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Monday, January 2, 2012

Keeping An Old Resolution

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When you've mastered a resolution and it's one that you really enjoy, it only makes sense to continue on with it, right? I've always tried to notice beautiful things around me. And the sky, (being so big and all!), is hard not to notice! It's different every day! I love that! Today we had a little bit of everything from ominous dark grey, to rain and heavy winds, to sunshine peaking through huge fluffy clouds. The huge clouds floated overhead, putting on a show to rival any Macy's Day Parade, with big balloon creatures. Then the sky finished off the show with a beautiful red sunset and a clear half moon.
Lovely!

146 comments:

  1. Oh Betsy I love beauty things too and try too, this look awesome:)

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  2. There was no blue sky in my corner of Michigan today, must have just been in Ohio. :)

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  3. Lucky you to get snow, Rebecca!~

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  4. Oh phoey, I missed the first post. bummer bummer bummer

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  5. and gloria...you were swimming today? That sounds wonderful, too!

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  6. Yes I try to swimm all days in this time, but some days I dont have time, but today I swim almost night:)

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  7. Swimming sounds lovely. I wish I could hop in my own personal jet and fly to Chile for a swim, and then fly back home and enjoy my snow. :)

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  8. Gloria ~ you surely don't get snow ever, right? Maybe only in the mountains?

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  9. Rebecca, ha, maybe, but I learned here all want be first and this make me smile:))

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  10. Oh, I forgot, I'd have to make a stop in Ohio for coffee with Betsy. LOL

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  11. In the mountains (are close) all the time but sometimes snow in some parts of Santiago, last year we had snow:)

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  12. Rebecca ~ we should fly down and visit Gloria, you think? :)

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  13. Gloria--Yes, usually Silver beats me to it.

    I was just teasing you. :)

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  14. Oh yes--let me grab my swimsuit first. :)

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  15. Yes I know Rebecca, he always want be the first, I know, and for this I teasing him:)
    You are invited to my home any time you want (lol)

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  16. Well, at least wear a coat until we get out of the northern states. lol...

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  17. Nice shots. They don't make me want to sing, though.

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  18. We can swim and eat apricots dears, still I have...

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  19. What delicious food would you make for Betsy and me?

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  20. No Partridge Family tonight, Silver? ha.

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  21. Silver you can sing if you like (lol)

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  22. Betsy--hee hee you don't want me to fly in my swimsuit?

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  23. Well maybe a salad with avocado and lettuce, and salmon with little potatoes, and Ice cream (lol)

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  24. Dont problem Rebecca I have someones always:))

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  25. Im glad you like,you have to say me the day only! (lol)

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  26. Rebecca ~ Oh, I don't mind...and it sounds like you have the new body to show it off. But you might be cold boarding the jet in Michigan. hahaha.

    Gloria ~ apricots sound wonderful...one of my favorites!

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  27. I taked pictures to the apricots betsy when I post somones with them you will see:)

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  28. I'm waiting for Silver to sing...........

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  29. Ok...I would love to see them!

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  30. I don't know if Silver will sing...he said the sky didn't inspire him like that partridge did! ha.

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  31. I think he already left! ha.

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  32. Well, Silver...pick a song and I bet Gloria would love to sing with you!

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  33. Well, there has to be a song to go with my sky...

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  34. There's an aching silence on this blog.

    I wasn't born when most of the songs y'all would sing were written. :P

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  35. and maybe I dont now the lyrics:)

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  36. Well, I cheat and google the lyrics. Then I cut and paste them! :)

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  37. Oh well, maybe another time. Gloria, you'll have to lure Silver back with a sugar free dessert...

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  38. smiles....love capturing that beauty betsy....nice pics...and sounds like you had quite a bit of fun today...

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  39. Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
    With tangerine trees and marmalade skies.
    Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
    A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

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  40. ah Betsy sorry but I have to make dinner to the kids and my Mom (yes she asked) wants Pizza, oh boy

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  41. I knoe Betsy, I made the ice cream sugar free...
    Dears I have to go:) glad to see you:)

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  42. Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
    Towering over your head
    Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
    And she's gone

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  43. ok gloria...enjoy making pizzas! :)

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  44. Nice chatting with you Gloria!

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  45. Thnaks dears, we talk tomorrow:)

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  46. Brian ~ I did have a good day...how was the game?

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  47. Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
    Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
    Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
    Ah... Ah...

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  48. Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
    Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies
    Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers
    That grow so incredibly high

    (he said a duet...but I think he's in the audience!)

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  49. oh well, we'll have to sing alone tonight I guess.

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  50. that's ok....we make a great duet! ha.

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  51. Newspaper taxis appear on the shore,
    Waiting to take you away.
    Climb in the back with your head in the clouds,
    And you're gone.

