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Day 200/365 Photo Challenge

Even living near a lake doesn't seem to help with today's oppressive heat. A quick dash to the lake showed nothing but empty boats!
"Row Your Boat Ashore"

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Day 335/365 Photo Challenge

"Merry and Bright"

Today my town soaks in some sunshine as we get ready for our holiday parade! 

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Day 338/365 Photo Challenge

You know that game where you look for animals, or shapes in the clouds? We have begun playing it with leaves too. THIS leaf is a guy clapping his hands to music! Can't you just hear the fiddles?
"Hand Clappin', Boot Stompin'"

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Day 329/365 Photo Challenge

"Hiding"

The changing temperatures can cause really beautiful fog! then the beautiful sun chases it away for another day.

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Day 326/365 Photo Challenge

Today we found a different kind of Autumn image
"Second Look"

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Day 325/365 Photo Challenge

My daughter and I happened upon this serene pond and we tip toed around so as to not wake the geese. That didn't quiiiiite work... but it was still a lovely peaceful visit!
"Slow No Wake" 

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Day 324/365 Photo Challenge

This afternoon's peaceful vista.
"Sit and Breathe it In"

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Day 323/365 Photo Challenge

Another glimpse of my new favourite spot! A bit less color today! 
"Echoing Beauty" 

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Day 322/365 Photo Challenge

The absolute quiet that comes with fog can be wonderfully peaceful. Not to mention the limited visibility that reminds us to live in the present. Worry about tomorrow.... tomorrow!
"Here and Now" 

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Day 321/365 Photo Challenge

Today's weather may have taken a turn but beauty can still be found!
These leaves are beautiful both on AND off the trees!
"Rain Catcher" 

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Day 320/365 Photo Challenge

We were blessed with another warm autumn day today. Looks like the geese enjoyed it as well!
"Afternoon Swim"

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Day 319/365 Photo Challenge

Oh how I love the Autumn!! And it seems each location is prettier than the next! Which is the fairest one of all?
"Mirror Mirror" 

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Day 318/365 Day Photo challenge

The Afternoon sunlight was magical!
"Sun Fuzzies" 

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Day 317/365 Photo Challenge

Wasn't it just light out a minute ago?
"Daylight Savings"

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Day 316/365 Photo Challenge

My heart swelled this morning as I heard "I love you Mommy! You look pretty today!"
Reaffirming that all the struggles are worth it. This rose is just like my daughter...
"Beautiful Inside and Out"

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Day 315/365 Photo Challenge

"Good Night Sweet Prince"

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Ahhh this magical location... I'm in love with that little bridge in the center!
"Autumnal Reflections" 

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Day 313/365 Photo Challenge

A friend took me on the "scenic route" home from the gym today and look what we found! Can you imagine this being your view EVERY day?! I'm so happy it's only 5 min away! **What should I title it?**
"Tranquility"

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Day 312/365 Photo Challenge

Did anyone else experience those amazing pockets of sun against the dark clouds? It really did wonders to those golden leaves!
"Ablaze"

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Day 310/365 Photo Challenge

Look at the beauty the rain left behind! 
"Renew" 

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Day 310/365 Photo Challenge

This lovely duo were happily sunning themselves in the garden. Their pop of purple brought a smile to my face! Hope they have cheered you as well!
"Pocket Full of Posies"

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Day 309/365 Photo Challenge

We were greeted with a blast of sunshine this morning! What a glorious sight!! Hope your day starts off as bright!! 
"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller"

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Day 308/365 Photo Challenge

Good morning! I'm continuing my theme of inner peace and did a little yoga in my living room. Then I saw this amazing reflection and had to share! Do you have any morning routines?
"Morning Meditation"

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Day 307/365 Photo Challenge

I started today off with a powerful Yoga class that challenged my muscles and steadied the mind. Then I came home and cleaned... sigh
When I realized I needed to get back to that calm mindset, I headed to the lake. What do YOU do to achieve a bit of peace?
"Peaceful Harmony" 

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Day 306/365 Photo Challenge

It's another beautiful day! I hope you too are enjoying this mild & sunny day!
"Good Day Sunshine!"

