Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside 2

This morning was rainy on Oahu so that ruled out several options for photography, but I think I still managed to capture the theme thanks to being able to intermittently find shelter in the dugout.

Look whose in the batting cage.

Look whose in the batting cage.

The faded sign says: Think positive and positive things will happen.

The faded sign says: Think positive and positive things will happen.

While I was thinking positive this guy thankfully stayed in the rain for me to photograph him.

While I was thinking positive this Kolea thankfully stayed in the rain, inside the baseball diamond for me to photograph him.

Then the rain letup so I could take the picture I wanted.

Then the rain let-up so I could take the picture I wanted.

Today I’m grateful for dugouts, for the Kolea who stayed in the rain, and that positive thinking works. What are you grateful for today?

I’m also grateful to Michelle Weber for giving us this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Click on the links to see what others posted and to learn how you can join in the fun.

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote: Loneliness (Although I Prefer Solitude) 2

In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.—- John Steinbeck

Black and white photo of Diamond Head Lighthouse blocked by Kiawe Trees.

Black and white photo of Diamond Head Lighthouse obscured by Kiawe Trees.

Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone. —- Paul Tillich

Looks can be deceiving.

Looks can be deceiving.

The kayaker wasn’t really alone nor was the surfer pictured just above the trees. There was a second kayaker and another surfer hidden from view.

Which word do you prefer loneliness or solitude? Do you have photos and quotes you would like to share? Go to Ese’s Voice to learn how you can join the challenge?

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV 1

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO WITH AN UNUSUAL POINT OF VIEW.

Ka U'i O Manoa is the rock on the left.

Ka U’i O Manoa is the rock on the left.

Hawaiian legend says that Ka U’i O Manoa was “The Pretty One of Manoa.” Her spirit is manifested in the rock.

Just before the early afternoon rain.

Just before the early afternoon rain.

It created the perfect picture frame.

It created the perfect picture frame.

This week I’m grateful for gentle rain and for this cinder block wall. What about you?

Can’t wait to see what others are sharing this week. Be sure to click on the link to see.