Turquoise: Where’s My Backpack

A color that has really grown on me the last couple of years is the color turquoise. You’ll find a bit more of it in my house. And now I see it more in my photos. One reason I may like it is that when the water is turquoise it is beautiful and that is usually what you see at the beach.

But for today – Where’s My Backpack Challenge Turquoise I am sharing a few photos from our honeymoon to Alaska back in 2010.

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Building in Vancouver, Canada

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Iceberg in Juneau, Alaska

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Totem poles in park on Vancouver Island

Doors – Fort Reno

This week it seems doors are on the artistic mind. I have done two posts with doors in them already this week and I’m going with the Thursday Doors as well. While I’m at it I thought I would use doors from the same trip as my other two posts this week – Good Match and Post Chapel taking place around Fort Reno.

So here is one door from a building at the Fort.

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And – I have to let you know that my husband took this one – but it makes me laugh every time I see it….

 

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Post Chapel

While rummaging through my photos – electronically, of course -I found this door at such an angle that I really liked the color and the contrast. The door is to the Reno Q. M. Depot Post Chapel at Fort Reno, OK. Did you know it is right on Route 66? Here is a link to my blog on Fort Reno. 

So I am sharing it today as part of Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge.

Enjoy!

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Nostalgia

One of my favorite songs is Andy Griggs’ “Heaven”. So when I saw the Tuesday Photo Challenge by Dutch Goes The Photo of Nostalgia I immediately thought of that song. Here are two photos from back when I was a little kid.  (I’m not saying how long ago that was..)

This first photo is very special to me. There is a place here in Texas named Canton. Most people know it by First Monday. Each weekend of the first Monday of the month this monster “flea market”opens for folks all over the country to come shop around antiques, home furnishing, collectibles and, of course, funnel cakes. But back in the old days, about 125 years or so after the established market days, I went with my grandmother (one the left), her boyfriend and my very special great Aunt Floy (on the right). We took a picnic and ate out by the car – her green monster on the right side of the photo.

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The second photo is one that reminds me of playing in the snow with my dad. Living in north Texas meant that every couple of years you got just enough snow to last one day and make that snowman. This one has a heart, an umbrella and an apron.

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Good Match

The Daily Post Photo Challenge: A Good Match was fun for me this week. I took the time to go thru some photos that I had taken several years ago and see what matches I could discover.

A good match is a window and a door. And that old saying “When God closes a door He usually opens a window”.

Hope you enjoy!
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Fort Reno chapel windowTaken on a trip to Fort Reno, OK. 

52 Tuesdays Challenge #15: Tea

Tea – it has two meanings for me – that sweet tea that the South is known for and the delicate little cups that hot tea is served in.

Here are a few photos of one of my favorite tea sets (well, two of my favorite tea set items -sugar & cream) that I’ve seen. In a bed and breakfast in Fort Smith, AR this was on my breakfast tray. Enjoy!

 

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dscn0711Have any photos of your favorite tea set, cup of tea or brand of tea? An old teapot?