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Day 305/365 Photo Challenge

Welcome November!
So far today we have already had horrific rains and lost power! Then the sun came out. I guess for NJ November is the new October! haha I'm just glad we had Halloween this year! 
"Settling In" 

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Day 304/365 Photo Challenge

Happy Halloween! I thought instead of eating candy for breakfast, I'd share candy colored reflections!  
"Candy Corn Colors" 

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Day 303/365 Photo Challenge

Yesterday's AMAZING sunset
"Be Still" 

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Day 302/365 Photo Challenge

Has this ever happened to you? You're driving around (possibly late) and you see something out of the corner of your eye that makes you pull over and take a few photos? Then you're REALLY late!  I think in this case, it was worth it! The morning sun did a wonderful job painting on the water didnt it? The ducks seem to like it!
"Swimming Through Color" 

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Day 301/365 Photo Challenge

(Previously know as #2)
"Reflecting on Color"

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Day 300/365 Photo Challenge

"Curling up in Color"

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"Local Sights" 

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Day 298/365 Photo Challenge

Ahhh Autumn 
"Lake Arrowhead"

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Day 297/365 Photo Challenge

Good Morning! Hope you SEE THIS POST! hahahah
Let's start the day off with some color!! 
"Gradiant" 

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Day 296/365 Photo Challenge

Check out this beautiful ornamental grass, It almost looks like frost! 
"Foreshadowing" 

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Day 295/365 Photo Challenge

Aren't these guys supposed to migrate? 
"Running Late" 

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Day 294/365 Photo Challenge

Look up!! What do you see straight above you today?
I'm standing under a tree that has just started to change!
"Color Above" 

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Day 293/365 Photo challenge

Another perfect Autumn day! This one was filled with laughter and family!
"Farm fun" 

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Day 292/365 Photo challenge

Dear anyone that knows me... I do so love the beach. Please always take me there. Love, Mary
"Slice of Heaven"

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Day 291/365 Photo challenge

Here's a striking contrast between things that change and what stands the test of time. (Hmm... the grammar of that sentence bothers me...feel free to correct me).

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Day 290/365 Photo challenge

I just love watching the leaves changes color. I look forward to Autumn every year! The reflection in the water has a nice painterly quality too, doesn't it?
"Nature's Canvas"

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Day 289/365 Photo challenge

Having recently watched Horton Hears a Who!these little water droplets had me thinking in a whole new way! It's amazing how having a toddler changes even your photography! haha Let me know if you see any small towns in those spheres of water!
"Water World"

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Day 288/365 Photo challenge

An almost overlooked leaf became the subject of about 30 shots haha! Have you ever had days like that?
"Drops of Inspiration" 

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Day 287/365 Photo Challenge

There's something so fascinating to me about plantation life... the home, the crops, the property... even the driveway!!
"Road to Another Life" 

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Day 286/365 Photo challenge

The rain and the mist weren't great for my hair, but they certainly added a bit to the atmosphere of Monticello!
"Visiting Thomas Jefferson"

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Day 285/365 Photo challenge

"Misty Country Roads"

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Day 284/365 Photo challenge

I just love seeing the leaves change! Autumn creates such a beautiful Palette! 
"Color Burst" 

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Day 283/365 Photo challenge

Thankfully the kids (cousins) were able to enjoy the very last day of the summer warmth! Do you believe they also both waded in the lake?!?!?
"Indian Summer Adventure" 

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Day 282/365 Photo challenge

"Funny Face Fun" 

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Nothing beats a great lunch date, complete with flowers! Maybe next time they won't pick (steal) them from the establishment. But who can be mad at these faces?!
"Swaying Cheek to Cheek"

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Day 280/365 Photo challenge

"Tranquil Walk"

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Day 279/365 Photo challenge

"Floral Sunset" 

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Day 278/365 Photo Challenge

There's nothing better than happening upon some roses that waited a bit longer to blossom! 
"Late Bloomer" 

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Day 277/365 Photo Challenge

"True Colors"

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Day 276/365 Photo Challenge

Spent a great day in Philly for my husband's birthday... it's where we met!
"City of Brotherly Love" 

