Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:Orange ll

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I shot this about 30 minutes ago. I couldn’t resist following up with some more orange pictures. Since all the leaves are turning and colors are just amazing and I realized I had so many orange photos.

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This is at the ball park of the “Augusta Green Jackets Baseball Team”. I shot it a few days ago. I’m trying not to show any duplicates of photos that I’ve posted in the past..

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This is a photo that I took a month or so ago of the sunset over Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville,GA

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Cees Fun Foto Challenge:Orange

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First I would like to begin to make some orange with this photo.

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Everyone likes something sweet -so – my next photo answers that question.

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Now who doesn’t like M&M’s?

This a photo I took down in Savannah,GA  I just liked the color combination on this trolley.

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I have many more but Cee asked for two or three. I found lot of photos and made a folder for Orange.

Photo Challenge:M

“Happy Thanksgiving Everyone”

Today while there was very little activity on word press I decided to check my windows live writer because very often I’ll start something and come back to it later.
I found this blog that I had started that was going around awhile ago. It was the letter M. I started this post and decided to finish it today.

Diane Moran Tug Boat out of Wilmington Delaware

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M& M Candy Store, there is only three stores in the USA. New York City, NY, Las Vegas, Nevada, And this one in Orlando,Florida

There is only one like this that I own. The manufacturer is Monaco which like alot of other businesses it is no longer. That is sad!

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This is what used to be the movie theater, Imperial Theater in Augusta Georgia. It is about 80 years old and a group is trying to raise $250,000 for renovations. 

  I know this a little late but, I hope everyone enjoys it.

Weekly Photo Challenge:Green

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It is rare to see a fire hydrant with such contrasting colors. Fortunately for me one of the colors was Green. I was just driving to the store and it caught my eye and I had my camera with me.

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I was driving past Lowe’s and so this scissor lift, you guest it ,it was Green.

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Then I couldn’t miss the Green traffic light. If I had, I may have missed the red light also. Boy! That would have been an accident going somewhere to happen.

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A very good old friend of mine, not that he was is that much older than me, gave me this beautiful Green Irish Derby. When this photo opt came up my first thought was Mr. Bob’s Derby. 

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Several years ago we met up with some friends at a motor home rally. We celebrated St Patrick’s Day.  I stopped by party city,  picked up some  decorations and a few hats. This is what we looked like, Healthy,Happy  people having a good time. This was over ten years ago. Wow, Time flies when your having fun.

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Veterans Day

Holiday honoring veterans: in the United States, a legal holiday honoring former members of the armed forces. November 11.

That is the explanation that I found in the Dictionary. Not that I  didn’t know what it was all about, being a veteran myself.

Today for lunch my wife and I went to Outback Restaurant, here in Augusta,Georgia.  They where honoring Veterans by giving them a Blooming Onion for an appetizer and a beer on the house. I felt honored. Thank You Outback! There was a lot of other restaurants here in town that were also honoring veterans, we chose Outback because we have eaten there before and all the personal are really nice.

Today is the day that we honor are Soldiers from the different  Wars 1 & 2, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan that died fighting for our country.  Many a soldiers  grave will be adorned  with an American Flag to give thanks for there service to our nation.  Lots of cities and towns will hold parades. I was watching TV this morning and a Veteran group that was donating coats to people in The New york,Long Island and New Jerseyarea due to Hurricane Sandy. There are still people without electricity and have lost all their belongings and are also with out heat. I thought to myself that here we are suppose to honor are veterans and they are busy helping people that have lost everything.

A couple a days ago we, my wife & I  and the dogs, were driving to our son’s house in Guyton,Georgia and decided to stop in Scarboro,Georgia. We pulled off the highway on a side road to let the dogs out. We have to pass a little cemetery. We’ve been down this road before never paid that much attention to the cemetery  but on the way out we noticed something different about the cemetery. Several of the graves had flags on them. We stopped to check it out because the flags were Confederate  Flags. Me, not being from here I didn’t know what to make of it. My wife informed me that this is a Confederate Cemetery and their descendants or friends posted Confederate Flags to honor the  soldiers of the Civil War.

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This a statue that is in down town Augusta in Honor of the Confederate Soldiers.     On the Front side: Which I couldn’t enlarge enough for y’all to be able to read it. So I copied it.

The Confederate Soldiers Won   who gave themselves in life and in death for us: for the honor of Georgia.
For the rights of the States.
For the Liberties of the People.
For the Sentiments of the South.
For the Principles of the Union.
As these where handed down to
Them by the Fathers of Our Common Country.

Having been born in in the north I never paid much attention to the Confederate States. Now I’m here in the South and having traced my roots to the South, it has been apparent to me that if, my parents hadn’t moved to the north I’d been a southerner. Most of the time I think that I must have been from the South, the way I like Grits,collards, Beans, Venison and chicken fried steak.

What I saw, I was so impressed that I tried to take some photos. This is history and I’m standing right in the middle of it. My mind was racing with thoughts of who were these people and how did the live. What was it like for them fighting there brethren of the North. A lot of the questions I was thinking, I’ve read in books or saw at the movies. Now I’m in the south and this is were the civil war happened.

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Just a week ago Augusta,Georgia had a Photo Festival and one of the field trips was to  photograph a local cemetery. I opted out , I’m not a cemetery kind of guy. At least That is what I thought a week ago.

Happy Veterans Day and Thank You Veterans for your Service.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

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A house being rebuilt after Katrina in Gulfport,Mississippi. Compared to the devastation, this is definitely renewal. Hopefully people in Hurricane Sandy can move along faster then it is now and faster than it took Katrina. This photo was shot 18 months after the storm.

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Renewing a slice of the dock in Savannah,Georgia on the Savannah River. It took a crane boat to put this square block of concrete in it’s place you can see it in the lower right corner of the photo. There is several men (dock workers’) trying to work it into place.DSC_2213

Let your feet feel renewed, comfortable and warm with these puppies.

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Last, recover some of your space or renew your space. Let your imagination figure out how to use this space.

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