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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Clicking through the news

Yesterday I took the camera, in the event something interesting appeared. There is a lot of road construction going on around us, so I took the best detour possible through it, and approached the local Islamic Community Center from a different direction. There is a whole stoop devoted to flowers, and planters of pots at wacky angles. I liked it.



Then I went to the post office because I had the keys and stopped to photograph one of the best looking gardens around town. I believe it belongs to one of the town's ex-mayors, although it's not hard to be an ex-mayor in a town of 695 people, not all of them adults.



As you know, I went on to work and found the payroll I could have overlooked, so all's well that ends well. I clicked on through the AP news this afternoon, to get to my photo editing program.  A passenger jet downed over the Ukraine. It took a long time just to get my watermark on these pictures, so here are the rest of the pictures I took yesterday, on a very disused road in the township.








22 comments:

  1. I loved this detour with you. Thank you.

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  2. Nice detour.

    I'm surprised there is an Islamic Center there with only 695 people in the town. I like their quirky flower arrangement too.

    I'm wondering what photo editing program you are using. I lost my free one when my hard drive died and I don't want to download it again since I think it came with viruses. It kind of sounds like you are using an online one where you upload your pics (kind of like the old picnik which I don't think exists anymore). If it is like this one, I'd be curious to know who owns the pics once you upload them.

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    1. The Islamic Center is in the fairly large city to the south, my first errand stop. Peninsula is a village of 695.

      I use PicMonkey. The pictures stay on my computer. Pretty nifty. picmonkey,com.

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  3. The pots at wacky angles are quite attractive, so is the brickroad.

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  4. It's a pretty place and brick roads last for ever, so many flowers.
    Merle............

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  5. The potted plants look very cool.

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  6. I love the tippy pots.

    Love,
    Janie

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  7. lovely :)

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  8. Love the cobblestone road..reminds me of the UK.
    Jane x

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  9. It wouldn't be summer without day lilies.

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  10. thank you for showing beauty of flowers on a sad day where so many innocent lives were lost :(

    betty

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  11. Detours often bring pretty surprises. I like that flower filled stoop very much, and the wacky angled pots even more. The brick road too, is lovely.

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  12. What a lovely little place you live in.

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  13. Tragic news about that downed Malaysia jet.
    Nice colorful photos, Joanne.

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  14. Hari OM
    Always in favour of 'the scenic route'...dreadful business with the jet. Stark contrast. YAM xx

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  15. love the brick road at the end and the flower filled stoop

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  16. nice pics. the city did a new traffic circle and used pavers which look great but make for a bumpy ride.

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  17. Love the garden pictures. I try very hard not to watch the news, I'm too old for more bad news.

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  18. You are made of sterner stuff than I am, with your photo editing and watermarks. I've only had to adjust to a different computer and have been tearing my hair out over useless Windows 8 features and lost bookmarks! Good on ya. Love the brick road.

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  19. I love the brick road. Now I want one, but I would paint it yellow .......

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