LWRDPC – April Theme “Lamp Post”


Here is the lamp post in front of my house. At first, I thought it would be fun to have followers try and find the lamp post as it is overrun by Bougainvillea. I changed my mind because like many of you, I was in the online Lightroom/Photoshop class last Wednesday so I decided to try out some of the things I learned. I decided to apply the vignette tool to help find the lamp.

LWRDPC – April theme “If it Floats/Splashes”

Well, as our challenge comes to an end, I am going to try and really challenge myself by posting all themes from photos within a few houses of my own home. I am reminded of my favorite song from My Fair Lady, “On The Street Where You Live.” Today, I saw this gator in the pond in the cul-de-sac just one house away from my driveway. While this isn’t anything new, I have never seen a gator who looks like he is sleeping on his side, I started to wonder if he was even alive but after a few minutes, he gave a HUGE yawn and turned his head. The second photo is the start of the yawn. Usually, I only see them briefly until they “splash” back into the water.


LWRDPC – March Theme “A Bud”

I can’t tell you how happy I am that I signed up for a second challenge. Taking pictures and photo editing really lifts my spirit. The scavenger hunt idea even has my husband in on the fun as he helps me finds things while we are out walking and actually is the one who pointed out this Hibiscus bud behind our pool cage. I know we typically only post one picture per challenge theme but I thought you would like to see what the bud will bloom into. Both photos were taken with a Canon Point and Shoot set to Macro.

LWRDPC – March Theme “Fruit”

After 18 years in SW Florida, I finally made it to the Strawberry Festival in Plant City. I went yesterday, boy was it crowded! I really enjoyed myself and got to see Lynyrd Skynyrd perform. My only disappointment was that I did not get to see the farm animals as the exhibit area was closed. I do not know if this was because of COVID-19 or if it was simply the last day of the fair and they had already headed home. The challenge for this photo was that I wanted to make sure I didn’t get anyone else’s children in the picture because I knew I wanted to post it as soon as I saw how cute these “Strawberries” were.IMG_1620

LWRDPC February Theme “Flower”


Today, I attended a workshop at the Chao Lecture Hall at the Ringling Museum. Even though it was a cold, blustery day in South West Florida, I decided to walk around the grounds before driving home. I was disappointed to find out that Mable’s Rose garden is in a “rebuilding phase” and there weren’t many roses to see. This yellow flower was the prettiest one I could find. It was still nice to see the statues and walk through the beautiful grounds.

LWRDPC – February Theme “A Curve”


Two weeks ago, I attended the Dali’s “Coffee with the Curator” presentation. The speaker was a friend of mine and I wanted to support her. We got a tour of the Dali library afterwords and I got to see the featured exhibit “Midnight in Paris.” It was a beautiful day and I made sure to take a walk around the grounds before heading back to work. This photo was taken from the back of the museum, you can see the umbrella tables set up by the garden. Definitely a curvy building! FYI, if anyone is thinking of attending one of these monthly talks, leave early! It was packed! I found myself in the overflow room, luckily, I found a parking space before they ran out.