Photography Challenge: Variations on a Theme

This week, show the same thing — an object, place, or person — presented in several different ways.

Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to escape my normal, daily routine, and take a road trip to Orlando, Florida.  The place, Bonnet Creek, was absolutely breathtaking!  Right outside my door was this lake filled with amazing water dwellers…alligators, water fowl, and Koi fish, to name a few.   A half mile trail skirted the lake, upon which I was able to get in my daily 4 mile run/walk.  These beautiful Koi beckoned as I passed by, and I couldn’t help but stop to enjoy their many colors.  A couple of female Mallards paddled by to check out the excitement.  I look at these photos, and I feel peace.

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Koi fish from Orlando Florida.
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Koi fish in Orlando Florida. “Let’s go this way.” “No…no, let’s go this way!”
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More koi of different colors in Orlando Florida.
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Female Mallard duck, avoiding the Koi.
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Mallard duck…taken in Orlando Florida.
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Female Mallard duck taken at Orlando Florida.

 

Photo Challenge:  Variations of a Theme.  

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This Weeks Photo Challenge: Shadow

Hello Friends!

Below are my entries into this weeks Photo Challenge:  Capture a shadow.

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I’m not quite sure if reflections count as legitimate shadows, but I loved the shadowy reflections captured in this photo.

 

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Last year, we were able to spend a few days in Newport Rhode Island, to celebrate our 10th anniversary.  I took the above photo on one of our evening walks.

 

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Corinne at Hampton Beach NH

When we lived in New Hampshire, we were only five minutes from Hampton Beach.  When this particular photo was taken, our life was in crisis mode because of a job loss.  We actually worried of becoming homeless.  During those months, we took many steps in the sand.

 

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Danica looking beyond the shadows at Applecrest Farms in Hampton Falls NH

Autumn is my favorite time of year.  We always looked forward to visiting Applecrest Farms during their annual Harvest Festival.  On this particular outing, our dogs, Danica and Dolly went with us.  Above, Danica looks to be surveying the clearing, beyond the shadows that hold her captive.

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Morris, working on his tan

Morris is our rescue kitty we got from a friend.  You probably can’t see them, but he actually has freckles on his nose.  Of course, red hair and freckles are the norm for us gingers.  Ginger Power!  Morris loves the outdoors. In this photo he is lounging on the back porch taking in some rays.  The shadow of his head reminds me of Batman.

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Weekly Photo Challenge

 

Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s photo challenge is all about numbers.  I decided to arrange my photographs in a collage of three. The top left is a photo of my shirt and number when I ran in The Disaster Relief 5K.  The top right “black & white” is of a wintry New England day…notice the number 7 on the mailbox.  Lastly, the bottom photo is of my brand-new box of 64 Crayola Crayons.

Never let them tell you an old lady can’t be young at heart!

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Participation in Weekly Photo Challenge 

Interested in “spooky-stuff?”  Visit my blog Creepy Reflections.

Photo Challenge: Vibrant

Vibrant:  This week, share a photo of something vibrant. Let’s wash the web with a rainbow of colors to keep the winter gloom at bay.

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Vibrant bounty from my raised-bed garden in New England.  I’m so looking forward to having one here in the Shenandoah Valley this year!

 

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Vibrant oranges from the pumpkins at Applecrest Farms in New England.

 

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More vibrant oranges from a New England autumn.  Brown road in Hampton Falls was one of my favorite places to run.

 

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I’ve shared this photo before, however I couldn’t resist the temptation to share it again for this “vibrant” challenge.  Snapped this one while walking with Corinne at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Weekly Photo Challenge

Photo Challenge:    This week show us something you’re optimistic about, or perhaps a talisman that helps you stay positive and hopeful, regardless of what life throws your way.  

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I look up to the hills,
    but where will my help really come from?
 My help will come from the Lord,
    the Creator of heaven and earth.  (Psalms 121:1-2)

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Send your light and your truth to guide me,
    to lead me to your holy mountain, to your home.  (Psalms 43:3)

Life always seems a little better when I look to the mountains.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet

Photo Challenge:  Alphabet…Take us to school with your photos this week, and show us some ABCs.

 

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I was on my evening run, when I ran past this cemetery in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. Being a lover of all things paranormal, I couldn’t resist the temptation to explore the site.  The hour of day, dusk, enhanced an aura of creepiness as I walked among the tombstones.

 

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The “A-B-C’s” upon the above tombstones are so old they’ve rubbed smooth in many areas. Curious of the inhabitants, I enlarged the photograph until I could decipher a few words. I plugged these words into Google and was directed to http://www.rootsweb.com where I learned about the two girls who lay beneath the ground.

Abby and Eunice, the deceased, were the daughters of Moses and Hannah Wells.  Abby was born in 1816 and died 20 years later and Eunice was born 1811 and died 40 years later. Knowing this information, only served to create more questions within this writer’s mind. Who were these girls and what kind of lives did they lead?  Why did Abby die so young and just what happened to Eunice?  Did they have lovers…and if so was the relationship one peace and love or was it riddled with jealousy and abuse?  So….so many questions…

One day, maybe, I’ll try to weave a story around Abby and Eunice.

A walk among the tombstones, can be a writer’s friend.___ Lisa Hardy

 

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight (less)

Photo Challenge:  Weight (less)  Show us the effects of gravity in your photo this week

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Snapped this one while in route to Orlando Florida.  It was such a weightless feeling soaring above the clouds.  Loved it!

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This is my Carolina Dingo.  We rescued her from a kill shelter when she was just a little pup.  We didn’t know what kind of pooch she was until I did some research online.  I kept thinking she looked like a dingo so I googled dingo’s and “BAM” there was my Danica!   Breeds like her are called Carolina Dogs or American Dingo’s.

She absolutely loves the snow.  This photo was taken last winter when we lived in New Hampshire.  She looks so weightless as she runs above the snow.  Love that girl!