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Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

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Sunshine and Blue Skies have been a rare occurrence in my neck of the woods. Knowing that spring is going to be here soon keeps me Optimistic that I wont pull a “Shining” moment and try to hack up my family. Rain for days with kids indoors is a test of patience. Having preteen girls that argue about anything and everything indoors 24/7, is enough to drive a saint to the point of murder. Ok, not quite to the point of homicide, but Im considering testing out duct tape to keep them separate and silent. For a few minutes anyway.

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#PreachesFromPeaches: Instagram

Ive been an Instagram Addict long before it was flooded with bathroom selfies from 13 year old girls with daddy issues, the Kardashians weren’t flaunting their asses there yet, and tag #skyporn wasnt all Duck Faces and boobs. Long before it was bought out by Facebook, turning it into a “cool” place to be fake.

I needed a creative outlet, being a stay at home/ Homemaker whatever, to have a little piece of my prior self back. Also to get a little “me” time in too. So I started sharing my love of photography on IG with like minded individuals who see the same beauty in things that I do. A community of awesome folks that have encouraged me to learn about editing and all the other photography related things you need to know to grow your craft into something worth sharing. I started out with a great eye and absolutely no knowledge about resolution, composition, color correction, well you get the picture, I didn’t know shit except that something was picture worthy and I needed to snap it and share. I have grown into more of myself on IG, meaning I say what I want instead of being fearful of what others may think. I use to only use hashtags and a short explanation about the pic or a polite hello to all my followers. Now I say what I feel, it may be some random Nugget of useless knowledge, a funny adult content quote I like, something that pisses me off, makes me happy or something I love and Im proud of. They usually have zero to do with the photo.
The hashtag I accompany many of those nuggets with is, #PreachesFromPeaches. Some are funny, but most are thoughts about stuff that matter, to me anyway. If your on Instagram Check me out @SwtgaPeach28 there is a link somewhere in my profile.

Resent Instagram post where I contribute to my tag #PreachesFromPeaches

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Macro Monday

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Gardening is Cheaper than Therapy.

  I can spend hours in the garden, getting my hands dirty while listening to music. Its my thing. The funny part is I hate bugs, spiders, basically anything that crawls. When I say Hate, mean I Really Hate them.. Its a legitimate phobia. Ive had several near death experiences with black widow spiders, so I probably look crazy as shit to my neighbors, always shreiking and jumping up when something moves. Its about the girliest thing I do. I get pretty damn high pitched when something freaks me out. I get violent when its something bigger that suprises me and scares the shit out me. I cant go to haunted houses because I swing when they get close and catch me off guard. The last person who jumped out and shouted “BOO” got clocked in the face. It was my husband, which i felt bad for like a second about. Needless to say he hasnt tried me like that since. Those Mad Ninja Skills I posses cant be contained sometimes.

==This post went from gardening to punching my husband in the face…. Im killing this blogging shit.

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Random Visual Awesomeness (#1)

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Ive been looking at other photography blogs and realized I didnt have to Title each photo, which I suck at, I can just number them. Is it a series, im not sure what the “terms” are.
Since I share single photos of all kinds of things its will definitely save time. So this is the first installment of Random Visual Awesomeness-
A collection of random, Awesome, photos of all the things I think are Beautiful.

This Photo was taken at a friends pond, my daughters and I frequent to fish for catfish. There is always a thousand dragonflies buzzing around, which keeps me from putting a pole in the water because Im too busy chasing them around with my camera. They have always been one of my favorite things. I have them everywhere around my house.
Hope Yall Dig It, if you do feel free to say so, or if you have any tips on running a blog. Id appreciate the feedback!

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Random Visual Awesomeness #2

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Beautiful sunrises make it almost bearable having to wake up when the moon is still out. My daughter is in middle school and they go to school at the butt crack of dawn. I never remember having to be at school before 7:00. Its a form of demonic torcher to be up and at em’ that damn early. Seriously, I dont want to function mentally until at least 9:00. Thank goodness she is a morning person like her daddy.
Her school allows 3 unexcused tardies, on the 3rd she has after school detention. Lets just say, I cant turn off my alarm in my sleep again this semester. Id hate for her very first infraction to be my fault. That would suck.

This is another Gorgeous Sunrise from Appling Georgia, over Lake Thurmond aka Clarkshill Lake. I have to add the “Aka” bc locals always say something about me calling it by the Name on the map when I mention it in my posts. Either way its a beautiful place to visit if your ever in my neck of the woods.