The Family

The family

is like a garden

with joy

for all to share,

with tender, growing blossoms

that thrive on love

and care.


the flowers are gathered

for a very special day,

They make

a bright and beautiful happiness bouqet. Registered & Protected EHTX-NL8J-XDCT-1WAY

George Cecile Ives 

Pride Matters

1 October 1867– 4 June 1950

Place of birth: Germany.

George Cecile Ives was one of Britain’s first gay activists, living in a time were he was in danger of imprisonment for up to two years hard labour for his sexuality.

Ives formed a secret society for gay men calledThe Order of Chaeronea, named after the battle site were a army of gay lovers were slaughted.

He was educated in his younger days at home, then later at Cambridge. Roughly at the time he began Cambridge he also began collecting scrap books full of newspaper cutting, on a range of subjects that fascinated him the most, from cricket through to murder, punishments, theories of crime, the psychology of gender and sexuality. He also showed an avid interest in male transvestism. This was the beginning of a lifetime of fascistion with sexual and genderpsychology.

Ives believed that homosexuality would never…

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

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It’s another color challenge! We love color challenges. I do love color challenges, because they allow a lot more freedom. Red has become one of my favorite colors. My closet is full of various shades of reds. I think it’s because red goes so well with my first favorite color, green. When photographing red, it can be tricky to make sure the color doesn’t take over too much. It can also shade the rest of the image, depending on the lighting. Good luck, photogbugs! Have fun with the color red.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post…

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Perspective

Cee's Photo Challenges

Desaturated flower. Desaturated flower.

This week the topic is Perspective.  This week is all about things with a slightly different perspective or slightly different view than the normal.  Artistically skew your horizon.  Have a lot of fun and be creative with this topic.  I am eager to  see what everyone comes up with regarding this topic.   I just want you to have some fun with your photography.

NOTE:  I am now allowing desaturated colors in this challenge.  The color can be barely noticeable.  Just another slight twist to black and white.

For a list of upcoming topics, please see the list below.  Be creative and challenge yourself.  For a great black and white photo look for contrast or highly textured subjects to photograph.

Feel free to dig around in your archives for photos if you don’t have anything new you can photograph.

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Thank you everyone for your overwhelming enthusiasm for the challenge last…

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Color Your World – Electric Lime

Tourmaline .

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The Color your World challenge will run January through April, for 120 days, with a new Crayola color topic posting each day. Join in daily, or post at your leisure.

Enter your photos, drawings, quotes, poems, stories, anything, as long as it is inspired by the color of the day.

Since this is a daily challenge, I will not have time to compile a link list daily for participant entries, however, (1) tag your post #cyw or #coloryourworld so others can follow along in the reader, (2) share your link in the comment section of each color post and (3) sign up on the home page. When you fill out the form on the home page, a link to your blog will be added at the bottom of that post – that way other participants can find all your challenge posts.

View all challenge prompt posts here.

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