Lucky Leaf Clover: Four and A Six Leaf

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Almost a year ago to the day my post was about spring flowers and a lucky four leaf clover. Today I had just picked a six leaf in our back yard. Even as a child I was always lucky to find four leaf clovers.  When most people spend a lot of time looking but come up empty .

Many years ago I lived on a farm and we had some rabbits. My brother and I took them out of their cage and put them in a large clover patch. That was the first year I remember finding my first four leaf clover. I found 32 of them that year. Over time I have found a several  of those lucky gems without really looking for them. I would be walking through  a clover patch – bend over a pick a four leaf clover. I don’t know how many books there are floating around that have one of my four leaf clovers in it that I picked and pressed.

Yesterday I picked another 4 leafier and a SIX  Leaf Clover.  Yes, I said 6 leaf clover.

These are the photos I took of them:

I wanted to try and keep them in good condition for a couple of days, I put them in a coffee cup with some really good water.  I know it’s good water because I also drink it.

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I blew the photo up to show the 6 leaves.

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This photo below I am trying to show the separation of the lower left leaves.

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This may not be a big deal to most people but to someone that has gathered many four leaf clovers over a life span, this one is.This is the only SIX leaf clover I have ever seen. I’ll have to press this so that it will keep; for many years.

Weekly Photo Challenge:On Top

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I young man sitting on a rock ledge checking out the view of the Grand Canyon. The best seat in the canyon.A Seat With AView 1

Here are two people sitting in the best two people seat in the Grand Canyon checking out the view from their vantage point. Wait a minute that is what I said in the above picture. The truth is that I know photos have more character when there is people in the photograph. I never would have thought I would see anyone sitting on the edge of the Grand Canyon but to see the same thing twice in one day blew me away.

I shot a waterfalls in Maui several years ago ,when I was barely starting photography, I entered it into the Los Angeles County Fair and it got an honorable mention. I was told by my instructor that if I had had a person in the photo it would have taken first place in not the Grand Champion. I never forgot that!

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My wife and I went to watch our granddaughter do her competition cheer. This is not her group – I had trouble with my camera.

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This young lady got to swim and play with the whales. She’s on top of the world  and loves her job.

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I love this photo with two old buzzards sitting on top of a chimney.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold 2

Post A Week                                                          4/14/2014

I know that this challenge was couple of weeks ago. I shot this picture last week while we were in Tunica, Mississippi but I didn’t have my card reader with me.I shot this picture especially for this challenge. So I said to myself what the heck I’m going to post it anyway.

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Then I thought I couldn’t show just one, so I put together a few more. Hopefully to entertain your eyes.

This beautiful Victorian house is in Eureka,California  I have admired it for many years every time I would go North on Vacation, which was at least once a year from 1970 to 1997. It was built for William Carson it took over one hundred men over two years to construct. This Victorian house  is called the Carson Mansion. I have many photographs  but one in particular that I love BUT I’ll have to look for it.

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Last week the challenge was monuments  and I posted about Powder Works Gun Powder. Then it became cotton mill. The Company had a few houses for employees, they were called  Shot Gun Houses.  A “shotgun house” is a narrow rectangular domestic residence, usually no more than 12 feet (3.5 m) wide, with rooms arranged one behind the other and doors at each end of the house. It was the most popular style of house in the Southern United States from the end of the American Civil War (1861–65), through the 1920s. I got this information –  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia –  The threshold to  life for some.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Post a Week                                                        4/12/2014

As a child I didn’t know much about my family. Then a few years ago I started doing some research. My Dad I found was born in Atlanta,Georgia and my mom was born in San Antonio ,Texas. My grandparents were born in Alabama,Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi  Lord knows were else. I’m mentioning all of this because the Southern United States has always fascinated me. Until I did this research I never really knew why. If it hadn’t been for my mom and dad I probably would have been born in the South. It stead of New York City were they make that Pace Picante Sauce. When people usually asks were I was born,I usually say it with a southern draw. Growing up I was always interested in the history of the United States. That brings me why I’m telling y’all  this because my monument is about the South. The Civil War or as some say between the North and the South. The obelisk chimney 150 foot in the photo below is the only thing still standing from the original Augusta powder works. The original plant stretched out for two miles along the Augusta Canal. It branched off the Savannah River back to the Savannah River. The plant made gunpowder for the confederate army. It was the 2nd largest gunpowder plant in the world at the time. the buildings were torn down  after the was rebuilt for a textile mill.

The Sibley cotton mill was built on the site as a private venture in 1880-82, using bricks from the demolished powder works, it one of the largest and most successful cotton mills in the region.

Powder works were seized and dismantled after the war ended, the commandant, Colonel G.W. Rains, asked in 1872, that the Obelisk Chimney be spared as he had designed it to remain a monument to the Confederacy.

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The American Civil War, 1861–1865

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

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My favorite model is Cooter my dog. He appears to be, that is I have a lot of photos of him, from the time we first rescued off the streets when he was only a couple months old. Here he is going through the threshold of a pass through rock.

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Threshold to China or just a gopher..

Granddaughters at the age of Four “4” and Eight “8” the threshold of life and what a better way to start it in Disney World. Watching a parade and seeing all the Disney characters coming down the street. DSC00019 copy

The “Guardian” at the threshold of one of the greatest wonders of the world.  Guardian is the name I gave this rock that overlooks the Grand Canyon. When I took this picture I was thinking that it looked like a statue over looking the canyon that the makers of the canyon put it there. DSC_1483 copy The Guardian of the Canyon

These people are on the threshold of rebuilding their life after Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi Mississippi.

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There are many definitions of threshold and these are just a few of them.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

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This first photo is a reflection of the past. This was the Confederate Powder works, Civil War black powder plant in Augusta Georgia. Built in 7 months completed in Feb/March 1862. The Augusta,Georgia canal was mainly built for industrial use but shortly after built, was also use for transporting gun power to the Savannah River. The canal is connected on both ends to the Savannah River it is one of a few canals still used in the South.

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A reflection of a sunset  over Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville,Georgia. The tall stack is  part of the Georgia Power Company across the Highway.

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A reflection of a building in a store front in Washington, Georgia

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River [name unknown] town Scarborough,Georgia

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I.m a little late on this challenge but better late than never.