More Snapshots

Tonight is the last showing of the Eunice Players Theater of “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Tomorrow, or maybe Monday, I’ll try to post a gallery of the better photos I’ve taken throughout the production, specifically the ones pertaining to the production. But I do have a few snapshots I took during the last week that I can share with you today. I hope you enjoy them! I used my cell to take the photos and the Pixlr Express app to edit them.

I titled this one "The Shadows Grow Long" on my deviantART page. I snapped the shot before the show started one day. I liked the perspective, which is why I /didn't/ post this one to Instagram. It would lose so much! Guess I'll start using Dropbox soon.

I titled this one “The Shadows Grow Long” on my deviantART page. I snapped the shot before the show started one day. I liked the perspective, which is why I /didn’t/ post this one to Instagram. It would lose so much! Guess I’ll start using Dropbox soon.

I think I titled this one "Bricks and Grass". I know. Not the most epic title but I don't feel very epic today, rather more tired than anything else. I really enjoyed this one because I was able to use this photo effect with a pleasing result. I've had such a hard time finding a photo to use this effect for! I really like the washed out effect on the larger portion of the photo and the more natural colors in the color block strip. I'm really pleased with this one!

I think I titled this one “Bricks and Grass”. I know. It’s not the most epic title but I don’t feel very epic today, rather, I’m more tired than anything else. I enjoyed creating this one because I was able to use this photo effect with a pleasing result. I’ve had such a hard time finding a photo to use this effect for! I really like the washed out effect on the larger portion of the photo and the more natural colors in the color block strip. I’m really pleased with this one!

These are all the flowers we've gotten from folks who came to watch the show. Most of them are for Starshine but there are a few for Magiba, one stalk of carnations each for John and our "second son" Randybob. There are so many, in fact that I am using two different sized mason jars and a juice jar as vases! They are such beautiful flowers and the appreciation makes us very honored, humbled, and proud. This photo was difficult to edit because of the colors. The dark, reddish wood of our kitchen turns everything slightly orange, even when the lighting is better. The lighting was terrible when I took this but I didn't want to miss the flowers at their best.

These are all the flowers we’ve gotten from folks who came to watch the show. Most of them are for Starshine but there are a few for Magiba, one stalk of carnations each for John and our “second son” Randybob. There are so many, in fact that I am using two different sized mason jars and a juice jar as vases! They are such beautiful flowers and the appreciation makes us very honored, humbled, and proud. This photo was difficult to edit because of the colors. The dark, reddish wood of our kitchen turns everything slightly orange, even when the lighting is better. The lighting was terrible when I took this but I didn’t want to miss the flowers at their best. The photo came out blurry, which doesn’t make me happy. I added a definite blur effect on the top and bottom of the photo. I’m not sure it made it any better but for what it’s worth, here it is. *chuckle*

This is the view of the southern sky from our driveway. We were heading out to the theater one evening and I snapped this shot.

This is the view of the southern sky from our driveway. We were heading out to the theater one evening and I snapped this shot.

I made this to encourage us to continue working hard to make this play the best. I had a lot of fun playing with the color and the the typography effects on this photo. I took an upshot of the corner of a building next to our theater. It's something I'd really like to do more of...making little encouragement or quote photos of my own. I've always been interested in that.

I made this to encourage us to continue working hard to make this play the best. I had a lot of fun playing with the color and the the typography effects on this photo. I took an upshot of the corner of a building next to our theater. It’s something I’d really like to do more of…making little encouragement or quote photos of my own. I’ve always been interested in that.

I guess I’ve added enough photos to have done a gallery with them! I didn’t even think I’d share that many when I started. I hope you enjoy seeing these. Feel free to ask questions or leave comments. 🙂

 

 

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Quoteful Saturday: Attitude

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright, quoted in Reader’s Digest, June 1995


Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. ~Voltaire

Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left. ~Hubert Humphrey

Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day. ~Author Unknown

I don’t know about any of our readers but I really needed to read these quotes today. I found them on this page at Quote Garden. I hope you enjoy them and gain some inspiration and encouragement from them.