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Day 275/365 Photo Challenge

"Change for the Better"

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Day 274/365 Photo Challenge

Doesn't she just make you smile?!
"Pure Light" 

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Day 273/365 Photo Challenge

"Seeing Double" 

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Day 272/365 Photo Challenge

"Soft Breezes" 

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Day 271/365 Photo Challenge

The late afternoon sun is just perfect for bouncing across the water, don't you think?
"Electric Bounce" 

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Day 270/365 Photo Challenge

Just look at this handsome guy! Introducing Jake, my nephew, the newest member of our growing family!
"Worth the Wait" 

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Day 269/365 Photo Challenge

What a beautiful day! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and we welcomed my newest nephew to the world! 
"Morning Grace" 

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Day 268/365 Photo Challenge

It's the start of another beautiful day!
"Paint By Number"

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Day 267/265 Photo Challenge

"A Touch of Class" 

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Day 266/365 Photo Challenge

The sun still warms the air making afternoon walks pure bliss!
"Sweet Afternoon Sun" 

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Day 265/365 Photo Challenge

Those heavenly breezes that come with the start of Autumn make even the grass sing!
"Nature Symphony"

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Day 264/365 Photo Challenge

Sometimes I'm not sure if she has found the light, or she IS the light... either way, she makes my heart smile!
"Inner Beauty" 

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Day 263/365 Photo Challenge

Playing catch up- I've been shooting, but not posting as I've been enjoying my family!
"Striped to the Heart" 

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Day 262/365 Photo Challenge

"Apple of My eye"

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Day 261/365 Photo Challenge

"Apple Pickin'" 

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Day 260/365 Photo Challenge

"Sitting Pretty"

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Day 259/365 Photo Challenge

"Like a Daydream" 

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Day 258/365 Photo Challenge

Sometimes it's when you take a huge step back... that you see what's truly important...
"Thinking Clearly"

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Day 257/365 Photo Challenge

Yesterday it was VERY clear that Autumn was on it's way! Summer has taken flight!
"Taking Wing" 

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Day 256/365 Photo Challenge

Once one climbs the incredibly steep hill, you are graced with these amazing views. That climb... let me tell you... NOT easy! Especially if you hate heights.. like me!
"View from the Edge" 

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Day 255/365 Photo Challenge

The beautiful vistas of West Bay, Dorset. We spent a typically English day at the seaside enjoying the views and the water! (well, the water was freezing... we enjoyed it from the sand!)
"Jurassic Coast"

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Day 254/365 Photo Challenge

A closer look at the black and gold gates atBuckingham Palace
"Circling Perspective" 

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Day 253/365 Photo Challenge

More mornings should start this way...
"Quiet Reflection" 

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Day 252/365 Photo Challenge

Today's my daughter first day back to pre-school! Where has the time gone? I'm so proud and excited for my little sweetheart to learn new things and I can't wait to see what she teaches me!
"Ready for Take Off!"

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Day 251/365 Photo Challenge

*Any title suggestions?

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Day 250/365 Photo Challenge

"Forever in My Heart" 

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Day 249/365 Photo Challenge

"Joyful Giggles"

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Day 248/365 Photo Challenge

"Walk with Poppa"

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Day 247/365 Photo Challenge

"Inside the National History Museum"

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Day 246/365 Photo Challenge

"Sweet Spot"

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Day 245/365 Photo Challenge

"Cecil Court" inspiration for Diagon Ally! (Ahem...Harry Potter reference)

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Day 244/365 Photo Challenge

"Along the Thames" Hammersmith, London

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Day 243/365 Photo Challenge

"Beautiful Day's End" 

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Day 242/365 Photo Challenge

"Sweet Cottage Life" 

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Day 241/365 Photo Challenge

"Breathing Space"

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Day 240/365 Photo Challenge

Another amazing view from the West Bay sandstone cliffs!
West Bay, Dorset, England

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Day 239/365 Photo Challenge

"Bishop's Palace" ©Copyright Mary Shadbolt |Tiger Fly Photography
Wells, Somerset, England
 

