Tagged L’s of my Life

We are in the middle of the alphabet – oops middle is M which is next week. This week we are looking for the L’s of our lives.

Loofa Sponge

Loofa Sponge

Light in the Morning

Light in the Morning

Lemony Lily

Lemony Lily

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Leaves & Light on the Lane

Lagoon at the end of my street.

Lagoon at the end of my street.

Last Light on the beach.

Last Light on the beach.

I hope you have enjoyed some of the “L’s” of my Life. To see other photos Tagged L and to show us your interpretation, visit Frizz at,

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Tagged k: Kyrgyz Kan & Kids

This week Frizz is summoning everyone to submit their interpretation of the “letter k”. I started looking through my photo files and when I reached the file named Kyrgyzstan – I realized that it begins with a “k” and, well, I had to pause. I won’t overwhelm you with all 450 photos I have in that file but here are a few fun ones.

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This is Azermat – which begins with an “A” not a “K”. But he is Kyrgyz. Many people who live in Kyrgyzstan are Russian, because Kyrgyzstan was a part of the USSR. But Azermat is a descendent of an honest-to-goodness kan, a tribal leader when the Kyrgyz were a nomatic tribal culture. Azermat was our guide as we were traveling around Issyk-Kul and up to the mountain pasture at Son Kul. If you haven’t noticed, that is a “double k” (Kyrgyz Kan) which should mean I get double points from Frizz. You can read about my adventures in Kyrgyzstan and see pics by clicking here (but not now – after you enjoy the rest of this post).

I’m on a roll with another “double k” – Kyrgyz Kids. Here are picks of some of the cute kids I met along the way. You can click on any of them to see as a slide show.

Okay, now you can go back and click on the link to see my other posts on Kyrgyzstan. Or you can click here to join in Frizz’s k-fun.

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tagged j – Jagged

Here is an image from North Point, Nova Scotia. A jagged point where land meets sea.

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To follow along the path of Frizz’s tagged alphabet, follow this link.

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Tagged I – Invigorating Beach Walk

I haven’t been very involved in life the past couple week. Haven’t wanted to get off the sofa, haven’t wanted to take photos, haven’t wanted to blog. That’s bad. I’ve exercised so it isn’t that kind of sluggishness – it is more of a mental sluggishness.

Our son and his significant other are visiting and come back from their morning walk on the beach saying the waves are really big. That gets my juices running. Most of the time we go to the beach when the surf is very gentle – and I’m currently focusing on becoming more competent at controlling shutter speed. The big waves call to me and I respond.

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I step out on the beach and am instantly INVIGORATED. The wind is blowing, and the waves are crashing. The tide is coming in so it is taking over, reclaiming the beach. I take off my sandals and stand on that high point where the waves don’t seem to be washing. Within a few seconds I am wet up to my knee. I am wet, I relax and go for it.

It is INVIGORATING. My eyes are continually pulled to all the unique forms the waves take and how water and sand interact to structure each other. And I click, and click – wanting to capture it all.

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I am further INVIGORATED when I return home to do the post-processing. What fun to see how my lens captures each unique wave. How stimulating to think about what I did and what I can do different next time. Is being eager to do it again a definition of INVIGORATED? To try again? To see if I can get better images next time?

I am excited to share the results in a post. I feel my creative juices flowing as I pick out my favorites.

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There is a lot of energy on the beach and because I bring home lots of images, the energy continues.

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Maybe tomorrow I will need to be calmed, and maybe tomorrow the beach will be calming. Today I am invigorated.

To visit more “i’s” and to add your two “i’s” worth, click here:

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Tagged H: Historic Palm Cottage

This week Frizz has posted the letter H and my photos will reflect a Historic look at some items found at the Palm Cottage in Naples, Florida. The Palm Cottage was purchased by the Historic Society and made into a museum because it was one of the first houses to be built in Naples.

Naples was established as a resort so many people relaxed on this big screened porch, sitting in the warm Florida sun as the cool gulf breeze blew through.

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These were wealthy visitors so they would have spent time in the library, writing letters to people back home and mailing them at the post office on Naples Pier at the end of the street.

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We were told that when one family owned the cottage, the flag flying meant that there was a party that evening and everyone was invited. I bet there was some dancing.

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Originally the only electricity was at the hotel at the other end of the street so everyone ate there. Later a kitchen was added to the back of the cottage. Fishing and hunting were popular activities so supper would have been the fresh catch of the day. Ice was shipped from northern states packed in sawdust.

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This chandelier hangs in the center hall. The center hall has doors at both ends to allow the cool breeze to blow through.

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Here are a few other glimpses of life as it would have been lived about a hundred years ago. It isn’t that long ago – how much things have changed as history was being made in southwest Florida.

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Frizz is eagerly waiting for you to visit to check out other interpretations of H and to add your own.

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