Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Weekly Words Challenge 31!

The words for this week were Closeup and Background.

How did you interpret them?



(Otter Spring Park)


In 1958 they built a pool around this spring. But it's since been abandoned, home now to many types of plants and fish.

Old Lodge

Tree House

Jungle Trail!

(Fun At The Fair)


Pure Oil

4H Art

Fancy Ducks

Frodo Goat

(Random Pictures)

Playing With Polymer Clay

New Do

(For Tequila Mockingbird)

The words for next week are:

For the next four weeks we're going to be working with a mixed theme of numbers and elements. If you haven't joined the fun yet, go
here for details. Happy snapping!

Daily Etsy Pick:
Thaumatrope Illusion Necklace

WTF Etsy?:
Arm Platter

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At 15 April, 2008, Blogger gary rith said...

What a beautiful couple you two are.
re: jungle shot--Hoop kinda has that Tarzan thing going, huh?
And thanks for the piggies, you KNOW that makes my day, please take me along next time?

My pics are UP, have a look (new and improved!)

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger furiousBall said...

that reflection shot is awesome! you and hoop look great together

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Knight said...

I love all the animal shots. It looks like you were very inspired. The new haircut is hot. Seriously? A baby arm? The last thing I want is for it to look like children are trapped in my walls.

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger moo said...

neat photos!

I can't help but be a little sad about all the piggies in the pens.

See you have a lot of pollen, too.

Mine are up. I'm VERY intrigued by the "theme" for the next four weeks ... my brain is already spinning!

At 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the hair girl!

Great pics as usual, the H was so special. *wiping away tears of joy*

I'm such a doof. Speaking of which I am taking a rain check on the WWC today and maybe next week. CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME!???


At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Unknown said...

Wow those pictures of the park are beautiful. is it really that green where you live right now or are those old pictures? cause if it's really that green there I'm jelous.

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Jay said...

I love that close-up of the pig's snout. Did you pet him after taking the picture?

That little state park does look like fun. Especially if they spruced it up a bit, but treehouses are always fun for all ages!

Love the new do.

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Karen said...

Ewwww you had me up until the frog pictures!

I do likee the new hair do!

Mine are up too.

At 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovin' that piggy snout! Great detail.
That treehouse makes SnakeMaster a little jealous, since he only has a platform. However, he does have a rope & bucket to haul books and rubber snakes up there for reading & playing.
I can see why you decided to not have the wedding there in front of that lodge. It's a bit, um, rustic.

Mine are up! :)

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Alice said...

oh man, that's TOTALLY the hair i want! *jealousy*

that reflection picture is awesome. the pigpens make me a little sad, though.

my pics are up too!

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

Cute do! :)

eep... now I'm going to have nightmares about psychotic pig snouts from outer space taking over the planet...

At 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I actually played this week!

I have ideas for the others and I simply won't compromise them. (I'm a HUGE dork)

anyway, I posted them on my blog this time.


The new do is cute!

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Fortune Cookies said...

Loooooook at that lil' froggy! that made me smile ear to ear! Sorry Tequila Mockingbird, but I pretended he was for me!

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Chelle Y. said...

That is an adorable picture of you guys! Love the new haircut too!

I played this week!

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Krishna said...

I'm a blog lurker, real live friend of Farmer's Wife, but wanted to tell you I love the pig snout and the fancy ducks. You really take amazing pictures! One day I'll try your WWC.

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Chatty said...

Hi Tink - the pig's snout is TOO cute! I like background and close-up of the same thing.

My pictures are up, too. I will be around to check out everybody's stuff once I figure out why my computer is refusing to go online. I'm using Thw Wiz's computer right now, and he's getting impatient for me to give him back his computer.

The OTHER thing is PLEASE PLEASE, Tink, how can I get a copy of your "Pure Oil" sign, posted today? I want to frame it. Not only is it a great picture, showing the passage of time, but also because my father was a vice-president of Pure Oil (which was out of Chicago) for many years. A couple of years after he died, Pure Oil merged with Union Oil of California, and that company is still going strong. Anyway, I remember my mother saying at the time "It's a good thing your father is already dead. This merger would have killed him..." And it's true - he worked for them for over 35 years...so, you can see why I would love to have that picture to go on the wall next to the Pure Oil Magazine cover that featured my father! The only other picture I've seen of a Pure Oil sign recently was at a photo exhibit at the Directors Guild one time a few years ago, when I was wandering around, early for a screening. It was black and white (I prefer yours), and the photographer never returned even my call...please help me out, here, Miss Tink!

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Reb said...

Reflection is fabulous, what a great shot. Looks like a great place too, I love the old lodge. Like to new hair cut.

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Reb said...

and mine are up ;)

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Tequila Mockingbird said...

awe! a spadefoot toad!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH I LOVE ME SUM TOADZ!!!!


At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Unknown said...

You're so lucky that you live in Florida!! I've almost fogotten what green looks like. And what is cold to you exactly? 60? I would freak for 60 right now.

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Great pics! And, I thought I was all up and "in there." Blew me out'ta da'water. LOL!

