Sky Watch Friday: The Anvil

Sky Watch Friday


The Look and Feel of the Rocks and Mineral Show

You can almost feel the textures of these rocks from the Gem and Mineral Show in Fishersville, Virginia that my friends and I recently attended.

Cavansite with Stilbite

Orthoceras = Squid fossil

#SundayStills Texture

Places I Have Visited

I’m not a big traveler. Not that I haven’t wanted to be I just never seem to have the money to do so. I do mange to get around to my surrounding states, counties, and the cities of my state. I take pictures wherever I go and have accumulated enough for an album or two, which actually says more about my tendency to take pictures than my travel


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Visit

Friday Fictioneers: Wife Number Three Can’t be Caught Off Guard

“I love spending my husband’s money” laughed Irene siting across from me at lunch.
“You’re terrible” I scolded.
“I’ve earned it.”
“Don’t you worry he’ll cut you off?”
“As a matter of fact I think we might be headed that way”
“I think he might be serious about his latest girlfriend”
“How can you tell?”
“Just a feeling”
The waiter returned with Irene’s credit card just then.
“I’m sorry ma’am, this has been declined.”
She reached into her wallet and pulled out another.
“Try this one”.
She looked at me and smiled, “this is going to cost him”.

This week’s photo: © Jilly Funelli

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly 100 word writing challenge inspired by a picture prompt. Click here to read other stories.

Pez Dispensers in Black and White

I really wish I had taken a picture of the Pez dispensers next to something that would give you an idea of their enormity.

And speaking of Pez dispenser, I saw the greatest quantity I have ever seen in one place this summer when I visited Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium.

Please click on the individual picture to get a clearer view of that image

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Made Out of Plastic

Follow this link to see more of how I see Life in Black in White.

Festival of Leaves 2018 ~ Week # 4: The Orange on the Side of the Road

I love autumn so I am hosting the 2018 Festival of Leaves Challenge I will post every Sunday and I invite everyone to join in any time through the week in any or all weeks. You can link to this post or to any weekly post. Be sure to tag your post Festival of Leaves so it is easy to find in the reader.

Autumn is my favorite season. See more images of autumn by clicking here: A Lingering Look at Autumn

Fall Foliage Prediction Map
Techniques for Fall Color Photography

Best of the Week: Incredible Autumn Reflections

As soon as I uploaded this image I knew it was my Best of the Week. I had already created my Festival of Leaves post for week #4, so there was no competition.

I love autumn and every week I get so many beautiful shots it is hard to decide which to use for my Best Of. Click here to see the ones that didn’t make the cut: A Lingering Look at Autumn.