Song-ography – It’s Not Easy Being Green

I found a new Sunday photo meme – Song-ography, interpreting a song prompt with pictures! I then realized that the hostess, Kath, is another Philly girl.
This week’s song prompt is Kermit’s “It’s Not Easy Being Green”
“…It’s not easy being green
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over ’cause you’re
Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky…
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Green, I can’t wait until the world around me turns green.
This has been a long cold and WHITE winter.
“It’s not Easy Being Green”, obviously made me think of Kermit made me think of Disney (Disney Hollywood Studios to be exact) and Disney made me think of my favorite time of year, EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Expo. While all these photos aren’t just green….. there is a lot of green in them.
We had a couple “nice” days this week, I sure hope spring is around the corner and we soon start seeing the GREEN spring up all over here!

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Alphabe-Thursday – E is for EPCOT

Jenny MatlockI’m late, I’m late for a very important date! I’m too late to officially link up to Alphabe-Thursday, but I’m still going to do my “E” post. I really really want to get through the alphabet with this one!

One of these weeks I will come up with a theme for the letter and get out and take the pictures in that current week, but so far that has not happened!

When we lived in Orlando, EPCOT was pretty much our favorite Disney Park. I originally thought that at 6 years old when we arrived in Orlando that the park would not have for Tara, but I was very wrong!

Of course the first thing you see when you enter EPCOT is Spaceship Earth. (This picture is from 2006, the hand was removed in 2007). We always loved this ride. It too changed over the years from being sponsored by AT&T (my former employer) to Siemens who will sponsor until 2017. Unless the line was really long this was most times our first stop!

EPCOT hosts the Flower and Garden Expo every spring and the Food and Wine Festival every fall.
I always loved the topiaries at EPCOT.

The World Showcase was my favorite part of EPCOT. It was like taking a quick trip around the world, being able to experience a little bit of a several different cultures without leaving Florida!

This has always been one of my favorite photos! I don’t often get sentimental about Tara growing up (she is 16 now!) but when I look back at our Disney photos I do. Those six years we lived there were a very special time for us!

We made some really wonderful memories at EPCOT. This was the one park that I would also steal away for an occasional day by myself while Tara was in school!

The holidays were always beautiful at EPCOT (as well as all of Disney property). You could experience Christmas Around the World.

Some days we would ride the Monorail from Magic Kingdom to EPCOT and back without getting off!

Sometimes not everyone was happy about getting their photo taken! This was after a very trying Mother’s Day at EPCOT. My mother and great nephew Tyler were visiting, and the day did not turn out as special as I had hoped. NO ONE was in a good mood! One of those days were I set my expectations too high!

EPCOT has some pretty amazing fireworks each night. We did not make it to them often unless we had out of town guests!

Good Night EPCOT!

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Whistle While You Work

Today is my 7th day of work in a row, and I am tired. Tired of getting up and going to work. I am ready for a few days off! So, today, to get through the day, I think I will be singing the song of the dwarfs for Snow White!

When hearts are high the time will fly so whistle while you work.

If you are a Disney character fan, seeing Snow White and ALL seven dwarfs out together in the parks is rare! I waited 3 hours in 95 degree weather to get this shot! It is one of my all time favorite photos I took in the 6 years we lived in Florida!

Snow White and Seven Dwarfs – Germany, EPCOT, Disney World  20-May-2006


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A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. William Hazlitt

I am sure I have shared this photo for SWF in years past, but this is how I feel today!
This was taken over EPCOT/Disney World/Florida

Head on over to SkyWatch Friday and see what else is “up in the air”!

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Hyrdrangeas are Blue

Alternately titled “Missing EPCOT BLUES!

Hydrangeas in France

Donald of course!
Spaceship Earth and the Blue Monorail!

one of the Friendships (Water Taxis) that cross the World Showcase Lagoon and the EPCOT resort area

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Shades of Yellow at EPCOT

One thing I REALLY miss about living in Florida is that there were always never ending photo ops at Disney and since we visited Disney about once a week, I always had a new supply of photos. Now with work and life, I seem to get very little time to get out with my camera, and when I am out, I’m less than inspired by the things I see! I need to find some more inspiring places to visit!

These from the archives, are from our last spring in Orlando (2009) at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival!

Yellow to brighten up a dreary Monday… even though I’m a little late!

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Mellow Yellow Monday – Feeling Nostalgic – EPCOT

Feeling a little nostalgic for Disney today, so I’m sharing some pictures from EPCOT Flower and Garden Festivals over the years for Mellow Yellow Monday.

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MId Week Blues and Watery Wednesdsay – EPCOT

Shh, don’t tell anyone, but I am missing Disney. October-December are my favorite months in the parks, with Halloween and Holiday themes all around. Several people around me are making trips in the near future, and it makes me miss it just a tad. Before we go back to Disney World in Florida, I want to make a trip to Disneyland in California (or better yet – Paris or Hong Kong!)

So for today, I took a trip down memory lane in my Epcot folder… and this is what I came up with for Watery Wednesday and Mid Week Blues.


some one apparently lost their croc in the lagoon… i thought it was funny!
Smile have a great Wednesday! (edited to add this was done by a sky writer who is frequently seen over Disney)

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Ruby Tuesday

Oh my, it has been over a month since I last posted on my photo blog.  I am in such a photography slump.  I need to change that.  My camera has sat idle way too long, if not for my IPhone, I would not have taken any pictures recently!  With that said, I’m going into the archives for some “ruby” so I can participate today.  I am trying my best to make this day one of getting back on the track with my blogging/commenting!

Ruby Tuesday is hosted by Mary at Work of the Poet.  Click on the cute little ladybug and head over to visit!!

Mickey “Gnomes” from EPCOT during 2009 Flower and Garden Festival (which I happen to be missing terribly… it was my favorite time of year at Disney!)

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