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Day 238/365 Photo Challenge

This is the view from the top of a cliff at West Bay beach. This path winds all along showing amazing views. I couldnt get much closer to the edge though... too scary! For those that know the show Broadchurch, this is where the little boy "jumped" from!
"Cliff Walk"

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Day 235/365 Photo Challenge

This SHOULD have posted 3 days ago! For some reason it disappeared... but here it is now!
"Taking Wing" 

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Day 237/365 Photo Challenge

"Good Morning"

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Day 236/365 Photo Challenge

"Walk along the River Parrett" ©Copyright Mary Shadbolt | Tiger Fly Photography
Happy birthday to my brother!

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Day 234/365 Photo Challenge

It's that time of the summer when the hydrangeas start to change color!
"Vanilla Strawberry" 

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Day 233/365 Photo Challenge

"The Taste of Summer"

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"Sun on your back and wind in your hair"

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Day 231/365 Photo Challenge

"Silver Bells"

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Day 230/365 Photo Challenge

I just love this flower! anyone know what it's called?
"Mysterious Beauty"

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Day 229/365 Photo Challenge

Poor guy, his wings are a bit worse for the wear yet still shows beautifully against the purple flower. But there's a lesson in there somewhere right? Even on your bad days... SOMEone thinks you look beautiful!
"Lookin' Good"

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Day 228/365 Photo Challenge

"Contented Concentration"

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Day 227/365 Photo Challenge

"Tiny Dancer"

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Day 226/365 Photo Challenge

What a gorgeous day!!! I do hope you are able to be outside and enjoy it!
"Trumpets of Joy" 

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Day 225/365 Photo Challenge

"Bubbles are like Dreams"

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Day 224/365 Photo Challenge

This morning's elusive sun
"In and Out" 

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Day 223/365 Photo Challenge

A Moment to Reflect

A Moment to Reflect

This image is day #219 of my 365 photo project! I've challenged myself to take a photo every day for a year. Want to see more? Check out my "365 Photo Challenge" album and follow along!
"A Moment to Reflect"

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Day 222/365 Photo Challenge

Share your best summer flower image with me today! I'd love to see this page blossoming with flowers! 
"Summer Warmth" 

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Day 221/365 Photo Challenge

"Left of Center"

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Day 220/365 Photo Challenge

"Fairy Fireworks"

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218/365 Photo Challenge

Love my summer hydrangeas!
"Tumbling into Blue"

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217/365 Photo Challenge

"Flight of Fancy"

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Hey Pretty Lady!

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"Rows and Rows"

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"Dressed for the Occasion"

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213/365 Photo Challenge

Yesterday's weather was the complete opposite of today's gloomy rainy day! Thank goodness- yesterday we went to pick peaches!
"Off to the Orchards"

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212/365 Photo Challenge

Here, in the Metro area, yesterday was the PERFECT temperature! I got to spend the whole day in the city enjoying the sun, a Woody Allen film and lastly, spent time at the iconic Radio City Music Hall. I could go here every day, and still marvel at this 1930's building!
"Showplace of the Nation"

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211/365 Photo Challenge

"Gift of Another Day"

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This just might be the last one of the season!
"Jersey Fresh, Jersey Strong"

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My sweetheart nephew and his baby sister! 

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208/365 Photo Challenge

Good morning to another beautiful summers day!
"Bubble fun!"

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Now TODAY is the perfect lazy kind of summer day I've been waiting for!
"Blades of Sun"

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I'm so in love with this face! I think I may just be the luckiest Mommy. 
"Sugar and Spice"

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205/365 Photo Challenge

All I hear is the Berlin song "The Metro" haha
"Underground"

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204/365 Photo Challenge

"Turning Within"

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I'm laughing a bit as I post this, I took this photo about 45 min ago. Firstly, yes I AM that crazy lady that pulls over to take photos of the clouds. Secondly (the reason why I'm laughing) right now it is POURING. This wacky weather is for the birds!
"Great Wide Open"

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201/365 Photo Challenge

"Beauty in the Round"

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Day 202/365 Photo Challenge

"Abby"