Thursday, June 30, 2011

FMTSO Simplicity

Friday My Town Shoot Out for today is Simplicity
In photography  the technique of simplicity is used to achieve the effect of singling out an item or items from their surrounding.  An example of simplicity; focus is on the flowers, without any background clutter Wikipedia

I removed the back ground clutter from above photo to create the simple flower.

Simplicity is the glory of expression” Walt Whitman


The Answer is.....

 Yesterday post asked if you recognized this commercial from TV. See if you know by the end of the scroll down. and YES, if you have a TV you will never run out of POST is you are a MadSnapper

That little umbrella means this little guy has his toys and bones protected by TRAVELERS Insurance, Just Like Me on our cars..... Ya think the reason I like it is because of the DOG???? if so you are RIGHT
Here you go in case you don't watch TV OR live in another country.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Me, Myself and I on blogging

 I love some commercials and this one is my favorite right now. can you guess which company this commerical is for? do you recognize it?

For Me, Myself and I....
blogging is not about how many followers you have
it is not about how many comments
it is not how many countries/states/people view your blog
the numbers do not count for me....(but  I do love comments so KEEP them coming Please)

I met face to face with  my first blogger friend this week, Peggy who has 3 blogs. we sat in Cracker Barrel for 2 solid hours yakking. Don't miss her stunning photos, click on her name

to me blogging is communicating with  strangers that become people that I know their names and sometimes faces it is about knowing them but not knowing them, friends I have never met face to face.

there are blogs I follow that never comment, I follow because I love their photos.
I love blogs because of ... Pets, Photos, Words, Communication, Emails, Friendship, support, Prayer and just plain old  FUN. and sometimes meeting and greeting by phone or in person.

Some I follow that and  know there name, address, husband's name, or fact they live alone, what they drive and eat and where they shop, foods they like and foods they don't, blog friends that send surprise presents (thank you to those 5 of you that sent me Seeds, Book Marks, Angel, Calendar and a set of personalized cards)
I love the close relationship bloggers and the ones that are not so close, I love them All

ENJOY your blogging, don't make it a JOB, have fun, love and be loved, dont fret if people like or do not like your post, do it for yourself because you love what you are posting and KNOW that some will like it and some will not.
some are good with words, some are superb photographers, some are funny and some are sad, if this were not true ALL POST would be the same and boring.
Blog on bloggers, I am LOVING ALL OF YOU and LOVING BLOGGING. 


Tuesday, June 28, 2011


 CAWWWW  what's in here?
CAWWW come one come all, buffet is OPEN
 CAWWWW   Wait, let me open it for you
CAWW  adid you hear me? it's open and it's free.

The Funny Side....
Do hungry crows have ravenous appetites?

Moral of this story. Take your camera with you every time you leave home, I shot these down the street from home, shooting from the car window....

Monday, June 27, 2011

Time Travel - In the Still of The Night

Time Travel With the MadSnapper back to the 50's and Doo Wop and let me know if you remember this song or if the photos look familar....I loved the 50's...
 Can you guess where/how I took these photos? answer at the end of the post
My first car was a 56 Chevy, what was yours?
I listened to this song and others like it in my 56 Chevy

 The number ONE Doo Wop song of all time....

When I visited my friend Rich last week, he had been to Old Town at Orlando. this is a lighted framed photo that is Poster sized. I COULD NOT RESIST.... MadSnapper Snaps Any and Every thing

My favorite song was  by The Platters, Only You.. I spent many quarters in the Juke Box playing it over and over. we got 5 songs for a quarter..... wonder what we can buy with a quarter now?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Friends In Glory Land

I spent the happiest years of my life in the Southeastern Hills of Kentucky. On Saturday mornings, I listen to Bluegrass on the radio as I go shopping for grocery'. this one I heard Saturday AM and it  brings back fond memories of Appalachia

 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Rev 21:4

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Vue Baby

I left my car in the parking lot for a couple of hours and when I returned, Guess What Happened?

My Saturn Vue had a baby and I did not even know it was pregnant. LOL   The baby parked next to me said Smart on the back of it, and I am thinking it was my VUE that was SMART!
 Eddie was driving down the road and a met a car coming the other way.  Although there was room to pass easily, Eddie forced the oncoming car to slow down and wound down his window and shouted 'Pig'.  The other driver looked in his rear view mirror and swore at Eddie.  Then his car hit the pig.


Murphy's wife borrowed his car and parked in the supermarket car park. Just as she came out laden with shopping, she saw a young lad break into the car, hot wire it and drive off.  Naturally she reported the matter to the police.' What did he look like?, the sergeant asked.  'I don't know she replied, but I got the license plate'.

