Photo Friday: Luminous

Shining Waters

Wow! What a day! Something very unexpected and making my dream come true just a little sooner than I expected. Ack!!! Freakin’ me out! I’ll let you know when it’s solid. ;)

Hope y’all have had an amazing day, too! I love you guys! *smooch* ;)

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots, check out the Photo Friday Weekly Photo Challenge:

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-Carol

Panama City Beach, Florida, July 2012

How Now Brown Cow


Oh, well, I guess that mom and babe are black, huh? But it just wouldn’t sound the same.

So, how was your day? Mine was mostly a good day. Still workin’ on my dream… Things are comin’ together. ;)

A good day at the office though. Had tons of work to make the day fly right on by!

Getting things done for my babe to go back to school. She’s growin’ up way too fast. Wish I could slow time down just a little. She was 2, then 4, then I blinked, and she was 12, and almost as tall as me. It’s just not right, I tell ya! But she is a pretty cool 12, I must say. God has blessed me and made me rich with the bestest family I could ever have! Mama and Hallie are my life’s riches. Too much mush, right? Ok, I’ll say g’ night.

Sweet dreams, y’all. *squishy hug*

-Carol

Morning Dew


The other morning, Lilly needed to take a walk just as the world was waking up. The dew kissed grass and leaves were opening themselves to a new day. The air felt fresh and clean and cool, not yet knowing the sun bursting heat that awaited it. I do so treasure those early cool mornings, those few we have.

It’s not morning anymore. It’s evening and I bid you a good night. Sleep well, my dear friends. *hug* ;)

-Carol

Sunday Post: Road

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots and interpretations, the 2012 Water Dragon Weekly Sunday Post is led by Jake:

http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/sunday-post-road/

When I saw the theme for the week, it made me think of 
a photo I took last week and one of my favorite poems:

The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

This is not two roads nor is it in a yellow wood. It’s pretty well worn, having been traveled many times per day by many a car. To me, the road is more of a symbol. It is a path to an unknown future. It transports you to places unseen, unaware, and just the thought of the adventure is wonderfully mysterious and exciting. It’s not always about where you’re goin’. I do love traveling, but, to me, it’s about who I’m traveling with, the time we spend together and the journey on the way to wherever it is we’re going. I hope whatever road you’re traveling, you have a wonderous journey on your way there, with people you love, and when you get to wherever you want to be, that’s it’s even more beautiful than you could have ever anticipated or imagined.

G’ night. ;) Love ya! *squish*

-Carol

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple


This was the evening sky view from my front yard a few days ago. I love how the pinks and purples play well together.

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots and interpretations, the Weekly Photo Challenge posts a new theme every Friday, and is led by The Daily Post. Check it:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/weekly-photo-challenge-purple/

Happy Friday, y’all! I hope y’all are havin’ a fabuloso Friday and have a spectacular weekend!! Love ya! *smooch* ;)

-Carol

Abstract?

Guess what this is? I really enjoy closing in on macro and then going in even further, to make the colors blend and turning into sort of an abstract.

What is it?

I bet someone guessed what it is!

Hibiscus
by
Linda Pastan

How brazen
yet delicate is this red
hibiscus,

torn last winter
from a Florida pavement, weed
among smouldering weeds.

You wrapped it in brown paper,
hid it
under your airplane seat.

Now it trumpets
its honky-tonk
song

here
in a northern
window

and scorches
our chilly
mornings

with stolen
tropical
light.

From Heroes in Disguise (W.W. Norton & Co., 1991)

Hope y’all have had an awesome day! Seems our computer probs have been fixed, mostly, so yea! It was a good day!!  Y’all rest well t’night, k?

Love ya!  *squish*

Poem by Linda Pastan.  Photos by me.  ;)

Sunday Post: Solid

I’m guessing these rocks are pretty solid, since this dude is tryin’ to catch him some lunch.  I don’t care for fishin’, but I’d sure like to go walkin’ on those rocks.  ;)

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots and interpretations, the 2012 Water Dragon Weekly Sunday Post is led by Jake:

http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/sunday-post-solid/ (this one is from 2 Sundays ago.  I’ll eventually catch up)  ;)

Happy Wednesday, y’all!  It’s hump day and it’s all downhill from here, right?  Please tell me it is (in a good way), ’cause if I keep havin’ computer issues, I’m gonna pull out what’s left of my hair!  (I’ve been pulling out my hair for a while now).  Grr!  Argh!  I hate it when I cannot get my work done and the computer problems don’t seem to be getting fixed.  You just don’t know how many times I’ve wanted to get up and leave.  The computer problems are getting worse and worse and they do not have the right tech person “working” on it.  Well, he says he’s working on it, but so far, I can’t tell any improvement.  It’s slower, network drives are not playing nice, and it is very frustrating.  Ok, I’m done with my rant.  Had to blow off a little steam.  Hope I didn’t scald ya.

Please, Lord, help us all to have a better day today, and let all our computers be happy, user friendly, and just generally playing nice with us.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Nothin’ wrong prayin’ for things such as these.  It’s the little things…   ;)

Love y’all!  *smooch*

-Carol

(Panama City Beach, Florida, USA) July 2012

Day 207 of my Project 366.  Being consistent, so far.  Who knew?  ;)  And it’s been fun, too!   …mostly

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Any idea what this could be?  What do you think it is?  I think it looks like the surface of another planet.  It’s very sci-fi, I think.

It is the roof just above our heads inside a cavern at one of the more shallow points.

Mama, Hallie and I were here this past Thanksgiving.

Raccoon Mountain Caverns, Chattanooga, Tennessee.  (Nov 2011)

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots and interpretations, the Weekly Photo Challenge posts a new theme every Friday, and is led by The Daily Post. Check it:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/

Y’all have a totally terrifical Tuesday!  *squish* ;)

-Carol

Photo Friday: Youngster

Hallie, Mama and I had been searching and searching for some great shells, especially sand dollars, with not much luck.  Still, it was fun looking for them.  Felt like we were on a treasure hunt.

While on vacation there, Hallie had been wanting her brows threaded, since I believe that’s the healthiest way to groom them, besides plucking, and we could not find one place in all of Panama City that held this service.  So, I told her that we’d take care of it when we got back home, since we have a couple of places that do offer the service. Hallie says, “I can do it myself.”  I said, “Om, no I don’t think so. You need someone trained at threading.”  To which she replies, “I watched a you tube video.  I’m qualified.”  ;)  Kids.  They’re a hoot.  I’ll have to add this to her Hallieisms.

Want another one?

So, we’re walkin’ through WalMart, getting our usual groceries, when we come to a price checker.  You know, those little machines where you can scan the barcode to see how much an item sells for?  She proceeds to run her hand under the scanner, and quips, “I’m priceless.”  Well, yes she is.  ;)

And, in case you were wondering, she’s like that every day.  ;)

Y’all go out there and make it a great day, k?  *squishy hug*

If you’d like to join us in this entertaining weekly challenge, or see more amazing shots, check out the Photo Friday Weekly Photo Challenge:

http://www.photofriday.com/

-Carol