Odd Ball Challenge – For You My Love

Tree Stump Heart.web        For You My Love                                   2015©photography by Isadora

Mother Nature is very creative. This heart was carved naturally into this tree stump. 

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Cee says, “Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.

We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

There is never a theme to this challenge, so what is an odd ball is all up to discover and photograph.

I hope that you have a lot of fun!”

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Travel Theme – One Colour

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Turquoise Ocean             2015©photography by Isadora

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Blanca Flor                   2015©photography by Isadora

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      Pink Burst                  2015©photography by Isadora

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Color is the vividness of visual appearance resulting

from the presence of brightly colored things.

Color is one, or any mixture,

of the constituents into which light can be separated

in a spectrum or rainbow, sometimes including (loosely)

black and white; a rich brown color or a range of bright colors.

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Ailsa from has challenge us to post photos with – One Colour

Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: One Colour

Weekly Photo Challenge – Afloat in the Water

Floating-Aa-concrete.webAbandoned                                                                          2015©photography by Isadora

Floating-Bb-Alligator.webDrifting Through                                                                         2015©photography by Isadora

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     Bouy Afloat                                                                                2015©photography by Isadora

 A great many photos I’ve posted before fit this category.

I’ve made a slide shows of a few if you missed them.

Enjoy … !!!!  Isadora 

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Recently, I participated in two photography challenges that have photos that could fit in this challenge.

If you like to see them – click on the names …..

Bench with a View – Serene Daydream

Travel Theme – Outdoors on the Water

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This week’s photography challenge is – Afloat

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Bench with a View – Serene Daydream

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         Serene Daydream                                                               2015©photography by Isadora

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Serene Daydream II                                         2015©photography by Isadora

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Serene Daydream III                                                 2015©photography by Isadora

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A 15 minutes drive takes me to this very beautiful Peace River Marina and Park.

You can sit here for hours and watch a huge variety of boats passing by.

It’s a quiet peaceful place with nature all around.

I’m truly blessed to have this park close by.

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Every month, Jude, is challenging us to post a different bench photo.

 Bench Challenge  – April – Bench with a View 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Blur – Koi Pond

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In addition to stores, where you can spend lots of money, new malls are always adding something interesting to attract buyers. This particular mall has a Koi pond with turtles and koi fish.

Koi fish are colorfully bright orange. This pond had a white and orange one. I hadn’t seen that before. The turtles were on rocks and swimming around.

Children were splashing the water trying to do whatever it is children do when parents don’t watch them. I was trying to take some photos as they splashing the water. Yes, the parents ignored the fact that the fish were being agitated – and – me too.

I thought these photos were ready for the delete button. Then, this challenge. Who knew …!!!! Enjoy ….

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Travel Theme – Outdoors on the Water

Boat Sailboat.webA Leisure Day                                            2015©photography by Isadora
Boat Placida.web
Let’s Go Fishing                  2015©photography by Isadora

Boat Hammerhead Tour Boat.web          Watercraft                                                              2015©photography by Isadora

Alisa at Where’s my Backpack has challenged us to show photographs of the ‘Outdoors”.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Ephemeral Fading Rose

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A Brief Stay                                                                  2015©photography by Isadora

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Flower Bathtub man ephemreal.web

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Bench Series March -Wooden – Artwork

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This artistic bench is one of many at Charlotte Harbor Peace River park.

The wooden bench was painted to commemorate the establishment of

Charlotte County in 1862. Each artist chose their own design.

2015©isadoradelavega

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Jude at Travel Words is hosting a monthly Bench Challenge.

March is Wooden Benches

First March entry – Quiet Respite

Sit a Spell

Odd-Ball-A-firepit.webSit a Spell                                                                   2015©photography by Isadora

I know a few artists who live on acreage. They have backyard firepits on cool evenings.

Everyone’s welcome. Just brings a lawn chair, beer and some chips.

It’s a fun way to hang out with friends and enjoy the cooler temps while having conversations.

The person having this firepit didn’t think it would be a problem to get this log started.

Mmmm … think again.

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Cee hosts an Odd Ball Challenge each week.

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.

We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

To join in click here or badge

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Fresh – Greek Salad

Fresh-Greek-Salad-3A.web Greek Salad                                                           2015©photography by Isadora

Salads are my food staple. At times, I may eat fresh fish. On a very, very rare occasion, I may eat red meat but revert back immediately. I never eat chicken, lamb, pork, buffalo or any other type of meat. Greek salad is my favorite as are other salads I make fresh everyday. 

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Greek Salad                                                  2015©photography by Isadora

Greek salad (Greek: χωριάτικη σαλάτα [xorˈjatiki saˈlata] “rustic salad” or θερινή σαλάτα [θeriˈni saˈlata] “summer salad”) is a salad in Greek cuisine. Greek salad is made with pieces of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, feta cheese, and olives (usually Kalamata olives), typically seasoned with salt and oregano, and dressed with olive oil. Common additions include the pickled leaves, buds or berries of capers (especially in the Dodecanese islands). information from wikipedia

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         Greek Salad                                              2015©photography by Isadora

Recipe for Greek Salad

Salad
• 1 head crisp Romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
• 1 cucumber, sliced in quarter-inch rounds
• ½ red onion, sliced thin
• 6 ounces (approximately) black, pitted olives, sliced in half
• 2 large Roma tomatoes, diced
• ½ cup of fresh parsley, roughly chopped
• 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss.

Dressing
• 1 large lemon, juiced
• ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
• 6 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, finely diced.
• Salt and pepper to taste

Place the dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until the oil and juice are incorporated. Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving, and toss well.
Serving Suggestions
Brush pita rounds with olive oil and grill them outdoors on a grill pan until crispy. Cut them in half and serve as an accompaniment to the salad.

Tips
Kalamata olives are traditional, but you can use a milder variety if you prefer. If fresh oregano isn’t available, substitute 1 teaspoon of dried herbs. Crush and rub the dry oregano between your palms to release the volatile oils before adding it the dressing. Substitute ½ cup of red wine vinegar if fresh lemons are not available. Get the most juice from your lemon by rolling it firmly against the counter top with the palm of your hand. Don’t throw away any leftover salad. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Though the lettuce softens, the flavors intensify with time, and the salad may be even more delicious the next day. ©recipe from food network.

 

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Wine glass.webPinot Grigio –
Citrusy, light white wine
Greek Salads pair well with this wine.

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