Scent of a Garden (Mine Actually) 2

Scents bring memories, and many memories bring nostalgic pleasure. We would be wise to plan for this when we plant a garden. —- Thalassa Cruso

This week Ese’s Shoot and Quote Challenge is scent. I immediately thought of my garden, but I needed the perfect quote and photos. I found the quote fairly easily since I know the smell of my garden reminds me of helping my dad in the garden when I was younger.  I especially remember the smell of fresh vine ripened tomatoes. I should since my brothers and I seemed to spend all summer picking them. I’m so grateful that my dad had a garden and that he made sure all of his kids helped with it.

Now I just needed to capture the scent or more accurately scents.

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns 5

Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to notice lines and patterns in the world around us, in nature and things man-made and then to share a photo or a gallery of shapes, lines, textures, or patterns. Be sure to click on the link to see what others are posting.

You can also go to this week’s Photography 101: Shape, Line, Texture, and Pattern for helpful advice from Evan Zelermyer if you need more inspiration. You might want to click on the link either way to see his photos.

This week I’m grateful for the challenge, for nature, and for the chance to see all of the inspiring photos I’m sure others are sharing.

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.