It’s fun sometimes to shake things up and look at them from a different perspective. I learn a lot from my play with photos. So sometimes I come out with a bit of a twist on them. Here are a few photos of some objects that I played with the photo – my favorite is the last one in this post:
When I think of change in my world of photography I think of the change of the seasons. So today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite “series” or trio from my vast collection of photos of nature. These are especially sentimental to me because it is of a dogwood in our front yard that meant a lot to my late mother-in-law. I hope you enjoy!
Genna’s Dogwood in the Snow
Glenna’s Dogwood in the Fall
Glenna’s Dogwood in the Spring
“My Pixy Home” will be on exhibit (and prints offered for sale) at the Black Box Gallery in Portland, OR from April 1-22.
Black Box Gallery
811 East Burnside St., Suite 212
Portland, Oregon 97214 USA
There will be an opening reception along with the First Friday Art Walk on the East Side on April 5 from 5-8:30pm.
If you are in the Portland area please stop by and check it out! Let me know what you think!
Here is the photo that will be on exhibit:
That Red Solo Cup finally found his love!
This week the Bradford pear trees are in full bloom and I can hear the bees buzzing! It is so exciting to know that Spring is upon us! So here are a few photos of the Bradford pear blooms in our yard. Enjoy!
I’ve been quite busy lately working outside on our garden and inside on my work for which I get a paycheck. So this week I chose the word Tool because no matter what you are working on you need tools. Of course, I like to share the definitions of the words just for fun so here is how Merriam Webster defines tool:
a handheld device that aids in accomplishing a task
So here are a few of the tools I use often during the course of the day or the week and in the spring!
One of my favorite tools – my camera!
Tools for getting pretty plants to grow!
Tools for enjoying Texas beer!
And tools for enjoying that lovely glass of wine – customized for the shoe lover that I am!
Quite some time back I presented a bit of a game in which I challenged the readers to determine what the picture’s subject was. I wanted to bring this back to you today b/c I just love the way these photos turned out and I’m curious to see if you know what it is. So here are a few photos of the same plant -yes, that was a big hint – and let’s see if you can tell me what it is! Have fun!
Along a side street in San Juan we ran across this little, and I do mean little, chapel. The colors were bright and the gold and silver brought some shimmer to the space.
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!!
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 is challenging us with a series on colors! This challenge is for black & white or sepia. I really like the tones but have determined that you must have some good photos to do the colors – or lack thereof – justice. Some good contrast or the right object for the sepia.
So here are a few photos for you to enjoy!
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!
For quite some time now I have been participating in the Photoblog Challenges. This has really pushed me to stretch my creative self with some of the themes and subjects that the challenges have presented. So I wanted to share this with you! Here are a few of my submissions over the last months.
When you get a chance drop on over to the site and vote for my latest submissions, check out my previous ones, and see what I’ve posted for this next set of challenges!
June in Oregon near Wakheena Falls
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?
I spent a week and a half just outside Missoula, Montana. I’ve already shared a few of the photos with you. This particular photo seemed just right for the Two Cents Tuesday Challenge:Funny.
As I sat at the bar of the Bayern Brewery the bar cat, who had not left his cardboard box all day, walked straight down the bar to plop himself in my lap. As you can tell by my eyes in this photo that my husband took, I found it to be quite funny and very odd.
Found this old fridge in a rural area of Oklahoma. Even with my trespassing I wanted oh so badly to take it home with me. Had to be content with photos!!
This week I’ve chosen the word Tickle! Of course, that should bring a smile to everyone’s face! I like to laugh and get tickled frequently. Also, being around little animals who like to lick and tickle.
Here is Merriam Webster’s definition so you can decide what photos you will share with the challenge:
1 a : to excite or stir up agreeably : please
b : to provoke to laughter or merriment : amuse <weretickled by the clown’s antics>
2: to touch (as a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
3 : to touch or stir gently <a pianist tickling the ivories>
This photo is of my daughter and I laughing one spring break. I can’t remember what we were laughing about but love the photo!
The second is of one of the kittens that our cat had. She was licking my foot in her explorations and it tickled as in the definition 2.
So what is your tickle post? Have a story to tell us about it? Share some photos with us? C’mon – I know you have some stories to tell us!
Share your post in the comments and put a link back to this one to participate in the 52 Tuesdays Challenge #3! Tickle, tickle, tickle!!
Found this yield sign on the sidewalk – never saw one on the sidewalk telling me to yield!
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