This week Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks that we share a photo that makes us nostalgic.
It was a time when I fully understood Tigger’s, “I’m so happy I feel like bouncing.”
This sprinkler definitely make me nostalgic for simpler times in my children’s life. It invokes memories of a cute little Winnie the Pooh swimsuit and Hot Wheels swimming trunks. I can hear the giggles and squeals in my backyard as they run in and out of the water. Such happy times!
Still I know A. A. Milne’s Pooh is also correct: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
This week’s photo challenge is brought to us by Michelle W. who asks that we share a picture of a companion and explain why we chose that picture. You can read more about it and check out others’ posts by clicking on the link.
Two of my favorite companions are my dogs and I’m grateful for both of them. I did a prior post about my Corgi, so today I’m focusing on my Golden and his favorite companion and no, it’s not me although I know he loves all of his human family and his pet siblings too.
“I’m Just Waiting for a Friend.”
“Ready When You Are.”
Fun Fun Fun!
This week Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to share a picture through our eyes observing the scene first and looking for natural lines and frames by trying the skill Ming Thein talks about in this week’s Photography 101 post.
I’m not under any illusion that I have that skill, but I do appreciate the tips offered by Ming to help us improve our photography, so here are my attempts.
Dawn of a new day.
Early morning flight.
“It’s a Beautiful Mornin'”
After the Rain.
Enjoying the quiet beauty before sunset.
Life has thrown a few curves at my family, so when I saw this week’s photo challenge by Sara Rosso was curves that was my first thought. My next thought was how in the world would I portray that in photos when I no longer blog about the details of our life. Luckily I have a few photos that I think help tell our story.
When life throws you a curve you have to go with it.
Our biggest curve was thrown by a school.
It made us feel very prickly like the curves of this Aloe Vera plant.
Not at all comfortable like this bed.
The curves brought thorns to our rose.
That were expressed by explaining that differences can be like orchids having a beauty all their own.
Yet, my rose turned orchid fell under the weight of pests and lack of strong support.
Deflecting negativity is hard even for stronger plants. Thus, a garden ball is sometimes needed.
The hole in the heart will heal, although not without scars.
I know the rose will bloom again atop the thorns.