Sunday, April 20, 2014

Our Word View - Quaint

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word quaint was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

Along the walk through Ellisville State Park there is this stone home.  It is certainly quaint.  I love the yard art displayed in front of the home.  It is an unexpected find in the middle of a woodsy area.  


Peace!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Our Word View - Pensive

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word pensive was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

Sometimes I just wonder what my beautiful girl is thinking.  I love these candid shots I took of her a few summers ago.  





Peace!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Our Word View - Outstanding

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word outstanding was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

The following series of images were taken of the sun setting through the trees next to my home.  I think they are an outstanding example of the simple beauty you can capture through a camera's lens.  They are especially poignant for me this week as the sun has set for the last time for not only my uncle who lived a long blessed life but also for the husband of a dear colleague who was taken from his family far too soon.   While sunsets are outstandingly beautiful they remind me that to every day there is an end.   It is so important to cherish all the moments in between the rise and setting of the sun.







Peace!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Our Word View - Nectar

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word nectar was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

I recently read a book in preparations for a lesson with my students and it included a close up picture of a bee sipping nectar from a flower.  The bee was completely covered in pollen. The picture was a beautiful macro that made me long for my camera and warmer days.  These pictures were taken during the summer.  There is such beauty in the simple creatures of this world.  









Peace!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Our Word View - Mature

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word mature was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

The first thought for an image for the word mature was a photograph of hands, my hands and 'n's hands.  Unfortunately I have a horrible head cold....again!  Needless to say I was not up for orchestrating a hand photo shoot.  Perhaps another time.  

Mature plantings are one of my favorite photographic subjects.  The plantings do not have to be mine although I am looking forward to seeing and caring for my perennials. It has been a very long winter!  The following image is of a garden from my neighborhood.  I love how the homeowner has beautiful mature lilacs underplanted with pink petunias.  So pretty.  Bring on spring!



Sunday, March 16, 2014

Our Word View - Liquescent

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word liquescent, meaning becoming liquid, melting was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

Did you know that the monarch butterfly caterpillar liquifies in it's chrysalis in order for the butterfly to complete it's metamorphosis?  I think it is amazing that a creature could go through such a change and survive.  Nature is truly a gift.  

These images show the end stage of such a metamorphosis, just before the butterfly emerges.  






Peace!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Our Word View - Keen

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word keen was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

Sometimes it takes a keen eye to see the beauty in the most mundane of nature's treasures.  ( a great macro lens also helps! )  






Peace!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Our Word View - Jaded

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word  jaded was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

So when I saw this weeks word I had no idea what to share!  Then I started going through my collection of images.  On a whim I looked through my scanned pictures and found the following two images.  Let me set the stage for you.  I am fairly certain these pictures were taken after a day of celebrating.  It is summertime and I am clearly ticked pink. 



When I looked up the word jaded I found the following definition:  adjective
  1. 1.
    tired, bored, or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something.

    The following picture of my dad fits this definition perfectly!  I think he was done with my shenanigans!


Peace!



Sunday, February 23, 2014

Our Word View - Indulge

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word indulge was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

I have been thinking about what delicious creation I will indulge in when my birthday comes around in March.  All I can think of is the cake I made for my 42nd birthday a few years ago.  It is a lemon ricotta cake with lemon glaze, raspberry coulee and freshly whipped cream.  Ahhhhhhh  my mouth is watering as I type these words.  I can't wait to bake this delectable treat next week.  The only thing that would make it better is if someone else made it for me!   I wonder what others enjoy for their birthday indulgence.





YUMM!

Peace!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Our Word View - Heavenly

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word heavenly was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

When I chose the word heavenly last week I knew exactly the series of pictures I wanted to share.  Anyone who has visited this blog knows that for me, the beach is my heaven.  This series of images was taken over at my childhood home during the time we were renovating.  I feel such a connection to spirit when I look at these images.  I wonder what you see. 





Peace!


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Our Word View - Gorgeous

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word gorgeous was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

There is something so simply beautiful about a summer sunrise.  I group up in a home that overlooked the ocean.  I took for granted the beauty that surrounded me each day.  I am so fortunate that the beach is a short walk away from my home.  I can't wait until the weather turns a bit warmer so that I can get to the beach and enjoy not only the sunrise but the warmth of the sun high in the sky.  











Peace!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Our Word View - Festive

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word festive was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

There are so many times during the year when we celebrate festive holidays.  Two of my favorite holidays that come to mind include Christmas and July 4th.  The images I chose this week bring both holidays to mind.  The colors say it all.  






I find the reds and greens beautiful together.  In the final picture I see fireworks.  

Peace!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Our Word View - Eager

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word eager was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.



This is the face of my precious pup Flicka.  Her eyes and ears show her eager anticipation of some sort of play activity.  This is the look that appears on her face to this day when she thinks she will get a treat or a special toy.  I love that I can read her expressions.  I am so grateful to have her in my life.  

Peace!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Our Word View - Dangerous

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word dangerous was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

An angry ocean in the middle of winter is one of the more dangerous sights you can see living by the beach.  So far this winter we have been pretty lucky, but we have many weeks before we can even begin to think of spring.  I wonder what the rest of the winter will bring.




Along with the danger there is an amazing beauty.  


Peace!


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