This week, Patti has challenged us to find photos that feature silhouettes. For this challenge I chose some of my favorite sunset and sunrise photos from our travels. The photo above is of Henry enjoying the sunset over the Pacific Ocean on the beach at Cape Disappointment State Park, Washington.
I walked from our campsite at Golden Hill State Park to capture this silhouette of the Thirty Mile Light at sunset.
Some of my favorite sunset and sunrise pictures have silhouettes of trees.
This couple was enjoying their early morning walk on the beach.
For this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge Tina has challenged us to show Precious Pets.
We lost our precious dog Blondie almost 2 years ago. She lived a full life and traveled over 200,000 miles on her bed in the back seat of our truck as she accompanied us in our RV travels through the U. S and Canada. She loved to swim, chase tennis balls, and go for a boat ride. During our travels she swam in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, all the Great Lakes, Cook’s Inlet in Alaska, and even the Yukon River in Canada.
We don’t have a pet these days but we have a grand dog and two grand cats.
This post is dedicated to the memory of all the pets who have made our lives so much richer – FD, FD2, Shadow, Howard, Blue, and especially Blondie.
This weeks challenge is to find photos that represent something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. For this challenge I decided to use some photos from our recent trip to Ireland.
For something old, I chose the oldest man made thing we saw. The Fahan Beehive Huts on the Dingle Peninsula are from around 2000 BC.
For something new, I chose this lamb. As we drove around Ireland and Scotland, there were many fields filled with sheep. I loved seeing the new little lambs.
Our rental car in Ireland is the closest thing to something borrowed I could think of. This blue Nissan Qashqai, similar to the Nissan Rogue in the U.S., got us everywhere we wanted to go.
For something blue, I liked the blue buildings on this street in Dingle.
As a retired senior, I’m lucky that I don’t have to go through the daily grind of a 40 hour work week any more. Even so, there are still times when even retired people need to take a break . Sometimes, reading a book, calling a friend, or watching an old movie is just what I need.
Other times, I need to get out in nature in order to soothe my soul. Whether it’s walking out into my back yard, taking a walk through the neighborhood, or getting in the car to do something new , there are plenty of things I can do outside to take a break.
When I’m busy at home, if I need a short break I can go outside to see what’s happening in my own back yard.
In the evening, I love to stop whatever I’m doing to watch a beautiful sunset.
The beach is my happy place, and any time I can get my toes in the sand makes me happy.
Getting out and exploring somewhere close to home is a great way to take a break.
When we’re traveling in the RV, there’s no better way to take a break from driving, sightseeing, or hiking than relaxing right in our own campsite.
For longer breaks, taking a trip and experiencing new places is the answer.