Link Day Friday | It’s Time Its Time

It’s Time guys! Time for Link Day Friday shares and, to announce the theme for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for this coming week. Get your pens, pencils, craft boxes, and camera’s ready STAT! Its going to be a quick one.

And the Theme is… “One Shot, Two Ways“. Be sure to read the detailed challenge rules in the link. These include more guidance and options for your photos, with links to other photography tips and tricks. To join in the photo challenge or writing challenges subscribe to the Daily Post. I am so glad I did! Pssst! Visit my other weekly photo posts

One Shot, Two Ways

one great craft shot, one way … Our own personal water bottle paint craft

 The perfect colorful crafting photo, covering two bases, and introducing the next subject:

One Shot, Two Ways

our perfectly crafty shot, a second way…using plastic water bottles, paint; elastic ;)

Link Day Friday 

Now, for the links– I get excited when readers stop to click for a peek at these links;) More then just sharing the information, I have been following these sites and their curators for some time now. They’re part of my routine. Alot of them share even more blogger resources. Trust me, keep these on hand! I promise they will delight your inbox and are each creative, worthy reads. Whichever you chose here’s the best of late:

1). Sash, curator of Inked In Colour:  

Outside of her blogs natural exterior beauty, Sash expresses herself passionately on issues important to her, and her readers.  As an Australian born woman she offers thought and conversational provoking view points with graceful assertiveness. As a Mother, she offers us an in-depth look into her experience in fostering creativity in children, plus her parenting and the ever so relatable piece containing bitter/sweet battles with child- ‘Weaning Hell‘! We Moms have all had some trouble with that at some point! 

2).  Handmade Charolette 

A site you may already be happily familiar with. Handmade Charolette is a web-collection full of blogging Mom’s providing inspiration for creative learning, and handmade DIY projects for children. The main focus by its creator, is on DIY Crafts & Design for Kids. Like them on their  Facebook Page for much more community communication, follow up photos, and further fun links.

3).  Discovered through Handmade Charolette’s contributors, was the  Natalia Kramer on her Google Plus Profile. Posts, photos, and links of her DIY craft projects. Kramers designs bring a child’s imagination to life, with designs jumping off the page! 

4). Small for Big 

…is where I found a valuable ABC’s Letter Playground idea link! Mari Richards‘ blog contains happy colors, and crafting DIY’s I just cannot explain in words. Her children’s toy finds beyond creatively unique.

Share your favorite creative kids activity, craft makers, DIY-ers, or your own link below.

We’re a busy little family this weekend. Maybe I’ll upload “One Shot, Two Ways” at some point again, when time;) Check out my Pinterest Boards for much more “pin-spiration”. Children’s World, DIY, and Land Of Etsy are full of useful information.

JayNine xox

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow | Where’s the Honey!?

Continued from my last Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow | Green to Growth which is more a foreseen process than specifically foreshadow-ing, I thought it best to follow up with this post!

The Only thing thats missing is the:
‘Honey’

NOTE: pay close attention to the movements inside some images, you will catch an important insect, or two, or three … this is tied into last foreshadow post. 

It is the final movement lol, in the Green to Growth process. My last photo entry for the foreshadow theme.

 

garden view

A view of the full flower bush above.

a sneak peek

My overview from across the plant. Look closely now, you will see the final addition to piece…

there's one

The rest are the amazing incredible iPhone 4S shots I took this morning… With precise movement views of the workers present .. You will have to look over the images full screen. A few shots actually catch more flying in from different sides and areas of the photos.

a lil' worker

 

bee 1

“Where’s the Honey hunny?” These next shots are my favorite!

    A kind reminder

No need to just take my photos, copyright laws apply. You need written permission to reproduce: just ask... I’m a nice person, I’ll likely say Yes! ( with the right royalties and contracts of course;) )

 

shots of many

actually found most of the area I was photographing was literally full of at least my count 6 bees in total!

This was an absolutely wondrous experience for me. The flower bush is located at the steps of a restaurant, on the corner of two main roads. The bees were working and didn’t even notice me. I watched them frolic like children in leaves… Standing their in awe at their perfect positions, I couldn’t help but see them as children rolling down grass sided hills, giggling in the fields. It was like I wasn’t even there. An Alice In Wonderland moment I suppose. 

a little closer

…I moved in a little closer, not without fear though lol…

The traffic probably starred I didn’t care… I hand more imagined myself getting chased home by hundreds of angry Bumble Bees! (Phew!)

notice the right

Are You Paying Close Attention to the beauty here?

Completely captivating … 

I had to get closer still …

 

Views of two or more

views of two: this photo has three bees in total.

Two on the right bloom, were wrestling in the pollen amazing

 

Image 1/3 'Wing Movement'

Image 1/3 ‘Wing Movements’ –reminder these are unaltered taken with iPhone4S HDR settings

She’s absolutely stunning to me. And, I have never been a fan of bees.

