For the photo challenge Lost In The Details I wanted to show some photos that I haven’t shared before while featuring the details of some of my favorite subjects. Here are a few for you to enjoy!
In anticipation of the tulips blooming this year, I am sharing a couple of my photos of tulips from last year. These were some beautiful orange/red/yellow tulips that I purchased. I’ve been known to purchase them after Easter to plant in the ground – real deals! Enjoy!
Since Spring is upon us we’ve begun to feed the birds. I’ve also put up a seed bell – birdseed in a bell shape – outside my office window.
So for the challenge this week, I’ve chosen the word tweet. Now don’t confuse it with Twitter! (Though you can follow me there by following the link on this page – lower right hand on the page.)
Here are a few photos of birds that I hope you enjoy!
Cee really stumped me with the challenge Rainbow! It is to showcase at least 4 vibrant colors. Looking thru my photos I found one that had 4 vibrant colors. I’m a big fan of the primary colors yet most of my photos only had up to 3 vibrant colors. I found this one for you. It is an iris with some visitors. I like the purple, the contrast of the red bugs and then the green and yellow thrown in for some variety! Enjoy!
Spring is almost here so it is time to start Bloom of the Week again!! I’m very excited to share with you the first blooms of the season here in north Texas – the daffodils! They are usually the first to bloom each Spring and it is the sign that I always look forward to each year. Enjoy!
Sighhhhh… in looking thru photos in my library today I found this overlooked photo of a ladybug and a daisy. I fell in love immediately. Such a great photo with my readiness for Spring to arrive this year!
Having fell in love with the streams and waterfalls around Multnomah & Wakheena falls I continually find new photos that I haven’t shared with you in my library of photos from that area. Here are a few more for you!
(note the two streams in which one was taken in the sun – Sunny stream – and one in the shade – Shady stream)
bottom of Fairy Falls
That – as in “Look at THAT!” “Did you see THAT?” “Gotta try THAT!!” or better yet “I’ve got to have a photo of THAT!!!”
You guessed it – this week’s word is THAT!
The first photo I thought of when I chose the word today was this one from our honeymoon. We were taking a tour in Vancouver, BC and happened upon these super cute raccoons! They were cute enough to talk us out of some ice cream cone! And the mother was blind in one eye – she is the middle one and you can see her right eye is clouded. So cute!
The next is a squirrel that was hanging out at our cabin at Beavers Bend park over a Christmas/New Year holiday. They love crackers and this one wasn’t too shy. But times like this one are where I run for my camera because I love being up close with nature!
I’ll try to keep it short and sweet today, so here is the last little collage. This is from Bikes, Blues & BBQ 2012 in Fayetteville, AR. Along Dickson street there is always a motorcycle (bike) to look at during B,B & BBQ. This particular bike had a trailer of a coffin and several creepy riders. And then the man standing next to it had his own pet scorpion! Another example of “Can you believe THAT?”
Hope you enjoyed the photos today and c’mon – Share with me your THAT!!
Seeing this week’s Where’s My Backpack Travel Challenge of Bridges I immediately knew of a couple of photos that I would like to share.
The first is at Multnomah Falls in Oregon.
The second is from Portland – though I do not remember which highway that the bridge is on.
This last one is from my trip to Venice in 2007 where one of my good friends took a photo of me in front of the Bridge of Sighs. If you have read my other posts you know that Venice is one of my favorite cities in the whole world!
I’m loving Cee’s challenge this week of Red, White, or Red & White. My favorite color is red so this is just my thing!
I’m sharing flowers with you today. Two of my favorites – gardenias and roses.
The first is a gardenia from the bush outside my office window after a rain shower.
The second photo is of a rose called “Silver Lining”. It has a beautiful white silver underside to the petals.
