On Line Memory Keepers

If you follow me on Instagram (see our latest in Life on Instagram in right side bar there–>) you will discover a few really cool different iTunes photo editing Apps, that I just adore!

While on Instagram, I tend to use their regular choices filters, to brighten, blur, or lighten a focal point within an image as a corrective measure lol. You’ll notice I favor one in particular that I am slightly obsessed with, iTunes My PopAGraph App.  Read more about PopAGraph here…

Like I have said before: 

an image taken, is more than just a ‘photo’. It contains the ultimate visual expression closest to tangible form of our very own personal experience; and pieces of our memories…” 

The editing tools on PopAGraph allows us to re-create the memory, even a little further. The main idea being to have the focal point of any image ‘pop’ or ‘stand-out’ above the rest of its surroundings. For fun examples, look through my blog in the PopAGraph Category, or search #popagraph on Instagram. Colour’s come to life, vibrance is at your fingertips; its like emotions are Popping off the page with feeling! 

(OH YEAH, **this post has been updated as it was to be shared prior to my Hospital stay last Wednesday…these are some photo examples of what we share on ‘insta‘ –which would have also covered last weeks Weekly Photo Challenge: “One Shot, Two Ways”)

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blue dots –landscape view of LO’s crafts aug2013

As a mother of two, I am so over trying to find the space to keep loads, piles, and endless years of paper memories from my children’s youth –Phew! 

InsteadI followed the footsteps of another (blogger mom, nope cant remember where from either lol) and started utilizing the digital on-line storage capabilities sites like Instagram have to freely offer! Now, I take photographs of the bests of the childrens/teens crafts or paperworks, add a description, a unique date in a hashtag form; and upload the lot there. Using the applications like Photo Journals. Best part is each image is dated, signed, sealed, away, and organized another AHHHHH… Phew

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blue dots, portrait view of LOs craft from aug2013

This way its keeping track for me and LO the different levels of her development, achievements, and growth. What’s better than also being able to present that growth to your child as they get older!? Especially with my LO as she struggles with Developmental Delays. The photo journal entries are simply incredible memory holders for us all! 

Instagram holds all of our images on their storage too, which saves us on computer storage space. Leave the images within your iPhone Photo Stream (where they are stored under “Instagram”) with the immediate availability to *print at your fingertips! Instead of the Mess!:D 

NOTE:  For *Print immediately options see your printers instructions. See they are  e-print or air print compatible.*

The other sites available for photo journals like this are flickr (which we dont use) and tumblr. You can create free accounts, store photos, dated and descriptive. Flickr even includes the type of camera some images were taken with.

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That’s it for now. WE have been recovering as a family from a series of unfortunate events–literally, not the movie title although at times I feel as though life itself was trying to rid me of the experience LOL! We’ve been from a flood, to mould exposure, lived in a trailer and Grandmas, and icing on the cake, renovated apartment without a floor; after just being released from hospital with a bout of (viral) Meningitis for me! 

Despite the trials and hardships, I have learned more as a person in the last month than I hav ever learned in life. About Life itself. We are all happy, all in one piece, and feel as though we’ve just got another new apartment ;D …

There is always a silver lining or a good side. What’s yours? Has your summer somehow worked out to be a non-vacation work-through type as well? Did it start out bad and reveal some good? What’s your blue spot on your shiny summer? What shined through most for you?!

JayNine xo

 

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: Foreshadow | usual suspects

The Weekly Photo Challenge presented its weekly theme this passed Friday, “foreshadow
Follow Worpress’ Daily Post for daily challenges of all sorts. Including Photography, personal writing, creative challengest for all bloggers. Stay connected with their topics, or send your own ideas to inspire others through the links on their main page. Remember if you subscribe and take part in the challenge, use the tag “postaday” for simple search. 

 

foreshadow

foreshadowa perfect example of the definition. coming of a perfect storm. Saturday, August 3rd, 2013.

Pay close attention to the cloud details through this post. They’re just irreplaceable views!


You can see the rains falling in the patch of darker blue in the center of the screen. Foreshadowing the arrival of a rain sorry. Along with its zealous dark clouds, a perfect picture from natures own creation. 

Storm Foreshadow

Its interesting how we could just watch the rain traveling from one town to another. I am grateful for the opportunity to experience such incredible views. I wanted to edit the image but, getting the full effect of its movements, really required leaving in the school building there.