 

 

A Closer Look at the Bee

Another close up

 

I hope you enjoy, and will fly over for a visit again soon.  JayNine xo

 

Image 3/3 wing movement

We all knew the bees were coming … By ‘foreshadow’

Foreshadow was a fun Weekly Photo Challenge! Looking for a way to keep inspired, posting, and communicating with your readers? Sign Up and join your fellow bloggers accepting these challenges. Not interested in photography? We all love sharing stories about ourselves and our experiences, through different styles and expressions–take a Daily post Writing Challenge instead. Either way we all look forward to your shares. I have already met scores of new wonderful readers on only my second photo challenge.

I look forward to sharing today’s new challenge with you from the Daily Post as it is released shortly … Exciting!  

Blessings to You

Jay*9 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow | Green to Growth

Summertime leafs, less and less room for writing in my household. The Weekly Photo Challenges offered by the Daily Post here on WordPress, has provided me an outlet for sharing our experience regardless of the time to write, being unavailable for now. This post covers my postaday tag from the challenge and sums up some of the daily summer occurrences within our little family unit. 

The foreshadow idea is ‘green pods foreshadow flowers growth’

A Perfectly Poised Pod

A Perfect Pod, this is only one of the many perfectly poised pods we found on our walk.


 

Since being first introduced to angellicsscalliwags blog on WordPress and her Nature Study posts containing lesson details from her homeschooled children, my LO and I have been infatuated with nature influenced picture taking. We’ve watched a large trees one year change process, and enjoyed searching for the swamp Monster in Spring through seeking signs of growth/life, in our own nature adventures

 

Green to Growth

Green to Growth this flower shares each step in the growth process, many times over through its bush

We can see clearly something’s coming….

This flower (I don’t remember her name), has each set of its growth processes, apparent daily on its own large joyful bush! One flower type, expressing its lives steps. 

These are the remaining photos for now. I wanted to complete this post firstly. I have better quality photos to add this afternoon

I hope you enjoy a look around the process for now. Stop over Moms (parents, caregivers, and homeschoolers alike) at angelicsscalliwags for a lesson in nature. There’s a world of learning going on at Mrs.Claire’s  

Growth

Presenting Growth, the final step is in your enjoyment. I will be adding more high quality photos of these flowers later. Enjoy for now!

Thank you kindly for stopping by. 

I would like to offer my readers a look into the other bloggers who take these photography challenges above and beyond, just taking pictures (like me). I don’t have the photographer skills they do, and I will share their links as time permits. For now, you can find a section of PingBacks and links left by these talented folks, under the original Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow | in the Comments section. ;) 

**Additional photo update**

 

Additional green pod photo 1

Additional photo 1–green pod


Pink Pod Parts

Pink pod parts slightly revealed … Notice the dew droplets. It gets even better in next post.

None of these images have been altered or edited in anyway (accept to ‘crop’ for up close detailed enjoyment)

Delicate pod view

Delicate pod view with dew and sunscapes

 Again no editing….See our other many photo ventures in the categoryPopAGraph“!

Perfectly Poised in Pink

Perfectly poised in pink. You can almost see the flower, holding her head up in confidence.

And, before the last, just a reminder: 

I ask before I share anyone’s photos for any reason and I expect you to do the same. These photos are taken by me and cannot be reproduced in any way, without first my written consent! Which I dislike when people write so let me finish with:  Im a nice girl chances are I’d say Yes, just be respectful and Ask Me k, Thanks! ;) 

 

 

that's it from Green to Growth ...

that’s it, from Green to Growth…but, we all knew this was coming.

My absolute fav! 

JayNine xo 

PS- I will be back to writing my adventures in parenting shortly. Thank you readers for your patience with me here. These photos are taken of a bush we walk by daily to get LO to ‘school’. It’s a perfect living example of each step in the process of flowers ‘Green to Growth’

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece | “Last Minute Lucy”

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We all know, an image taken, is more than just a “photo”. It contains the ultimate expression of an energy filled with our own personal experiences.

Its not 430am as promised, in yesterdays post lol. I was awake since 3:52AM and took this shortly there after. These are still my “masterpiece” photos dually tied into our more recent set of circumstances. (that explanations in a whole other post to come…)
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To my often readers,
we have undergone some unforeseen serious circumstances, that have prevented me time for typing and updated shares. For now, these for you all to enjoy.
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Sorry for large sized photos as well, no time for editing or resizing today! I hope I am gifted the time to upload further fun photos over this coming weekend!

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They were taken yesterday and this morning, during one of our many adventures with LO and our little family, I just adore.

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New readers, thank you all for stopping by and, I will catch up with you all shortly! For now, take a look around our other photos here ;) for a smile.

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I look forward to updating soon as possible.
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Thank you again,
Love,
JayNine xo

this is for Maile, pass it on…

I have been following this Christian Mom for some time now. Jamie Wright, on her site
the Very Worst Missionary in Costa Rica California.

