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In Your Honor

Filed under: Tributes — DonnaB at 6:52 am on Monday, May 29, 2006
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Unselfishly, you left your fathers and your mothers,
You left behind your sisters and your brothers.
Leaving your beloved children and wives,
You put on hold, your dreams your lives.

On foreign soil, you found yourself planted
To fight for those whose freedom you granted.
Without your sacrifice, their cause would be lost
But you carried onward, no matter the cost.

Many horrors you had endured and seen.
Many faces had haunted your dreams.
You cheered as your enemies littered the ground;
You cried as your brothers fell all around.

When it was over, you all came back home,
Some were left with memories to face all alone;
Some found themselves in the company of friends
As their crosses cast shadows across the land.

Those who survived were forever scarred
Emotionally, physically, permanently marred.
Those who did not now sleep eternally
Neath the ground they had given their lives to keep free.

With a hand upon my heart, I feel
The pride and respect; my reverence is revealed
In the tears that now stream down my upturned face
As our flag waves above you, in her glory and grace.
Freedom was the gift that you unselfishly gave
Pain and death was the price that you ultimately paid.
Every day, I give my utmost admiration
To those who had fought to defend our nation.

Author Unknown

Yes!!!!!!!!!

Filed under: That random stuff — DonnaB at 8:32 pm on Wednesday, May 24, 2006
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Even though I haven’t posted any more about Idol other than to confess I was a junkie, I am more than pleased that Taylor won!  :-)   Katherine looked and sounded incredible, but Taylor was a fave of mine all the way back to his audition and I couldn’t be happier for him.

Corn fed buddy….

Filed under: Photos — DonnaB at 7:05 am on Tuesday, May 23, 2006
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We love feeding the birds and the squirrels.  I realize some consider squirrels to be pests, but we get a kick out of them.  This little guy had no problem with me approaching to get this shot.

Corn fed buddy...

Horns!

Filed under: Photos — DonnaB at 10:49 am on Tuesday, May 16, 2006
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The husband and I were photographing wild flowers recently and came upon this wonderful sight.  A group of mixed breed heifers and a couple of Longhorn bulls.  The Longhorn breed is desirable to use with heifers because of their low birthweight calves.

 Longhorn Bull and Mixed Breed Heifers

Once we looked harmless, they made a dash to the fence to check us out!

Longhorn Bull

The younger bull was also in the same pasture, but off to himself.  I’m sure his headgear is not as impressive to the girls right now.  Give him time!  ;-)

Younger Longhorn Bull

Egads! A day in the life of a wannabe photographer!

Filed under: Photos — DonnaB at 9:26 pm on Friday, May 12, 2006
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So go check out this frustrating event!  And when you’re done there, here’s another bird family that wasn’t that cooperative either!  I only managed to get one of the babies captured digitally. 

In my dreams…

Filed under: Graphic Images — DonnaB at 7:26 pm on Monday, May 8, 2006
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I recreated my computer, monitor, mouse and (only in my dreams) a clean desk!  Seriously, you should see mine… I would take a picture to show you, but then you would know what a slob I really am!  ;-)

I originally had the idea to try this for a challenge depicting “panic” with smoke coming from the computer.  That image is in the gallery at Plus PSP.  This one is slightly different with the added elements of the bulletin board, tacked items on the board, the chocolate kiss, sticky note pad, pencil, PSP cd and jewel cases.  I also reworked the monitor in this one. Everything was created by me in Paint Shop Pro X with the exception of the push pin.  Credit for it goes to Mahogany who no longer has a site online.  The photo is also one taken recently of a friend’s child.

I obsessively tried to create my glass of diet Dr. Pepper that is a constant fixture, but finally gave up on that venture.  Probably a good thing, I can’t tell you how many times my cat has knocked that glass over!  If only I would learn in the real world to leave it off!  :D

In case you’re wondering (you are observant and did notice something is missing, didn’t you?) the keyboard is hidden in a drawer on my virtual desk as I didn’t have the patience to tackle that at all!

Enough silliness, I’ve got to think about going to bed. 

Virtual Desk