Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy [Days]

This week’s photo challenge is all about setting the mood to dreamy. I’ve already used my all time favorite dreamy photo on here, so I’ll go with something a bit different today. Since I’m currently in Alabama, I thought I would draw my inspiration from what, in truth, feels like dreamy days. It’s so nice to be somewhere you feel safe and quiet.

Alabama, foggy morning, horse

A dreamy, foggy morning

I left you in the morning
And in the morning glow
You walked a way beside me
To make me sad to go.
Do you know me in the gloaming,
Gaunt and dusty grey with roaming?
Are you dumb because you know me not,
Or dumb because you know?

All for me? And not a question
For the faded flowers gay
That could take me from beside you
For the ages of a day?
They are yours, and be the measure
Of their worth for you to treasure,
The measure of the little while
That I’ve been long away.
(Flower-gathering / Frost)

Alabama, wooded path

This path is where I set all my fairy tales; and where I walk in my dreams…

Happy weekend everyone!!

Weekly Photo Challenge | Reflections

This week’s photo challenge is reflections. In reviewing photos for this challenge, I realized that I clearly have a penchant for reflection photos – especially when water is involved! These types of photos are scattered throughout this blog (my favorites are here, here, and here), but it seems I still have more to share (smile). Hope you enjoy – happy weekend everyone!!

Lake Eufaula, Alabama

Alabama

Lake Roosevelt, Arizona

Arizona

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge | Found In Nature

For this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge the topic is found in nature. Fun, right? My own, self-assigned challenge for the week was to present photos taken today and/or this week. I’ve been in a creative frame of mind the past few days, so this turned out to be way easier than I originally anticipated (smile). All of these photos come to you direct from good ol’ south Alabama – enjoy!!

Alabama, tree, black and white

A big tree in a tiny churchyard

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge | Flowers

This week’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Flowers. I must say, this one was a little bit challenging as normally I take photos of flowers for their color. That said, it’s fun to switch perspective sometimes, and black and white photos of an object normally photographed for color really allows you to shift your focus to other areas such as texture or composition. In other words, it was a fun challenge (smile)!

Magnolia blossom, Washington D.C., black and white, photography

Magnolia Blossom

rose, black and white, photography, Arizona

Arizona Rose

Wedding bouquet, black and white, photography, Arizona

Wedding bouquet

Do you have a favorite B&W Flower photo? Come join the fun here!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

This week’s photo challenge: Eerie. I’m not sure if these guys are eerie or just plain creepy, but here we go!

San Carlos Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona, Reflection

San Carlos Hotel Reflection

First up, view of downtown Phoenix through a window at the haunted San Carlos Hotel.  I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to go on a ghost tour of the San Carlos a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, the hotel has discontinued the traditional tours citing fear of the bad reputation and excess traffic. I can understand, but I don’t think the lack of ghost tours is going to do away with the ghosts! There are some pretty famous ghosts here and there’s definitely a “vibe.”

Glencoe, Scotland

Teddy bear tree

Next up, random shot from the forests of Glencoe, Scotland. We stopped for a short hike into the woods to take pictures of the full moon. On the way back to the car, I walked by this guy. I almost had a panic attack!! Luckily I didn’t notice that it looks like blood on the tree until looking at the photos later. Here’s to hoping it’s just a trick of the light and not actual blood… I’m not sure what it was all about, but it certainly gave the whole stop a very eerie and unsettled feeling.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Seasonal

It’s funny how much your horizon can change, depending on the season…

Trees, summer, field, Alabama

Summer

Alabama, field, trees, winter, snow

Winter

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Four Seasons fill the measure of the year;
     There are four seasons in the mind of man:
He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear
     Takes in all beauty with an easy span:
He has his Summer, when luxuriously
     Spring’s honied cud of youthful thought he loves
To ruminate, and by such dreaming high
     Is nearest unto heaven: quiet coves
His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings
     He furleth close; contented so to look
On mists in idleness—to let fair things
     Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook.
He has his Winter too of pale misfeature,
Or else he would forego his mortal nature.
~ J. Keats

Cee’s Black & White Challenge | Trees

Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is Trees from Orchard to Branches to a Leaf. I love taking pictures of trees – especially in the fall and winter. The blaze of color in the fall and the starkness of winter both make me itch to have a camera in my hand. Here are a few of my favorites:

Trees, Arizona

Arizona

Tree, Alabama

Alabama

Tree, Stirling, Scotland

Scotland

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