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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Friday, March 23, 2012

K is for KEEPERS

Kudos to Denise Nesbitt for continuing to maintain this remarKable ABC Wednesday site! Her keen, kind, and sometimes kooky group of assistants will keep on knocking at the virtual doors of your sites to let you know how much we liKe your contributions. Whether you share your knitting, your knife collection, your kidney transplant, or stories about kings, killer bees, kangaroos, or kites, we will be there to give you personal kudos and kisses for your cracKing efforts!

Okay, I have to veer slightly from my theme this week. For the life of me, I could not think of anything related to photography that began with the letter "K." I briefly considered doing a biography on a famous photographer, but I wasn't familiar with any I found whose name began with a "K." So, after conferring with someone who happened to be standing here, I (we) came up with doing a slide show of photos I consider to be "keepers" from over the past year. Be sure to turn up your speakers to enjoy the accompanying music.
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26 comments:

Shrinky said...

I am so glad Lorne is regaining his strength, and yes, he looks like a keeper to me, too! You are so clever, Leslie, some of these shots are stunning - the sleepy owl is gorgeous.

Powell River Books said...

Nice slide show, definitely keepers. - Margy

Carver said...

You came up with great K words for this fun post and I LOVE your keepers slide show. Such a range of wonderful shots. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

Reader Wil said...

Well Leslie, you certainly found a lot of K words. Thanks for your visit to the kibbutzim.
Have a great week!

Meryl said...

OH What a pleasure to view. I leave rejuvenated! Great shots (some I recognized and loved reviewing). Thank you for the smile I leave with! KEEPERS was a great idea!

Luna Miranda said...

i enjoyed the slide show. what a celebration of life. great photos.

photowannabe said...

Smilebox is a great way to show your KEEPERS.
I guess I have been living under a rock but I had the impression sometime ago that you and Lorne were't together. Thrilled to see he is regaining his strength and he is your Keeper. He's one handsome guy.

Roger Owen Green said...

I think the problem with digital photography is that you end up deleting pics that might not be keepers, but which might have their own charm.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jane and Chris said...

Oh now, that WAS enjoyable...loved loved loved the eagle, sandhill crane, snowy owl, bright red house.......
Jane x

Paula Scott said...

A keeper on BOTH counts! ; )

Lisa said...

Keepers is a perfect choice for a photography term! I shoot hundreds of shots and then have to go back and decide on the "keepers"! Great slide show. I enjoyed it a lot.

ChrisJ said...

Yup! He looks like a keeper -- and what a nice tan. The photos were wonderful. I have a file for each year in which I put my best shots of the year.

Jama said...

A very nice slide show, definitely a keeper in my eyes too.

magiceye said...

that was so beautiful!

Island Rambles Blog said...

great idea, and very good keepers...lovely!

chubskulit said...

I love that slide show Leslie!

Korean Souvenir
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Hazel said...

Mrs. Nesbitt had a kidney transplant? Amazing! Thanks for sharing your slides. I love the dahlia. I've never seen one like that before.

John said...

I love the word "Keeper", so precious!

dreamysap said...

Wonderful interpretation of K. Loved the title and the slide show :)

Ann said...

we have a very famous sportsman who couldn't play anymore, because he has kidney disease, a good friend gave him on eof his. Sadly, it didn't last.

sush said...

interesting:-)

Russell said...

I enjoyed the slide show - wow! I'm impressed with how professional that is!

My favorite picture is of you and Lorne at the reunion. Very, very excellent picture of both of you! I hope you have that framed!!!

I noticed you mentioned you used to teach typing. Guess what? SO did I! Heh! But don't tell anyone ....!! I was certified as a business education teacher and that included typing and even shorthand (believe it or not!).

Take care.

Liz said...

Oh lovely! What a great year you've had: did it ever rain?!!

nancygrayce said...

I guess the day I saw this, blogger wasn't letting me comment! Looks like some really great keepers!

Nydia said...

What a creative, sweet way to show beautiful moments in your life! I loved the owl, the pumpkins, the eagle... I loved everything, in fact!

And you're wise on keeping him. ;o)

Kisses from Nydia.

Andy David said...

Hello.
I really enjoyed your slideshow. The shots were awesome...some of them I recognized from earlier posts. Thanks for sharing & visiting.

Kisses from A Rose