I love color!! So this challenge for Weekly Photo Challenge I am trying to be creative about. Usually we think of bold colors. I am very fond of the primary colors: red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple.
For the nature photos this is one of a woodpecker that I like because of the striking red head.
And for the fun at heart here is one from a hut on the beach at St. Kitts.
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 Spring
Glenna’s Dogwood in the Fall
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.
This week the photo challenge from WordPress is Beyond.While walking thru the area around Multnomah Falls and Wakheena Falls in Oregon I found many little waterfalls hidden beyond the next corner in the path. Here is one as I approached it – you can see it just beyond all of the foliage. And the second is the waterfall as I came to face it. Enjoy!
There is a bush that blooms in our backyard each spring that has the most delicate flowers that I have ever seen. I have no idea what the name of the flower or the bush might be. But here are a few photos to share the delicate beauties with you! Enjoy!
Part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate
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
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge of Reflections was admittedly an easy one for me. But I don’t often like easy – they are supposed to be challenges. So I looked back in my photos to see if I could find a reflection that I might have missed. This is the one that I found. It is our own pond after a winter snow – which seems appropriate because it is a smoldering 29 degrees here, according to Swackett.
Though Thanksgiving has come and gone I am still seeing those of my friends posting on the 30 days of Thanksgiving. Additionally, the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Thankful. My life is very blessed. And part of that blessing is that it isn’t perfect but that we, my Hubby & I, deal with the imperfections as a team and with a lot of love and respect. The biggest blessing and the most thankful part of my life is my Hubby. Then my family and all of the opportunities to live life come in next. I’ll share a few photos that remind me of all I am thankful for.
October – found a little gift
November sunset at home
Green – a beautiful color in nature! I’m not so fond of it in other areas and not certain why…. hmmm…
OK, back to the topic at hand. These two photos were taken in the area around Multnomah Falls and Wakheena Falls. I am in love with the first photo of the leaf with the raindrops!
The second photo is of a waterfall in the area. I like the stone around it and the lovely green against the bubbly water.
I know that this challenge was weeks ago, Big, but I just now thought of something to do for it. Last winter we were in Beavers Bend, OK, doing some casual hiking and found this huge tree that we could stand in. Here are a couple of photos of it.
The weekly photo challenge of renewal was a bit easy for me to find this week. After a day of hard work, play, or such I think about the things that make me sigh and relax. These two photos show some of my favorite things. (my most favorite is to snuggle into the recliner with Hubby.)
I just love a summer afternoon when I’ve just gotten out of the pool and I’ve got my beer in my UT koozie and my cigar. That is relaxation!
Second photo here is one of my weaknesses. Cupcakes!!!!! Love Cupcakes!!!!! Yummy!!!!
Thinking about last week’s photo challenge, Geometry, I happened upon a couple of pictures that to me are quite pretty but also present a lot of geometry for the eye!
What do you think?
For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge hosted by WordPress the word is Foreign. I have traveled only twice out of the United States. One was before the start of digital cameras. But my last trip I took quite a few photos. I fell absolutely in love with Venice, Italy. I knew it was clichéd and I never thought to be so mundane – but yes, I am in love with Venice.
So here are a few photos of Venice and those things that I felt were foreign or not of my every day world.
The first photo is one from my hotel in Venice. The bidet and the towel warmer were not what I would find in a bathroom in a hotel in the states – at least not at the ones I’ve stayed in.
The second photo is one of my favorites! I LOVED the masks in Venice. Stopping in the masks stores were one of my favorite things to do. They are such works of art! And I was equally amazed at the customization one could have – if you were wiling to pay the price! In this one I am trying on the mask that I bought for my sister – who loves butterflies.
The last one is of a waterway. You probably know that this is the primary route of the day-to-day transportation. Either the boats or the feet on the street.
For the photo challenge of Silhouette I wanted to share a photo that has a bit of a story behind it and it seems to fit this cold weather that we have in Texas. My Hubby and one of the men he works with made a fire pit – because we all love to stand around a warm fire. They are also on the artistic side so they added cutout stars around the side of the pit. We had a good fire going one night and I happened to catch some photos of the stars and the fire behind them.
There are a lot of things that make me happy in my life. The biggest one is my husband! Then my parents and my kiddos. And of course, I love all the little animals that we have. So the Weekly Photo Challenge was to share what happy means to me and then use the new function of the gallery to show it to you! Hope you enjoy!
This one is supposed the be the post of those things I consider MINE. I am not really a person who doesn’t share. Ok, well, I don’t share my beverages well. I tend to like to make sure I have my Coke in the fridge for my daily dose of yum! So don’t be the one to drink the last Coke! But, alas, these are those that emotionally I feel are mine – those I love and care about intensely. Now just to set the record straight – Most of these are my family. We do have more pets but I added my cat Tori, who is now gone to Heaven to join all of our family that is there. She was mine before I met my husband and had my family. Enjoy!
Part of the Weekly Photo Challenge by WordPress.
This photo I’ve shown on the blog before but when the challenge came it this was the first one to come to mind. Though there was a crowd at the event and people wandering around the wall this man was clearly in solitary thought and perhaps prayer.
To see the challenge click here.
This week’s challenge was a hard one for me. It is Everyday Life and it is focused on people in everyday life. So I had to look very carefully at my cache of photos to do this one. The photos start with a close up of two workers on the top of a power plant. Then the second is zoomed out a bit then the third is from a “normal” shot. Mind you by the third shot the workers are still up on the top at the same place. A LONG way up there!
This was almost a tough one but I just happen to be sitting in a spot about 100 yards from where I took this photo last spring. For some reason I really like it but it isn’t a “normal” eye catcher. It is a blackbird sitting in the grass beside a pond with the Muskogee power plant stacks in the background. Enjoy!
What did I possibly find wrong with this photo? While I’m in love with the color & detail it seems wrong to have a fly with a little matching dark puddle beside it??? Like maybe along with the little raindrop the fly had a little leak?
This challenge I wanted to share a photo that I enjoyed utilizing the image manipulation softwares on my iPad. This is a blooming gardenia melded with some red in the color scheme with the black & white.
This is one of my favorite photos with the color purple. The vivid distinction of the purple, green, white & silver appeal to me.
I found this little ladybug inside the parking meter a while back. Thought I would share it for the weekly challenge.
Memorial Weekend we spent a few days in Hot Springs, AR. I took these two photos sitting on the front porch of the Arlington Hotel – a lovely hotel with that old-fashioned, back in the day feel about it.
The first is the movement of the cars on Central Ave.
The second photo is of the horse carriages that move along Central Ave. You can see the horse as it moves along – it’s very faint but there…
horse carriage movement