Monday, April 16, 2007

Think, think, think


Drive By Shooting from Oregon. Loved the gold colors!


Okay. Home from vacation, finished with the youth fair. Not sure I'm fully recovered, but I'm forcing myself to put on my thinking cap and dole out some thinking awards.

First off, though, I want to thank Dorothy (no, that's Kahshe Cottager), RoseMary and Sue for dumping...er, graciously thinking of me and giving me that lovely award! No, really, I'm just joking about the dumping part. I really do appreciate that you thought of me. I was just so overwhelmed by getting two in one day, the a third the next...and I knew I'd have to start thinking. Thinking scares me. But...thinking is what I've done. And here are the first five Thinking Blogger's I'm graciously handing this award to!


Granny Miller: Granny Miller always makes me think when I visit her blog. Her thoughts can be very thought provoking, she writes poetically, and today she's showing everyone how to make butter. The butter sealed the thinking award deal, as she got me thinking I needed a cream separator to make butter with.

Dixie: Dixie popped on over here after seeing a comment I'd left for Slick. I don't recall how I found Slick, but I'm glad Dixie found me! Dixie, without knowing it, I suspect, has reminded me of God's incredible grace. Dixie also reminds me that we're all a bunch of jagged, sharp rocks thrown into tumblers to get smooth. Currently, she's in a tiny tumbler with one particularly sharp rock. Honey, I feel for you, I really do! You're in my prayers and I know you'll come through, all nice and polished and pretty!

Dan: Dan has a Blah-Blah-Blog. Dan makes me laugh. Not booger laughs, but he's so danged clever! Loved his video of doing taxes. But what Dan makes me think of most is cemeteries. And why is that? Well, Dan posted to my cemetery blog before he posted to anything else around here, saying he also enjoyed them and had photos of them. I cannot for the life of me find those photos of Dan's. I keep hunting through his photo albums, but so far no cemeteries. But hey, half the fun of cemeteries is in the search, right?


Vicki: The first time I visited Vicki's blog, I was taken~no, swallowed~by the photo in her header. A fence with a bit of horsey hair stuck on it. Yes, it swallowed me whole. I'm sure City Boy would barely have noticed it, but you know, right then and there I was certain Vicki was destined to be a friend. I hadn't even read a single word she'd said! Headers are very telling. Vicki has a new header now, and I think it's booger worthy. I swear I snorted boogers when I came home from vacation and read her new header.

Jocelyn: This is a funny lady. She should have won Diesel's recent caption contest. She's already got a thinking blogger award, but I need to pass the buck here, and Jocelyn, you're getting it. But you so deserve it. Why? Because you've made me think that perhaps the Booger Award ought to merge with the Thinking Award, and we'd have a Thinking Booger Award. Sounds like a match made in...um...well... Sorry, can't think of where it's made. I'm all thunk out.

And that, dearies, is it for my first round of Thinkers. Five down, ten to go. But not today. And not tomorrow, either. Because we've got funner stuffs to do, right? Right. Like manipulate photos so they appear different than they really are.

Do ghosts have shadows?




I think you could easily say I've become a little obsessed with this horse! I think I may need him just for the photographic opportunities alone!

16 comments:

Dan said...

Tracey, first ... thanks so much for saying that I make you think and laugh (maybe even at the same time). You're very sweet to say that.

You made me laugh with your cemetery quip! :) I should have told you where they were. Most of them are in my photo album under Miscellaneous (you have to click MORE) on the front page. But here are some direct links (clicking the thumbs will bring up bigger images if you allow pop-ups):

Whipponong Cemetery in Whippany, NJ. I even "aged" four of the photos at the bottom! :)

Hillside Cemetery in Madison, NJ.

There are a few in Ringwood State Park near the beginning.

There are others scattered in other places. :)

Thanks again!

Rachel said...

Love your spooky pictures!!

CountryGoalie said...

Out of sheer curiosity... is the "ghost horse" a gelding, mare or stud?

Not that.. you know.. I would have any particular reason to want to know... *cough*

Tracey said...

Dan, thanks for the links! I look forward to seeing dead people...

Rachel...bacon, ham, pork...

CG, a gelding. Most of them are geldedd (although, to be honest, I didn't ask, so I suppose there's a very slim chance he could still be a stallion.)

Vicki said...

thank you ma'am for the award.

It takes a special person to see the value in horse hair caught on a fence. =)

Jocelyn said...

Thanks so much, Tracey! You make me feel all smiley.

And you reminded me I haven't been to Dan's blog this week...and what if he's posted a new video?

Thanks for saying, btw, I was robbed on the caption contest. I love those contests!

Dixie said...

Thanks Tracey! Now I have to think some more. You do know that it hurts when I think, don't you?

dot said...

Cute horse pictures! I'm not much of a thinker. In fact I've had few original ideas in my life and when I did they usually got me in trouble.

dot said...
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dot said...

sorry. double post!

Dixie said...

It might be a smart thing for me ti find out what I'm supposed to do. So....What am I supposed to do??

BOSSY said...

Why is it we all need a vacation from our vacations?

Kahshe Cottager said...

Glad to see you put your thinking cap on Tracey! I will now jump off to view your nominees' sites!

Love what you have been doing with Photoshop and the Ghost pictures!

Dorothy aka Jennie

Dan said...

Cool! The dead people look forward to your visit!

And, of course, I forgot my favorite collection. Dead people on a beautiful sunny day at John Hancock Cemetery in Florham Park, NJ. :)

There! That's enough for a lifetime.

~~Mikki Jo said...

Tracey, your too funny! There should be a rule about how many times your aloud to make the reader laugh during one post, my sides feel like they've been kicked by your cemetary ghost, lol. Love ya girl, and congrats on the laughing, i mean thinking award.

Connie Peterson said...

Love the pictures of the ghost horse!!! You really DO need him at home ... tell City Boy that *I* said so, and Grandmas always know best (just ask my granddaughters!)...

Blessings