Wednesday, July 22, 2009

time off for good behavior

To all that stop by to linger here now and then. I'm taking a blog vacation. Weddings, move, internet issues and the like are getting in the way at the moment. Hope to be back in a few weeks with smatterings here and there in the mean time if I can manage it. I'll miss your company and look forward to returning as soon as I can.


friday my town shoot out - yard stuff

In a rather fancy part of town

where houses are tidy and proper

there are interesting things that adorn the yards

and this one is rather a show stopper

the victorian houses are many round here

their colors and details divine

but the pots in the front with their prickly plants

not exactly what you'd call refined

Crocus hill area in St Paul MN.
I'm nearly a week late in my post.
Would love to have posted a few more but am
having issues with my internet connection and
I'm posting what I can.
Thanks to Noe Noe Girl for our theme this week.
Check out my sidebar if you are interested in
more shoot out participants.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

wednesday flora - pink



shades of pink

copyright Grace Albaugh

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

tuesday craft - cup

copyright Grace Albaugh


paper thin

light and delicate

dotted with seed beads

Monday, July 13, 2009

monday travel photo - pikes peak 1995


on top of the world

the possibilities

are endless

It was

experiences like this

that gave them


copyright Grace Albaugh

Saturday, July 11, 2009

saturday random photo - sublime

his face


reaching for the sun


copyright Grace Albaugh

Friday, July 10, 2009

thanks linda

Today's my town shoot out theme is "texture" chosen by Linda in Canada. If you want to see many examples of this theme check out my side bar for the Friday link.

friday my town shoot out - texture

bumpy but soft

soft but barely felt

smooth and cold

cool and prickly

lovely textures

copyright Grace Albaugh

Sunday, July 5, 2009

saturday random photo - tapestry

copyright Grace Albaugh


on mothers wall

a delicate

old tapestry

Friday, July 3, 2009

my town thanks

A big shout out to Doreen in Michigan for choosing our theme this week as CELEBRATE LIFE. This is my third week participating in the Friday photo group and I've already bent the rules a bit. This is not my town, but it is my extended family at their town and the celebration just could not be missed. So today I shot Swanville, MN which is my mother in laws home town. It's about the size of a postage stamp, but what pride they have. So enjoy their spirit while you view the pictures.

Happy July 4th everyone!

friday my town shoot out - celebrate life

The day was warm and sunny

The children were ready and excited

All the ladies in town turned out

Even the government agencies showed up

Boys in uniform promoted their cause

The local band was fired up

Farmers everywhere would have been proud

It was Swanville's carnival parade
and the entire town turned out
as they have for over 100 years
and filled the front yards
three blocks long on both sides

It was affirming
richness is alive and well
in small town America

Thursday, July 2, 2009

thursday art - anatomy study III

copyright Grace Albaugh 2009

one last time

she holds him

in a mother's

sweet embrace

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

wednesday flora - yellow

soft, delicate buttercup

stately, proud loosestrife

chandeliers of foxglove

all on a summers day

copyright Grace Albaugh 2009