Notice the gap between Suns past rays, slightly get smaller in the image to follow…

Closer and Closer

Notice the gap between the Suns and building distance grow smaller, before your eyes in these images…

CLOUDS!!!

“Mind the Gap”
 the storm arrives over head in this next photo …

Over the School

Storms Arrival

Storm arrives overhead moving in from the West, trees reacting to storm winds.


As Stroms dark blanket rages, passing over house…

as storm passes over house

the view of dark blanket overhead, as storm passes over house


 

Darkness Pauses

the Darkness Pauses as the Storm prepares to flee

 Just LOOK at Those CLOUDS! 

I am like a big child. I could lye on the grass with LO forever just to marvel at the personalities of the skies that thrive above us. 

 And of course, the big finale however usual an occurrence, however typical it is to have after storm, this just wasn’t expected. The type of ‘rain storm’ we had, just seemed normal, and without clues to its next reveal. 

 

“Without further ado, the pièce de résistance”

rainbows and promises

rainbows and promises to be seen …

Always grateful for the opportunity to reveal at the wonders of natures glory.

The remainder of this week is still the foreshadow theme from the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. Durning this busy season of summer vacations, traveling, family and sun enjoyment, finding the time to post at all can be a challenge in itself. Subscribing to the Daily Post offers us bloggers a chance to remain communicating with our faithful readers. Taking part in challenges like these, come with many benefit. 

Their simple themes influence post creations, keeping you at the top of your blogs activity. Offering your readers the opportunity to keep up with your latest adventures or thoughts; with photos to enjoy. For the folks not only interested in photo challenges, daily post also sends you email notifications for writing challenges as well. Personal writing, creative writing, themed; find out more through their categories results

The possibilities of personal goal achievements are endless! 

Personally, I haven’t had anytime to write a well-thought out post, in a long while (due our present set of unforeseen circumstances, lol: I will posted about that when I can).  Up here in Canada, we’ve ‘Long Weekend’ here, in Ontario. Much excitement activity and company, stealing a day away from my regular routines, lol. It’s been quite the family “fun”… so to speak! (saying THAT with a whole lotta SARCASM! Hey, maybe I should suggest Sarcasm for next weeks Weekly Photo Challenge: Theme | ?! Why Not!? HA! Cuz’ that Joke would be on me for that one! ;)* 

There are however, much more important issues going on in this world around us that I have written briefly in my last worded post. I hope you will take a look at This is For Maile, Pass it On… As the situation there takes priority  over my first world problems here anyday. ours here.

An apology to my regular readers, and hope you will stick around for some good ole writing as soon as I can get back on my stylish feet again. In the meantime, take care of you; you’re in our thoughts daily ;)

JayNine xo

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece | Postcard Photo

Today, I am mixing my Wordless Weekend, with the (hosted by) Daily Post’s
Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme) “Masterpiece” this week.
This is my first photo post, using the suggested tag of: post a day, as per the Daily Post photo challenge guidelines. I will re-post their guidelines snippet in my next entry. It provides readers with an overview of (specifically) the photo challenge details; to entice your interest in getting involved! If you haven’t already heard of this photo challenge, Subscribe here to receive notifications and their inspirational ideas.

These types of post a day challenges, are clearly a win-win opportunity:

To you the writer it offers you a simple activity to increases the chances of your blog being noticed. The fact that these are ‘daily’ challenges, they keep you more connected within your already created WordPress community. A few more benefits for you and your readers: It’s a great chance to extend your reader audience, gifting you with an entire new set of blogs to read; which also benefits you both! We all get to enjoy the fruit of our labor, together! Post On!

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**The photo above is the first ‘masterpiece’ post of mine. I snapped this quick shot, no preview, no focus! Just enough time to pull-over and clicked. No photo effects or special effects like usual. I took only one of this specific view. Normally, I have a chance to take multiple shots and chose the best looking. This is not the case. I just love the way it looks through my iPhone. Today, this one shot postcard looking photo, is my masterpiece! enjoy!

Have any of you decided to take part in any of the Daily Post Challenges?

For future inspiration on your photos, take a look through past Weekly Photo Challenge categories. Suggest your own. Or, just click on some links from other blog entries, in the Comments below their articles! Check the Craft of Photography blog entries, full of helpful tips, hints, and photo taking advice
Jay9;) xo