Tuesday Photo Challenge – Healthy

With the new spring growth, this small but thriving pine tree is really very healthy. Just look at the vibrancy of the green against the pine straw background. Also, it doesn’t hurt to have the morning sun peeking through the trees to light up the young branches.

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This weekly challenge is sponsored by Frank Jansen on his blog ‘Dutch Goes the Photo!‘  Follow the link to see other great ‘healthy’ entries.

Tuesdays of Texture | Week 18 of 2017

It is a beautiful spring morning in North Carolina. I took my camera outside to capture several images with texture and found this small spring shoot of leaves on the trunk of an older sweet gum tree. The softness of the leaf surface contrasts nicely with the roughness of the gray bark.

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You can find other entries in the weekly challenges by following the link to Narami’s blog De Monte Y Mar and scrolling down through the comments.

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – April 28, 2017

This week’s CWW takes us to a very interesting intersection off of I73 in North Carolina at the Pinehurst exit. There is a railroad track that runs parallel to the highway that begged to be photographed for this challenge. The featured image is looking east and the picture was taken about 4:30 PM with the sun at my back.

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The next image is looking west, back toward I73:

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You will notice in the foreground of the second image that there is a roadway going over the railroad tracks, which offers a fifth way to choose from:

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So, take your pick: train going west; train going east; car or truck going west; car or truck going east; or car or truck going south.


Join the fun of Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge by following the link.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter – Water

When you have ice in the water, you think of winter, but this photo from Alaska was taken during a summer cruise by the glaciers, so this photo only counts for water.

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The next photo is from our neighborhood in 2010 just after the first snow of the season:

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Here there is only frozen water in the form of snow.


Please join in and support Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge by following the link, following the instructions, and participating.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – RGB

Today’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is to find a picture with the colors Red, Green, and Blue. I went back to our trip to Copenhagen and the Queens favorite Summer Residence – Fredensborg in Northern Zealand.

This first photo is on the street/plaza walking up to the residence:

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The second photo is of one of the palace guards. The guard house behind the soldier is a dark red (currently in shadow). You can also see the scarlet piping in the uniform.

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Thanks again to Frank Jansen for sponsoring his weekly photo challenge for the past year. Follow this link to his blog ‘Dutch goes the Photo!‘ to see all of the RGB entries.

Sunday Trees – 284 – Old San Juan

This tree was located in a small park just off of the pier where our cruise ship, the ms Koningsdam, was docked. I had to snap a couple of photos for my regular Sunday Trees posts.

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Thanks go out to Becca Givens who has been hosting this challenge every week for over five years. You can follow this link to her blog ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea‘ to see her entry for the week. Then scroll down to the comments section to see all of the tree photos from the many participants.