Speckled and Still Kodak Moment

Reblogger Roy Kelley
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Marilyn Howell shares some family history and a beautiful photograph of a lily at a family home. This is a good reminder for all of us to keep a camera at hand and capture the beauty of nature.

 Blooming for you!

Original content by Marilyn Harrell

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Visiting my daughter and her husband at their home in the summer of 2009, the beautiful blooming lilies caught my eye.

The setting is in the yard of the home where my father grew up with his four older sisters who were born in the 1920's. The little white farm house is over a hundred years old and was recently restored for them to move in. Built by my grandfather who was born in the 1800's, my grandmother lived most of her life here in this home. My grandfather died before I was born, so he lived in stories and pictures.

The lilies were planted by my brother in 2007 where the grape vine used to grow. In May of 2009, my brother passed away suddenly. My brother had taken quite an interest in gardening the last few years of his life. We were able to enjoy sunflowers and some vegetables that he had planted earlier that year. He had also planted many daffodils and lilies that we still enjoy in the spring and summer months.

The lily blesses us with it's beauty and brings pleasant memories to mind. Often when I try to photograph flowers the wind will stir up and blurr my subject. So, the clarity of this photo pleases me. I also find it fascinating that much of the foliage we see is that of the grape vine and not of the lily. And a little tiny bug completes the photo!

Kodak

This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain 'Kodak Moments' contest. I have the chance to win the KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera.

To participate in the ActiveRain contest, visit the blog post announcing the contest from Kodak and ActiveRain.

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Robert Rauf
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Thank god for my Black Berry... I never seem to have a camera, but always my BB, and it takes a pretty decent picture!

Dec 14, 2010 12:03 PM #1
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Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
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Hi Roy! Thanks for the reblog! When I get to a computer that allows me to upload a picture I'll drop back by with a hot air balloon and a flower from my garden!

Dec 15, 2010 06:23 AM #2
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Roy Kelley
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Have a wonderful holiday season!

Marilyn:  The simple way to use pictures is to copy and paste. I just copy them from my Facebook albums to paste in the comments like this one.

 Blooming for you!

Dec 15, 2010 07:19 AM #3
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Marilyn Harrell
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midland mi marilyn harrell  Here are some hot air balloons!

Dec 15, 2010 09:33 AM #4
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Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

beaverton mi marilyn harrell Hi Roy, Here are the flowers I said I would send!! Have a great day!

Dec 15, 2010 09:38 AM #5
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Roy Kelley
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Marilyn:  Great pictures. That's the way to brighten comments on a cloudy winter day.

 Happy Holidays from our home to yours!

Dec 15, 2010 09:48 AM #6
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