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  52. Lucy in the sky with diamonds
    Lucy in the sky with diamonds
    Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ah

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  53. Picture yourself on a train in a station,
    With plasticine porters with looking glass ties.
    Suddenly someone is there at the turnstile,
    The girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

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  54. Lucy in the sky with diamonds
    Lucy in the sky with diamonds
    Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ah

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  55. Otin, dear...Happy New Year to you, too! This is the year of publication...I can just feel it! xo

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  56. You do that chorus very nicely Betsy dear!

    Blech, I don't think that is one of the better Beatles songs.

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  57. Oh, that was fun! lol....I'm SO glad nobody could really hear me. ha. Although, my parakeets sure are skwaking now! ha.

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  58. Betsy I love beatles and Lucy in the sky but I have to make the pizza:)

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  59. OK Gloria ~ have fun...bye for now! :) We'll pick another Beatles song some time!

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  60. Ok 'fess up Betsy, did you know all the words?

    'Cause I didn't know any of them due to my age deficit. :)

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  61. Sorry I missed the floor show. When's the next set?

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  62. I didn't know any of the words! And the Beatles were a little before my time, too...well, I was born, but too little to care. ha.

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  63. Hi Silver...you missed the whole song! You pick next time, ok?

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  64. Sorry, I was busy posting my new post and dealing with some very important emails.

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  65. I'm hurt, all that practicing that Betsy and I did.......the rehearsing.........the stress.........the skwaking parakeets. :)

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  66. OK Silver...how about this one...

    You'll never know how much I really love you.
    You'll never know how much I really care.

    Listen,
    Do you want to know a secret?,
    Do you promise not to tell?, whoa oh, oh.
    Closer...

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  67. Just wait until you have to pay the royalties for using that song! Partridge Family was bad enough, right, Betsy?

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  68. that's what we had in Pa today along with a bit of rain. I enjoy watching the sky too.

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  69. um...I just referred them to you! ha.

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  70. Let me whisper in your ear.
    Say the words you long to hear...
    I'm in love with you.
    Woo woo, woo...

    (You keep doing this to me, haha!)

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  71. Listen,
    Do you want to know a secret?,
    Do you promise not to tell?, whoa oh, oh.

    Closer,

    (but not on purpose!)

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  72. Beautiful pics Betsy. I think we have had much the same weather here in KY as well.

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  73. Let me whisper in your ear,
    Say the words you long to hear,
    I'm in love with you.

    I've known the secret for a week or two,
    Nobody knows, just we two.

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  74. Yeah, Farmchick...who knows...we might get a whole new season blown in here with all that wind! ha.

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  75. Listen,
    Do you want to know a secret?,
    Do you promise not to tell?, whoa oh, oh.

    Closer,

    (I know...I keep repeating! ha.)

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  76. Rebecca ~ did you know this one?

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  77. Let me whisper in your ear,
    Say the words you long to hear,
    I'm in love with you.

    (There aren't many different lyrics in the song!)

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  78. No, but I like it much better!

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  79. lol...ok, that was fun! :) And I knew the lyrics to that one! :)

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  80. Rebecca ~ you should find it on youtube...it's a nice one. :) I have it on my iPod.

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  81. To be perfectly honest I'm not a big Beatles fan, but if I had to pick a song I actually kind of like...........I Wanna Hold Your Hand. :)

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  82. I could probably do one or two by the Beatles that neither one of you would know!

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  83. Well, that's a fun one. We'll do it tomorrow, ok? :) And get Gloria to join in.

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  84. Yeah, I listened to it while you and Silver were dueting. :)

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  85. And wiser, with my years. Much wiser, haha!

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  86. Silver~ More mature......not older. :)

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  87. Rebecca, I like the way you think!

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  88. I'm sticking with 'older'. (ducks)

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  89. Betsy just sees me as this tired old man, I guess. *sigh*

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  90. Well, I'm going to take my young, immature,ignorant self off to do some housework. :)

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  91. I have some important emails to attend to, myself. And I want to get back to them. Very much.

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  92. bye, silver. Blogger might see all this and shut us down...commenters having WAY too much fun. lol...

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  93. "Bye. Talk to you very soon, I'm sure.

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  94. Christine ~ hahahahaha....you're in blogland...at myfivemen...someone brought a karaoke machine...and lots of coffee. :)

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  95. Betsy,
    I am always uplifted by your photo's and your words. You take GREAT photo's! Thank You For Showing Them To Us!

    In Him,
    Grace

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  96. thanks, Grace! Hey, we were singing and you missed it! Maybe next time! :)

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  97. You always notice the most special of life's everyday blessings, thank you for sharing and pointing them out to us,day after day.
    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year my sweet friend !
    ~Jo

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  98. Thank you Jo. But you know, your blog is full of beauty every single day! I love it. :)

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  99. This is a great way to start the new year...lots of dialogue!

