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..A very different look..
the pearls are hand knotted by my daughter Raine
you can purchase her jewelry online at

19 December 010
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...♥ Pearls and Suede ♥...

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Nature of the South Western Girl

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

01 December ~ 15 December... Coming up to the finish line


01 December 010
 Not being a Mall person, I NEVER shop at the Mall... I wanted to try to capture some environmental shots. To see what goes on inside the Mall ... so before the Christmas rush began in full, because I cannot tolerate all that traffic, once the rush is on... I went to the Magnolia Mall.
I snapped this shot of some firefighters grabbing lunch at Chic Fil A in the Verandah Cafe.
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02 December 010

 The overnight temp was 30º and This morning brought the first frost of the season.
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•• First Frost ••
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03 December 010
The Art Trail Gallery hosted a small exhibit of young artists from the Pee Dee Boys and Girls Club.
You can see some pictures of their exhibit here...
This young artist is one of the Artists who were on hand at the Gallery Reception for the Exhibit.

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•• Young Artist ••
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During the Summer here in the South, I keep my orchids outside, in the shade and the humidity. Then when the overnight temps drop below 50º I bring them inside for the winter.
Today, while watering, I found this little guy down in the bottom of a drainage pot.
I guess he came in when I moved the orchids inside.

04 December 010

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•• Orchid Frog ••
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A shot at Still Life... 05 December 010
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•• Tangerine dream ••
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06 December 010
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Sunlight in the Sycamore
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07 December 010
As my sweet pup is getting up in years, and no longer likes to have his picture taken...
I have to use sneaky and creative measures to get snaps of him... I like to take his picture at least once each week .. sometimes more often...
This is a couple of close ups of his facial details.. his eyes and eyelashes...

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•• The Eye of the Beholden ••
 Regardless of the edits I use, I just love his beautiful brindle markings.
The top image is his true colour.

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08 December 010

Another trip to the Mall... Santa's Courtyard
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•• Have a Holly Jolly Christmas ••
 Saint Nick
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09 December 010
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Christmas Cactus
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10 December 010
A car crash changes Everything....Use extra caution and watch out for the other driver too.
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•• Crush ••
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After several nights of below freezing temps,
all the foliage is drooping and preparing for dormancy over the Winter. Sad, sad...
I'm already looking forward to Spring and the Resurrection of New Life.
I was drawn to this melancholy image of the Winter Sun setting through the leaves of this Summer plant, showing the veins of the leaves still clinging to life.

11 December 010
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•• The Beginning of the End ••
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12 December 010
All Day it Rained...

•• Rainy Sunday ••
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So... as you know, after I crashed my brothers car last week, I'm now without transpo...
It's freezing cold outside so you'll just have to bear with me as I try to find something to shoot! ;)
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••A series of Kitsch... a few of my favorite things ••
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14 December 010

A series of Kitsch...
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••• Shell w/Orchid Pot •••
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Series of Kitsch... 15 December 010
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•• Dust is Free ••
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Looking forward to working with you in the very near future.
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Try each day to be a blessing to someone...

                                                   Have a Blessed and Happy New Year!
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

November ends... with Thanksgiving

I am finally finishing off November and adding a few favorites from Thanksgiving.
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16 November 010
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Nothing beats a good Pet Session. Meet Ben,
a seven month old white Lab puppy..
BEN ...
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As is my usual, in overdue posting, I invariably get at least one or two out of order.
In my last post, I posted "Around the Bend" as "Cashua Drive...Jeffries Creek"...313/365
Well, it is Jeffries Creek, but at a different location.
Below, is Jeffries as seen from "Cashua Drive"

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Fall in the Creek
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Over the Tree Tops ... November Colour
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Stocking Up for Winter
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Moonlight Through the Trees ♦ 321/365
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The Flame
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Sepia Drops ♦ 323/365
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Ring of Fire...
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Daylight Moonlight
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While I know these are dark times for so many,
it's important to remember to Always
 Give Thanks...
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Seeds ♦ 327/365
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This image is SOOC, no filters 
 Sunset at 50mm  ....  1.4
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Sunset Flashed
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Another Puppy Session....
Jimmy the Pug
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Get Ready for Winter, Here it Comes!

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Can You Fly High up in the Sky
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Deborah Flowers Photography
and
West Coast Exposure
Please do not copy, print, download, or use in any manner without
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The Photographer
Thank You!
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Have a great Week End!