getting snap happy playing along in the 52 week photo challenge – Chris Veneruso


week 17 – #17 Gate

There are so many gorgeous gates, as well as many wonderfully dilapidated gates waiting to be showcased in the 52 week challenge.  My folder has a few that were in the running for this theme BUT as I was out doing chores I spotted this one which just had to be shared.

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all.


Week 16 – #35 On the River

Madman Across the Water (Elton John, Bernie Taupin)
I can see very well
There’s a boat on the reef with a broken back
And I can see it very well
There’s a joke and I know it very well
It’s one of those that I told you long ago
Take my word I’m a madman, don’t you know
Once a fool had a good part in the play
If it’s so would I still be here today
It’s quite peculiar in a funny sort of way
They think it’s very funny everything I say
Get a load of him, he’s so insane
You better get your coat dear
It looks like rain, yeah
We’ll come again next Thursday afternoon
The in-laws hope they’ll see you very soon
But is it in your conscience that you’re after
Another glimpse of the madman across the water
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On this day the Peace River was very choppy.  When this “madman” pulled his boat off the shore everyone was betting on the river winning but after about five hairy minutes he managed to get in and take off.


week 15 – #13 Downtown in B&W

The word “downtown” always make me hear the Petula Clark song  in my head.  That’s a tune I don’t mind hearing all day long, unlike the theme for the TV show “Dallas” which for some reason often pops into my head.  That’s one I can do without but you know how that goes, you can’t shake it, no matter how hard you try.  So it’s much better to hear the cheerful tune…

Downtown, things will be great when you’re
Downtown, don’t wait a minute more
Downtown, everything is waiting for you

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week 14 – #39 Rainy Day

Finally the monsoon like rains are tapering off.  It was just a few short weeks ago when every plan made was thwarted by downpours.  That’s what happened not that long ago when a photo shot to capture “blue light” and “light trails” turned into a fiasco.   The shot soon became an oppurtunity to catch lightning strikes but the best vantage point was out in the open.  The camera and I got soaked before I got under this overhang.

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Any day now the rain will be long forgot and all those empty seats will be filled with a lineof hungry people waiting for a chance to be seated.

In the end, it’s the weather, might as well talk about it.


week 12 – #50 Toys

Sitting on the floor, in an out of the way spot there’s a blue basket filled with dog toys.  Just like any grandchild knows where the toys are, Rosie knows where they are and when she visits she goes straight for them.  Technically that’s her second choice, first she tries to get the cat to play with her and when that proves fruitless she goes looking for a toy.

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Week 11 – #40 Rusty

Rusted out heaps of trucks and cars seem to find their way to the mid-west for a final resting place.  Boats find their way to the Gulf coast.  It’s not just the boats that deteriorate, if it’s metal, well, rust happens.

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This is the Boca Grande Entrance Rear Range Lighthouse.  It has quite a history including the fact that it was built in New Jersey (I don’t know which exit) in 1881 and erected in Lewes, Delaware before it was moved to Florida.  Believe it or not it is still working, at least according to the information I found here.