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  100. Christine ~ Gloria lives in Chile and it's 90 degrees there. She's swimming and eating homemade mango icecream. Rebecca and I want to fly down and have lunch. You're welcome to join us. :) Although, I think if Silver would sing a duet with Gloria, she'd ditch us in a second for the better offer. lol....in which case, we can just stay here and I'll serve more coffee. hahaha.

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  101. Pat is missing all the fun.
    Maybe he's on the run!

    Singing isn't his cup of tea.
    We'll leave that for you three!

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  102. Maybe someday I'll write something in a real duet format for us.

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  103. No, Pat hasnt shown up yet!
    he'll be glad he missed the singing I'll bet.
    ha
    Gee...I'm rhyming just at the thought of him.
    that will make him laugh and grin!

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  104. Oh yeah, Silver? Well, I'm an alto, so don't write my part too high. :)

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  105. We'll be like Sonny and Cher. Whenever they hear the higher, more feminine-sounding part... that'll be me, haha!

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  106. Silver ~ lol!!!! Aw, too bad I cut my hair! ha.

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  107. OK...but I won't look like Cher for a ocuple of years. ha.

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  108. Who cares? Long hair or short hair, you already look ten times better than she does anyway!

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  109. Aw, thanks. :) Well, you look better than Sonny ever did, too. hahaha.

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  110. WOW now that took a while to get through
    Although I think the two of you
    Must have been back in the stone age
    When vinyl was all the rage
    And the record got stuck
    As you seemed to repeat the same verse with each pluck
    And your weather pics work well today
    As you can tell the wind is surely flowing at you bay..LOL
    And nope Pat was staring at a cat
    Also has a lot of tv to get through at his mat..haha

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  111. See, Pat..when you arne't near
    people ask why you aren't here!
    They miss you at my zoo
    now what am I to do?

    They asked for Silver tonight, too
    I guess they were missing both of you.

    ha.

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  112. I stand amazed at the beauty of God's skies, and I stand amazed that you and your camera capture it so beautifully ~ *sigh*

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  113. Hmmm I guess I pay the price
    For my rhyming vice
    Making all want to see a chear
    Does seem to be catching a bit here..haha

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  114. I've just starting following your blog and am trying to suss out what times you post. I've gone back and read some of your older posts and I must say, you are one talented lady. What software do you use to create your artwork? Also I'm curious about the camera you're using. The shot of the moon on your banner is fabulous and I'd love to know what lens you used to get that.

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  115. Beautiful! Love the moon shot!
    Happy 2012!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  116. Beautiful shots as always!! Love the changing skies and that moon is just magical! Take care
    x

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  117. ABSOLUTELY!! You do your resolution so well, Betsy! And, we get to enjoy it! Happiest of new years to you and yours ~ tanna

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  118. That is truly a wonderful resolution to continue doing each year. Plus we are all the beneficiaries of it. Love the moon pictures but in the second picture I swear it looks like an old granny floating across the sky. We are almost as hot as Gloria with it being in the 80's. I was ready to turn the AC on today. And pictures of a sunny blue sky are pretty boring. Oh well at least I can say that I still have tomatoes growing. That dang plant is almost 4 years old. Pretty soon the stump is going to look like a tree trunk. But I guess the sun shinning is good for growing the produce for a large portion of the country.

    Did you know that Chile is the counterpart to California in the Southern Hemisphere? That is why we import so much fruit and produce from them during our winter months. I think Gloria lives in a beautiful place.

    Oh and I can remember seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show the first time they were on American TV. Then the next day at school if anyone mentioned their names the girls would start screaming, it was insane, fun and crazy. I do not think there has ever been any thing like it since. Then we would fight over who was the cutest and who had the best smile. Totally nuts for the next few years.

    Lots of things I have seen in my lifetime. But for some reason I feel like singing about Puff the Magic Dragon who lived by the sea....oh my.

    God bless.

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  119. Hi, Anne~ I recognize you from Pat's blog. :)

    I usually post in the early evenings EST, which is quite late for you. I guess my posts would be fresh and waiting when you woke up. ha.

    My camera is a Nikon Coolpix P100. I don't have extra lens! I did use the 26x zoom at it's fullest for both moon photos.

    My artwork is just me and my colored pencils. Then I crop and add text or whatever with Piknic.

    Thanks so much for visiting! :)

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  120. Thanks, Mrs. U ~ you have a gift of leaving long, thoughtful comments. I just love that. :)

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  121. Beautiful pictures! we definitely have to continue resolutions that make us feel good. And taking time to notice and enjoy the beautiful things around us is a wonderful resolution and so easy to do!

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  122. Beautiful images and resolution.;) Happy New Year dear Betsy and I love all those exchanges in the comment section - you guys should get Skype, hihi.;))
    xoxo

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  123. Such a wonderful resolution....

    Happy New Year Betsy!

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  124. "big balloon creatures"--Ha. too true. lovely indeed.nicely written too. :)

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