Mike's Photographs

The Message In The Bottle on Flickr.Stranded on a desert island, I found a bottle, a yellow piece of paper and a pen.  Excited at the chance to finally be rescued off this dreaded place I had been stuck on for over 20 minutes, I quickly grabbed the bottle, rolled the yellow paper up, stuck the paper in the bottle, chucked the bottle out to sea, waved good bye and good luck to the bottle, then grabbed the pen to write my message.  It shouldn’t be long now till I’m rescued.  I’m SO excited!
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Our Daily Challenge:  Bottle
#Flickr Friday:  #Yellow
Sliders Sunday:  HSS You all!

The Message In The Bottle on Flickr.

Stranded on a desert island, I found a bottle, a yellow piece of paper and a pen. Excited at the chance to finally be rescued off this dreaded place I had been stuck on for over 20 minutes, I quickly grabbed the bottle, rolled the yellow paper up, stuck the paper in the bottle, chucked the bottle out to sea, waved good bye and good luck to the bottle, then grabbed the pen to write my message. It shouldn’t be long now till I’m rescued. I’m SO excited!

View waiting for your ship to come in

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Our Daily Challenge: Bottle

#Flickr Friday: #Yellow

Sliders Sunday: HSS You all!

The Stripes Of A Fence on Flickr.The Coachella Valley Nature Preserve is an oasis in the middle of the desert. Natural spring water bubbles up from the ground and creates a remarkable world so different from it’s surrounding area. The fence is here is to keep it from running away.
View while … quick! It hopped the fence and is making an escape! Don’t let it get away!!!
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Comp Corner: Stripes

The Stripes Of A Fence on Flickr.

The Coachella Valley Nature Preserve is an oasis in the middle of the desert. Natural spring water bubbles up from the ground and creates a remarkable world so different from it’s surrounding area. The fence is here is to keep it from running away.

View while … quick! It hopped the fence and is making an escape! Don’t let it get away!!!

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Comp Corner: Stripes

Stop Buggin Me on Flickr.At around one inch long, I would of missed this guy in the wind and blowing sand had he not kept flying in front of me repeatedly and landing at my feet.  Finally, I knelt down in the sand and got as close as I could and took his photo.  Then I wondered aloud if they really DO taste like chicken.  That’s when he stood up on his hind legs and ran like a road runner across the hot desert sand dunes leaving only a trail of dust floating in his wake.
View getting ready for dinner
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Our Daily Challenge:  Bug

Stop Buggin Me on Flickr.

At around one inch long, I would of missed this guy in the wind and blowing sand had he not kept flying in front of me repeatedly and landing at my feet. Finally, I knelt down in the sand and got as close as I could and took his photo. Then I wondered aloud if they really DO taste like chicken. That’s when he stood up on his hind legs and ran like a road runner across the hot desert sand dunes leaving only a trail of dust floating in his wake.

View getting ready for dinner

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Our Daily Challenge: Bug

Teeth on Flickr.This is a photo of Mrs Pacman after she wakes up in the morning but before she puts on any make up.  It’s also the reason I always let her win. 
View sawing logs.

Teeth on Flickr.

This is a photo of Mrs Pacman after she wakes up in the morning but before she puts on any make up. It’s also the reason I always let her win.

View sawing logs.

The Scream Of The Small Folding Saw on Flickr.Born long ago in a land far from here, the small folding saw seen many things.  From branches to trees and the hands of a thousand people, it has labored through life and become wise in it’s old age.  
Only to be used by me to cut pickles for my salad.  
View while eating salad.  
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Our Daily Challenge:  Folded

The Scream Of The Small Folding Saw on Flickr.

Born long ago in a land far from here, the small folding saw seen many things. From branches to trees and the hands of a thousand people, it has labored through life and become wise in it’s old age.

Only to be used by me to cut pickles for my salad.

View while eating salad.

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Our Daily Challenge: Folded

I Love A Good Mystery on Flickr.And that is why I decided to photograph this two inch long replica of Lucious Malfoy’s Death Eater Mask from Harry Potter And The Order Of the Phoenix and make you guess what it is.
Go ahead, give it your best shot.
View while … DOH!  
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Our Daily Challenge:  Mysterious

I Love A Good Mystery on Flickr.

And that is why I decided to photograph this two inch long replica of Lucious Malfoy’s Death Eater Mask from Harry Potter And The Order Of the Phoenix and make you guess what it is.

