Travel Theme – Purple

Swirl Painting-purple.web

Ailsa from ‘Where’s my Backpack?’ has challenged with the word ‘Purple’ – to join in

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge – Week 21

Weekly Photo Challenge – Containers

Oak-Ice-Box-close-1.webAntique Oak Ice Box
Spanish Point Sarasota, Florida

Oak Ice Box.webAntique Oak Ice Box
Spanish Point Sarasota, Florida


Ben Huberman is challenging us, this week, to share your own vision of a container you find interesting. You can take the challenge as literally as you want — a box of chocolates, a broken bottle, your town’s water tank, an empty shell on the beach. Or go in a more figurative direction — from the skin that wraps our body to the comfort of a hug, we all constantly hold and are held by other things and other people.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Containers – to join in –

Wordless Wednesday – Angel Pixie

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge – Week 20




Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge isn’t topic related. Click on image to join in the FUN!!!!

Weekly Photo Challenge – Relic – Old Fort

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Fort-Barbados 3.web

Isa-Alice in Wonderland.web

Alice in Wonderland and me …. my hubby shot this not-so-complimentary photo of me with our tour guide at this old fort.
Yes …. this is the name she asked everyone to call her. She was very informative and had a humorous
personality despite the grim look on her face. It was extremely hot. I imagine she was ready to go home as we were the last 6 people on
her tour. The photo was snapped at the top ledge of the fort. Quite a view ….


This week the Weekly Photo Challenge is Relic.

Share a photo of what “relic” means to you — it could be your still-running 1979 Honda Accord Hatchback, an historic building in your town, or an old, rusted farm implement poking up through the long grass in a field.

Music Passion – Duets

Al & Isa - head shot limosine

For the month of July the music challenge from Dolly is ‘DUETS’ . This song is one that was popular during 1965. It has a great deal of significance for me as I was married in that year. August to be exact. The words of the song were our mantra since my parents and his were against it. This year we’ll be celebrating our 49th anniversary. Sometimes, you just have to follow your heart despite adversities.

Original Version – I Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher Top of the Pops 1965

Sonny and Cher, the Duo

Cher and Bono met in 1963. Bono, some years older than Cher and possessed of certain show business savvy, impressed the naive teenager. Bono helped her to secure work as a backup singer for the Ronettes and other artists, and eventually conceived of the notion that the two of them should form a duo. The couple originally billed themselves as Caesar and Cleo, but that image failed, as did their first record. Eventually they came up with the Sonny and Cher act, which evoked a cute hippie persona. The couple married legally in 1964, an event which undoubtedly cemented their image as Sonny and Cher.


Soon the couple was a hit. Their first number one record, “I Got You Babe,” written by Bono, was released in 1965. Sonny and Cher lasted through six albums, two movies, and a musical variety television show, before they divorced, at which point the act went by the wayside along with the marriage. The couple had one child, a daughter named Chastity, who was born on March 4, 1969. Chastity Bono continued to live her mother, but maintained a very close relationship with her father as well. © read more here

Sonny and Cher

Sonny & Cher – I got you babe (HQ)
Photo Montage ….

Music Passion

Dolly’s Music Passion word for July is DUETS – to join in – click here

I Got You Babe Lyrics

HER: They say we’re young and we don’t know
We won’t find out until we grow

HIM: Well I don’t know if all that’s true
‘Cause you got me, and baby I got you

HIM: Babe

BOTH: I got you babe I got you babe

HER: They say our love won’t pay the rent
Before it’s earned, our money’s all been spent

I guess that’s so, we don’t have a pot
But at least I’m sure of all the things we got

HIM: Babe

BOTH: I got you babe I got you babe

HIM: I got flowers in the spring I got you to wear my ring

HER: And when I’m sad, you’re a clown
And if I get scared, you’re always around
So let them say your hair’s too long
‘Cause I don’t care, with you I can’t go wrong

HIM: Then put your little hand in mine
There ain’t no hill or mountain we can’t climb

HIM: Babe

BOTH: I got you babe I got you babe

HIM: I got you to hold my hand

HER: I got you to understand

HIM: I got you to walk with me

HER: I got you to talk with me

HIM: I got you to kiss goodnight

HER: I got you to hold me tight

HIM: I got you, I won’t let go

HER: I got you to love me so

BOTH: I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe

©written by Sonny Bono

Lyrics found here

Pirate Life

Skeleten Pirate 1.web

Pirate-Imprisoned 1.web

Swinging Pirate 1.web


How It Works?
This Odd Ball Challenge
is not topic related. Feel free to add any photos or artwork that fits into the category. Be creative and challenge yourself. Hopefully you will find your creative eye will be expanded. ENJOY and have FUN.

to join in – Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge – Week 18

She Sells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore

Beach Seashells 1.webSea Shore Shells 2014©photography by Isadora

When I was a child, my friends and I would spend summer afternoons competing with this little tongue twister. The one who could say it the fastest was the winner. It would bring us to tears of laughter.

She sells sea shells on the sea shore,

Sea shore shells sells she,

And the sea shells she sells on the sea shore,

Are sea shore shells I’m sure.

Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime – Good sound

The tongue twister, “She Sells Seashells by the Seashore,” is based on a song written by Terry Sullivan. It’s thought the song is about a real seashell seller named Mary Anning (1799 – 1847). Mary Anning was more than a seashell seller. She collected fossils and contributed important information about prehistoric life to the scientific community. She supported herself selling fossils to geologists and to tourists. wikipedia

Wordless Wednesday – to join in – click image

Fabric – Fabric – Fabric

Leopard Fabric.webLeopard Fabric

Quilted Fabric.webQuilted Farbic

Summer Fabric.webSummer Fabric


Cee has challenged us to post an odd ball photo. Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category. To join in – click image above.

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