CFFC: Metal


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#Bloganuary Prompt Day 5 and 6


Day 5:

What is something you wish you knew how to do?

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #170: Street Art


This week, on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #170, Patti challenges everyone with the topic of Street Art, which I thought was especially challenging for me.

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#SundayStills Monthly Color – #Gold


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Colorful Laneway Murals #SundayStills


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#AtoZChallenge 2019 – X for Xylograph


Theme: Wordless Photos

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Technical Details

Sony Nex-5T (f/5.6, 35 mm, ISO-3200, 1/60 sec)

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Unexpected Window


As I was watching TV last night and mindlessly browsing my photos on my tablet, I came across this picture and thought, of course, how can I forget this picture? 

I shot this picture two years ago as I was visiting Mount Rushmore. There was a small opening along the trail and I remember looking up upon entering and thought, this is a nice, unique perspective of George Washington. 

A Photo A Week Challenge

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Inspiration Struck


Sue never imagined she’d become famous, never dreamed her porcelain sculpture would be on display in multiple museums, one after another, pleading her to loan them her art. Continue reading “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Inspiration Struck”

Which Way in Keystone, South Dakota


So I’m finally able to upload pictures after I checked into the motel in West Yellowstone and as much as I like to tell a story about these pictures, I’m exhausted after more than 12 hours of driving. So I’ll be catching up very soon and for now, please enjoy the following pictures. 🙂

Cee’s Which Way Challenge

Nature’s Art


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This picture was taken at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada last September. I stopped there on my way home from Las Vegas. It was incredibly hot that day, almost 100°F and it was dry heat so every breath I took in burned in my lungs. I enjoyed the desert landscapes anyway.

I’ve chosen this picture to represent this week’s photo challenge and discover challenge because I believe the word, harmony, has a lot of different meanings. In my mind, harmony is a group of people, animals, and even objects come together in peace and create something amazing and to see, well, that’s invoking a sense, right?

When I look at this picture, it reminds me of this. In a way, this desert landscape is a work of art created by mother nature and this is how I see it:

Each time a gust of wind goes by, a group of sandstone particles would volunteer to surrender their place, they would choose to explore elsewhere even though they knew that once they leave, they’re never coming back. Over time, as more and more of these sandstone particles choose to move on, to travel and find a new home by means of the wind, a gaping hole would be in their places and sooner or later, the rock will look more and more like a block of Swiss cheese or it will transform into a peculiar sculpture that looks like the upper half of a man’s body.

Daily Post Photo Challenge – Harmony

Daily Post Discover Challenge – Blogging the Senses

Share Your World – 2016 Week #4


What one thing are you really glad you did yesterday? Continue reading “Share Your World – 2016 Week #4”

Share Your World – 2016 Week #3


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I’m don’t have a favorite individual piece of art. If I like art, I will usually like the whole genre. For example, Renaissance, Realism, etc. This sculpture is one of my favorites. It looks like two fingers crossed which means hopeful and optimistic.

What made you smile today?

Nothing yet, it’s still early, maybe when I’m done with my projects for my computer class? What made me smile yesterday, though, was that I successfully installed VirtualBox and Fedora onto my other laptop. VirtualBox is a virtual drive which allows me to run a DVD without actually using a DVD and Fedora is sort of like Linux, a lesser known operating system. This made me smile because I usually don’t have a lot of luck when it comes to installing something like a separate user interface. That’s the part that always trips me.

Which place do you recommend as a Must-See? Please state which country, state or providence.

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I would recommend checking out the national parks in Southern Utah (the red rocks area). It’s absolutely amazing especially if you make the 90-minute hike to see the Delicate Arch. Unlike my mom, I want to go there again.

Complete this sentence: When I was younger I used to….

When I was younger, I used to sing and play the piano, privately, of course, when no one’s looking or listening. I have very bad stage fright, still do. Maybe one day, I will finally conquer it. Maybe…

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Share Your World Challenge

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From Frozen to Sweating


eaf2ed37660e2ed483f4b7ead81cef1cAs much as I love my basement bedroom, I spent most of the morning moving back to my old room on the top floor. The frozen climate in the basement was getting a little too unbearable for me. I don’t want to spend everyday hugging a hot water bag, shaking and clattering my teeth even with a portable heater less than three feet away.

The move from the basement was like moving from Alaska to the Caribbeans. I was instantly sweating from the heat. At first, the heat was unbearable. I felt like I was on fire. Has it always been this hot upstairs? Anyway,I spent the morning walking around without a jacket and it felt great. I wonder why I stayed in that frozen tundra called a basement?

Oh yeah, my classes were driving me crazy that I couldn’t find the time to make the move.

One down side of being back in my old room is my privacy level has just went from three flights of stairs to just across the hall. Not to mention I have to keep my music volume to the down low. But I guess if I can finally be warm, that’s all it matters. I also hope that I will be able to renew my inspiration now that I’m no longer feeling cold all the time.

Well, guess it’s time for me to get back to work. I want to be able to write a story for this Christmas. I’m thinking of a modern re-told of the Christmas Classic, A Christmas Carol. We’ll see.

 

Image Credit: Milky Way snowy winter landscape, Austria • by Wolfgang Moritzer (Pinterest)

3 Quote 3 Day – Day 3


Here I am, the final day of the 3 Quote 3 Day challenge. Once more, I would like to thank Charles French from Charles French Words Reading and Writing for nominating me for this challenge. Continue reading “3 Quote 3 Day – Day 3”

3 Quote 3 Day – Day 2


Here I am, day 2 of the 3 Quote 3 Day challenge. Once again, I would like to thank Charles French from Charles French Words Reading and Writing for nominating me for this challenge. Continue reading “3 Quote 3 Day – Day 2”

3 Quote 3 Day – Day 1


I would like to start by thanking Charles French from Charles French Words Reading and Writing for nominating me for this challenge. I believe this will be my 4th participation. Continue reading “3 Quote 3 Day – Day 1”

#AtoZChallenge – K For…


I’ve been searching the dictionary last night, trying to find a good word for “K” and there are none that inspire me whatsoever. So instead, I’m going to show you pictures of things that I know of that begin with “K”. Continue reading “#AtoZChallenge – K For…”

Writing 101: A Room with a View


Window With A View_1Day two of Writing 101 is asking us to tell about a place we would go if we can zoom through space. Continue reading “Writing 101: A Room with a View”

Writing 101: Unlock the Mind


This is my first time taking Writing 101 and the first task is to free-write for 20 minutes. Okay, I can do that. Continue reading “Writing 101: Unlock the Mind”

A Walk in the Park


Spring

Here are some more photographs I took on my photo walk to the park last Thursday which felt like the first day of spring. The air was fresh and the mountains were still snow-capped.

These pictures were actually taken with the camera set to “landscape”, a setting I frequently use because I found it takes better pictures than just the normal manual settings.

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These dogs were running and barking at me as I walked by. I am just passing by, guys, not an intruder. Calm down.

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We’re pretty much surrounded by mountains on all sides and this is pretty much the most boring park I’ve ever been to. No hidden creek, no hidden woods, nothing! Just laps and laps of asphalt.

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See what I mean? We’re surrounded!

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My shadow which the wind had blown way out of proportion.

Until next time…

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Spring: Fresh and Colorful


Yesterday, I took my camera on a walk with me to the park. It was such a beautiful day, the first this entire week, it seems. I couldn’t resist. It’s spring, everything is blooming. Even the air feels fresh. I walked out my front door and notice that even the plum tree in my front yard was blooming…

I tweaked my camera setting to “flower”, a setting apparently I didn’t know it existed. The resolution came out better than any other settings and now I know.  I think these are my best yet. Plum flowers are incredibly gorgeous, don’t you think?

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Anyway, I think more photos will come. I just have to wait for the roses and tulips to bloom.

To Occupy the Walls


This has been in my home almost ever since we moved in. I think it sends a great message.

My mom picked it up for $0.50 at the thrift store. She likes to shop at thrift store and so do I but we shop for different things. She tends to browse for inexpensive cute rare antiquities while I like to browse for jigsaw puzzles.

You see, I am a big jigsaw collector, the bigger the better like 3000 or 4000 pieces. I like to buy them cheap, complete them myself, and frame them.

Anyway, there’s not much hanging in my home. My mom likes to keep the walls clean.  Aside from this, each bedroom also has a picture of its own. This is the picture that’s currently hanging in my aunt’s room next door.

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Temple Square 1890

I don’t think we put paintings and artwork on the walls to create a mood. I guess we just put them there to occupy the walls, to make the walls feel less bland and empty.

Not much to say for this prompt. Anyway, I think I need a nap, been at my homework all day and getting nowhere with it. See ya.

It’s Looking Bright


Well, I just had another adventurous day, this time, not on the road but on the sidewalk. Apparently, the university had decided to clean the parking lots but not the walkways. There was like a layer of ice in front of every building. It took me forever to get to my class.

I was surprised that despite the ice and slippery conditions, some people decided to wear their flats and high heels to school. Well, I would like to wish them good luck. Then again, I bet no one is as clumsy as I am.

Anyway, before I left this morning, I opened my browser and had a quick look at the prompt. Honestly, I thought it was worse than yesterday’s. But whatever, I need some inspiration.

My keyword for the google image search is “LANDSCAPE” and here’s the eleventh image.

" Street Art " Montreal 2012

This is beautiful, isn’t it? According to google, this is a painting of sunset in Montreal, Canada.

LANDSCAPE” is often my search word in google because when it’s so gloomy and cloudy and the weather’s yucky outside, my inspiration meter would plunge and looking at beautiful painting or photo of somewhere tend to be able to squeeze something out of me.

You know, after going to my new classes today, I think I will look forward to this semester and this year. It’s looking bright.