Go ahead, give it your best shot.

View while … DOH!

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Our Daily Challenge: Mysterious

All Aboard The Surfin’ Bus on Flickr.I remember back during the summer between First and Second Grade, my best friend Bobby and I decided it would be fun to ride the bus to the beach for the day. We gathered our stuff, some coins and rode the public transportation 20 mile for an hour. It was a blast. We did this everyday for almost a month before the inevitable happened. Someone asked, Where you two going? Well, Bobby blurted it out, To The Beach. I swear my mothers hair, literally stood straight out. Both our Moms forbid us from doing this. Apparently they disagreed with us on all accounts and we promised to never ride the bus to the beach again by ourselves. So the next day we rode our bikes there instead.
View with sandy pants
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Cliche Saturday HCS

All Aboard The Surfin’ Bus on Flickr.

I remember back during the summer between First and Second Grade, my best friend Bobby and I decided it would be fun to ride the bus to the beach for the day. We gathered our stuff, some coins and rode the public transportation 20 mile for an hour. It was a blast. We did this everyday for almost a month before the inevitable happened. Someone asked, Where you two going? Well, Bobby blurted it out, To The Beach. I swear my mothers hair, literally stood straight out. Both our Moms forbid us from doing this. Apparently they disagreed with us on all accounts and we promised to never ride the bus to the beach again by ourselves. So the next day we rode our bikes there instead.

View with sandy pants

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Cliche Saturday HCS

Them on Flickr.Every day we walk the paths we know so well.  We never see the cracks in the pavement until they have become a deep hole that we have fallen into.  Cold and hungry we begin to reach our hands up for help but pull them back, embarrassed and scared.  I’m not Them, I don’t drink, don’t do drugs, I work hard.  How then, can I be Them.  
In the dark we sit, happy to give that dented can to the charity of our choice, happy to get rid of that can that sat in the back of the cupboard collecting dust.  Happy to say, not today I don’t have time.  
So subtle it was.  The hand giving became the hand reaching.  Even looking back I can not see it happen but it did.  I am Them.
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Our Daily Challenge:  Yellow
Sliders Sunday:  HSS
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Want to help, find you local food bank and ask what can you do.  
It is by far the best thing you can do

Them on Flickr.

Every day we walk the paths we know so well. We never see the cracks in the pavement until they have become a deep hole that we have fallen into. Cold and hungry we begin to reach our hands up for help but pull them back, embarrassed and scared. I’m not Them, I don’t drink, don’t do drugs, I work hard. How then, can I be Them.

In the dark we sit, happy to give that dented can to the charity of our choice, happy to get rid of that can that sat in the back of the cupboard collecting dust. Happy to say, not today I don’t have time.

So subtle it was. The hand giving became the hand reaching. Even looking back I can not see it happen but it did. I am Them.

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Our Daily Challenge: Yellow

Sliders Sunday: HSS

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Want to help, find you local food bank and ask what can you do.
It is by far the best thing you can do

PioneerTown, CA, a set on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Located in San Bernardino County just outside of Yucca Valley lies Pioneertown.  It was built in the 1940’s as a live in movie set.  Roy Rogers, Dick Curtis and Russel Hayden were among the original developers and investors.  Basically, you film there and live there or just stay at the hotel.  The whole place is built to look like a town from the Old West.  Gene Autry filmed his show there along with shows like The Cisco Kid and Judge Roy Bean.  Filming of movies still takes place there today.
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PioneerTown, CA, a set on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Located in San Bernardino County just outside of Yucca Valley lies Pioneertown. It was built in the 1940’s as a live in movie set. Roy Rogers, Dick Curtis and Russel Hayden were among the original developers and investors. Basically, you film there and live there or just stay at the hotel. The whole place is built to look like a town from the Old West. Gene Autry filmed his show there along with shows like The Cisco Kid and Judge Roy Bean. Filming of movies still takes place there today.
HEY!  50 Cent Bales on Flickr.HEY! 50 Cent Bales
and only $2 to look at photo
Pay up, you looked.
No refunds
View looking in your wallet for those two bucks
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Cliche Saturday HCS

HEY! 50 Cent Bales on Flickr.

HEY! 50 Cent Bales

and only $2 to look at photo

Pay up, you looked.

No refunds

View looking in your wallet for those two bucks

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Cliche Saturday HCS