There is no time like the present to offer you a look into her world, and what her on line (and surrounding) community are doing, to take action up against slavery, human-trafficking, and the sex trade; extremely alive in ‘a certain area‘ of South East Asia. (*You will have to read the full posts for explanations of quotations.)

First, if you’re not sure about visiting Jamie the very worst missionary mom and (active) christian soldier; here is a sneak peek into her very lively world. From Jamie’s about post:

I’m about procrastinating.

I’m not about administrating. I can’t even handle my own inbox. It’s embarrassing.

I’m about loving my husband and sons. I wish I was way, WAY better about this.

I’m about organic discipleship. The kind that happens naturally. Although, I usually just call it… ya know… friendship.

I’m about strippers, and crack-whores, and spreading Jesus faster than herpes.

I’m not about Klout. Or Alexa. Or Analytics. Or any of the other false measures that tempt us into thinking we’re more significant than anyone else. (This is the internet, people. Easy come, easy go.)

I’m about coffee.

(**links to remainder of Jamie Wrights ‘about’ self-description post, only with the intention to raise public awareness of this cause. *no copyright infringements intended with use.)

Jamie the Very Worst Missionary in Costa Rica California
I originally sourced her space through one of my blogger friends here on WordPress

…Let’s share with EACH of YOUR WP Friends and Followers:  what the Very Worst Missionary is up to now!

Follow these links to a very serious Christian Mom and her shared experience in witnessing a small piece of the darkness in the human-trafficking, sex slave, sex trade underground world. Please, then read the post where Jamie offers you to join her in this serious way of exposing this darkness with much light. Through utilizing strength in numbers, and the Light of The World, our shared Lord God.

NOT here at Jamie’s the Very Worst Missionary in Costa Rica California

I have had the most difficult time even putting that into words. I have not slept right since reading Jamie’s first post.

I have not looked at my daughters the same.

I have thought of your very daughters and sons, considering them as my own since.

I have not slept, with the sickness and darkness these children, these babies over seas face.

It is an injustice.

This is Jamie’s BIG ASK for you to join forces in the ‘Light’

Yes there are many more organizations than The Exodus Road but this is Jamie’s choice.  

Source them out! Go join, get active. Tell me about it! 

I will have a list of Canadian sources I will share with you as I put the list together and will share asap.

You must read Jamie’s Blog, where you can read her words for yourself. If you need guidance, long for acceptance, and real truths amungst your Christian communities. This is the Real Deal. Get your belt on and travel over to see the likes of what Jamie discovered in the underground sex-trade world of Human-Trafficking plaguing (this area of) South East Asia.

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In my own experience : 
Mrs. Jamie is a gorgeous, married, bad-ass Mom of 3 boys; all pretty well teens. She is a Christian, her husband and herself leaders amungst their church community. Jamie takes womens retreats with her church groups and turns them into sitcoms. LOL. She takes the bible, religion, God, and all of the teachings and shares her personal experience with each; in her own divine special way. In reading her blog, you will either agree with her or not. Either way, she will still preform the WORK, God has set in front of her to do. Regardless if she goes ‘kicking and screaming’ or not lol.

I know only a few Christian Moms whom share their relationships and experiences with God to the public; with such exquisite talented expression, inexplicable strength, inspiration, unmovable belief, and EXTREME FAITH. We’re taking about FAITH WITH WORKS. Not just ‘faith’. We’re talking real life christian soldiers, talking faith, walking faith, and moving mountains with each single share of their words, filled with absolute reverence for God. Linking hands with the destitute, abandoned, misfits, hookers, and what others would consider the hopeless of each of our own communities.

“FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD!”

Join Jamie’s fight here for freedom of children these little daughters of Moms and Sons of man, from the prisons within their circumstances; which would only not rip your heart alive if you were not human.

Please, visit Jamie on all her social media today to find out how you can help more.

“This…is for Maile…”
Pass it on…

*you’ll understand the quotes if you read Jamies posts
numbered below:
Jamie’s Post..1st… seeing the nightmare of the trade with her own real eyes for the first time
Jamie’s 2nd follow up post… putting her faith to work and YOUR PART!
Learn more about The Exodus Road

FAITH (FOOD) FOR THOUGHT: 

What an opportunity to take a look at our own faith!! ;)

 Is your faith alive and working? Did you know that ‘Faith Without Works is Dead’? What does that mean to you?

What (christian) organizations do you and your family work within?

I have dedicated a small part of our fixed budget to this organization. Would you? I will be also sharing and sharing throughout all of my social media places for the word to spread like herpes lol as Jamie refers to the quickness of sharing about Jesus with this world! Will you join me? Will you talk about God? Jesus? 

Do you talk about God? Do you talk about Jesus? Do you only talk to God/Jesus when YOU are in NEED? What do you ask for from The Lord?

Do you hide you Christian faith in front of co-workers? How do you respond when asked if you believe in God? Do you shun away from answering the question in fear of non-believers prosecution?