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Snapshot Slideshow

Hi. That’s me in the shadow waving hello to all of you. Can you make out where I might be waving to you from? Take a look at the picture below.Yeah, I climbed that rickety ladder up to the bench on the pole. It’s actually a deer hunting stand on my dad’s property, but don’t worry, his wife would have his head if he so much as sneezed on one of the deer. The hunters don’t like her there. She runs outside banging pots and pans to scare the deer away whenever those hunters get near their property.There is the hubs on the ground taking a pic of me on high.Last week I shared some photos of our boating jaunts over the summer. The above photo is a little house on the river where we hangout when we go boating.Here is the view of the river from the little house.

We’ve had very little rain this summer. According to meteorologists, we’re three inches under average. The good news is that the river is low, so we can go as fast as we want. When the water is too high, they put a no-wake warning, and you have to go verrrrryyy slow to get to the attached lake.

With the water level low, we got to explore the other side of the river. You see, when the water is high, we can’t get by this very low train bridge.Yeah, we waited until the train passed by to go under.Oh, and remember all the bird photos I posted from my bird feeder last week? Well, I found another unusual bird up at the little house on the river. His song was echoing throughout the neighborhood. I zoomed into the vicinity of where I heard the sound coming from, and I found him (or her).I don’t think this is the American Goldfinch I posted last week, because this one has a black head and is more of a mustardy color. I searched the internet, and the closest thing I could find was a yellow-breasted black bird? Do black birds sing such a loud opera as this bird sang? Anyone else have any thoughts?

I bring my good camera wherever I go, and as you can tell, I take a lot of photos. Some might say, too many, where it’s like watching a person’s slideshow of their vacation. I can’t help it – I see pictures wherever I go. Even along a dull jaunt around my neighborhood, or a nearby neighborhood, I see snapshots along the way. A family riding along with baby in tow. Or, a blossoming field with the sun peeking between the trees.Thanks for taking the slideshow tour with me.

What type of thing do you enjoy that might bore someone else?


25 thoughts on “Snapshot Slideshow”

  1. Great photos, Lori! I’m seldom bored by the photos of others, especially in these days where many photos have shown horrific images. I love your photos of everyday wonders (like the views you posted).

    I just returned from the grocery store. I’m grateful to be able to do that! Maybe I’ll write a post someday on my grocery excursions.

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    1. Grocery store excursions have turned into a real challenge these days. Although maybe you have a good story.

      Thanks for checking out my snapshots and the kind comment. 😊


  2. I love the shadow photo – I’m fascinated by shadows and take loads of pictures – I also love taking random photos of people in places. I feel your heartbeat! Have a great weekend. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Selina. I’ve been away from social media during our three-day holiday weekend. So sorry I haven’t responded sooner. I know what you mean about shadow photos, and photos in general. I’m glad to meet a fellow picture-taker. Everything I see looks like it could be captured in a painting, and because I’m not an artist or a painter, I take snapshots. 😊

      Thank you for stopping by to check it out and share. πŸ’—


  3. You are one brave lady for climbing that rickety ladder. I will stay on the ground. My brother has a lot of deer hunting stands on his property in upper lower Michigan. They also have a lot of elk in their area. It really looks like you have a nice place to stay and enjoy time in the outdoors. Hmmm, what do I love that others might consider boring? Easy answer today–meditation!

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    1. Hi Kathy. My dad’s property and the river house are on the same street, so we get to visit him while we’re there.

      “Upper-lower” Michigan? I’m guessing you mean lower than the UP but still northern Michigan.

      Meditation is a good kind of boring – the relaxing kind. Thanks for sharing. 😊

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  4. Lori, you’re brave climbing that rickety ladder to top! I’ve climbed up some in Sweden out in the forest but they’re not this high up! Haha … I’d join your Dad’s wife out there with the pans and clanging away!πŸ˜€. I love all your pics and even the most ordinary can be extraordinary! As for the lake and boat, this looks idyllic and blimey, the bridge seems very close to one’s head!

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    1. Hi Annika. I was nervous climbing that ladder. You’re right, that railroad bridge was really low. You had to be sitting down to go under. Yes, you said it best, the most ordinary can be extraordinary.

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  5. I’m pretty sure that’s a Baltimore oriole. Lucky you! We’ve had a Bullocks oriole here as an incidental but it was just passing through. They look similar. Nice pics. Good to get out of the house and take some nice pics once in a while.

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    1. I thought Baltimore Orioles was a Baseball Team. 😁 Just kidding. I looked up the bird and you may be right. It was so loud, echoing throughout the neighborhood. Thanks for the tip, Anneli.

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    1. Yeah, my writing is boring to other people around me. Working out on the treadmill every day?! Now I feel even fatter. πŸ˜•

      Still doing your jigsaws, huh? We did them a lot after Max died and during lockdown, but spending a lot more time outdoors (as you can see) since June. We’ll probably start up again in winter.

      Congratulations on the ebook release, Jill.

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    1. I think ancestry is fun, but others I know might find it boring. Cats aren’t boring, but I’m not a fan of shopping for anything. Thanks for sharing your “boring” things to do. Looks like boring is subjective after all, you wild and crazy person. πŸ˜‰

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