Sunday, July 14, 2013

Moving Forward

If you have landed here, sorry to make you click again, but I have combined all my blogging to one central spot found here: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Generally Pleasing Results

My original shot was quite blurry, but after playing around with some phone apps, I came up with some generally pleasing results.

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Alphabe Thursday, Letter G


Posterized app


blued app


Van Gogh  app


Cartooned app
I think I like this one because it looks like a face!

HAPPY 4th OF JULY♫♪



Monday, July 1, 2013

Ahh Summer

Mowers were out in force along the roadsides.  Snapped this at a mailbox stop while delivering mail before they got to it..  Am glad I can see around the bends now♫
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caught the moon


Van Gogh App


Antique app

In the midst of summer now and loving it♫♪

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Flow-er

Been subbing for my PO colleague delivering a bigger rte than I am used to....exhausted and not putting forth much blogging energy this week.  But I snapped a flower at a mailbox that I find particularly handsome and did some quick enhancements.

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Alphabe-Thursday letter F


layered


cartooned


inverted


Black and white


mailbox stop...clematis I think

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ever green evergreen

Playing with new photo processes, 
found that my watermark program (Contenta Converter) also has FX features.  

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Green Illusions 


 Started with this Posterized effect


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Taken along my rural route: I just love how the evergreen tree stands out♫♪

Happy travels everyone♥

Monday, June 17, 2013

O Spacious Skies

Wonderful summer day here...captured this in my neighborhood♫♪


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nuff said

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dells

Enjoyed a week's stay in the Wisconsin Dells, mostly riding my bike on the "400" bike path, a nice flat ride on an old rail bed.  The 400 is so named for the 400 miles in 400 minutes, a passenger train which had traveled between Chicago and Minneapolis/St Paul.
Featured along the path are many rural scenes and so I offer photos and enhanced shots along with my thoughts on the well known rhyme♫♪

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Alphabe-Thursday, letter D
DELLS

‘The Farmer in the Dell’
Always thought that rhyme was swell
Round and round, the words just flow
Until they drive you bonkers,
As all parents know♫

From Wikipedia: 
The farmer in the dell
The farmer in the dell
Heigh-ho,[2] the derry-o
The farmer in the dell
The farmer takes a wife (2x)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o . . .
The wife takes a child (2x)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o . . .
The child takes the cow (2x)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o . . .
The cow takes the pig (2x)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o . . .
The pig takes the dog (2x)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o . . .
The dog takes the cat (2x)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o . . .
The cat takes the mouse (2x)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o . . .
The mouse takes the cheese (2x)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o . . .
The cheese stands alone (2x)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o . . .


 An FX app
original...handsome barn!

Pointillism app


 original....church in Union Center, WI

Van Gogh app


original...from an Overlook on the Dells

Happy vacationing everyone!

Monday, June 10, 2013

She's a Lady

Spent last week biking in the Wisconsin Dells area and found this delightful tractor on the corner of small town La Valle. More 'eye catching' than actually 'Catching the Light', I still had to post my results using one of my camera apps....had never looked at the 'Magazine' app before, but I hope to garner a chuckle♫♪

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Orange You Glad It's Friday



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Happy vacationing♫♪

Friday, June 7, 2013

Cow Clique

In the mood for whimsy:

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‘What’s the moos today?’
‘Haven’t herd.’
‘Don’t steer me a wrong way…’
‘Just chewing the cud, nothing weird’


Enjoyed a week away from my computer.  
Will be playing catch-up all week-end♫


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dangle Bangle

Visiting my neighbor's garden, was delighted to find this wind chime...

Variations ensued!

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Van Gogh App


Painting app


Cartoon-ified

Soon To Be JUNE!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Barn It♥

Have lots of barn photos, so I hope to eventually showcase 'em all♫

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BARN IT♥

Inevitable noisy hinges.
Hay bales, held in binges.
Sweet smells of summer
On youth’s memory fringes.


Using a 'poster-izing' app on my Samsung Galaxy III


Abstract

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Happy End of May♪

Monday, May 27, 2013

Three Quarter Moon



Three Quarter Moon

A brush with the night
Fresh from a day of full sunlight
Awaiting tomorrow’s promise.
Releasing hope in the quiet.


Combining prose with photos♫

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Pointillism app 


Van Gogh app


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Just really liked the 3/4 moon with the 3/4 poof of the dandelion!
Have a great week♫♪

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Abstract

One of my favorite blog hops, Alphabe-Thursday, is beginning with letter A again....I have become adept at using my phone's camera  apps for photos as I ride around my rural community delivering mail.  So I will feature my photography for the next round♫♪

Slim and sunny, these yellow flowers are appearing along the roadside:

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NF Abstract Wednesday (another of my favorite blog hops!)
Rurality (of course!)
Alphabe-Thursday Letter A




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Monday, May 20, 2013

Orb

Better than a horse race any day (Orb, the horse, won the Kentucky Derby but not the Preakness).  
My back yard offered this view this past week. 

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Happy May♫

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Rockie Rollers Ride again

When the weather turns nice, a couple of my neighbors and I go bike riding on the local trails. We call ourselves the Rockie Rollers. We explored the Fox River Trail Friday. Perfect weather, sights, breeze...this is one of the shots I took to commemorate our ride.

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Enhanced using my phone app

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Happy Trails♫♪

Thursday, May 16, 2013

5 K

My family participated in the Indy Mini Marathon May 4th and had a great time.  The day was overcast and perfect for the event. I did the 5 K, but my son Jason, and daughter-in-law Joni, my other daughter Angela, and my brother's wife, Becky completed the Mini (13.1 miles)!
Here I am I carrying the water bottles while my daughter Ashley took the photo♫♪
Check out my previous post for an abstract of a parking garage!

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Orange You Glad It's Friday



Happy Trails♫♪

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Zephyrean Clouds


Zephyr, what a cool word...means light breeze.  Next time you want to comment on a lovely photo, try using Zephyrean.  It's one of my favorite words now♥
Enjoyed a typical summery day with those stately, sedate "zephyrean" clouds wandering by....took this shot on a walk.
Welcome warm weather♫♪

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 Enjoy♪

Abstract Parking Garage


So , my family participated in the Indy 500 Mini Marathon/5 K....I did the 5K . It was cool and overcast, but the sun came out here and there. My route took me past a parking garage and I decided to fiddle with the shot for this week's abstract...Have a great week♫♪

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cropped, and an underwater app



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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Wild Flower Bike Ride

Had some gorgeous weather to go for a bike ride...10 miles! 
My neighbor, my daughter (home for a semester break) and I stopped to photograph the wild flowers.

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Me, Carol, my neighbor, and Ashley

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Yikes.

Farmers are in their fields today!  Can you tell there's a tractor amidst all that dust?
I don't dare open up the house to enjoy the fine weather....or I'll have a house full of dirty dust. Yikes♫♪

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Using my 'vintage' phone camera app!

Happy Spring♥