(Late) Weekly Photo Challenge: “Fresh”

My Late for the Weekly Photo Challenge: “Fresh” was last Friday’s theme, post ( of which I did not make the deadline for). However late I am, I still wanted to share with you all the Weekly Photo Challenge photo’s I captured or found.

water filled wild mushroom cap in backyard

this was in amungst the wild mushrooms that grow in so many various shapes and sizes in our backyard. of course this means “fresh” to me because, right after fresh rain fall.

another mushroom….

"fresh" 'Wrinkles'

another completely different shaped wild mushroom found in our back yard, right after a fresh rain fall. his style named: ‘Wrinkles’ it was the first thing I thought of on site.

I spent much time editing some of them and believe they’re a worthy share: (Click here for this weeks theme!)

"fresh" orange sneak a peek flower

an orange flower sneaking a peek through the fence from our neighbours. welcome anytime. “fresh” flowers (obviously lol)

Here are the instructions/rules from the Daily Post blog’s original invite:

New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:
Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced. (..oppsie, that’s me)

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (insert theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Subscribe to The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

"fresh" flowers

a photo i have shared before indeed, yet still “fresh” flowers to me!

You must forgive my lateness, I am still following the rules, lol. Next week I will be on time.

"fresh" berries

“fresh” berries we pick from our very own backyard. just a couple days ago. photo editor used: “PopAGraph” it is in my category list now, please search!


fresh berries second view

another view of the same berries, different PopAGraph iTunes Photo App effects used. J9;)

From now on, I will be posting a photo whenever I can that will count towards that weeks theme, prior to the following Friday. On my usual Link Day Friday posts, I will share the Daily Posts link, re-blog or announce (in someway), the next weeks Weekly Photo Challenge: Theme they provide.

"fresh" sunflower lady

“fresh” sunflower lady: Looks as if shes got her right leaf on cheek, playing shy…

“WHAT, This ole thang?! ;)” I can just hear the sweet sunflower speak! —–
Before I played around some more with her images. I love the antique look of the next photo effect!

lady sunflower

Lady Sunflower, over expressing her age in vintage evening wear ;)

Be sure to follow or at least check out the Daily Post! The readers and writers there are talented, offering various challenges for bloggers to remain active, and have fun doing so. An inspirational way to play and publish your inner creativity. Get those juices flowing!

stunning fresh flowers

on the photo you can actually see the BEE at WORK! getting upset with me, he kicked me in the head on his way to another flower

The theme for this Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece. There is plenty to be excited about once you read the intro . It’s full of tips and helpful hints for your blog to be recognized.

black and white flowers

black and white flowers: i always use a mix between My PopAGraph itunes photo app and/or Instagrams regular effects for my images! Thanks for taking a look around my Blog xo

In my reading of the writing challenge shared on the Daily Post, I stumbled across a talented writer you should visit. Over from a freshly pressed blog TheEmpathyQueen I was comforted by our commonalities, which are sometimes difficult to source in my physical world! Thanks for putting yourself out there in your writing challenge posts! ;)

I look forward to the Challenges you might decide to embark on. Let us know in the Comments below, if you are already taken any, courtesy of the Daily Post or any other blog you’re following! Not taking any?! Try A Post A Day or Here are some fantastic ones from WordPress.

JayNine xo

The rest of these photos are real life non fairy tale photos that also represent the Weekly Photo Challenge theme from last week entitled:


feel free to read the descriptions for a chuckle or two

fresh snow

fresh snow fallen. cannot tell me you didnt think i wouldnt post a fresh snow one just because its Summer!? it’s real life fresh fallen snow from March 2013 Winter

fresh coffee

fresh coffee–obviously the same way LO likes to drink it: FRESH
or is that STOLEN ???

fresh coffee–obviously the same way LO likes to drink it: FRESH
or is that STOLEN ???

fresh at work

FRESH at work, mr Kick me in the Head, as he flew away off the fresh flowers …

FRESH at work, mr Kick me in the Head, as he flew away off the

 fresh flowers … 

playing with photos of fresh flowers

playing with photo effects of fresh flowers on popagraph check them out on instagram, including our instagram life at the side bar menu to follow ;)

playing with photo effects of fresh flowers on popagraph check them out on instagram, including our instagram life at the side bar menu to follow ;)


FRESH LAUNDRY no need to explain

FRESH LAUNDRY version of me

FRESH LAUNDRY version of me …..NOT ….. happy weekend!!

