52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos

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15. High Key (Week 24)

“The Howling Dog”

I heard the story of a dog that was sitting on a front porch, howling in misery. A stranger approached and asked the owner why the dog was howling. The owner replied that the dog was sitting on a nail.

“Why doesn’t he get off the nail?” asked the stranger.

The owner replied, “I guess it doesn’t hurt enough.”

This is a pretty deep parable, if you thing about it.  The question is, what is Your nail?


Roxy came to mind when I saw the High Key theme. I understand this is also a photography term, but interpretation is in the mind of the blogger!  When we encourage Roxy to howl by simply tilting back our head, the hound in her emits quite the high pitch!


9. Foggy (Week 23)

“A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.”  ~ Chinese Proverb ~

Yesterday morning when I arrived at work I saw these men waiting to tee off on the 10th hole. I asked if I could take their picture. One of the gentlemen quipped that his name was “Foggy.”


Later the ranger told me he was surprised by some golfers that he suddenly came upon in the fog.  Usually the starter will watch the weather conditions and delay golf play until the fog burns off a bit.



40. Shot in HDR (Week 22)

“Blue skies smilin’ at me
Nothin’ but blue skies do I see
Blue days, all of them gone
Nothin’ but blue skies from now on.”

Lyrics from Blue Skies – written by Irving Berlin

There’s a tree grouping that I see at an intersection 5 days a week.  I’ve become obsessed in looking at the clouds that make up the  backdrop of the palms.  Luckily it’s a 4-way stop and I can snap pictures when no one else is around.  I’ve been experimenting with the HDR concept and have been wondering if the sky and cloud formations would vary according to the time of year.  So far, the best sky has been in the fall.









27. Lost/Forgotten Items (Week 21)

I could not give you a list of things I got as gifts when I was a child, but certain memories do stand out.  Most often, they are togetherness moments, memories of fun shared, and things done together. “ ~ Christmas quotes ~

Bringing the ornaments out and packing them away again evokes so many memories.  It’s fun to remember where this one or that one came from and to think “oh, I had forgotten this one.”  This is a time to bring up the memories.  Our tree is a bit of a map of our life.  The oldest ornament on our tree is a bird that my husband’s Mom Laura gave to him when he was a baby.


I think of my sister Linda and her husband Jim when I add the ornaments that they have given us over the years to our tree.


I have a friend Cathy who reminds me how special friendships are by including an ornament in our gift exchange every year.


And Greg and I try to pick up something on our vacations, so we can enjoy, again,  places we’ve been and moments we’ve shared.


But, to me, the most cherished of all are the ornaments my husband and I have picked out together to honor our years together.