Last year I was staying at my Grandma's house for a few days and the neighboring town had its annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. They would fly twice a day for two days, once early in the morning, right after sunrise and once in the evening, before sunset. You would hear the first balloons arrive … Continue reading Balloons
This photo challenge was indeed difficult! Not because I don't have any pictures that fit, but I have way to many to choose from! I love to play with focus! I love to go up-close with largest possible aperture on my lens and find the perfect spot to focus on. I will take several pictures … Continue reading Sharp Snippets
The sum total of who I am can be found by adding up my experience with my knowledge, then multiply that by my upbringing, minus my fears, plus my hopes and dreams and then divide it all by all my love. Total
When I was getting ready to move up north I started going through all my stuff to sell the things I no longer had use for. I posted stuff on Craigslist and soon had interested parties contacting me. One of the items I decided to sell was a TomTom GPS unit that my cousin had … Continue reading Black and White
I watch her sleep curled up next to me, my soul full of love. The warmth of her little body mingles with my own. She twitches, her legs move, she is dreaming something. Maybe she is chasing after her ball in her sleep. I smile as I notice the tennis ball next to her on … Continue reading Phoebe
The rain is drumming steadily on the roof as a ray of sunlight pierces through the endless grey sky. She sits at the window, looking out into the woods, pondering and contemplating her life. It had been a difficult few months full of setbacks, pain and the always present self-doubt. What was her purpose in … Continue reading Chocolate
As I looked through my pictures of patterns and orderly things, the following two struck me as perfect for this week's challenge. It shows how to big cities are keeping it neat, one with cars, the other with colorful boats. New York City, USAI was fascinated with the stacking car parks they have in New … Continue reading Keeping it neat!
My late dog Lola made friends everywhere she went. Most of them were of the human or canine variety. But when we moved to the island, she befriended Popeye, the resident harbor seal. They were immediately smitten with each other. Lola doing the play bow thing and Popeye splashing water in response. It became a … Continue reading Popeye and Lola