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Set the Scene with a Three-Picture Story

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Picture One: The Establishing Shot

This is the big picture — where are we? For this shot, step back from the subject and put it in context. Think wide-angle.

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Picture Two: The Relationship

This shot starts to get at what it’s like to be in the place you’re shooting by showing subjects interacting. Often, this means people connecting with one another — talking, involved in an activity together, or just looking at the same thing — but it doesn’t need to be. Inanimate items and scenery elements can interact, too.

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Picture Three: The Details

The third image completes the scene by zeroing in on a detail, something you might not notice (or even be able to see) in the broader photos.

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Daily Prompt; BYOB(ookworm)

http://dailypost.wordpress.com, #DP, Daily Prompt

Write the blurb for the book jacket of the book you’d write, if only you had the time and inclination.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us BOOKS.

Book Title:

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I met these children quite by accident…

In a park… I was confronted with their curiosity and love…

and then was placed in the position of learning and teaching…

My choice?… Not quite… Art was my dream…

But, I learned there was Art in these “Special Kids” …

and they taught me as well!

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Blogging Anniversary Begins a New Year!

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Yes, I feel that’s an accomplishment!

I’m not after numbers… ubr0016

I began writing to share my experiences with the “Special” kids I worked with for 30 years… k0662770

and I did that!

The next 2 years have been a hodge-podge of my life… k10511640

Things from the past…

Things I was doing in the moment…

Things I have dreams of doing…

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The friends I have made…

The interesting topics I’ve read…

The ideas that have influenced me… k7119491

The more I write… the more comfortable I become… k15769928

I love sharing…

I love listening… k5542596

People I have found are just extraordinary!

I choose who I will follow as to the connection I feel with their world…

I look at them… and I see a part of me…

Same ideals… same dreams sometimes… same good times… same bad…

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I wish all a good New Year

that you may achieve a few goals you have set… as I have…

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The number of the year has changed… but, our lives are just continuing on from day-to-day…

No, miracles yet…

but, I hope some will happen… some will be fulfilled…

I think the most important thing in people’s lives is that…

 we try to do our best… k12837689

who can ask any more than that from us…

#FWF Free Write Friday: Gratitude

FWF prompt:

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http://kellieelmore.com/free-write-friday/

Living Gratitude     by: Marilyn Griffin

A handshake… k5266116

A note in the mail… k8636274

A small gift… k12483174

A hug… kfl0009

A kiss… k6195182

An act of sharing… k7823281

An arm laid on a shoulder… k11835664

A smile… k6136535

A nod of the head… gwil10702

A tear running down our cheek… k3446131

Quietly expressing our gratitude through our life…

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

#Theme of the week, Post a day, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/hue-photo-

I love neutral colors beiges…tans…grays…creams…rustic…black/white photos…

with just a splash of color every now and then that just POPS!

Maybe I’m plain…maybe I’m blah… but, just maybe…

I’m at peace with myself!

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Black/White Photos of Granddaughter and my Dad and Brother…

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Granddaughter in a Champagne Colored Dress… couldn’t be more beautiful in my eyes!

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Tree Bark with just that splash of color!

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My lady statue… all in cream… so pretty… with details… doesn’t need anything else…

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The different hues of Fall Leaves… makes me feel at peace…

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Nature in her natural beauty

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The rustic bell makes me happy!

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The wild toadstools (mushrooms) are so naturally pretty…

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The rustic browns in the bricks laid in a semi circle step …

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The worn brown color of my glider… just draws me to it…

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The natural browns in my centerpiece… with a splash of greenish yellow… I just like!

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An Iris of light golds… cream… browns… What could be prettier…

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An older brown / white photo of my Dad when he was a young baseball player…

Just love it!

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The gray / brown feather of a bird… left when eating from the birdfeeder…

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My pale green / brown worn painted swing… gives me rest …

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The sun faded fence with the neighbor’s dog peeking through…

makes me smile…

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The tans… grays… creams in my bathroom wallpaper with just a “pop” of color…

I won’t tire of it soon…

It Comes In Threes!

It comes in threes (3) they say…

First…  the car gets almost totaled by a deer

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Out of commission for 3 weeks… Guess I should be glad it wasn’t any longer…

Then my husband decides to plane his finger… with a wood planer… while making a birdhousek1446016image_20281

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Birdhouse turned out great! … Drawn and designed by my 8 year old Grandson… but, made by Poppy!

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Healing and recuperating as we speak…

as he took off most of his fingernail and side of finger

Third item… my gas stove oven wouldn’t light…

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Needed a new igniter… and husband replacing it…

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Can I please just go somewhere and stay for a few days!

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I finally found him the diagram he needed on the internet for this GE Gas Range

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Seems to be helping… Please help!!!

