Mundane Monday Challenge #94 : Learn Photography

“This is a challenge created to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things and frame it beautifully…”

So says PhoTrablogger on his Mundane Monday challenge page.

Today, I pulled a photo out of my archive from last fall. Here is a street sign just down the corner from my house.




Mundane Monday Challenge #90

A bar stool can be mundane, but this one is put together beautifully:


This photograph was taken at a restaurant/bar called Fogarty’s in Key West, Florida. We had a nice lunch here on our excursion around the city during our Western Caribbean cruise this month. Here is a picture of the restaurant:


Stop in to the PhoTrablogger blog page to find other entries for this weekly challenge.

Mundane Monday Challenge #86 : Learn Photography

This morning I walked around the house with camera in hand, looking for inspiration. I found several items just waiting to be photographed. Let me know what you think.

First up is the dangling fish pull chain on my office fan/light. Being a former scuba diver, I have a water themed office decor, and this little beauty reminds me about how wonderful diving the reefs of the world can be:


The next item I spotted was a pair of moccasins that I left under our coffee table in living room. Very mundane, but also very photogenic:


We are preparing for the Christmas season in our house, and this little star shaped Santa asked specifically to be included in today’s post:


Finally, a gift I gave my wife for her birthday in 2014 spoke to me. I hope it speaks to you as well.


Thanks once again to PhoTrablogger for hosting this weekly challenge. Follow the link to see other entries for this week.


Mundane Monday – Nov 21, 2016

In North Carolina, it is tough for the cattle and horses to find a square meal. I believe that the farmers got an extra cutting of their fields this year because of the warm, dry autumn. None of the livestock should be going hungry this winter.




Here is one shot in black and white just to be a little different.


I hope everyone has a wonderful week, especially those in the USA who will be celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday. Enjoy your family and friends.

Mundane Monday Macaroni Salad

This picture was taken last September as a tease for my soon to be married son Abe. He loves macaroni salad. I texted a copy of the picture to him so that he would know what he was missing. I just couldn’t delete the photo because it looked so delicious.


We had this with my killer ribs made in a Big Green Egg and my wife’s delicious baked beans. It was a wonderful summer meal.


Mundane Monday Challenge #83 : Learn Photography

Today we have a picture of fallen leaves in the forest. This picture was taken yesterday afternoon in Haw River State Park in Browns Summit, NC. The sun was two hours away from setting and cut through the almost empty treetops to yield some beautiful light and shadow patterns on the forest floor.


So, the setting was mundane, but the result was not.

Thanks to PhoTrablogger for hosting the Mundane Monday series. To see this weeks entry challenge go here. From there you can see other entries via the links in the comment section.

Mundane Monday Challenge 76

Did you ever take a photo to document a problem with something you purchased? That documentary photo could then be used to convince the store to repair or replace the broken item. This happened to us with a bar stool that we purchased to go with our raised kitchen counter. A weld broke on the arm that attached that arm to the seat of the stool.

Somehow I never deleted the photo, but I think it make a perfect entry for this week’s entry in the Munday Monday Challenge #76: Learn Photography, which is hosted by PhoTrablogger.


The photo is mundane in topic, muted in color, but somehow the framing of the photo holds the eyes attention. Let me know what you think.


5.0 out of 5 stars

Please hurry with the next NU book!

on September 4, 2016
Fast-paced military science fiction, I was very impressed that this is a first novel for Mr. Waugh. The author has really done his homework, as he has worked with many concepts of science, history, anthropology, space travel and military technology in this book. The story “reads” very well, editing is good, I only found 3 or 4 instances where the wrong word was used or misspelled. I really like the chapter structure and the 3 main story lines that are going on (two alien ones, and one human). I can’t wait to get the next installment of this story–hope it comes soon.
Nu Book 1 – The Esss Advance is available via this link on ==> Amazon.
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Mundane Monday – Challenge #75 and Monday Window

Thanks to PhoTrablogger for hosting the Mundane Monday challenge. Here is a snippet from that blog to understand what the challenge is about:

This is a challenge created to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things and frame it beautifully and upload the photographs.

I want to combine this post with my regular Monday Window challenge:

Monday Window is a weekly blog post featuring one or more photos of windows as the main subject.

Today I chose a simple old building in town that has a beauty of its own:

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The building is simple. The windows and doors are simple. The red color makes the whole picture pop. Here is an angled view of the building:

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I get the feeling that the building has looked like it was going to fall over for the last 100 years, but is still standing strong.


5.0 out of 5 stars You Won’t Believe This is a NU Author…
on August 13, 2016
Fast-paced military science fiction, one of those you won’t want to put down. You simply will not believe that this a first novel for a NU/new author. Remember Andy Weir and “The Martian”? Well, add in the military technology and battles from the likes of David Weber, along with some of the “Ancient Aliens” theories and stories, and you’ll have a good idea of what this book is about.

Nu Book 1 – The Esss Advance is available via this link on ==> Amazon.

You may also visit the website for more details