Wordless Wednesday (It’s Not Easy Being Green Edition)

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This is week five of the “Leap Into Spring” Photo Challenge. This challenge has two choices of prompts for each week. This week, the choices are “Grass” and “Green.” 

As Kermit the Frog sang, “It’s Not That Easy Being Green.” Green doesn’t always get top billing.

It floats along, its hue unnoticed by its occupant:

It gets sat on:

 
It is the “nice but not memorable” frame for important information:



And as our fun spring photo challenge winds down, it foretells the big ending ahead:

 
But we’re not done yet! Let’s see what’s down the trail for Finale week:

Thank you to Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud, Alicia of Project Alicia, and Rebecca of Bumbles and Light for hosting this challenge. The challenge will run from April 6th – May 18th and is open to everyone regardless of geographic location, skill level, time commitment or camera equipment. Simply stop by each Friday and share your favorite images inspired by the weekly prompts. It is going to have freebies, prizes and photography tips galore!

(Next week’s theme is Finale!. The linky will be up on Friday, May 11.)

(These pictures were taken at Maclay Gardens.)

Wordless Wednesday (Not Alone Edition)

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This is week three of the “Leap Into Spring” Photo Challenge. This challenge has two choices of prompts for each week. This week, the choices are “Blossom” and “Trees.” 

I have to be honest – as I prepare my post, my thoughts are very much with one of its sponsors, Kristi from Live and Love Out Loud, who underwent surgery yesterday for her breast lump.


Kristi is taking a break from her blog while she has the surgery and recovers, but we have heard reports here and there of how she is doing. It hurts. And that makes me sad. 


I wish she could just put her feet up:



In a pain-free, blossom-filled place:

 
Leaving behind thoughts of pathology, difficult decisions, and worry. 

Sometimes the sun is a bit obscured:
  

  
And it is the shadows that we see first:

But along this scary, frustrating, seemingly interminable journey, there’s always a space for someone else to come along and sit beside you.

 
You are not alone.

Thank you to Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud, Alicia of Project Alicia, and Rebecca of Bumbles and Light for hosting this challenge. The challenge will run from April 6th – May 18th and is open to everyone regardless of geographic location, skill level, time commitment or camera equipment. Simply stop by each Friday and share your favorite images inspired by the weekly prompts. It is going to have freebies, prizes and photography tips galore!

(Next week’s theme is Rain/Water. The linky will be up on Friday, April 27)

These pictures were taken at Maclay Gardens, Tallahassee, Florida.




Wordless Wednesday (Blue Eggs and Pinwheels Edition)

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This is week two of the “Leap Into Spring” Photo Challenge. This challenge has two choices of prompts for each week. This week, the choices are Easter and Eggs. These are two choices that I found a lot easier when my children were younger!

I fully admit that I created this little Easter/Egg-themed image tonight, nine days after Easter.

BUT one thing we all need to keep in mind long past Easter is the fact that more than five children die every day as a result of child abuse.*

Did you see that blue pinwheel in the “Easter/Egg” picture? During the month of April, blue pinwheels represent prevention of child abuse. Patches of blue “pinwheels for prevention” are popping up all over our town (read more about Florida’s efforts here).

Thanks “Easter Bunny,” for bringing me a pinwheel so I can show my support of Pinwheels for Prevention.

Photo credit: Tenley Kiger

Visit the Pinwheels for Prevention Pinterest Board by clicking here.

Thank you to Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud, Alicia of Project Alicia, and Rebecca of Bumbles and Light for hosting this challenge. The challenge will run from April 6th – May 18th and is open to everyone regardless of geographic location, skill level, time commitment or camera equipment. Simply stop by each Friday and share your favorite images inspired by the weekly prompts. It is going to have freebies, prizes and photography tips galore!

(Next week’s theme is Blossom/Trees. The linky will be up on Friday, April 20)

*Source: ChildHelp

Wordless Wednesday (A Small Blue Light Edition)

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With this post, I Leap! into the “Leap Into Spring” Photo Challenge. This challenge has two choices of prompts for each week. This week, the choices are Sunshine and Light.

Each April 2, people all over the world observe World Autism Awareness Day. Families install special blue light bulbs in their homes; businesses light up their entire buildings. I lit a single blue candle.

My light was just one among many. No one saw it except my family. But a light doesn’t have to be big and dramatic to start to make a difference. A difference can start with one single candle, one conversation, one mile walked on behalf of a cause.

What cause in your life deserves a small light of support?

Thank you to Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud, Alicia of Project Alicia, and Rebecca of Bumbles and Light for hosting this challenge. The challenge will run from April 6th – May 18th and is open to everyone regardless of geographic location, skill level, time commitment or camera equipment. Simply stop by each Friday and share your favorite images inspired by the weekly prompts. It is going to have freebies, prizes and photography tips galore!

(Next week’s theme is Easter/Eggs. The linky will be up on Friday, April 13 (I think!).)