Week 45 & 46: Musical & 7 Deadly Sins

From the 52-week photography challenge. Week 45:  Musical Inspiration: Musical “Music is part of the soul, so let it inspire you this week.” This tiny drumset sits atop one of our shelves.  I’m not the drummer in the family, that’s Shane.  Actually, when it comes to musical talent, I’m best listening to it or singing…

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52-Week Photo Challenge: Weeks 34-38

I missed a month’s worth of the 52-week photography challenge while updating my website.  (Time well spent, you can see the post about the changes here.)  Yesterday, during my photo walk in our forest, I managed to capture some of the weeks I missed.  Here they are weeks 34-38.  The last one is obviously not…

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Changes: The Only Constant in Our Lives

It seems appropriate to make a big change to my blog/website as we enter the fall season.  Although this week it still feels like summer, change is in the air.  The evenings are a bit cooler and the sun is setting a little earlier each night.  Time to face the fact summer is ending.  …

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Under Construction: Be Back Soon

Please excuse the mess while this blog site is under construction.  Watch your step over there.  That pile of rubble might trip you up. F-stopmama is undergoing some changes and will rejoin the blogging world soon.  How soon?  Hard to say.  As soon as I set a date, then I’ll drag my feet on completing…

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Bloody Mary Saturday & Blog Catch Up

As I sat here this afternoon sipping on a Bloody Mary while reading through blogs here on WordPress, I thought I have slacked on the blogging front.  This is the first time in months I sat down to actually read through my favorite blogs that I follow.  I realized how can I expect anyone to…

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“The Trip to Echo Spring” by Olivia Laing

“The Trip to Echo Spring:  On Writers and Drinking” by:  Olivia Laing Non-fiction, 297 pages If you read my last book post, you might see a trend.  For now, this is the last of books about writing/writers. The basic premise of the book follows the author as she travels across the U.S. examining 6 of…

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“The Cafe by the Sea” by Jenny Colgan

This novel was a cozy, feel-good novel. I really enjoyed it. Perfect for a cold snowy night curled up on the couch with a cup of warm tea. The novel is mostly set on a Scottish Island, with a small close-knit group of people living there. Flora the main character has to deal with going back…

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Fall hiatus

Instagram has inspired me to take more photos with my cell phone, in the past something I avoided like the plague.  I enjoy the freedom that comes along with snapping a photo & instantly sharing.  Don’t get me wrong I love the creative editing process.   However, October was a busy family photography month for…

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Finally, I’m back & Weekly Photo Challenges (playing catch-up)

Maybe you have noticed my absence or maybe you have been absent yourself.  My last post was over a month ago!  Gasp!  What happened?  I was doing so well, posting weekly and then bam.  July happened, summer happened and here we are half-way through August. I wish I could say I was away on some…

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