Photo for the Week – 19 – Leaves

Porvoo, Finland

On our Baltic cruise, we made a stop in Finland and took a trip to the beautiful town of Porvoo. Alongside the river was this bush with a single bloom and bulbs of some kind.


A closeup reveals details of the leaves, which were healthy and beautiful on this September afternoon:


Follow this link to the Photo for the Week challenge hosted by RyanPhotography.


Weekly Photo Challenge: The Color Red

Luray, Virginia

This is my first entry into the Weekly Photo Challenge from the Traveling at Wits End blog. I was drawn in by a post from the sonofabeach96 blog. Since red is my favorite color, I thought I would share three photos from a recent trip to the Shenandoah Valley. We stayed at th wonderful Piney Hill Bed & Breakfast, and these photo are from their property.


Here is that same bush in two closeup photos.


This one is an “all-red” photo.


Follow any of the links provided, included from the B&B. If you are ever in the area, I would recommend you  give Piney Hill a try.