It is so exciting to see the daffodils blooming! That is when I know that Spring is here – despite whatever cold snap comes along. So I wanted to share some of the early daffodil photos with you. I took them this morning after that little cold front brought more rain. I love the raindrops on them. The “Reflecting Daffodil” intrigued me in that you can see the reflection of the ground – not yet green. Then the naughty “Flashing Daffodil” offers a little peek into her bloom. And the sweet “Angel Daffodil” shows off her wings. Enjoy!
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!!!
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!
So exciting to see the challenge this week from A Word In Your Ear -Garden! Just yesterday Hubby asked me if I wanted a small spring/summer garden this year as now I am working from home. I thought it a marvelous idea! There are certain garden items that I really like having. Strawberries are number 1! Peppers, okra, tomatoes, lettuce, and raspberries are top of the list, too. When we last planted a garden we found some pepper, New Mexico chile, that I really liked for their texture and taste. I didn’t get to do as much with the okra from our last garden as I wasn’t into cooking as I am now. So I am looking forward to this coming garden. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite photos from our last garden!
raspberry (©2010 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
phases of the strawberry (©2010 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
strawberry bloom visitor (©2010 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
pepper pair (©2010 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
Oh, how I love the islands! Nothing beats a sandy beach, the sound of the waves, some great snorkeling and a tasty pina colada or rum punch in my hand – and gotta add sharing it all with Hubby! Here are a few photos to share with you as part of the Word A Week Challenge hosted by A Word In Your Ear!
These are from St Lucia, St Martin, and St Kitts. Enjoy!
Forget Phil – the daffodils are coming! So it means Spring is on its way! Here are the first photos of the daffodils in our yard. Yes, they just look green but inside those little buds are some beautiful blooms!!
Having just returned from a trip to Montana I have some photos to share! One of them that I have already shared on my Facebook page caught the attention of several people. The more I look at it the more I like it so I am sharing it with you here! I like the differences in the landscape and the rolling clouds bringing a snow shower. Hope you enjoy!
Home is where your heart is.
Home has several different meanings for me. It is the physical place that I share with my husband and all our four-legged children as well as our two-legged children. My heart is always with my husband so in that sense the arms of my husband are my home.
But to share in the challenge this week of home I thought I would share some of my favorite photos of home.
A lovely fall sunset from the deck.
November sunset at home
A snowy winter day on our pond.
A beautiful spring lily that grew in our yard.
All we see are shadows, light, and color – which if I recall from biology is really a product of light. Anywho, this week the challenge from Where’s My Backpack is shadows. I kind of like this one. It’s fun to see what we can find in shadows every day and I’ve played with them a bit. My favorite one so far is of my nephew, back in 2010, fishing in Roaring River, MO. You will notice that it seems a bit upside down but isn’t that how our shadows appear to us?
This sunset seems to really come to life with the change to black and white. I took it this past fall in Oklahoma. Enjoy!
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Water. I like this challenge because it is related directly to the 5 Chinese elements. So Cee shared what those are/can be:
Sea, Ice, Storms, Rain, Steam, Fluid, Sound, Mist, Acid, Salt, Time, Pressure, Moon, Mirror, Snow, Frost, Sugar
I also wanted to go out of the norm and find those 3 photos that were not so obvious in the interpretation of water. I’ve chosen mist, ice, and moon.
my favorite hot spring
While camping a few weekends ago the river at the park was down well over 6 feet, exposing these cypress knees, as Hubby called them. At first I thought that they were the victims of the ever-so-busy beavers in the area but turns out I had never seen them because water usually covered them. Hope you enjoy!
Part of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wood!
Transcendent – what a fabulous word! It always makes me think of those things that are out of this normal world in their experience. Merriam Webster defines it as:
extending or lying beyond the limits of ordinary experience
I have been blessed to travel to Superior, MT this week and it has been snowing. We are staying at a beautiful lodge along the river. So my commute is absolutely a transcendent experience!! Here are a few photos of the commute from this morning! Enjoy and share your challenge photos by linking back to this post in your own or add your post link in the comments!