Thursday, April 18, 2013

Upside Down

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"Am I right side up or upside down, is this real, or am I dreaming?"

This is a cyclamen flower photographed from beneath, side, above, and as a part of a whole plant.  Cyclamens are common indoor and outdoor plants, but special to me since their flowers are upside down!  Each flower is on a stem bent at the tip where the nose of the flower faces downwards.  Flowers have 5 petals, bent outwards or up, and connected at the base to form into a cup with five sepals inside the cup.  

Of course, this song was going through my head as I put together this collage:

Click here to see the embedded video, Crush, by Dave Matthews Band (as it does not show up on your email feed).

Have a great day!

Friday, April 12, 2013


This weekend we're asking for exactly 33 of your own words inspired by the following quote from the book you could win in the WBN giveaway. Good luck!
“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo Coelho, Alchemist


Star gazing,
penny tossing,
candle blowing,
eyes squeezing:
of wants 
and needs for me--

Suddenly abandoned
and turned
into wishes--
against all

Of Hope:
solely for my 

Hello, Trifectans!  It's been a while...  I'm so glad to be back!  Thanks for stopping by, old friends and new.  Happy weekend to you all.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013


Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Textures

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"The touch of your hand says you'll catch me wherever I fall.
You say it best, when you say nothing at all."

I'm joining Cee's Fun Foto Challenge!  Come along for the fun!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Epic Fail!

I'm linking up with Michele (@Old Dog New Tits) and Mel (@According to Mags), hosts of #KetchupWithUs for this week's prompt:

In 57 words or less, tell us about the best prank you ever played, saw executed, or were the butt of yourself.

As the kiddos went off to school on Monday (April Fool's Day), I began to prepare for retaliation thinking they would come home with their shenanigans.  Surprisingly, they came home with nothing, but I still carried on with my plans.  However, as you can see, I may have been the butt of my own pranks, as they were both Epic Fails!

Epic Fails

Eight-legged creature
Hiding to scare her
Inside her popcorn bowl.
No screams of shock or vile,
Instead she breaks into a smile.
Mama thinks she’s quite remarkable.

Same spider, same usage,
Taped under his fruit snack package.
But Mama’s intent didn't prevail:
The plastic detached,
As the bag was snatched.
You got it—Epic April Fool’s Fail!

Won't you have a go, too?  Please visit Michele or Mel to link up! 

Monday, April 1, 2013


Here is the last week (Week 5) of #fmsphotoaday March 2013:

 25. In my drawer: baggies, gloves, and mitts.

26. Something I did: baked banana muffins and devoured my first
one. #Mmmmmmmm

27: A pair: of kids' chopsticks complete with finger placement
rings and a colorful character. #pororo

 28: In the mirror: "Don't just stand there, just get to it;
strike a pose, there's nothing to it."

 29: Goodnight: his bedtime story book.

 30. Relax: a couple of peeps kicking it back during a very 
first game of bocce. 

 31. Stuff: from their [treasure] egg hunt
(clues + treats inside eggs that lead to a final prize)

And there you have it.  I'm glad to have participated in #fmsphotoaday for March.
 Here are all the weeks of #fmsphotoaday0313 in reverse order.
Thank you for following and taking a look at my prompt photos!

I'm linking up with Bocafrau's PicWrap #12: