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A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

My offerings for Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge. Click on the image to enlarge and read description.

Photos by ARHuelsenbeck

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Shadow

For The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge:

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Tuesday Texture

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Doing double duty today for Tuesdays of Texture and A Photo a Week:

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Photos by ARHuelsenbeck.

Glassy

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Glassy

For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge. This week’s prompt is glass.

The logo for my Friday feature, Creative Juice.

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The dish I use to serve cranberry sauce during the holidays.

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Through the glass, a fish I saw at Butterfly Wonderland.

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A reverse painting of fish on glass by Joshua Seraphin.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Cropping

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Cropping

Today I am taking Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge and performing some cropping magic.

Here we have my husband, contentedly enjoying  his furry pets.

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And here we have Zoe, chilling out, not participating in the chaos.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Blue

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Blue

My submission for Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge with prompt: blue.

My husband’s previous wheels, 1979 MGMidget. Recently traded in for a new Sentra.

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Feathers

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Feathers

After painting 25 mini-masterpieces (ha!) on index cards last month for World Watercolor Month and the Index-Card-a-Day challenge, today I painted on actual watercolor paper. So much better.

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This is my offering for The Daily Post’s challenge, prompt: Paint.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Waterfront

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Waterfront

The Arizona desert is home to dozens of manmade lakes. Some are massive reservoirs (see my photo journal on Saguaro Lake); others are crown jewels of housing developments.

The Lakes, built in the late 1970s, is one such community with an engineered body of water. Its centerpiece is a small lake ringed with premium homes, restaurants, and small businesses.DSC02716

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Some of the homes have a Mediterranean flavor. When my son was in high school, he wanted us to move into this neighborhood, one mile from our home. Some of his friends lived here, and he appreciated the beauty of the setting.

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Many of the homeowners also have boats. The lake has tributaries that wind through the development behind the houses, kind of like the canals in Florida.

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Man made stream running through a park.

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I love the lions guarding this dock.

These pictures are my response to Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge with the prompt: waterfront

Photographs © by ARHuelsenbeck.

ICAD Day 51: Purple Panic

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ICAD Day 51: Purple Panic

Inspired by Daily Post prompt: nightmare and ICAD prompt: purple.

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I am participating in the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month. For the rest of July, I intend to paint a little watercolor every day, just big enough to fit on an index card. Search for the hashtags #icad2016 and #WorldWatercolorMonth on social media if you would like so see what other participants are doing.

Look Up

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Look Up

It’s too hot to talk a long walk in the Arizona low desert in July, but I’ve gone out every morning to walk my dog (sans camera, because it’s just not practical to try to take pictures when your pooch has other priorities).

But today, as we wandered down the sidewalk and Rudi sniffed around at every molecule (she’s a hound, after all–a dachshund), I really appreciated the shade that dropped the temperature ten degrees as we walked into it, and I…

…looked up! I’ve walked that sidewalk a million times in the twenty-eight years we’ve lived in our present house, and I’ve never really noticed how my neighbors’ tree’s branches stretch out over the wall that encloses their yard, and from the branches dangle…

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Pomegranates!

To be sure, I’ve noticed the pomegranates before, on the branches that hang downward along the wall. But I’ve never looked up before–or if I have, I’ve forgotten. Either way, I was delighted to find them. Here’s the location when I went back with my camera several hours later, and the high sun wasn’t casting as much shade:

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And a few more shots of the lovely fruit (they’ll ripen when the weather gets cooler, months from now):

 

This post is my entry in The Daily Post Photo Challenge with the prompt: Look Up.