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PHOTO FRIDAY 38 – Never Before Seen Photos

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Friends, I have a confession to make. I’ve been unfaithful lately…….I’m cheating on Facebook with Instagram. My expensive camera gear is collecting dust while I use my cell phone to take photos. What a shame! Thanks a lot, Instagram!  I had to dig deep and find images to share this Photo Friday. Luckily, I have thousands of photos you’ve never seen before. Do I miss shooting no food-related photos? You betcha!   It’s easy to blame someone or something else…

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PHOTO FRIDAY 37 – Northern Cardinal in Winter

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There’s a cardinal in the holly, looking like the King of Winter and I’m so very ready for January to end. PHOTO FRIDAY 37 – NORTHERN CARDINAL IN WINTER Hi friends! I know January has only just begun, but I am so ready for it to be over. How about you? Aren’t months with over 28 days overrated anyways? I’ll say. After Christmas decorations have been taken down, and plows left a disgusting mess of snowbanks that are anything but…

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PHOTO FRIDAY 36 – Photography On The Go

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One thing my husband hates the most is when I’m taking photos with my cellphone while driving. To be fair, I hate when he’s trying to pry his phone out of his pocket while driving. So we’re even. Photography on the go is my favorite kind and I’m almost a pro in balancing the phone and steering-wheel at the same time. No worries, safety first! I have missed many good shots for that reason. Photography On The Go I’ve been…

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PHOTO FRIDAY 35 – Coffee with Jas 4

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Why am I talking about Mondays when this is a PHOTO FRIDAY post? Because I start dreading Mondays this early, that’s why. I love coffee! Coffee helps me cope, so I started this series Coffee with Jas to make Mondays more manageable. It all started one day when I was sipping coffee, watching my dog,  and realizing the print on my mug is spot on. I took a quick picture to share on Facebook and the idea was born. Eventually…

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PHOTO FRIDAY 34 – Instagram Photos

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Today I am sharing with you some of my Instagram photos. As a blogger, I try to be equally present on most major social media platforms and let me tell you: it ain’t easy. Unless you make it your business and you do nothing else but that, there’s just not enough hours in a day to be everywhere. Now, I’m not saying it is easy for those who run their blog as a business. Blogging is hard work, whether you make money…

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PHOTO FRIDAY 33 – Zoo Faces

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The last time I visited our little zoo, Ava was a toddler and my daughter didn’t want me to bring along my camera. This should be family time, she said, and she wasn’t wrong. So, zoo faces became secondary and I focused on Ava’s. If I wasn’t chasing after her, I was enjoying her facial expressions at different exhibits. She especially liked giraffes. It took me few years to go back, this time with my camera and a friend who…

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PHOTO FRIDAY 32 – Clouds

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The first time I flew, as a child back in mid-seventies, I was amazed to see the sun shining above the gray, dark clouds. The revelation made such an impression on me that I’ve been obsessed with clouds ever since. You can say my head is in the clouds because I’m always on the lookout. Living in the city means you don’t get a clear view of the sky. Getting a good photo is almost impossible, unless you drive a while…

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Photo Friday 30 – Blue Color

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Blue is the only color associated with happiness and sadness, warm and cold. Think blue skies and warm beaches, cold winters and feeling blue. I love using blue color in my food photography. It complements most (read boring, colorless) dishes well, like in this pork medallions recipe or  easy ravioli lasagna.   The color blue, one of the three primary colors, is my favorite color. If it happened to be yours too then you are also genuine and sincere, reliable…

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Photo Friday 29 – Seascape 2

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A day at the beach restores the soul. Seascape is on the top of my list of favorite things to photograph. I think if I lived by the sea I’d be taking photos of every sunrise and sunset. Actually, just the latter. I’m not quite loving early mornings even if sunrises are so amazing. Unless someone pays me to get up early I’m staying in my bed.   If you don’t find beauty in nature you’re probably not of age…

