Category Archives: Challenges

Feline Friday – Tigers S & P

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Feline Friday – Tigers S & P

 

 

 

 

 

Feline Friday

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If you’d like to post something for Feline Friday, just click the above link for details. It’s fun and easy! Thanks, Sandee! ❤

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I found these neat looking tigers salt & pepper shakers when we went to an antique store last week. Of course I couldn’t leave them there, so bought them to add to my S & P collection.

Photos show different views of them – orange tigers with black stripes. One is standing up, the other laying down.

They don’t have any identifying marks on the underside. I don’t know how old they are, but being in an antique shop, maybe kind of old.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

July Squares # 19 – Blue – One Fish – Two Fish

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July Squares # 19 – Blue – One Fish – Two Fish

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July Blues

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This is a month of blue! It’s a fun challenge created by Becky of “The Life of B”, and each day we show something blue. The only rule beside blue, is that the photo MUST be SQUARE!

As an added bonus, I’ve found songs with blue in the title or lyrics, or at least something to do with the photo. 🙂

Thanks, Becky!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link to find out details, and also see other entries.

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These are a couple of fish I saw at the Kansas City MO aquarium. One is big and blue, the other is black with a blue vertical stripe, and fins of yellow and orange. They are swimming in a pretty blue highlighted enclosure with rocks.

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“Too Many Fish in the Sea”, by the Marvelettes, was released in 1964. It was written by Norman Whitfield and Eddie Holland.

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© 2019 BS

 

Flower of the Day – Hanging Basket

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Flower of the Day – Hanging Basket

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This is a very large hanging basket of red and purple Petunias. I saw these when we visited the Kansas City MO zoo. There were lots of these hanging baskets of flowers all over the place, way up high on poles.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – July 19, 2019 – The Fly on a Gerbera

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

One Liner Wednesday – What’s Going On?

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One Liner Wednesday – What’s Going On? 

One-Liner Wednesday – Hindsight

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Me: What’s going on with Word Press now? Everything is messed up!

Word Press: Says nothing, but keeps messing things up with no explanation!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

July Squares # 18 – Blue – Salt & Pepper Shaker

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July Squares # 18 – Blue – Salt & Pepper Shaker

July Blues

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This is a month of blue! It’s a fun challenge created by Becky of “The Life of B”, and each day we show something blue. The only rule beside blue, is that the photo MUST be SQUARE!

As an added bonus, I’ve found songs with blue in the title or lyrics, or at least something to do with the photo. 🙂

Thanks, Becky!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link to find out details, and also see other entries.

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This is a set of Delft Blue salt & pepper shakers. It’s a three piece set, consisting of a small shallow blue boat (white inside), with two figures sitting inside. They are a little Dutch boy and girl dressed in blue. They can be removed from the boat, in case you actually want to use them as salt & pepper shakers. Mostly I think these novelty S & Ps are just for admiring and collecting.

I can’t even remember where I got these, but probably were a gift, as I have a few people that send me what they find at antique and thrift stores where they live.

The bottom of the set is imprinted with a small blue symbol of the maker, I think. I don’t know what it means, but there is a small windmill included in the design. It also says in blue letter writing = Hand painted Delft Blue, and a copyright mark D.A.I.C.

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“Where the Boat Leaves From”, by the Zac Brown Band, can be found on their 2008 album, “Foundation”.

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© 2019 BS

Flower of the Day – Dandelion

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Flower of the Day – Dandelion

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“Organic as a dandelion seed, [the ship of our imagination] will carry us to worlds of dreams and worlds of facts” ~ Carl Sagan

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Two yellow dandelion flowers, surrounded by green leaves and tiny cloverleafs.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – July 18, 2019 – Lilies with raindrops

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Thanks for visiting! Peace

© 2019 BS

Weekly Prompt – Hearty Meals

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Weekly Prompt – Hearty Meals

Word Prompt Hearty Meals

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For this week’s prompt we were asked to share a time we enjoyed a hearty meal. This could be at home, or out at a restaurant, and with family.

If you’d like to join in the challenge, just click the above link for details.

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Mine will be a meal we had at a restaurant just last Wednesday.

We got together with family – seven of us all together, and went to a new to us BBQ restaurant called “Evie Mae’s”. It was in a little suburb town right to the west of us here, and is a BBQ place that is fairly new.

We didn’t know what to expect, since none of had ever been there before, but we figured it’s BBQ, so were sure there would be plenty of good food to choose from.

The list of what was on their menu was printed in big letters on brown paper up above the cafeteria style line. There was even a little chalk board that said ‘Free Beer – 21 and Up’.

As I was standing in line I was taking photos of all kinds of things, including the swinging doors the led off into the kitchen part of the restaurant. The doors had small windows, and advertising stickers pasted all around.

After getting through the line with our trays of yummy looking BBQ, we found a seat. There were lots of wooden picnic tables inside for seating. There were also picnic tables outside.

Here’s what I had to eat. Smoked sausage, sliced brisket, coleslaw, pickles & onions, bread & butter. It was very good.

After eating and having fun talking with my family, my grand-daughter wanted to go exploring, so off we went walking all over the restaurant. She was having a great time, and I was taking more photos.

The photos above show a large black smoker/cooker with some pictures above, and the name of the place. A large oil painting of a steer, a ‘caution-watch your step’ yellow sign (because there was a step down there, some tall stools to sit on around a wooden bar area, and off a side area was an old fashioned box Coca-Cola cooler. Another part of the place had a meat market where you could choose something to take home & cook later.

While some of us had desert of chocolate pie and chocolate cake, I went outside for a little bit. I found this huge pile of chopped wood that I suppose they use for smoking all their meats for the BBQ.

Anyway, that was our fun day out with the family at the BBQ restaurant. I’d go back again some day. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge # 22

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Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge

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2. Post a video of a song that brings tears to your eyes.

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“Crying”, by Roy Orbison, was released in 1961. It was written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson, and is on the Monument label.

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3. Post a video of a song that gives you strength personally.

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“Brave”, by Sara Bareilles was released from her album, “The Blessed Unrest”, in 2013. It was written by Sara Bareilles and Jack Antonoff, and is on the Epic label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

July Squares # 17 – Blue – Stacked Spools

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July Squares # 17 – Blue – Stacked Spools

July Blues

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This is a month of blue! It’s a fun challenge created by Becky of “The Life of B”, and each day we show something blue. The only rule beside blue, is that the photo MUST be SQUARE!

As an added bonus, I’ve found songs with blue in the title or lyrics, or at least something to do with the photo. 🙂

Thanks, Becky!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link to find out details, and also see other entries.

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These sky blue wooden spools are stacked one on top of the other. In between are colorful striped blankets, and there is a silver pot of ferns on the very top.

It was another outdoor decoration at the boutique shop (yesterday’s post). It is in the corner of a brick wall.

First is the square photo, and then the photo of the whole stack.

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“Navy Blue”, by Diane Renay, was released from her album of the same name in 1964. It was written by Bob Crewe, Bud Rehak, and Eddie Rambeau, and is on the 20th Century-Fox Records.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Fun Flower of the Day – Close Up

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Fun Flower of the Day – Close Up

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day and Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:

We were to get a very close up photo of a flower, so here’s the zoomed in one, and the regular photo.

I think it is a lily. It is deep purple/pink, with tall green stem in the middle, with orange bits, too.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – July 17, 2019 – Dandelion

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For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: CFFC

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Close up of Flowers

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS