Archive for July 2009

Happy Birthday to Us!   10 comments

Today is my twin brother’s birthday!

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 Oh boy, I guess that would mean it’s my birthday too!   I’m going to Disneyland to celebrate!

WFW-Thorns   17 comments

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Outdoor Wednesday – Alaska   10 comments

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While in Alaska, we saw glimpses of the Alaska pipeline here and there in the distance.

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You would see it way off  up in the hills and then it would disappear and you would not see it again for miles and miles. 

On our way down to check out Valdez, Alaska, we saw it right near us on the side of the road.  It was so close that we decided we would try to find a way to get as close to the pipeline as we could.

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Yeah, I’d say this is pretty close! 

For more Outdoor Wednesday posts, head on over to Susan’s!

Posted July 28, 2009 by Lana G! in Alaska, Outdoor Wednesday, Travel, Vacation

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With Ships the Sea was Sprinkled   2 comments

July 2

With ships the sea was sprinkled far and nigh,
Like stars in heaven, and joyously it showed;
Some lying fast at anchor in the road,
Some veering up and down, one knew not why.
A goodly vessel did I then espy
Come like a giant from a haven broad;
And lustily along the bay she strode,
Her tackling rich, and of apparel high.
The ship was nought to me, nor I to her,
Yet I pursued her with a lover’s look;
This ship to all the rest did I prefer:
When will she turn, and whither? She will brook
No tarrying; where she comes the winds must stir:
On went she, and due north her journey took.

 

William Wordsworth
(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

Posted July 28, 2009 by Lana G! in Photo, Photography, Poetry

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Blue Monday- Tennis Anyone?   18 comments

I was able to go to the Newport Beach Breakers tennis match this past Wednesday to watch some tennis on a beautiful evening in Newport Beach, California. The marquee player at this match was Maria Sharipova!  Everyone was waiting to see the special guest of honor.

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Tennis 2009

Since she was the featured pro that evening,  all the photographers (including me!) were focused on getting as many action shots of her as possible.  It was so funny to hear all the cameras in burst shooting mode clicking in rapid succession!  Here are some action shots…

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For more Blue Monday, head on over to Sally’s!

 

Mosaic Monday   15 comments

While in Alaska, you will discover that these:

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Provide you with these breathtaking beauties!:

 

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For more Mosaic Monday posts, head on over to the Little Red House!

Posted July 26, 2009 by Lana G! in Alaska, Mosaic, Mosaic Monday, Nature, Photo, Photography, Travel, Vacation

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WFW-Psalm 11:4   12 comments

 

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