52 Tuesdays Challenge #24 – Tropical

Welcome to week 24 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 Tropical!

After all of these winter storms it’s time to sit back, relax and dream of sunny beaches! We made a trip to Grand Cayman last summer for July 4th and loved the family time and fun. Building sand castles and sea turtles, watching beautiful sunsets & sunrises, swimming with the sea turtles (and smiling fish). And we even got to hold the baby sea turtles! Enjoy a little escape to the islands!


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!


Footprints on the beach



Fall leaves



Ocean floor octopus


TWO: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

I like the word that Cee chose for the Fun Foto Challenge: TWO. I want to share with you two photos from a trip that our daughter and I (two of us) took in October. And we had two much fun!!   (yes, I know it should be too but I’m having fun with this!)

This first one is from the Tower of the Americas in San Antonio. There were TWO big foot prints from Tex (the big dude at the State Fair) that had trivia on them and our daughter stood on them.

TWO big feet

TWO big feet

TWO glass celebration

TWO glass celebration

This second picture is of our celebration of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) kicking OU’s hinnie. (Yes, I am an alumni)  I had a Shocktop beer and she had water and we had a great time all around!

A fabulous weekend with two fun loving females!!