I have run out of time this will have to be my Link Day Friday post as well as Weekly Photo Challenge. All links included for your perusal! And PopAGraph can be researched there or on Instagram tags:  #popagraph




Summer Fun Photo Update

A collection of our latest fun in photos (with minimal descriptions I promise!) through the last 2 weeks.

The intention is to inspire ideas for parents. No specific crafts, just fun times. I always find photos from my mommy blogger friends can ignite a creative spark in me, for craft or activity ideas! Enjoy!

1. The (gently used) New Princess Bike! with training wheels.
2 weekends ago, my LO’s2nd hand black, with faded pink wheels and blue lighting bolts across the standing space, birthday gift, and first ever Scooter: WAS STOLEN Yep! From our small town’s local ‘family’ park.

We live in what is reported to be thee ‘safest town in Ontario, Canada‘. Our Scooters cant spend a night forgotten by a young child, without being taken? Saddest part was not that. LO was so elated regardless of scooters ‘condition’ she brought the Scooter inside, parked it right at her bedside, every single night for at least the first 4 nights; kissing it to bed nightly. She only had it a month maybe. I posted flyers, sent notes to Editor in newspaper, even wrote on their Facebook Page; to no avail. Good News: This bike came from the missing scooter. LO was a confident rider, after just the 1st day; and it’s too big for our bedroom!


2. LO infamous for scratching her mosquito bites until they bleed ouch! Has to wear bandaids, until she learns not too! LO met up with her favorite girlfriend from out of town. They were supermodel posers; and had a make-up makeover in the Park–my LO goes no where without her purse. LOL

3. Best spent $7.00 on a Water Snake Sprinkler from Walmart for the backyard. We beat this humidity and add plenty of outdoor fun. Welcomed LOs favorite neighbour for water play!

the goof troop continued shots

my girl always seems to hog the spotlight

4. Had too many of these to even count since last I shared here on my Blog! Campfires in my backyard has always been one of the dreams I have had, for my home and children. Even in our ‘house’ we never had one. We are very blessed and try to enjoy a fire a night when we can.

more goofiness around the campfire. you can take the girl away from the clown (being her father) but, you cant take the clown out of the girl! (that part of his inherent personality I am so grateful for)

5. You guys knew I was going to use at least 1 #PopAGraph iTunes App photo right?!
From a visit to Grandma’s.

6. Playing ‘smash the balls’ (ask me later) in the backyard. This is LO ‘keeping her EYE on the BALL‘ I was laughing so hard, no mater what I said, this is what she would do!

7. Went to a new church Free Flea Market and Lunch and fun with the other members. Amazing place. It is now our home church. On the hours walk up hill with the wagon; we stopped multiple times to enjoy God’s provided beauty here. A Squirrel collecting.

8. Me and the LO posing with the stream in the background (cannot be seen) right next to the Squirrel.

2 more photos on my way out from @Popagraph app. Find them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: @PopAGraph or #popagraph search and PURCHASE NOW! lol its an amazing photo effects app for everyone. Hope you enjoyed this post. Check in next week for better writing. I am short on time. Doing my Best and sending my Best to You All!!

on the monkey bars at school picnic

from Jaynine xox and family

Portal Jumping

A wordless weekend shot, at the neighbourhood splash-pad. Being (re)new, I was unaware the water was going to be turned on. apparently the past weekend is the ‘May 2-4 Long Weekend’ opening! Heres how it all went down–fully clothed.

With my favorite app as you all know by now, I took the time to create this picture where it appears shes about to jump into a portal of another world! …

“Ohh how I wish I could do that somedays ;) …