Posted: November 28, 2015 in Photos, Travel
Tags: moon, night photography
Due to a late start and early sunset, we drove most of the way Wednesday in the dark. The moon was spectacular. This iPhone photo taken from the care doesn’t begin to do it justice, but I thought it didn’t turn out too badly. It’s also one of my first photos attempting to use Hipstamatic.
I love watching fishing birds. They wait patiently, sometimes motionless for many minutes. When they do moved, their bird legs lift in slow motion. But when their fish dinner is spotted, they strike with lightning speed. The reward? Sushi. As the today’s photo challenge theme is transition, I think these photos, although of two different birds, illustrate the transition from hunting to eating perfectly.
These “doors” (gates or opening to the corral) are doors in one of the places for which I’m very thankful. Except for two summers, I’ve gone to the mountains of Wyoming every year since college and college was many, many years ago. I’m thankful for having such a wonderful place to relax and recharge, thankful for the parents who bought into it and shared it with my brother and me, thankful for the family who all still love to go there, no matter their age or where they are, thankful for horses to ride in the mountains I dearly love. It’s a true blessing, something I’m thankful for every day, not just today.
This week Cee’s challenge is to show kids or pets with toys. As many of you know, we fostered several rescue pit bulls. Janie, our first dog, loved to play. She made up games and was so athletic that jumping was part of many of them.
One of the things she loved best was her Kong. A Kong is a hard rubber toy that looks a bit like a three-tiered, pyramid-shaped Michelin man. There’s a hole in the middle that’s there to be stuffed with goodies. I spread peanut butter on a slice of bread, then stuffed it inside the Kong. I put the Kong in a ziploc bag and stored it in the freezer. The minute the freezer door opened, there was Janie, at full attention, ready to do whatever was asked of her.
However, if Janie couldn’t get a Kong, she loved to chew on whatever was available, in this case, a bone.
Usually on Monday I participate in Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge. But Sally will be not only cyber-free but visiting relatives this week, so there’s no challenge. Instead, I thought I’d share a photo I took earlier this year along Naperville’s Riverwalk, a lovely length of pavement that winds through the downtown. I took my camera and sat on a bench, waiting to see who or what came by. This meeting brought a smile to my face. The little boy wanted to pet the dog but as you can see, he was a bit cautious.
Do you prefer color or black and white?
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