the drive there.....period. (lately, anyway lol)
how i love spring!!
i don't enjoy the drive home as much, because the 60 minutes in the evening just takes too long! :)
By The Way...Your Monday Shoot: Picture some blue, blue skies. Wide stretches of blue are the goal here. Fluffy clouds are great, too -- but try to get the skies mostly blue. Interesting stuff in the foreground is groovy, too.
here are some blue skies from the great smoky mountains.
"In honor of Round Robin's two year anniversary, a special "Best of the Round Robin Photo Challenges" Challenge, is a chance to play along with any past Challenge of your choice. There are dozens of topics to choose from - four dozen, to be exact - and they're all on the sidebar. Pick one that appeals to you, and get ready to give us a blast from our collective past. We're looking for new photos here, but to go with the old topics."
when reading thru past challenges...'mysterious doors' just seemed to leap out at me. for over 2 years i've driven past an old double door set standing erect, separating a pasture and a yard. i have always found these doors intriquing - prehaps a portal into alice's world...or the world of narnia...or maybe even some other fantastic land of make believe....
and this particular challenge also brought to mind all the wonderful doors we saw in germany 2 years ago....
this massive door was at nurenburg.....
the panels of these metal doors of forchheim told a tale of history....our wonderful german friend (in red) was happy to relate to us...if only i could remember. :)
these ornate doors were to the music room in a salzburg castle
and this was an entranceway of a cobbled breezeway with lil shops on either side.
to view other entries stop by The Round Robin Photo Challenges. :)
John Scalzi's By The Way...Monday Photo Shoot: Windy Days
Snap a picture of wind. Naturally, it's difficult to get a picture of the wind itself, being that air is generally transparent. however, it's easier to get a picture of how the wind is affecting other things: hair, flags, kites, so on and so forth.
we've been having some really windy days lately...though i haven't flown a kite in several years, these caught my eye...i loved the colors...and the shapes... against that beautiful blue sky. this one was actually taken in san diego last summer.
be sure to check out the other entries. :)
The legend of the dogwood tree, author unknown, is as follows:
In Jesus' time, the dogwood grew
To a stately size and a lovely hue.
'Twas strong & firm it's branches interwoven
For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen.
Seeing the distress at this use of their wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:
"Never again shall the dogwood grow
Large enough to be used so
Slender & twisted, it shall be
With blossoms like the cross for all to see.
As blood stains the petals marked in brown
The blossom's center wears a thorny crown.
All who see it will remember me
Crucified on a cross from the dogwood tree.
Cherished and protected this tree shall be
A reminder to all of my agony."