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Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

I have to give credit my oldest son for being quick on the draw for this one.  Taken with his galaxy tab 10.1, this squirrel gave us all the surprise early one morning.  Jumping from the tree to the screen of a second floor window, this squirrel provided quite the entertainment.  Perplexed on what to do next, he didn’t seem phased that there were people on the other side of the window. 🙂

We are not sure if he made it back to the tree or not.


A Word a Week Photo Challenge – Light

First, I have to thanks Canadian Hiking Photography for posting his shots, or I probably would have never had the opportunity to do this!! (Amazing pics in the snow btw!!)  The idea came from Photo Extremist.

Of course, I had to try for myself.  Now that I know how easy it is, I will get more creative in the future with it.  Oh and btw, its a lot of fun.  I mean really what guy doesn’t like to burn stuff up.

*Safety Disclaimer – Safety is critical….Photo Extremist does a great job describing the necessary safety for this activity……use common sense.

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Weekly (no) Photo Challenge: Delicate

I know this is a photo challenge, however today, I will not post a photo.  I find it difficult today to focus on much of anything.

So, instead, I will provide a brief statement in reflection to the word “Delicate.”

We often think of a delicate flower, or a new born child.  Both excellent representations of the word delicate.

Life.  Life is delicate.

If you have not heard, today there was an event that took place in Connecticut.  Tragedy doesn’t even come close to describing the event.  20 young children and 8 adults (last I heard) were gunned down in school.  Innocent lives lost, futures lost, families destroyed.

To those who have lost loved ones today…..

  • my thoughts are with you
  • my heart weeps with you
  • my prayers are with you

We will never understand or comprehend “why”, and there is no picture that capture the “Delicate” nature of “Life”.

A Word a Week Photograph Challenge – Blue

When I think of the word “Blue”, what comes to mind the most is the Alaskan skyline, waters and glaciers. Absolutely Beautiful!!








A Word A Week Challenge: Love

A Word A Week Challenge: Love

Love can mean so many different things, but for me there is nothing better than good ole fashion “brotherly love”.

A Word A Week Challenge: Mother (entry #2)




I hope its OK to post more than one entry.  This entry is another experience that I enjoyed watching unfold.  Mother and father cardinal were busy flying back and forth just working up a storm.  I knew there was a nest in the bushes, and I figured they were just feeding like they had been, but didn’t realize that the baby cardinal was getting ready to emerge for the first time.

In pic1, we have mother cardinal watching intently.  Pic 2, we have father cardinal with a nice little morsel in his mouth for baby. And in pic 3, we see the baby cardinal emerge for the first time. (this is a partial repost from one of my earlier blog posts titled “First Flight.”


A Word A Week Challenge: Mother


My favorite “mother” pictures in context of animals was the experience of seeing humpback whales in Alaska. This excursion was special.  The first picture was of the young calf breaching the water.  She did so several time and I was very lucky to capture it with the point and shoot camera I had.  The second was of the calf’s mother approaching the boat we were on.  The third was of the two of them together.  The whale closed to the boat in the third picture is the mother, and the furthest away was the calf.  They were definitely putting on a show, and it was truly special to see and experience.

A Word A Week Challenge: Dog




I love these pictures.  As with most puppies, it doesn’t take long to wear out from playing, and Winston was no exception.  He claimed my son’s “Elmo” chair as his own very early on.  The first picture was him settled in getting ready to nod off, by the time you get to the third picture, you can see he was well on his way to dreamland! These photos make me laugh every time I see them 🙂