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2012 in review   9 comments


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 24,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

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Posted December 31, 2012 by theimaginationmuscle in my photos

Our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree   28 comments


Since the candy canes melted all over our tree decorations back in 1997, we haven’t bothered with a  Christmas tree. On a whim, we decided to put up our own Charlie Brown kind of tree last Thursday.

 

Our GA pine Charlie Brown Christmas tree

We cleaned out a corner of the living room and went to find the perfect tree. The perfect tree is the first one I saw. Easy! After finding a tall and wide vase and round stones to stabilize the tree, we begin to rummage around the house for the tree decor. We find cardboard and foil for the star and man in the moon and use three bits of foil to create round ornaments using paper clips to hang them with care. Large gaudy earrings make great light weight sparkle. I find sewing notions in red and gold to drape on the tree. Some saved silver ribbon gift packaging works great for tinsel. The tree skirt is an unfinished quilt piece. We also found three small ribbon and a few bits of fake holly leaves and berries to add to the tree.

 

An on the fly Charlie Brown Christmas tree

 

Otis under the Charlie brown xmas tree

 

Otis is proud of his first Christmas with us!

 

A hound dog under the xmas tree  This is our ‘dog chair’; we don’t care how it looks.

 

I decided to make some paper candy canes for our little Charlie Brown tree.

 

Alvin and our Charlie Brown xmas tree with the Tink

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

Inuksuk   6 comments


theimaginationmuscle:

Inspriring…

Originally posted on Knowledge Guild:

An inuksuk is a stone landmark or cairn built by humans, used by the Inuit, Inupiat, Kalaallit, Yupik, and other peoples of the Arctic region of North America.

Inunnguaq (which means “like a human being”, R...

An Inuksuk called Inunnguaq, which means “like a human being” located at Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

These structures are found from Alaska to Greenland. This region, above the Arctic Circle, is dominated by the tundra biome and has areas with few natural landmarks.

The word inuksuk means “something which acts for or performs the function of a person”.

The inuksuk may have been used for navigation, as a point of reference, a marker for travel routes, fishing places, camps, hunting grounds, places of veneration, drift fences used in hunting or as a food cache.

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Posted December 22, 2012 by theimaginationmuscle in my photos

Outside Friday   50 comments


Macon is warm for this time of year. Yesterday I found plenty of great photo ops.

Tree frogs in elephant ear plant

Cold will soon be here. While cutting back the elephant ear plants, I find a couple of tree frogs enjoying the last of the sunny weather.

 

Green tree frog

Tree frogs are common in this area. I still get excited to discover them!

 

Treefrog with yellow spots

 

After cutting back the large leaves of the elephant ear plant, I smell an unpleasant odor. Not wanting to step in poo, I scan the ground for the offending odor.

 

A Stinkhorn Mushroom

 

Instead of poo, I find a variety of a stinkhorn mushroom. The mushrooms excrete a stinkhorn slime for the attraction of flies.

 

Stinkhorn Mushroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A large female praying mantis sits on a twig for a photo session.

 

Female Praying Mantis

Relax with a female praying mantis

 

Chillin' Praying Mantis

 

Sunning Praying Mantis

After harassing the poor female praying mantis, I finish my pics for the day on a sweet note.

 

Pink rose in the spotlight

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

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