Friday, June 24, 2011

MadSnapper 101 - Poolside

 One of the rules of being a MadSnapper, is being able to entertain myself with my camera no matter WHERE I am or in WHAT. While doing my arthritis exercises, i pulled myself up the steps and dripped across the kitchen floor (where is hubby when I need him) and got back in the pool.  Here is The Story

(did anyone notice my angel wings are showing in above photo)
If swimming is good for your figure, how do you explain WHALES?
When I was a child, I swam at a pool that had the sign

"Welcome to our _OOL, Notice there is no "P" in it. We'd like to keep it that way".

 NOT through the looking glass, but through the skimmer net. I told you I was a MadSnapper

 See the sea-grape at the end of the pool? from the last 3 post?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

MadSnapper 101

 the trick to being a MadSnapper is:

1. when hubby yells in the door look what I found, run with camera in hand to see what it is.
2. get excited, he found a pine cone. Not 1 but 2. (we never see them off either tree because the cute longtailed rats that live in the tree eat every single one of them) this is the first 2 ever found WHOLE on the ground UPDATE because of Ginny's comment. the cute rats are bushy tailed Squirrels, we call them rats because they are rodents with bushy tails

 3. Turn it upside down and Snap but please, center the photo FIRST LOL
4. Hold it a little further off and Snap!
5. seek Pine cone jokes or NOT.... do NOT google pine cone jokes, who knew that the only pine cone jokes are dirty ones, I mean Who Knew? not me. so here is a non pine cone joke. (I see you googling now)


1. Keep Honking, I'm reloading

2. Honk if anything falls off

3. If you can read this, I've lost my trailer

4. Cover me, I'm changing lanes!   ( if i had this one I would put it on Bob's truck)
and last but not least, when I read these to my husband, he said put my favorite on there. HERE IT IS

Driver carries no cash! he's married.   LOL   he saw that on a truck years ago and has never forgotten it.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Faces of Seagrape Part Two

 The faces of he Seagrape change with the light. Above a new leaf with sun from the front. Below a new leaf with the sun behind it.

 Above is a rare shot, taken in January 2 years ago when the cold caused all the leaves to fall off, this has only happened twice in 20 years to our tree. (carvers like to use the wood, it is easy to carve with)
 Common sight in February, the leaves fall to the ground, but the new growth is already there, and most of the time it is covered in leaves year round. They are hardy plants and love salt water. They are habitats for many birds and snake and small mice.
April leaves on the ground and in the middle, new leaves in center of old leaves about to fall off, enlarge for details.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Many Faces of The Seagrape

 The seagrape in our back yard is about 40 feet high, Bob brought it home about 20 years ago. While fishing a dead looking root floated past him and he brought it home and planted it. I scoffed and said "it will never grow, it is dead". if you follow me you KNOW I have said this before and it always grows.
Leaves are thick and heart-shaped from 3 to 10 inches, these photos were taken in the month of April. New growth comes out and the old turns orange and then drops to the ground. (another story)
What did the grape say when the elephant stepped on it? Nothing.
It just let out a little wine.
What kind of tree do fingers grow on?
A palm tree.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Coccoloba uvifera

Yesterdays answer to what is this plant, is Seagrape (coccoloba uvifera) some call it Hopwood or Horsewood and they can grow 40 to 50 feet.

 Range: Florida, Bahamas, West Indies, Central and South America. Coastal dune plant, vital to erosion control and as a wind and salt break. Can be grown inland, where they may reach 50 ft.

The fruit is edible, rinse and eat or make jelly or jam from them. I have never tasted one, since I was afraid to try it when I saw these.

A duck walks into a bar and asks, "Got any grapes?"

The bartender, confused, tells the duck no. The duck thanks him and leaves.

The next day, the duck returns and asks, "Got any grapes?"

Again, the bartender tells him, "No -- the bar does not serve grapes, has never served grapes and, furthermore, will never serve grapes." The duck thanks him and leaves.
The next day, the duck returns, but before he can say anything, the bartender yells, "Listen, duck! This is a bar! We do not serve grapes! If you ask for grapes again, I will nail your stupid duck beak to the bar!"
The duck is silent for a moment, and then asks, "Got any nails?"

Confused, the bartender says no.

"Good!" says the duck. "Got any grapes?"

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Why does Harrison Ford look like this at age 69 and I look like.... well, What I look Like.

and the biggest Why of all? why does he have a private helicopter AND a private JET, both of which HE can Fly Himself?
and I have, well, whatever!  He flies and I read the AARP Magazine. Whoo Hoo What A Life I lead.

Name This Plant

Name this plant today, Rest of the Story next 2 posts. they grow wild all over Florida AND in my back yard

You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart. Psalm 104:14-15