Monday, December 29, 2008

community photo challenge

one of the gifts from my daughter was some of my favorite things combined...angels, ornaments, and best of all, my grandkids. check out this challenge here. :)

macro monday

macro monday is hosted by Lisa's participate or view just click link.

a to z photo challenge

it's time for martha's a to z photo challenge and we're on the letter 's'. this is Shiprock, a 1700 foot high volcanic formation in the nw part of new mexico...and can be seen for miles and miles....

even from parts of southern colorado. it's never to late to play along...go find something that starts with 's', take a picture and head over to martha's place and leave a link!

i hope everyone had a blessed Christmas...and i wish all of you a Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


this weeks Bloggers Community Photo Challenge is a favorite ornament or any ornament.

i love Christmas. it is my favorite time of the year. it represents love, family, togetherness and most of all the celebration of my dear Savior's birth. because of this many of my ornaments are nativity scenes or angels and here are a few i would like to share.

a child is born...

and the angels rejoiced.

this one is special to me because it is a gift i gave hubby on the anniversary of our 1st date 6 years ago.

and these last two came from my mom. they hung on our tree for as long as i could remember. as a child i was fascinated with them because they were filled with 'angel's hair'. after i married i asked for a couple of them because the memory was so special.

to play along in this challenge, click link above.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Friday, December 12, 2008


it's time for martha's A-Z Photo Challenge - The letter R. i've been saving this lil guy just for this purpose. a red panda from the oklahoma city zoo taken this summer....

a red headed woodpecker taken in our local state park

a regatta on wheeler lake early november this year

and ya can't do an 'r' entry without something red!!

it's never to late to join in the a to z photo challenge...just click link above!

also...koda, a beautiful spoiled lil corgi is sponsoring a Christmas on over and check out the details! :)

Friday, December 5, 2008


martha is doing a 2nd round of strange shots. hubby often asks me to take pix of things that he finds humorous, and i thought of this one for this particular challenge. from somewhere in tennessee....a hillbilly helicopter.
i won't be around much during the next few weeks, but will try to pop in and comment from time to time.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas season

it's time for the Bloggers Community Photo Challenge and it is anything to do with the Christmas season. this was taken in dollywood a couple of years ago. to join or view other seasonal
photos, click link above.

Monday, December 1, 2008

macro monday

some of you may remember this one...but i think of this lil guy anytime i think of a macro shot. i kept getting closer and closer to him as he sat patiently posing and watching me. for more macro shots. visit lisa here.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

scenic sunday

nurenburg canal
click here to post your own or to see more scenic sunday shots.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

my only 'q'

it's time for martha's A-Z Photo Challenge. and i have one 'Q'...

meet he is at nearly 8 weeks and 2 1/2 lbs when i brought him home.

he is very much our child...have to watch him all the time, he doesn't mind and constantly getting into something he's not suppose to. lol

quincy is very food hubby is teasing him, getting him to stand up and walk. he does this a lot if food is involved. i have yet to figure out how to get him to do this on command.

quincy is now 9 1/2 months old and weighs about 15 lil fur baby. :) i love the way he cocks his head to the side when we talk to him.
check out other 'q's here and even post your own!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

macro monday

yes, i know he's creepy....but you have to admire his colors and design. our Creator is an awesome artist! to post or view other macro shots, check out Lisa's Chaos.

real blogs/real people, awards and tagged

betty of a corgi in southern california has bestowed on me the following:

a big surpise as i do not consider myself a writer, and actually, if you follow my journal at all, you know i'm not very loquacious...but maybe a picture IS worth a thousand words?? :)
so...about the award...

This is an award for those that write about real things, not necessarily on every entry, but those who share information about themselves or where they live, what is happening in their area or in the world. What a wonderful way to give some recognition and appreciation to those who write and share a bit of their lives with us. This award is for sharing so be sure to pass it on to other people.
Here are the rules:
1. Please put the logo on your journal - Real Blogs/Real People.
2. Place a link from the person, from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate as many as you want (2-10, with 7 being ideal).
4. Put the links of those on your journal.
5. Leave a comment on their journal to let them know.
6. Put the award on your sidebar, if you want.

and i would like to give this award to:

If My People
kbear's heart 2
Monica's Mindless Mumblings

sheria of theexaminedlife honored me with the creative spirit award. while i love taking pix and sharing them here, i am amazed that others seemingly enjoy them thanks! :)

1. Choose 5 blogs you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and contribution to the blogging community, regardless of the language.
2. Each award should have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner should show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented him/her with the award.
4. The award winner and the one who has given the award should show the Arte y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award. Translated, it means "the peak of art." (Actually, that's a pretty loose translation but close enough.)
5. Show these rules.

there are so many wonderful photography blogs out there that i've really enjoyed, but here are a few of my faves....

Lisa's Chaos
The Rocky Mountain Retreat
Julies Photo Journey

from martha comes the keepin' close award...translated means blogging brings and keeps us close...or something like that. :) and we do develop friendships and a closeness here that i find special and pretty cool.

i would like to share this one with:

linda of My Thotful Spot
linda of Finding Footprints in the Sand
helen of myeverydaylife
betty of a corgi in southern california

Dorothy of Counting My Blessings tagged me to tell 6 more things about me...i really had to do some thinking here after listing 6 things here , but here goes....

1) i'm a christian, conservative southern gal through and through.

2) evidently i have a real southern accent (can't understand that as i live in NORTH alabama!)...when visiting other states, all i have to do is speak and more than once, someone pipes up with 'you aren't from around here!!'

3) i love photography (you didn't know that, now did you??) and have since i was a kid, but due to the cost of film and developing (especially as a young family with little extra monies) it wasn't until i got my 1st digital camera a few years ago that my passion exploded. i will take hundreds of pix within a day when visiting new places.

4) i was married for 20 years the first go round...have 2 beautiful children, (and now 3 grandchildren). we moved 14 times in those years, all but 2 moves were in the state of alabama. did live one year in central florida, and one year in sw kansas. no...he wasn't in the military...he just liked change.

5) i was born in cleveland, ohio, we moved to chicago, illinois, and then to springfield. missouri, before making it back south were my folks are from. so with the 2 moves to kansas and florida, i've lived in 6 states in my 50 years.

6) if i ever win a lot of money, after helping my children and giving to missions, i would travel, travel, travel! so much to see and experience yet!

now...if you haven't done this yet and would like to share a bit about yourself, jump right in and link back to let me know! :)

scenic sunday

i'm still sharing pix taken from our trip to colorado late summer. such beautiful country! this one is from the rocky mountain national park.
stop by Scenic Sunday to participate and/or view more scenic pix!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

camera critters

this lil guy was quite fun to watch scurrying around in the sand and quite easy to photograph. i can't tell you how long i've sat with camera posed just waiting for one of these guys to poke their heads back out of the hole i'd seen them duck in. :) to post your own critter or just veiw others...check out Camera Critters Meme.

Friday, November 21, 2008


click Skywatch: Skywatch Friday No. 19 to view or post beautiful skies. :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

black and white macro

it's macro monday with Lisa. check out all the macro shots and enter your own.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

scenic sunday

estes park, colorado, gateway to rocky mountain national park, september 2008
check out and submit your own photo for Scenic Sunday