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Weekly Photo Challenge – Inspiration – Photography

Inspiring Hummingbird Named Norm

Inspiring Hummingbird Named Norm

What’s my inspiration?  This is sort of like Muse II.  I didn’t do very well discovering an inspirational muse.  I’m not going to do well with this one.  But the answer is everything and nothing.

Everything, because everything has a story to tell, something to learn.  Nothing because, once everything is inspirational there’s no differentiation between inspirational and not inspirational – neither exists without the other.  Inspiration just becomes the new norm.

To see what inspires others, click here.

Smooth And Mellow Whole Bean Coffee – Food Review – Trader Joe’s

Smooth & Mellow Whole Bean Coffee Trader Joe's

Smooth & Mellow
Whole Bean Coffee
Trader Joe’s

Smooth and mellow?  Reasonably so.


Vegetable Biryani – Food Review – Trader Joe’s

Vegetable Biryani Trader Joe's

Vegetable Biryani – Trader Joe’s

Somewhat disappointing.


Turtle Thursday – Yellow-bellied Slider and Child? – Photography


Look in the water just in front of the log (click on the image to enlarge).

My best guess for both is yellow-bellied slider.  Although, they’re a bit out of their range here.

Yellow-bellied Slider Turtle

Yellow-bellied Slider Turtle

Weekly Photo Challenge – Pine Cone – Close Up (3 Images) – Photography


Oysters have pearls, pine cones have this.

While looking for a unique angle to photograph this pine cone up close, I noticed something twinkling at me.

Pine Cone Macro Crop

Pine Cone Macro Crop

Also note the reflection above of the LED bulb which is illuminating the cone (click on the image to enlarge).


Turtle Thursday – Turtle and Green Heron – Photography


Everyone shares the log in this pond.

Turtle and Green Heron Log

Turtle and Green Heron Log

Choceur Dark Hazelnut Crisp – Food Re-Review – ALDI

Choceur Dark Hazelnut Crisp ALDI

Dark Hazelnut

Still the same, even if the name is not.


Monochrome Mallard – Photography

Monochrome Mallard

Monochrome Mallard

Weekly Photo Challenge – Pickerelweed – Half and Half – Photography


Left half flowers, right half not?  I don’t know.  I just liked the out of focus background.

Pickerelweed Pontederia cordata

Pontederia Chordata

To see what the other half found, click here.

Turtle Thursday – Kermit And Turtle – Photography


I was fortunate to find Kermit sitting on a lily pad watching the dragonflies, hoping one would come close enough for dinner, when his friend, Mr. Turtle, decided to pop up and photobomb both.

Kermit and Turtle

Kermit and Turtle


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