52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog


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A3 Nature

Tiny and Lola recently attended a photo workshop in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During one night of the trip they camped near the Mormon Row barns so they could practice light painting after dark. They came prepared with loads of flashlights, bug spray and of course wine!

 

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3. Backlit

I love the Muhley Grass that I have planted in my backyard. In the fall and winter the purple haze that the plumes give off is mesmerizing, especially when the sun highlights them. This native grass can get about three feet tall and tolerates salt, cold, drought and cold weather.

In the last few days as the weather has started to change  the color has begun to burst out. I went out two different days so I could catch the sun a little bit different each time. Today was earlier and there was no wind. Yesterday the sun was a little bit higher and there was a pretty good breeze.

I like them both for different reasons so I decided to include them both…

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34. Passage Ways

A few weeks ago I was driving through The Meadows near Sarasota with a friend. We both noticed this bridge and decided to do something our husbands are never excited about. We turned the car around and went back! I think this photo fits the theme in two different ways. One for the bridge and the other for the creek. Each are a passage way for something different.

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28. Love Is…

This morning I was told about a place called Emerson Point Preserve near Palmetto, Florida. It’s about a 30 minute drive from my house. I had already made a plan to be near there and it was a beautiful day so I went to check it out. I did a google earth search before hand and did a little poking around. There was a photo posting of a tree called “The Hands of Time.” I thought it was really interesting so while I was there I went on a hunt.  It is much different now then it was when the photo online was taken. Originally it was a palm tree trunk wrapped in the arms of a mangrove tree. Now there is just a piece of the palm tree left. To me it looked like the mangrove tree was hugging the palm tree. As I looked closer I noticed that people have left behind little carvings as a declaration of their love. Hence the posting with the theme, “Love Is.” I’m looking forward to going back sometime soon!  If your interested in reading more about Emerson Point Preserve visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Emerson.Point.Preserve

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47. The S Curve

On one of my recent trips with Mary Nell I grabbed this photo while on a walk near a local Chattanooga landmark.  I was bringing up the rear of the group, of course, because every couple steps I would find something so beautiful I felt compelled to take another photo.

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20. What’s That Noise?

In my last photo I showed you my happy place photo from today. It was just a perfect day for my walk alone. BUT, as I walked I heard a lot of rustling around in the under brush. I just kept telling myself that it was just geckos! I am really not a fan of unknown rustling noises! I was surprised when an armadillo ran out in front of me! I didn’t jump or drop my camera which are both good things. Then I thought I remembered someone telling me that armadillos have poor eyesight. So I decided he might like his photo taken, and taken, and taken some more….  It wasn’t until my walk back to the car that I remembered it’s opossums that can’t see very well!!! So I must have met a nice armadillo or a photogenic one! Image


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14. All Alone

In my search today for blog photos I went to Myakka State Park. I felt inspired after visiting the Clyde Butcher Gallery in Venice to take a stroll through nature.  This photo probably breaks a lot of rules… but I don’t care, I love it! It was such a beautiful day… the sun flare feels happy to me. My walk “All Alone” filled my cup to the tippy top!

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