Fabulous Friday 36

Hello. This is going to be a joint effort tonight from Melody and myself John. The first shout out for this fabulous Friday is to one of my favorite sites I’ve been following for a few months called Nerd Fitness. Here is the About page on the site.

~~~”Hi. My name is Steve.

I’m the rebel leader here at Nerd Fitness.  I help desk jockeys, nerds, and average Joes level up their lives.

Oh, and sometimes I travel around the world on my Epic Quest of Awesome.

Maybe you’re here because you’re overweight and frustrated because you haven’t found success quite yet. Maybe you’re here because your doctor told you that you’re in danger of some serious health issues if you don’t make changes.  Maybe you’re here because you just had a kid, and the reality that you being unhealthy could make THEIR lives more difficult just hit you like a ton of bricks.

Maybe you just want to wake up, look in the mirror, and feel better about yourself.

Whatever reason you have for being here, thank you.

My goal is to inspire the Hell out of you to make positive changes and live a better life.  I want to educate you on how to work out properly, cook a decent meal, and consistently improve your health and well being.

The tagline for this site is “Level up your life, every single day.” If I do my job right, you’ll wake up every day a little healthier than you were yesterday – eat a little better, get a little stronger, run a little faster, and feel a little better about yourself.

As we’ve learned from Optimus Prime, small changes can eventually add up to huge results.

I want to share with you a few stories from people like you, normal men and women, young and old, often with families and children, and full-time desk jobs.  These are people that found a way to get in incredible shape while still doing all of the things they love.  These people followed the lessons learned from Nerd Fitness to level up their lives with pretty drastic results.

I’m showing you these stories because I want you to know that you’re not alone.Everybody tries to get in shape and fails many times before finally breaking through.  If you are willing to work hard, educate yourself, and stay consistent, you can achieve results that lasts for the rest of your life.

Here are some of my favorite success stories (with even more here):

  • Saint’s Success Story: 60 Pounds Overweight to 6 Pack Abs
  • Meet Staci: Your New Powerlifting Superhero
  • 10 Months, 128lbs Lost. The Best Transformation I’ve Ever Seen.
  • Tony’s Success Story: 4 Months, 46 Pounds Lost
  • 6-Week Success Stories

You are capable of great things  If you’re interested in learning how you can start living better today, why not take the red pill and see how deep the rabbit hole goes?” ~~~

Please check out this really good website. Hopefully you will find something to help you out.

Melody, here. 🙂 I’d like to take this time to call your attention to a wonderful place in Louisiana, the Jungle Gardens at Avery Island. I’ve been there at least three times and I enjoy it every time I go. Our son has been there twice and our girls, once. It’s definitely one of the places you should visit when you stop in our area. There is a fee to get into the gardens but it’s reasonable. One of the niftiest features is a large Buddha statue. The wildlife in the area includes many different kinds of birds and, of course, alligators. There is a large platform available for viewing the birds in nesting season. Even if the birds are not there when you visit, the platform/pier is a peaceful place to take a breather and enjoy the scenery. I think I’ve promo-ed the gardens before but it really is a great place to visit. Other sites you might check out while in that area are ‘Shadows on the Teche‘, the Tabasco plant (where they make and bottle Tabasco sauce…it really is interesting if you stop in on a weekday when the machines are running), and the Rip Van Winkle gardens on Jefferson Island. All these wonderful places are in the same area but if you wish to see them all, you should probably plan to stay a couple of days. And the cost to get into each place is definitely reasonable. There’s so much history in each place and so much to soak in!

To teach how to live with uncertainty, yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy can do.”  ~Bertrand Russell

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” ~ Buddha

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” ~ Buddha

Today’s song was chosen by Starshine. I hope you enjoy it! The only thing I really get sad about concerning this song is that the fellow who did it first, who is an /excellent/ artist, entertainer, and composer kinda gets forgotten so you should check him out, too. Jimmy Needham. As it turns out, he’s got a new album either out already or soon coming out. You can find out more about that album when you click on the link.

Boards Don’t Hit Back: The Legend of Bruce Lee

Very good article! It was well worth the time spent reading it and very encouraging.

Book Donkey

The attached post is from one of my favorite blogs – Nerd Fitness and it’s a story about one of my heroes – Bruce Lee.

http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2014/04/17/boards-dont-hit-back-the-legend-of-bruce-lee

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