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Xiao over at WordPress has chosen topic “angular” for this week’s photo challenge! As I love patterns, this is a perfect challenge for me! So here is my angular world!

We were visiting Harrah’s Casino in Las Vegas, and when we stepped outside, and I looked up, I fell in love with the angles on the building at night!

Harrahs

Harrahs

At Hoover Dam, I stood under one of the towers and looked up. The angles on the tower were electric!

Inside the tower

Inside the tower

Inside the dam, there were interesting angles inside the generator room!

Generators

Generators

Angles are not always straight. Check out the shifting angles on this fern fiddle!

The fiddle of a fern in the rainforest

The fiddle of a fern in the rainforest

One of the most amazing displays of angles in nature was the basalt formation we discovered in Yellowstone National Park.

Geometry in a basalt formation

Geometry in a basalt formation

One final shot…this one: Lines of color!

Lines of color

Lines of color

I hope that you enjoyed my angular view of the world! Be sure to check out some of the other posts for their views of what they see as “angular.” You can get there by clicking HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous Friday and weekend as well! Be well! ^..^

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Middleham Motors - Photo by Claire Fuller

Middleham Motors – Photo by Claire Fuller

Middleham Motors, known for automotive care and tire replacement, had been there for years. Michelin’s were their leader in tire sales.

Tire sales had dwindled, although you would not know it based on the number of dead tires sitting in a pile, they had a plan to boost sales.

Rummaging through the huge pile of used tires, they picked the ones that fit the bill for their project. It came together slowly, and finally all the pieces were in place. Spray painting the tires white, they stuck on eyes.

Bib now greeted the customer with a smile and a wave!
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Thanks goes out to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers! And thank you to Claire Fuller for the inspiring photo!

Join in on this challenge by adding your story!

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Thursday! Be well! ^..^

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When I started writing this blog I had not idea that I would be continuing on for all the years that I have! I have been blogging since June 2011, and over this time I have had over 126,000 views and 14,200 comments! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You have inspired me to keep this going! I wanted to share with you my top five posts of all time!

At number 5, with 1,400 views: Oven Fried Pork Chops!

Half way through cooking

Half way through cooking

Number 4, with 1,700 views is Chemistry in Cooking! People are really curious as to how things work!

Melting butter

Melting butter

Coming in at number 3, with 1,860 views: Sam, its Yosemite!

Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley

In at number 2, with 3,300 views: Chile Rellenos in the Crock Pot! Yummy!

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

Drum roll please! At number 1, with 4,400 views, and back on the rise due to the upcoming holidays, Maple Glazed Rotisserie Ham!

The ham goes on the spit!

The ham goes on the spit!

Thank you again for not only inspiring me, but for your loving support of me and this site! I would not have been able to reach these numbers and milestones, if it were not for you! Be well! ^..^

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My head is in the clouds today. Clouds can be dramatic, wispy and revealing! Let’s go and check it out, shall we?

Fingers across a glacier

Fingers across a glacier

Hovering over the mountains

Hovering over the mountains

The clouds part revealing the mountain tops

The clouds part revealing the mountain tops

Breaking through

Breaking through

Wispy

Wispy

Peaking through

Peaking through

Aren’t they just lovely?

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! Be well! ^..^

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I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story, which is a challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to your story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words….Ready?

2014-11-17 - BW Beacham
“When I rented the room, I did not think it would be this one!” It took me months to plan for this vacation. It turns out that planning a vacation is not my forte.

I had bought the cheapest seat available on the flight. The seat: It was right next to the bathroom. When we landed, the airline lost my bag.

The first “hotel” that I stayed at turned out to be a rooming house. There were 50 beds in one room with what resembled hospital curtains between the beds. Man, some people can really snore, and fart! It only had one bathroom!

The second “hotel” that I rented was actually a tent. For the facilities, they provided you with a shovel and a roll of toilet paper. There was a warning to watch out for the poison oak.

My last place was a real room. This was the most expensive of the lot. I cringed when I saw the half moon on the door!
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You too can join in on this fun weekly challenge! Just click HERE to get to this week’s challenge!

I hope that you enjoyed my bit of flash! May you have a magnificent Monday, and thank you for stopping by! Be well! ^..^

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I love a challenge, and I certainly enjoy the challenge that Alastair Forbes hosts: Sunday Photo Fiction! The challenge is to write a bit of flash fiction using no more than 200 words, and the story has to go with the photo prompt. Here is my entry for today!

After the Snow

After the Snow


He predicted snowfall measuring no more 6″. Forecast models indicated that the days to follow the storm would be sunny and bright. Would he be right?

Cody sat outside on the deck, wearing a down jacket, mittens, and sipped on hot chocolate. The snow was light at first. It started to get heavier with flakes as big as half dollars. He headed indoors early. He had to leave for work at 3:00 a.m.

He awoke to the shrieking alarm clock, wiped the sleep from his eyes, and crawling out of his nice warm bed, made his way to the kitchen. With the coffee just beginning to brew, he went off to shower and shave.

After enjoying his coffee and toast, he donned his jacket to head off to work. Opening the door, he found himself staring at 2′ of snow, and it was still coming down! This was much more than expected.

Heading back inside he realized that he would not make it in to work. Calling the station, he let them know. He loved his job as a weatherman. Why did he? Because it was the only job, where you could be wrong and not get fired!
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Thank you Al for hosting this challenge! And, thank you dear reader for taking the time to stop by for a quick read!
Be well! ^..^

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This week Michelle over at WordPress has selected the topic “achievement” for this week’s photo challenge! Today I am featuring achievements!

They made it through the rapids!

Looking back

Looking back

Making it to the top of Big Hill, I look down upon a lake below.

Union Valley Reservoir

Union Valley Reservoir

I made it to the bottom of Moaning Caverns having navigated this staircase!

The staircase leading up to the surface

The staircase leading up to the surface

Being able to grow vegetables and actually harvest some was a major achievement due to the fight with the critters!

The rest of today's pickings

The rest of today’s pickings

The next is having the opportunity to see Mt. McKinley, or Denali as the locals call it. Only 30% who come to see it get to actually see it!

Denali

Denali

I hope that you enjoyed today’s photos! Thanks for stopping by! Be well! ^..^

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