COB Photo Challenge – June 17, 2018

COB Photo Challenge – June 17, 2018

cob-bannerCee’s Oddball Challenge is for those photographs that don’t really fit into a common category. There is no theme to this challenge; what is odd ball is up to the participant.

Many of the photos I take on vacation are used as reminders rather than photographic gems I share with others. Last week I traveled to the Vail Valley where the photo below were taken. I hope you like the odd ball’s that I have chosen to share this week.

We stopped a the Welcome Center in Leadville, Colorado and my inner genealogist was immediately attracted to the list of books below.

Cemetery Books (1 of 1)

Living in Oklahoma, the need to flag a fire hydrant so it could be found in a snow drift is very odd indeed.

Fire Hydrant with Flag (1 of 1)

I was walking through Vail Village, past the river, when I noticed this worker having his lunch. I thought what a great view for spending your  lunch hour.

Lunch Man (1 of 1)

This was taken at an event in Vail. There is a world of difference in how trash and recyclables are handled between Colorado and my home state of Oklahoma.

Recycle Tent (1 of 1)

I can’t remember the last time I used one of these for a hotel room.

Hotel Key (1 of 1)

Cee’s B&W PhotoChallenge – Patterns

Cee’s B&W PhotoChallenge – Patterns

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The theme for this Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Patterns.

 

Last August, I attended my first hot air balloon festival. I didn’t expect much since it was a small event but I have to admit, it was incredible. Especially after dusk when the inflated balloons were light up. Below is one of the balloons as it was being inflated.

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Below is the entrance to a beautiful church in Galveston, Texas

Church Entrance (1 of 1)

Bar deck on the Rio Grande River, Texas

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Thank you for stopping by.

Susan

Share Your World – January 29, 2018

Share Your World – January 29, 2018

041514-sywbannerShare Your World (SYW) is a weekly series of four random questions created by  Cee’s Photography. In answering the questions, the reader shares things about ourselves, our home, and our traditions. In this way, we get to know each other more. Feel free to join in and share your world.

 

If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?

This one is hard because I really hate shopping, plus I am trying to be more of a minimalist, at least with certain things. However, our house needs a lot of repairs, so maybe Home Depot so I could get everything we need to renovate. I would need to bring a handy-man home too, but that’s another story.

What is the worst thing you ate recently?

I am taking an 8-week Total Wellness course to learn to eat better (and lose some weight). Our assignment this week is to eat vegetables at every meal. That is right…breakfast too. Since there are not any vegetables that I want to eat that early in the morning, I decided to try the Naked Juice’s Kale Blazer. I like Naked Juice and I didn’t think a veggie version would be bad, but I have to say that it was the worst thing I have tasted maybe ever. There was a peppery flavor that was awful. It was worse than the V-8 I tried the day before.

Name five things you like watching…

Birds that feed in my backyard (or anywhere for that matter)

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The ocean, especially from my balcony on a cruise ship

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Photo credit: Susan Spaulding

Sunrise and Sunset

Galveston Bay at Sunset
Photo Credit Susan Spaulding

4)  Netflix (binges)

5)  Deer Crossing in my yard

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?

This little guy became part of our family a week ago. He has been a delight.

Oliver
Photo Credit: Shelley Spaulding