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Round And Round

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by Mac ©

I sit on the ride and around I turn
Passing images go past me blured
Up and down or round and round
Never knowing where I am bound
Life goes by, the music keeps going
Am I the driver or with it flowing?
Never slows down, never lets up
I ask to get off, may have to jump
Putting on a smile so do all the rest
Ahead’s unknow, hope for the best
What’s a remedy for being unsure?
Life is a ride, letting go is the cure!

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Smiling Six Shooter

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“God shook His head the day he built her. Oh, but I bet he smiled.”

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: G or H ~ G is for Guns

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Life’s A Ride

“Life is like a ferris wheel. You have to get past your fear to enjoy the ride.”
~Linda Poindexter

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Cee’s B&W Photo Challeng: Letters E or F

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A Side Of Cars

One thing you wouldn’t know about me, I really love cars. My husband has taught me a thing or two over the years. When we met over 20 years ago, he use to do all the mechanics on his vehicles and even after we got married. Seeing him in his natural habitat, all covered in grease or oil, sexy! 

When we’re out, I love to point to a car and ask him if I got the name right. And I’m especially drawn to special ones that you don’t see too often. So, here’s a few of my captures. The first two are from around town. The third is our 2005 Mustang convertible. I am pretty partial to American muscle cars, although there are a few European cars I wouldn’t mind either.©

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(78-83) Nissan ZX 280 by Mac©

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Lamborghini Aventador by Mac©

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2005 Mustang Convertible by Mac©

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: View From The Side

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Curves

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Journey To Happiness

“Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late.” ~Robert Updegraff

“The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it-every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.”
~John D. Rockefeller III

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Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

Photo by Mac, take with a Nikon D3400

 

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Up Always, Back Never

“Look up, always. Look back, never.” ~Karen Quan

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Looking Up At Things

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Brick Structures

WILMINGTON HISTORIC & ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISTRICT

“With elegant plantation homes, historic buildings, and numerous attractions, Wilmington’s historic district is one of the most beloved parts of the city. Bound by Wright, S. 7th and Harnett Sts., and the Northeast Cape Fear River, this largely commercial district has been growing since the early 1700s and features a variety of architectural styles as well as underwater archaeological sites.” (Source)

I am a huge fan of history, as well as brick structures. Wilmington, at one time, was home of the Masons and you can see much of their handiwork in the historical district’s architecture. This water front city has amazing sights to see, a stroll through the streets does not disappoint. If you visit you are bound to see a touring horse drawn trolly. There is also a tour from the water on a tug boat that is offered. Lots of great sights, free offerings, as well as shopping and food. You will find Wilmington is an easy hour and half drive north, from Myrtle Beach, SC. 

 

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Tuesday Photo Challenge: Structure

Location: Wilmington, NC
Photos by Mac, Nikon D3400
February 2017

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Rainbows All Around

These photos were taken in Surfside Beach, SC; a very colorful little seaside town.  The following art piece was done by a local artist (Thomas Simpson, 2009). It is painted on the side of an entire restaurant. Quite eye-catching for this normal cinder block building. 

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Surfside Beach Art© by Mac

You will find many places with very colorful houses, on the beach and off; they are on stilts  (as you will see often on the West Coast, but not as often on the East Coast). This is a beautiful place, just a 20 minute drive from Myrtle Beach and less tourist ridden. Many of these houses are for rent, weekly, monthly, exc. There are also locals and many great local restaurants within walking and golf cart distance.

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Rainbow Houses #1© by Mac

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Rainbow Houses #2© by Mac

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Water Way© by Mac

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Rainbow Street© by Mac

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge
Photography by Mac, Nikon D3400

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A Taste Of History

A trip to the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, NC proved to have many great historical things to see. From the deck and multiple floors below, to the Captain’s quarters and more, it remains a time capsule. Here you see a recreation of a soda shop which correlates with the era. This is where you can have a bite to eat while touring. In response to Tuesday Photo Challenge: Nostalgia 

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Cobblestone Streets

I love visiting old towns with lots of brick buildings and cobblestone streets. Here is a view from one of my recent day trips to Downtown, Wilmington, NC. It’s an old harbor city with lots of history to it. Many of the structures are made of brick. I will have more to share in the future from my little excursion. I couldn’t decide if I like this photo better in color or black and white. What do you think?

In response to Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

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Photographed with a Nikon D3400

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