Cuuuuute new Dooooo. I seriously need to take the plunge. You're cuter and younger so you could pull off anything!

I'd end up looking like a flat swifter duster... ;)

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger fiwa said...

I love your new do! You always have the best pictures. I love the 4-H art and the geese. That goose has the most smug look, like he's saying "You WISH you were this cool."

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Oooooh, and I thought the froggie was for me (after last week's WWC). That's okay though!

I appreciated the little guy just the same! :)

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Hilary said...

Love that reflection photo.. and that adorable pig snout.. and .. well.. all of them. Great stuff, Tink.

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Doc said...

Do those ducks have the Princess Lea haircut??

At 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why were you in a barn full of pigs?

Am I the only one who asks these questions?

Love the hair. Not Wynona Ryder-ish at all.


At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Princess in Galoshes said...

Came here via Meno's blog- you've got some beautiful pictures! And I love your new haircut, that's kind of what I was envisioning for myself this summer... if only I could be sure it would come out o.k....

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Shhhh, real quick, while no one else is reading...here is my secret to the "marquee scrolling text." I googled.

I don't really know how to do any of the stuff y'all other bloggies do.

I "pretend" I'm techie smart. (I did "used" to be totally techie...then the kids came and my mind melted...I aged and am now lazy and don't have the time to learn...so, I "copy.")

Anyhow, I found this and I printed it and keep it by my bloggie side: http://cedesign.net/help2j.htm

It's called "Cedge's HTML Cheat Sheet." ;)

Not all of it works in bloggie world -- but it at least gets me half way there and I can play around a little. :)

But, shhhh, don't tell, Okay? [smiley-wink]

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger R.E.H. said...

Love the CLOSE-UP shot! And the old barn, and the toads...

...and the new 'do!

Awesome pictures as always! I finally got mine up!

At 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay. I posted my photos finally.


Well, yeah, so I'm slow. I'm on dial up. Whaddya want from me?!

PS My word verification looks like "hairraiser".... Hmmm.

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger the planet of janet said...

love the new 'do.

though i must say it was tough to get there cuz i got stalled after the pig snout made me run screaming from the room.


At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Pamer said...

cute hair Tink

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Karen said...

The hair looks great. So do the pictures - I love the pig snout.

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger mamatulip said...

I love the hair! It's so cute and fun looking - much like yourself. :)

I really like the piggy nose pic. You have such a good eye for pictures.

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Newt said...

Ohhhhh, your hair is fantastic. Very cute. Your WWC's were wonderful as always and I love all hte bonus photographs.
And the thaumatrope illusion necklace, as soon as the page opened up I was thinking "Hey, just like JD in Sleepy Hollow"

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger jean said...

I loved the fancy ducks. Who is their stylist?

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Janet said...

oooh I love your haircut! And that treehouse, I'd like to spend all day reading in there, please :-)

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Chatty said...

PS - love the fancy ducks! We went to the state fair this year and there were fancy chickens. I spent an hour looking at them all. No fancy ducks, though *sigh* The day we went, the ducks had not yet arrived. Bad timing. Love me some fancy ducks and chickens! The roosters are even MORE of a hoot. Especially the ones with giant feathers fanning out around their feet...

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Jay said...

Love the pigs, LOVE the goats!

At 15 April, 2008, Blogger Jo said...

Love the new cut, it's so flirty! That piggy snout was pretty freaky...but the weensy frog, so cute. The pool reflection shot is beautiful! I'm dying over Frodo goat LOL!

At 16 April, 2008, Blogger flutter said...

that new hair is FAB!!

At 16 April, 2008, Blogger Peggy said...

Great hair cut Tink! I think it's beautiful. I hope you like it too!

At 16 April, 2008, Blogger Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I can't wait for the fair. I love the art and the collections. The pigs--not so much.

Your shots are great. The hair rocks.

Mine is up.

At 16 April, 2008, Blogger Molly said...

All the pictures are great. I especially like the Close-up and Refelection picture.

At 16 April, 2008, Blogger bonnie said...

Your blog is fabulous. My first time visiting and I like your challenges. I'll be back to play.

At 16 April, 2008, Blogger Unknown said...

Some great shots in there. I posted yesterday.
Then was gone looking for Johnny Depp, off to try again today.
Elements & Numbers should be interesting.

At 16 April, 2008, Blogger Chris Cactus said...

Pretty! Aren't you glad it's spring? Love the new do!

At 17 April, 2008, Blogger Freakazojd said...

Love the hair!
Love the ducks (they have pompadours, how cute!)
Love your photos, as always. :)

At 18 April, 2008, Blogger katydidnot said...

oh man, how have i gone so long without owning an arm platter?

jeez. who knew?

At 19 April, 2008, Blogger Woman in a Window said...

LOVE the pig snout!

At 20 April, 2008, Blogger Aunt Jackie said...

Where did my comment go?? I put one up there and it's not there!!! :(

I had said I loved the pig nose, and the frogs. And I love the new Do... You really did that??? :O

Wow cool!


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