On my way to work and the fog was lying low over the fields. This much more energetic bicyclist rode past me as I was sitting on the side of the road photographing the sunrise. I was very amazed that the slow, doggy camera on my Samsung Galaxy S5 captured this guy, or maybe, he was going really slow.
It’s Been A While
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Time is just flying. I can’t seem to get a handle on how fast my days and weeks fly by. Before I know it, it will be fall, then on to holidays of Thanksgiving and then Christmas, and then winter and then just waiting for it not to be winter any more. In an effort to sit back and figuratively smell the roses, my husband and I went for a week’s vacation to Lake of the Ozarks.
This vacation spot in central Missouri has been a mainstay of my life since I was a child. I have photographs of my family and cousins at “the lake” when I was very young. I still vividly remember the first sight of the lake when driving down Highway 54 and how it would and still does, elicit an “ahhhh”. We (I should say I, because I make the plans and just tell my husband who, what, when, where and how) decided to find a pet friendly resort so we could take our fur babies with us. We stayed at a really nice resort called The Alhonna and our room was right at the water’s edge. My husband could even fish off the deck except that Lily, the smaller of the two labs, believes any throwing motion means you are playing with her; ergo, casting the reel is play time and play time means she’s barking.
Our “girls” are two very large labs. They’re half-sisters and have been together their whole lives and we’ve had each of them since they were eight weeks old. My husband is obviously the preferred person as far as the dogs are concerned and they follow him everywhere as if he were the pied piper.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted
Twisted contrails from a US Air Force Thunderbird in the sky over Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid
Liquid, liquid, lots and lots of liquid in the form of a torrential downpour clogged street drains causing the rain water to back up a foot deep into the street. The pressure of the rainwater coursing through the sewer caused the water to back up and spew upward out the culvert. We were lucky. The water did not reach our house. The houses in this photo were not so fortunate and had water in their basements.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World
My place in the world is anywhere my husband is. It’s wonderful to say that as it wasn’t always that way. We’ve come a long way in the last ten years. This place is the flat look out over the Missouri River at Klondike Park in southwestern St. Charles County, Missouri.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely
Such a perfectly composed photograph of two people who obviously have a very close connection. I stumbled upon these two purely by chance as I was walking by and it is unlikely that such a moment would be replicated again. Garden of the Gods, in the Shawnee National Forest, Herod, Illinois.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific
Prolific. What an appropriate word for what we go through each summer for several weeks. The white tufts from the cottonwood tree in our backyard and those that abut the creek bed down the street from us, fly through the air much the same as snow does in the winter, and piles up the same way. A fact I learned today…our tree must be a female, as only the female trees shed their cottony seeds.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening
Awakening is a re-emergence of something dormant. Who would have thought that by putting the bottom of the celery bunch in a water would cause the center of the plant to regrow! I was amazed and it continued to grow, that is until the day I forgot to water it.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile
I was driving home from work one evening and glanced to the side and saw this beautiful creature sitting in the tree. Naturally, I had to pull over and I was so excited that he was just seemingly sitting there patiently waiting on me to take his picture. Really, really made me smile.
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