Toodle Lu


Later alligators..Mother Hen needs much-needed time away from the computer. She has fall cleaning to do, work on cleaning up photo archives, and will be tackling a few new challenges and hopefully will come back inspired, refreshed and ready to go. She does wish she had a cool vintage rolling oldie to take her away, but her two feet will have to do. Mother Hen will work on her photography skills too while she is away. Take care of yourselves, be nice to each other and don’t forget to say your prayers…

THANK YOU.. for all being such an inspiration…

Texture Tuesday

Downloads43-004I could not resist

2014-10-05 00112The opportunity


To extend this special moment, just a bit longer…

linking with others at Kim’s

Monday Musing

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

The mother hen in me is usually paying attention to the younger generation. Sometimes my feathers get ruffled by what I see and hear. But, I am often inspired by them as well. I was a timid individual for many years, so when I talk to and hear about their plans to take on a challenge of going across country or hiking, or tackling college for many years, I am impressed by their determination. Here is my take on cover art for a book or album. The song that came to mind for this challenge was Footloose by Kenny Loggins. I will add my own two cents and call it Footloose and Fancy Free. I pulled it out of my archives from a time we were on our way to Washington. I can see this young couple driving across the US looking for the next big wave, Footloose and Fancy Free.


Texture Tuesday

kk_times213-005Awestruck! Having been a former California resident, I am really liking the vibrant colors that Fall has brought to Oregon. Today I am linking to Kim’s Tuesday Texture. I so look forward to it each week.

Natures Hodge Podge

Fall Photo Art

Why, Why, Why?

Today our world is all abuzz with questions…The why’s of many unanswered questions.

DSC_0025-003The sunflowers are looking more ragged each day, but the little birds of a feather don’t care. They are getting fed.

DSC_0032-002Look at the two little faces on the left. They appear to be looking at me. I wonder what they are thinking?

DSC_0052Despite the wind, they were busy chomping away.

DSC_0063-002Look at this!



Texture Tuesday

It’s Simple Things  for today’s Texture Tuesday. Bikes are one of my all time favorites to photograph, among many other things. It’s a wonderful mode of transportation and a fun and healthy activity for families and individuals.


Hope* the happy hugger

Life, love, happiness and most of all, kindness...

Crooked Tracks

Minnesota nature and photography.

Tylko fotografia

czyli kilka słów i przemyśleń z fotografią w tle

This, that and the other thing

Looking at life through writing and photography

Festival of Leaves

A festival to celebrate the beauty of leaves

Joseyphina's World

Writing is one thing I passionately love and sharing with you is my greatest joy...


life fashion & more

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

** OFFICIAL Site of Artist Ray Ferrer **

Alex and Cruz

A comic about the urban life of a Dragon and a Cheetah


Read our Mission. Find out how you can help us adopt James.

Thoughts from the Desktop

Thinking, writing, living.

carrie hilgert

artist, believer in magic, lover of misfits


Let the zeal of your father's house eat you up!

PLOG: The other side of Atlantic

It's better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times...

Poems & poèmes

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." – William Wordsworth

Hiking Central Oregon

Dog-Friendly Hikes In & Around Oregon

Running Sunflower

Living life one pair of running shoes at a time.

The Flexi Foodie

Low-fat, plant-based, whole foods, yummy recipes & healthy living tips

handmade. homegrown. beautiful life

I grow and make whatever I can in the cleanest, most natural and beautiful ways

Insight From A Woman's Heart

Woman to Woman and Heart to Heart...helping each other on our journey


flour·ish ˈfləriSH/ verb 1. grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, synonyms: grow, thrive, prosper, do well, burgeon, increase, multiply,

G'Nat's Eye View

Being Photography

Robin's Photo of the Day

My world in images

In My Father's House

"...that where I am you may be also." Jn.14:3

Learning From God's Word

Bible Readings Notes, Sermons And Theological Articles

The Hidden Within

Compose the dream and live in it...

Prairie Views

~ Dreamy abstraction in a 100 year old Four Square Farm House as Fall Slowly Creeps Into The Flint Hills

Friendly Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales and Poetry Celebrating Magic and Nature for Kids of all Ages

Photographs by Timothy S. Allen

Exploring the World with a Camera


The Cricket Pages

Praying Through God's Word

Read God's Word ... Pray ... Read God's Word ... Pray ... Day-By-Day


Scrapbooking with Photoshop

Writing on the Pages of Life

Discoveries along the writing path

Cool San Diego Sights!

Some interesting pics of San Diego places and events.

My Heartsong

Just another site


Acorns. And scurrying.

The Gravel Ghost

A Storyteller's View

Lavender Bleu

Photography and More

A Soultender's Journal

Discoveries Along the Spiritual Path


A Long Distance Walkers Log


Inspirational notes to lift your spirit


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