52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos


A2. Circles (Week 28)

“I got a song that ain’t got no melody

I’m going to sing it to my friends…..

Will it go round in circles?

Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?”

Lyrics for “Will it go Round in Circles” by Bruce Fisher and Billy Preston

Friday night I spotted this hub cap tree while we were driving thru downtown Palmetto.  I believe it was on 9th Ave West near Sutton Park.  With other old trucks and cars in the fenced lot, I’m curious what type of business is here and how this tree came about. IMG_5410 In many parts of the U.S. there are automotive garages whose walls are decorated with hubcaps that have fallen off in the vicinity. When hitting a bump on bad roads, hubcaps have a tendency to fall off. I’ve seen quite a few spin off when a tire has hit a curb. With research, I found that hubcaps generally use clip-on retention or bolt-on retention. Either way, you could still lose a hubcap. Clip-on hubcaps can pop off when you suddenly hit a pothole or curbstone and bolt-ons can vibrate loose over time. My husband shared this tidbit with me: If you are aware that your hubcap has just come off, look in front of you. The circumference of the hubcap is smaller that your wheel and it will spin and travel faster than you. So do not look for it behind you – look ahead. IMG_5412


42. Skyline Panorama (Week 27)

“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out – take another shot.”  ~ Unknown ~

Last time I was in a boat on Sarasota Bay, I thought I’d try to use the Panoramic feature on my I-phone to capture Island Park on the bayfront. I marvel at what the I-phone can do!  And, of course, I love all images featuring our town!




51. When the Wind Blows (Week 26)

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.”  Matthew 10:29 NIV

As I was walking my dog tonight, I found this baby bird that must’ve fallen out of its nest.



(Yes, that’s my husband’s sock!) We tried to help it out, but ultimately took it back to the yard that had the tree hanging over the fence where I found it and the family that lives there took it in. There were many mockingbirds flying over and they hoped if they put it in their backyard, that the mom may retrieve it. I’m sure they will do the best they can for the young bird because they will not want to let their two excited little boys down.