Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Buildings

Buildings: small, medium and Large,

outhouse

Outhouse

Kegos Garage

Garage

Barn

Barn

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity – Sonya

I looked up the word humanity using several resources. The words that stood out to me were: compassion, love, kindness, and caring.

This is my friend Sonya. As I thought about the meaning of humanity I couldn’t help but think Sonya is a person that possesses these qualities. She has a loving and kind spirit. Her heart is full of compassion and she cares so deeply for others that she will cry along with her friends when they are sad.

I am so fortunate to have Sonya as a friend and the world is fortunate to have a person that exhibits so many qualities of humanity.

IMG_2931 DSC_0320 IMG_0869 IMG_0234 DSC_0423 Sonya

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A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Window

Window

Window

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

This peaceful kayak ride only turned into an adventure when I paddled to the middle of the lake and the schnauzer decided to jump in the water.

She did not have a life jacket and she did not have any real swimming skills. I jumped in after her, then swan to the closest shore with her on my shoulder and the kayak in tow…quite the adventure! 

Kayak Hershey

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Friday Writing Essential: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

I expressed my frustration in the post, Wrestling Myself Back to Writing that I had not been keeping up with my writing goals. Fellow blogger, Helen C, told me about the Friday Writing Essential challenge. 

So here is my attempt at this new writing challenge. 

The challenge is to look at the picture and tell a story….

maple-tree/writing essential challenge

Fall Away

Another season blows through my leaves. 
Another day passes, another leaf falls away.

The bitterness of winter is coming, my branches will stand bare. 
My heart is stilled as I stand dormant.

The winter will seem endless, but life will return again.
Buds will begin to shoot forth. 
Leaves will stretch toward the sun, seeking its nourishment, soaking its warmth.

But for now I am a fleeting burst of orange and red.
A final flame of glory, before the leaves fall away.

Tree Rabold

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

river trail - TrinitySunrise walkers

Training to walk 60 miles in 3 days requires seamless miles of paths and endless dialogue among friends. 

The hours are long, the miles many, but the cause (a cure for breast cancer) worthy.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Signs

Signs

 

Downtown Fort Worth TX….a city proudly nicknamed Cowtown! Cowboy hats are always in fashion!

 

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Wrestling Myself Back to Writing

I love to exercise. When people tell me they would work out if they had time, my immediate thought is…make the time. If you want to do something and it is important to you….make the time. Apparently I don’t listen to my own advice. 

Oh, i make the time to exercise. The area I am struggling with is making time to write. I have been absent from this blog for a few weeks. I’ve had some ideas and I’ve jotted a few notes, but I haven’t taken anything to fruition. I must get back on the horse!

When I initially started this blog I intended to write. However, I quickly realized this could also be an outlet for photography. I have a lot to learn about photography but I enjoy it and decided to start participating in the various challenges. The only problem with that is….I’m not writing. 

So here I sit, frustrated with myself and feeling the need for a kick in the rear. 

I don’t intend to make some grandiose promise….I will write every day for X amount of time. Or, I will post at least X number of times each week.  But I do intend to make a concerted effort to write and post consistently. I will continue participating in the photo challenges. I’ve really gotten to enjoy that piece of blogging. But it is the writing part that I feel is important for me to do…so I must focus!!

If any of you have suggestions for writing challenges that might be helpful for me to follow and participate in I would appreciate the suggestions.

Thank you all for getting this far in my rant (assuming someone got this far!) I look forward to spending more time scrolling through the fantastically creative work of other bloggers and getting the things that are bouncing around in my head out of my head and onto the page!

Tree

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Water – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Water, constantly changing.

It can be quiet or overwhelmingly loud.

It can be soft or hard, warm or cold.

It can save a person’s life or it can take a person’s life. 

It reflects the rocks and trees and incorporates their beauty to enhance its own.

It is precious to all life…we must guard it, appreciate it and conserve it….allow it to flow for many generations to come.

water - chub

water - rapids

water - Aubry Falls

water rocks water still

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Texture

While on our recent trip to the wilderness of Northern Ontario I found myself intrigued by the moss. I live in Texas so our climate is extremely dry…not a good environment for the production of moss!

Here are a few pictures I took of the moss I found during my wilderness hikes. They seem appropriate for this week’s challenge…texture.

texture - moss 1

Texture - moss 2

texture - moss 3

texture - 4

I like the multiple textures in this final picture. A peek into the pristine water – to find pebbles, moss, sand, sticks….each with its own texture and its own purpose…all sharing space.

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