For the challenge Zoom by Word In Your Ear I wanted to use two definitions of the word to share photos with you. So I am taking the zoom as in closer to the subject and zoom as in driven by a motor.
The first is the PTO on an old Chevrolet 4400 work truck made by Muncie. (Original post on the truck here.)
The second is from a motorcycle we saw at the 2012 Bikes, Blues & BBQ in Fayetteville, AR. The motorcycle had chrome everywhere and the intricate designs were very nice looking.
And this third photo is from a tractor show in Gentry, AR that is held each year in September – a very cool and interesting show! Click here to check out the original post from the show in 2011.
Nature is amazing. Some of the scenery I see along the way shows me that there is no end to the creativity of nature. So the word this Tuesday is Tree.
Being as I travel through a lot of rural areas and have been blessed to travel to the Caribbean I had a few tree photos stashed in my library.
This first photo is from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Along the Princess Walk there are trees that are completely twisted!
This second photo is from Gentry, Arkansas. There is little lake there hidden in the woods where the autumn sun made the colors just gorgeous!
This tree was in a shopping center in Oregon in the fall. The colors were so strong that I had to play with the photo a bit to give it a different look. I like the effect that I chose for it.
So, now you know what is next! Show me your trees!!!
Cee challenged us to show the best of our outdoor and nature photos for 2012 in her weekly Fun Foto Challenge. Now that is a hard one for me. I truly enjoy nature and the outdoors and have a lot of photos so choosing 3 is definitely a challenge. I had to think about what I wanted to share – my best photos or photos of those with my fondest memories or the most popular ones from this blog in 2012….
So ….. (drum roll) I am going with the fondest memories. Hopefully, you will enjoy them!
Mt. Rainier in Washington state
Hot Springs, AR
Wakheena Falls area, OR
I’ve shared some of the photos with you of our last trip to Hot Springs for the WinterTide exhibit at the Fine Arts Center. But I wanted to share a day in the life type of post with you. My husband is such a huge part of my photography – he and I travel together when we have the opportunity. Sometimes it is going to where he is working or where I am working and other times we venture off together to the unknown or known.
So the weekend of December 7 & 8 we were in Hot Springs, AR – one of our favorite places to visit. Here is a look into the 24 hours (not including sleep) of our trip!
We started out with the WinterTide exhibit attendance at the Fine Arts Center.
Then we went for an evening of dinner and entertainment at the Vienna. It is a live entertainment venue that was presenting a Christmas show that night. We were the odd couple in a room full of sorority ladies with their husbands that were one of the largest contributors to St. Jude Hospitals. Inspiring group. Our table was the odd man out group – a couple originally from Cuba, their friend, and two ladies that were friends with the owner. I also fell in love with the chandelier!
Early in the morning I snuck away while Hubby slept peacefully to get in a few shots of my favorite spring just across the street from our hotel, The Arlington. We took the rest of the day to venture out into Hot Springs and do some exploring of areas where we had not been before. We started with a quick trip up West Mountain and then heard of Garvan Gardens where they were hosting a holiday lights show.
At Garvan Gardens we found plenty of entertainment – lights, nature, music, and food!
All a very enjoyable and special 24 hours for my husband and I. We can’t wait to go back again and see what else we can find new to explore there!
2012 was a busy year! A lot of great opportunities for photos in new places. Here is 2012!
January in Beavers Bend
February with our daughter
Exploring Arkansas in March
April brought rainshowers
Memorial Weekend in Hot Springs
June in Oregon near Wakheena Falls
July with our daughter creating art
August – friends’ wedding in Las Vegas
September in Muskogee, OK
September at Pea Ridge National Battlefield
November sunset at home
October – found a little gift
December Gallery exhibit
In the spirit of the season I wanted to find something that fit the challenge of circles from Where’s My Backpack and was also a bit to the Christmas side of the spectrum. Here are a few that I found.
This one is a tree lighted to the music in Garvan Gardens, in Hot Springs, AR. The music would play and the different layers of the tree would light up.
The second photo is of a gingerbread house Santa. This was in the lobby of The Arlington hotel. It was a huge house and this was one of the many windows with characters and candy!
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!
Fresh off the warm computer is the Where’s My Backpack Weekly Travel Challenge Theme: Animals. BUT… this time it is a daily post for the whole week!! I’m excited because I like animals and have quite a few photos of them from our travels.
This post is sharing a few photos from a trip to a drive thru safari in Gentry, AR. Wild Wilderness Drive Through Safari is always a good couple of hours of fun. We go a couple of times a year when we are in the area. On this particular trip I wanted to ride the camel – yes, it is in the kiddo section and yes, my Hubby laughed the whole time while he took these photos – therefore making him the guest photographer today.
So here we go!!! Enjoy!
For this past Memorial Day weekend we (Hubby & I) were in Hot Springs, AR. On Friday night we made it in time to watch a fireworks show on the lake. I had remembered to take my tripod for the camera and was doing a little experimenting with the shutter speeds and such before the show. As darkness neared I happened to catch this photo of the boats lining up on the lake to watch the show. Their lights were really neat vivid colors as well as the lights on the shore. So I hope you enjoy these leading lines!
And to see the original challenge go to the Where’s My Backpack: Leading Lines.
Here are some photos of some of my weekends of the past:
I have three photos entered in the March monthly competitive series on Static Instants. The topic is automotive. So please take a minute to go check them out and when voting opens on 4/1 I’ll remind you again to go back and vote!!!
My photos are #6:
1954 Chevy 4400 in AR