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Seasons Greetings: This Happy Holidays twirl started out as a Christmas wreath I purchased to hang on my front door.

For origin and trivia on the Christmas wreath and other holiday traditions visit http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/trivia/wreaths.htm

Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.


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Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.


Side view of Hogwarts

This is a side view of Hogwarts castle in Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando. Doubt that’s Harry Potter flying around up there on his Firebolt.

Flying with Harry Potter was the deciding factor when I asked my teenager to choose from Florida or North Carolina for our family vacation. This is a virtual ride so a fractured fibula didn’t keep me from enjoying it just as much as she did.

We were advised to stow our valuables in lockers before the ride so I’m still kicking myself in the butt for not taking a pocket camera. Also, my cell phone camera stinks so I don’t have inside photos to share.

We stood in line for almost two hours but this attraction is well worth the wait. We made our way through the classrooms and corridors of Hogwarts before soaring above the castle grounds with Harry and his friends.

The Harry Potter island of adventure also features Hogsmeade Village, Hogwarts Express,  the Frog Choir and two coaster attractions.

Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.


One of many views of Clearwater Beach from the Mega Bite dolphin watch excursion we took in June as part of our family vacation in Florida. We spent the rest of the day catching rays on the white sand beach, shopping for souvenirs at Ron Jon Surf Shop, checking out Hooters and eating supper at Cooters Restaurant & Bar before traveling back to our Thousand Trails RV Resort near Orlando.

What are Hooters? Restaurants, of course, and we just happened to stumble upon the original Hooters since 1983.

What’s a cooter?

According to www.cooters.com, a cooter is a type of freshwater turtle, generally found in the south. Cooters, the place, was referred to us by the Clearwater Beach locals when we asked where we could get a good Cuban sandwich.

FYI: I was afraid to take my new Nikon D5100 to the beach so in the slideshow below are my Kodak moments.

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Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.


I took this photo while on vacation in June at the Thousand Trails Orlando RV Resort. I arrived at Lake Hancock in time to catch these fishermen angling toward the sunrise. I added the gallery to show why I thought this photo was my catch of the day. :)

Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.