Seems simple,the word tempting.
Having an appeal.
But alas, it is such a feeling that has been shunned, preached on, and each of us made guilty in feeling. Yet, we all succumb to the temptations at times. Most of our temptations are simple things. Things that we indulge in once in a while but keep a check on. Yet what would life be without them?
Nevertheless, I love the temptations I am guilty of! Of course, as I get older they become stronger. My biggest temptation is good food and drink! Cupcakes top the general list!
My husband is quite the outdoorsman. He loves nature. So it isn’t unusual for him to get hands on when we are out and about. Here he is in Ketchikan, Alaska where the streams were so full of salmon that you could step out and pick one up!
And then our shared tempting item: Beer! Hubby collects beer bottles so we tend to stop in on the breweries wherever we are. Here is our sampler from Pike Brewery in Seattle! (or the remainder of it!)
What is tempting to you? Share with us! I can’t wait to hear your stories and see the photos. C’mon – I know you have ‘em!
Always a little slow to get my challenge photos out – but here is the Transportation challenge for Where’s My Backpack!
This was taken on the Yukon/White Pass railroad trip in Skagway, Alaska.
Being as I love the water – beach, lake, stream, waterfall – this week’s challenge from Where’s My Backpack, which was liquid, was fun to choose. I also wanted some photos that I hadn’t shared with you yet. So looking a bit into my stash I found these three.
This first one is from our honeymoon in Alaska. I love the tones in the photo. And, of course, the scenery was magnificent!
This second one is from our early anniversary cruise to the Caribbean. It is in St. Kitts and is where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic!
And the last of the three is from a trip to Hot Springs, AR. It is a town that has captured my husband and I for some reason unknown to us. I think it has something to do with the history and the feel of the area around the springs – specifically Bathhouse Row. It seems as if you are just on the edge of being back in the 1920′s with all the people who came from around the world to the bathhouses back in their heyday.
Just for fun and a bit of a play on the word liquid, here is a photo of a beer sampler we had while in Seattle at the Pike Brewery!
Cee’s challenge is a bit broad this week and I have a lot of photos that involve water in some way. It is hard to choose three only. Nevertheless, here they are! The first is from Roaring River, MO. I found these roses, along with their spider friend, on Memorial Day weekend back in 2010. I like the water in this because of the bubbles that can be seen and the flow change on the rocks.
This photo is from a trip to the island of St. Martin where we snorkeled. We were able to get some great photos of some of the sea life there including this little fella, a squid that was very colorful!
And third is similar to Cee’s ice photo except I wanted to show you an iceberg up a little closer – this one was less than 5 yards from me when I took it.
And as a P.S. I had to share a family funny with you – yes, I am over my 3 photos! Before our cruise I set up windsurfing lessons with a professional, champion windsurfer via emails. My Hubby thought I had truly been bamboozled. When we arrived at the shop to take our lessons he found out that not only was our instructor, Brian Talma, a professional and champion, he was internationally known, recognized and that Hubby’s wife was totally on the spot at picking an instructor. So here is my one photo of me riding on the back of a windsurfing board with Brian Talma at the helm!
P.S.S. I wanted to give you a good link to Brian Talma but when I searched for him via Google I got so many good links that I couldn’t figure out which one to share! This one has some good background and links to Brian’s own website and then just Google him. Or here is his Facebook page!
Once again, searching deeply into my photo library, I found a few photos that were from our honeymoon for the last day of the Where’s My Backpack Travel Challenge:Animals.So to keep it short and sweet for you today.
The first photo is of Hubby surrounded by the cutest raccoons I have ever seen. Two were babies and one the mama – who was blind in one eye. Yes, we did feed them parts of our ice cream cones.
The next photos Hubby took of seals on the icebergs (while I was enjoying the spa!)
Day 1 – Wild Wilderness Safari
Day 2- Beavers Bend, OK
Day 3 – towel animals
Day 4 – Seattle area
Day 5 – San Diego, CA
Day 6 – Longhorns
Today, I just felt the need to find a few photos that reminded me of several things about my life: love, peace, and promise. I reached back into my photos from my honeymoon with my amazing hubby (the love part!) and found these two. A rainbow we saw from our balcony after a quick rain: rainbows I have found very hard to “capture” as their colors and vibrance seem to be more vivid with the eye than the lens. The second is a landscape of the clouds against the water and mountains. I love the shadow of the clouds and the wonderful colors of the land. Hope you enjoy!!
A fellow blogger suggested a challenge on the word reflection.
So here are a few of my photos on reflections.
To journey is to travel.This can be a physical travel as one might travel the US or the world. Or it can be a journey of life or spirit. I’ve chosen to go with photos of my travels. Here are just a few from my travels over the last several years that remind me of some of the places I have been.
This photo was taken in San Diego harbor – mind you, this photo is in color, not sepia – during the fires of 2008. I was there and just speechless about the whole situation. People were fleeing the fires, the city was on its way to being overtaken with the fires, and the emotions were ones that I cannot describe.
On a lighter, happier note – this photo is from Beavers Bend, OK. It is the place where we go every year for my husband’s family reunion. This photo was of an early fall morning when the river still had that mist hanging over it and the fall leaves were beautiful!
Ahhhh, Alaska! The first memories this brings back is the joy and relaxation of my honeymoon with my hubby! The scenery was breathtaking and the serenity just – well, serene!
From Tracy Arm, Alaska.
I’ve not done a weekly photo challenge before but thought with the new year that I might participate. It may not be every week but those that I feel I have some photo to share on the topic.
So this week is Peaceful. To me, peaceful can be seen in different ways so I am sharing several photos. Enjoy!
For our honeymoon we made a fantastic cruise to Alaska! Wow! What scenery – just amazing! Thought I would share a few with you. Enjoy!
Mendenhall glacier waterfall
We had a good amount of rain this last week and that reminded me of picture of a waterfall. Enjoy!!
Another day of travel calls for a picture that soothes the soul – an amazing fall day on my honeymoon with my wonderful husband. The beauty of nature amazes and blesses me! The reflection of the glacier and mountains in the water is gorgeous.
Glacier Reflected (©2010 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
Because I reallllly need some zen chill today after traveling for work, Here are a couple of my pictures that remind me of relaxing times with my hubby. A reminder that life is good and I am truly blessed even on the worst of evenings.
St. Kitts Carib & Atlantic (© 2011 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
iceberg in view (© 2010 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
fishing reflection (©2011 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
fishing depression (©2011 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
self photo (©2011 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
wishing for birds (©2011 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
chilly thoughts (©2011 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
sunny images (©2011 Tisha Clinkenbeard)