I’m pleased that my photos are getting some attention. Today the local newspaper (The Poinciana Pioneer) featured three of my wildlife photos. One was a photo of a deer, another was of an alligator, and the third was a sandhill crane and its chick.
Last week, the Webshots site featured one of my rose photos in a collection of rose pictures for Valentine’s Day. There were 200 downloads of it from Webshots last week. Anyway, it’s gratifying to see my pictures on display.
Our camera club at Solivita has an annual scavenger hunt. We all get the same list and try to take photos to match the assigned topics. It gets us to looking at subjects outside our comfort range. I’ll share thumbnail pictures of what I choose to submit for this scavenger hunt. Here are the topics: water, leaves, repeating patterns, glass or mirror, looking up, insects, golf course landscape, machinery, rocks, signs, and sports in Solivita.
I still need to find an insect to photograph. All the signs I’ve seen are pretty boring. I can’t figure out how to get an interesting photo of signs or rocks.
Update on this activity: I received very favorable comments on the leaves, repeating patterns (tire tracks), golf course landscape (foggy day), machinery, and signs (stop sign) photos.
Growing up during the depression and the 1940s taught Gail and Clyde Martin thrifty ways. Now Gail shares these ideas with a new generation. Her articles on eHow give tips for stretching a dollar and reusing many things. “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” is an old saying, but Gail and Clyde use that motto to make living on social security workable.
Over the year’s, Gail Martin taught family memory writing classes at the Good Shepherd Center in Wichita, Kansas. During that time, she served as the archivest for the Kansas Authors Club and had many articles published in Kanhistique. Now 84, she writes for the Our Echo website and eHow.
Some of the writers on the eHow site are channeling their talents to help charity. I imagine during this economic downturn, the charities feel the pinch while experiencing increased demand for their services. Here are the articles so far. The writers have committed to donating any earnings they make from these articles to the charity they are promoting. Check them out: