Mundane Monday Challenge – Flower

Mundane Monday Challenge:

This is a challenge, created by PhoTrablogger, to find the beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photograph.


That is simple, and I like simple!

Especially for Mondays.

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It’s no secret that one of my favorite things are flowers.

They are pleasurable for me to:

  • Receive
  • Photograph
  • Pause and admire their beauty

Flowers are far from mundane.

But, they will brighten up the start of this frenzied week.  Which is why I picked this photo for today.  🙂

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Mundane Monday Challenge –

Mundane Monday Challenge:

This is a challenge, created by PhoTrablogger, to find the beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photograph.


That is simple, and I like simple!

Especially for Mondays.

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There had been a day, when I had to get a ride to my therapist office.  My ride wasn’t able to pick me up until an hour after my session.

I can usually find something to entertain myself.  I decided I would take my camera along with me; and,  I would take pictures of the town during my wait.

I got a lot of great pictures in doing so.

One that I really liked was this wooden building.  I really found the beauty in it.

3 Day Quote Challenge – Love

Allison, fellow blogger, over at How To Get Things Done In 10 Ways, invited me to do the 3 Day Quote Challenge.  I thank you very much, it proved to be inspiring!  🙂  She is hilarious, and has clever posts, please do check her out!

The rules for the challenge are:

  • Thank the person nominating you for the challenge.
  • Post a quote on your blog for 3 consecutive days.
  • Invite 3 of your favorite Bloggers to join the challenge

Quote of the day is!……….

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I entered into a long distance relationship in June.  I knew I loved him two years prior.  🙂

The build up of our friendship was important, though.  I’m glad we had that time to get to know each other.

It made our relationship stronger, and we’ve put a lot of commitment into each other.

The distance between us, have been tough.

Because; when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.  

Soon enough, boo.  Soon enough.  🙂 ❤

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Please ignore the use of the, for your. Used picture for reference.

^^  I think I found mine and Morgan’s Halloween costume for next year!  Ha!  How cute would that be?!  😀

I would like to nominate these three lovely bloggers, if they would like to participate in this 3 Day Challenge.  Anyone can join in, we could all use a little more quotes!  🙂

3 Day Quote Challenge – Friendship

Okay, I was beginning to wonder if I was going to get nominated to participate in challenges / awards, here on wordpress.  That sounds pretentious, it’s not meant to.

I’d see some of these clever “thangs” circling around my reader; and thought, it’d be cool to get such an invite.

Then I woke up today; with two awards (Sunshine Blogger Award & Free Spirit Award), which I will get to writing within the week, thank you so much!

There was also, another nomination I received today, making it a total of three!  How cool, I really appreciate being included!

Allison, fellow blogger, over at How To Get Things Done In 10 Ways, invited me to do the 3 Day Quote Challenge.  I thank you very much, it proved to be inspiring!  🙂  She is hilarious, and has clever posts, please do check her out!

The rules for the challenge are:

  • Thank the person nominating you for the challenge.
  • Post a quote on your blog for 3 consecutive days.
  • Invite 3 of your favorite Bloggers to join the challenge

Quote of the day is!……….

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In just a couple of weeks, I’m going to be moving three hours up north.

I’ve made a couple of real connections with people while I’ve lived here.

When I had moved south, going on three years ago, I was very isolated.  My self esteem had become really low.

I had met two girlfriends, from my previous job; and they had really helped me through some depressing times.  I told them of my upcoming move, and they didn’t hesitate to drive out for a visit with.  I needed their visit so bad. 

When I started working with them, it felt as if they were placed in my life for a purpose, of getting me back into the light.  They gave me strength and courage; and, laughs and hugs.

My heart hurts, thinking that I won’t be living close to them.

They are important to me, I will always make time to visit.  ❤

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This is the kind of friendship we have.  Love you, girls!

I would like to nominate these three lovely bloggers, if they would like to participate in this 3 Day Challenge.  Anyone can join in, we could all use a little more quotes!  🙂

One Photo Focus – Freddy Krueger Residence

I seen a blog post for One Photo Focus, and it’s a before and after challenge.  They provide the photo, and you’re inspired to edit it the way you see fit.

It sounded like a lot of fun, and it was!  I look forward to more.  🙂

Original Photo:

Helen Chen November One Photo Focus

Photo credit: Helen Chen

Retouched Photo:

Jessika Gosen One Photo Focus November

Edit by: Jessika Gosen

With this photo, I wanted to give the roots more emphasis; because, that is what my eye was initially drawn to.  I love how they are so intricately woven; and ultimately, the way the Earth has taken over this structure.  I also wanted the inside of this abandoned building to seem more ominous and less inviting.  In the original photo, I seen the faint greens and reds, that I just had to bring out in my edit.

I mean honestly, Freddy Krueger could’ve set up shop here!

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Jessika Gosen One Photo Focus November

1…. 2…. Freddy’s coming for you

I’ve had over eight years experience in graphic design and photo retouching.

I learned from trial and error methods on Lightroom and Photoshop, and with help from fellow photographers.  I’m not technical in my explanation, not in the least.

In Lightroom:  I bumped up the exposure and increased the contrast.  I lowered the highlights, increased the shadows.  Lowered the whites, and increased the blacks.  Increased sharpness, and vibrancy.

In Photoshop:  I cropped the left & right side just a tad.  I used curves, selective color, color balance, and saturation.  I used a screen filter and a hard mix filter.

I told you I wasn’t technical. ha!  🙂

Mundane Monday Challenge – Motor

Mundane Monday Challenge:

This is a challenge, created by PhoTrablogger, to find the beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photograph on Monday.

That is simple, and I like simple!

Especially for Mondays.

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Marietta, Ohio – car show

I took this picture last summer, when I took my six year old son to a car show.

To be honest, before I had my son, I didn’t have the least bit interest in cars.  New or old.  It didn’t matter, because it didn’t matter…. lol

Well now it does.  I am really thankful my son took up his passion; I’ve really enjoyed learning about them, as much as he’s enjoyed teaching me.