52 Tuesdays Challenge #22: Texture

Welcome to week 22 of the 52 Tuesdays Challenge! Each week I chose a word that begins with at T and share my photos, stories or even a quote. I ask that you join me in the Challenge and share your own photos, stories, quotes, whatever as well. Just link back to this blog post or add your own blog post link to the comments. Have fun!

This week’s T word is Texture!

I have a lot of photos of nature and in some I can almost feel the object’s texture. So I am sharing a few photos with YOU!

 

Every time I see this photo I remember the silky feel of the petals and the chill that the rain left on the rose. 

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This little hermit crab was snuggled in on the beach in Middle Caicos. You can see the grains of sand on its beautifully colored shell. Reminds me of my toes in the sand as the water washes the sand around. 

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This last one was taken in one of our favorite spots, Beavers Bend State Park. After major flooding destroyed much of the area along the river it uncovered beautiful layers of rock that were both slick and cold with the river water. 

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52 Tuesdays Challenge #20: Tranquil

Welcome to week 20 of the 52 Tuesdays Challenge! Each week I chose a word that begins with at T and share my photos, stories or even a quote. I ask that you join me in the Challenge and share your own photos, stories, quotes, whatever as well. Just link back to this blog post or add your own blog post link to the comments. Have fun!

This week’s T word is Tranquil: peaceful, quiet, calm. 

My tranquil places are all in nature. I absolutely love the beach! So I thought I would share new photos with you of some of my past trips to the beach. (and some have my family in them because it’s even more fun with family!)

Relaxing at the beach with my daughter

 

Love it when my hubby shares what he finds when we are snorkeling!

Horse stable beach in North Caicos

 

Sunset in Key Largo

Ground: In Black &White

How I do adore nature! Part of my fun in photographing nature is to look for the different perspective in what I see around me. Maybe you’ll find that little spider crawling on the flower or that beautiful burst of color in the center of the fall leaves. So Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is ground.  The first of the photos is one of the beach in Maui  where in the early morning I found a child’s footprints in the sand. The second of the photos is a fall photo with some leaves and rocks. The third of the photos is where I took some liberties with the challenge. Since we love to snorkel the “ground” becomes the floor of the ocean. So with that in mind I am sharing a photo of the ocean, also in Maui, which has one of my favorite little creatures in it – an octopus. I hope you enjoy!

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Footprints on the beach

 

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Fall leaves

 

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Ocean floor octopus

 

Bird, Beach & Clouds a winner in Contemporary Art Gallery exhibit!

So excited to share my joy with y’all! I placed 5th in the Contemporary Art Gallery All Women exhibit for February!

My photo that placed was Bird, Beach and Clouds. It was taken in Cannon Beach, Oregon of Haystack Rock back in November of 2010. It is one of my favorites – though most are my favorites….

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