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PHOTO FRIDAY 28 – Tree 1

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Call me weird, but I have a favorite tree. You read that right, a tree. It is located in the middle of a field some short distance from my town. It stands majestic and by itself. I can’t help but admire it. I could dig deep and find all kinds of reasons why, but let’s just say it is pretty. Even without its foliage it’s a good looking tree, or maybe because of it. We’ll have to wait and see,…

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PHOTO FRIDAY 27 – Coffee with Jas 3

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All that’s Jas is taking a coffee break. I only had two cups today and I just might need a third one to keep me awake. I stayed up late last night. I was with my granddaughters while their parents went out on the town to celebrate my daughter’s big Three-O. I remember when I turned 30. The reality of getting old hit me hard and I cried…and cried. My daughter has a much better attitude about it. She is…

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PHOTO FRIDAY 26 – Matte Painting

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Sometimes I feel like Dory from Finding Nemo. I forget what I was doing a minute ago and I move on to the next thing. Other times I’m a magpie. I get easily distracted by shiny things. So it goes. Shiny things in my case are mostly new crafts, techniques (like matte painting or fusing cakes) or other things I’ve never tried before. Hence, All that’s Jas – Jas of all trades. It can be quite exhausting sometimes, and I…

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PHOTO FRIDAY 25 – Chicago

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When I lived in Germany, my favorite thing to do during holiday season was to browse Christmas markets. Luckily, I don’t have to miss out on it. Every December, husband and I drive to Chicago around my birthday to visit their German Christkindlmarket. This year was our 6th annual visit. Usually, at this time of the year it’s snowing and temps are in the teens, but this week it was sunny and 54 F. We enjoyed Navy Pier before we…

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PHOTO FRIDAY 24 – Seascape 1

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What is my favorite winter sport? Dreaming of summer! Only 198 days left and a few photos to help me count them down. One must maintain a little bit of summer even in the middle of winter. Photo Friday – Seascape Square sunset on Lake Michigan. Footprints in the sand. Destin, Florida. First row, 13th blue umbrella from the left is mine 🙂 New Buffalo, Lake Michigan lighthouse. Gorgeous sunset at this tiny marina in Kastele, Croatia. Yours truly over…

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PHOTO FRIDAY 23 – Water Reflections 2

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Capturing reflections in water (or any source of reflective surface) can change images into a work of art. I started with water, unintentionally, while taking a walk with my husband. He was a good sport waiting for me to capture these images. If you missed my first set of reflections, you can find them here. Water Reflections 2   ~Maestro   ~Tuna steak   ~Upside down   ~Sound waves   ~B&W   ~Spaceship   Looking forward to connecting with you…

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Photo Friday 22 – Coffee with Jas 2

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Thank you for coming back for more coffee. I'm having fun finding new places to enjoy it and ways to drink it. As long as I have my cup of coffee everything is alright with the world. It's insignificant whom I'm with and where I'm at, although, I do have my favorite chums and spots.…

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Photo Friday 21 – Water Reflections 1

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Husband and I took advantage of the last warm day this fall and aimlessly drove around the city. We finished the outing by walking on our beautiful Notre Dame campus. Reflections in the river and lakes seemed magical. Or maybe it was just us… Water Reflections 1   ~searching for my tree ~ I ♥ U ~split right in the middle ~orange you glad you came? ~disco bridge If you enjoyed this and would like to see more of my photography,…

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Photo Friday 20 – Coffee with Jas 1

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The reason I get up in the morning is coffee. I am spellbound by it. Its aroma is so comforting to me. I can drink it anywhere, one cup after another, yet I can't have any past noon. When I do, I spend my night staring at the ceiling.…

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PHOTO FRIDAY 19 – Hummingbirds

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I am obsessed with these amazing little birds! Native to Western Hemisphere, I could only see them on TV while growing up in Europe. Never did I dream of seeing them in my own backyard. And only since I picked up photography as a hobby few years back did I start capturing them. They are super fast and it’s not always easy to get a good shot. Here are few of my favorites:…

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