Monday, August 13, 2012

I Quit

Can't do it, tried but just couldn't.  I honestly tried to participate in "The August Break" which was intended to give us bloggers a little break in blogging during the month of August.  Just post a picture, no words necessary or few words necessary.  But somehow this not posting but one or few pictures and none or few words is leaving me too stressed.  I may take a break in February or July, but not August, not this August anyway.  I don't know about you but I take pictures, lots of pictures and to limit myself to one is too darn stressful.  I know that must not make any sense to some, but to me I need to post multiple images and multiple words....so August Break, I am done.  This blog is a journal of my days,  and I can't sum up my day in no words and one picture..uh huh, no way.  So....I am back to multiple words and lots of pictures, just can't seem to take that break.

Yesterday, Marti and I attended a French Connection Day at one of our local public parks.  There was entertainment, a French style market place, food and fun.  And a day that was perfect, cool and a little overcast, it was heaven and to top it off it has rained a good part of the day today.

There was a juggler on stilts that would practice his skills above the heads of spectators.....not me, no way

The French Market vendors were dressed very French-like....isn't she just too cute??


Whew...we are safe, Batman is among the crowd.  (Face painting was a popular booth)


The single balloon began to make noise and many rushed forward....not sure if they thought they were all going to fit into that little basket.


A cutie enjoying herself at the water spouts....


Then after wandering thru the vendors, eating something tummy pleasing that probably had a million calories we decided to stroll through the gardens.  The flowers were spectacular, hard to believe they looked this good after the summer we have had.

This could almost pass for Monet's garden...


This year the colors were brights...bright pinks, bright yellows, bright reds, bright oranges...


Linking to Rosy's Color Me Weekly....



The orange and red zinnias were just wowzers...



Even the birds and butterflies seem to match the color scheme for the season...


Have you ever seen dahlia's that have almost black leaves??  There were just bunches and bunches of these which created a spectacular sight...


Between the oranges, the yellows, the blacks and brights this was quite a presentation.




A fun, fun day!!

Adding a barn to join up with Trish's Barn Charm that I captured a week ago while my sister-in-law and I took that drive in the country.


Hope you have a terrific adventure this week....!!!

"Starting each day I shall try to learn something new about me and about you and about the world I live in, so that I may continue to experience all things as if they have been newly born.  ~  Leo Buscaglia

Until next time.....


28 comments:

  1. Welcome back Deanna... I missed your words":o) Once again you've inspired with your beautiful photographs...always stunning!!!

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  2. I guess I'm kind of glad that you quit. I always look forward to you pictures and words. Lovely, as usual!

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  3. the blooms are beautiful. i like that barn shot - very subtle. :)

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  4. Very nice collection of photos - I would have hated for you to pick just one! Great barn shot too! I didn't hear about the August Break - where did that start????

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  5. Your photos are so beautiful! I'm glad you did stop at one or two. The barn is great too. I like the edit.

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  6. Hi Deanna -- I'm glad I discovered your blog! Your pictures are great -- I really got the flavor of the day. I love the one with the color swatches under it -- I personally cannot get away from that combination of purple and olive-y green . . . your newest follower

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  7. Well, you TRIED, Deanna, really tried. But I am glad you decided to give up. :))

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  8. Looks like you had a great day, Deanna! A cultural activity with Marti, fun food and neat sights … sounds like fun to me. Your flower pictures are lovely. You capture such vibrant colors and neat angles. It makes me want to grab the pretty flowers out of my computer screen. I also like your barn and the editing you did to it.

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  9. The barn is a beauty - and the flowers just make me happy looking at them!

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  10. Whew! I was a little worried by your title that you meant blogging altogether. Frankly, I never understood August break. November or December I can understand because of the holidays, but August? Maybe it has to do with moms and their back-to-school chaos. Anyway, it's so funny that after two weeks of holding back you just unleashed yourself on this post. You really did have a hard time with this and I can see why. You've been taking some awesome shots.

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  11. You just have way too many fun things to talk about to not talk!!! Love those zinnias! I learn my flower names from you!

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  12. Hi Deanna!

    I'm visiting through barn Charms, and i am like you ..i blog with lots of photos and words most of the time. To me blogging is telling a story of where I've been and what I saw :) I love your photos, especially your flower and bird close ups and the barn you found is gorgeous!!

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  13. Glad you couldn't do it! :-) Keep on snapping those photos! And sharing them!

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  14. Nice barn shot and the flowers are pretty!

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  15. You have some very beautiful photos and the barn is just wonderful!

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  16. Yep, that would be too hard....and I'm so behind on my adventures lately. Not having them, just posting all the fun. That French Market looks like a great time and wow on all the great flowers. As soon as it starts to cool a bit here mine will look a little better and then it will be December, ha!

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  17. I love all your wonderful flower shots...such fabulous colors.

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  18. Stunning photos - I love the moth, and the colour palette is lovely - I like the style you used - very classy!

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  19. Wowie! What a wonderful journey you have brought us on! Absolutely beautiful photos! Glad you broke the August rules!

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  20. I wondered why you were only putting up one image and only a few words, now I know. It is funny I can't do the kind of blogging you do and always wish I could. I am not a journal kind of gal, and I have to flow the way I am "right"? I like the one image a day and no words or maybe just a few if I am up to it. That is the way I roll or tumble as it may be.

    Beautiful images as always and love the one of the bench and flowers, now I could sit there all day.

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  21. i am such a fair girl at heart....and all that healthy food, that's the best part!!

    so much fun and color, my kinda day!!!

    oooohhhhhh and that goldfinch, WOW, what a great image!!

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  22. What a beautiful group of pictures! That looks like such a fun day, there's no way you could've described it in just a photo or two. I love the photo of the little girl with all that water dancing in the background :)

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  23. I started the August Break posts, too, but I couldn't keep it up, either... I don't talk much on my blog, but there's just too many pics to post to narrow them down to one, can't do it!

    Absolutely beautiful barn & your editing is, too... gorgeous addition to Barn Charm, thank you! =)

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  24. Looks like a fun time.
    I'm glad you quit. I enjoy 'sharing' your day with you and seeing all your beautiful photos. Keep up the good work.

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  25. So glad you're "back"! You do such interesting things and I love the journal your photos provide for you to share with us. These are lovely and I wish I could have gone with you. You found some real "eye candy"!

    xo
    Dotti

    PS - I'm going to check into that verification nonsense on Camper later today when I have some more time. We had a spell where we had a lot of spam so we put it on. We're willing to give it a whirl without it. Glad you didn't let it deter you from saying hello!

    :-D

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  26. Kudos to you for deciding to post lots of photos as you're adventures are always so well documented with your photographs. Loved little cutie at the waterspout and your palette too. Those gardens look stunning.

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  27. These are great!! I love the juggler and the bird and the butterfly.. and and... ...just great!!!!

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  28. A gal with a lot to say. I love it. I for one am glad to see all your gorgeous photos. And I just love reading your blog. I wish I could write like you. You photos look amazing. I just love the cute little bird..

    Hugs~

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