Frustrationshowing! k15695758

Words almost coming out of mouth… k8636729

Gritting teeth… and I just had a filling!

Heart racing a little…

That’s me when being (trying) to be respectful k11789234and understanding under stress…k13002848

I need to reread my ways of coping again that I just wrote for a blog…

https://babyjill7.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/daily-prompt-on-the-edge/

Keeping me on an even keel…

Because… right now… it’s just not working!

Daily Prompt: Fearful Symmetry

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/daily-prompt-symmetry/

Pick a letter, any letter. Now, write a story, poem, or post in which every line starts with that letter.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SYMMETRY.

I think I will use the letter “M”…

13th letter of the alphabet!

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Marilyn is my name…

Mirrored from one known…

Myself has no fame…

Maybe just on loan…

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Many parts to me…

Much no one knows…

Maybe find the key…

More highs than lows…

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Morning… favorite time…

Making a coffee…

Moments of sublime…

Minutes just for me…

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Married a long time…

More years to come…

Miles traveled with someone kind…

My life not done…

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Mondays … not my best…

Many years of working…

More days of rest…

Months of retiring…

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Mother was the best…

My Dad was too…

Making me test…

Myself… learned to do…

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Marvelous friends…

Mellowed me…

Male… female depends…

Making who you see!

Picture It & Write : Friday Prompt

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“Young Love Returns”  by: Marilyn Griffin

We look at each…

Let’s do it…

I bet I can reach…

The idea’s lit!…

We lose our clothes…

Racing fast…

No one knows…

Living the past…

In younger days…

We swam here…

As sunlight lays…

And shadows leer

We jump in…

Hearts beating fast…

“Big Fat Hen!…

If your last!”

The cold water…

Stills our minds…

It doesn’t matter…

The river winds…

We laugh and screech…

Memories come…

As we reach…

Bodies numb…

We were kids…

Ago, so long…

Now we’re big…

Nothing wrong!

Touches warm…

There’s such a rush…

Sets alarm…

Words are hushed…

Kisses fast…

Bodies touch…

Let this last…

Love so much!

Daily Prompt: The Cat Says Meow

Write a story about yourself from the perspective of an object, thing, animal, or another person.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us PERSPECTIVE.

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“Here she comes…

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One cup for her… but, it seems she makes it especially for him…

I think that’s sweet !…

She sits down and it’s not long until that cat animal comes rubbing up against her leg…

She seems to really like this cat…

She calls it Baby Jill… and rubs it’s head… plays with it awhile with a silly string… and then looks over at me…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I’m already turned on… and I’m not all furry… so she doesn’t pet me… but, she seems to enjoy my company!… I’ve heard her say she loves her time with me!… and she just added a pretty Autumn Wallpaper to my face… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

That’s a good thing! …

She has a light that sits beside me… and it is turned on… I love the warmth from the bulb that shines on my keys…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

She presses my buttons… and reads for a long time… switching from news… celebraties, Facebook… a game she seems hooked on… weather… TV Listings…

and then she heads to a site that I have inside me called WordPress

She reads her friend’s words and then seems to contemplate for a few minutes and begins to hit my keys with a strong touch… as if on a mission…

I think this is when she has a story in her head and needs to get it out before she loses it!… She writes funny things sometimes… and if she could hear me she would know I liked it!… Then other times… her writings are very sad… with deep emotions…

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I kinda like this lady…

She is always coming to see me at different times of the day…sometimes a short while and then sometimes she seems to stay all day!…

She sometimes takes a cloth and gives me a good rub down… and sprays something that keeps my keys from sticking….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The area where I sit is sometimes strewn with pens, papers, a calendar… a cord to her camera… a cord to her cell phone… a drink… sometimes ebven a snack!…Oh, how I wish I could have a bite sometimes!… but, would probably overload me!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Sometimes we listen to soft music from her radio… I like the channel she keeps on… just barely playing in the background… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAmaking me feel a little sleepy… I guess she feels the same way… because after listening for awhile late at night… she turns me off… cleans up my area… and as she says good night to that cat… I pretend she is talking to me…

and I whisper back…

Goodnight Sweet Lady!”

K-challenge

K-challenge

by frizztext

http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/

Frizz gives us a challenge to writing or posting photos with a letter of the alphabet…

“K” is this week…

Immediately I think of my Granddaughter… She is a “Kennedy”… a name beginning with K…

I couldn’t imagine calling a little baby girl “Kennedy”…

and now it fits her perfectly…

Here is my “K” girl…

K is for Kennedy!

Kinetically Kind!… Always in motion and very friendly!

Like a Karaoke Kaleidoscope … Entertaining and Ever-changing

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