And here’s another post for the Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns. During my trip to Iceland, I had a blast playing with my camera inside HARPA, Reykjavic’s magnificent concert hall.
WordPress challenged us this week to post interpretations of shapes, lines, textures, and patterns. Last week I was in Munich, where these festive Oktoberfest hearts caught my eye in the Viktualienmarkt.
Here’s an unusual POV for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: me having fun at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry in a maze of mirrors. Blogger friends, I’m off to Iceland for one week, and I will catch up with all of your posts when I return. I’m hoping to check an item off my life list and drink a glass of wine under the Northern Lights, and the forecast is lookin’ good. Wish me luck!
Portugal has some of the most amazing beaches I’ve ever seen. I think I’d like to spend a portion of my retirement years exploring them. Tough to beat that plan, don’t you think? To see great images of seas around the globe, hop on over to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Sea. And you can see more bodies of water that I’ve admired here.
This week WordPress challenged us to post a photo that demonstrates the concept of focus. I stalked this specimen in my back yard, braving the blazing sun, hot sand, and biting ants to venture ever closer and bring this lizard into focus. I hope you enjoy it. 😉 I think it’s a sagebrush lizard, but I’m not 100% sure. You should check out all of the great interpretations for this week’s challenge over here.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is Fleeting. I immediately knew which image to post. In summer 2000, Terry and I took off to visit the Manti-La Sal National Forest in Utah, along with our new dog Rex (recently sprung from the Denver dog jail). We stopped for lunch and then climbed back into the truck to continue exploring. Terry slowly drove down a 4WD road through the trees. We were no more than 70 yards away from our picnic spot […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is The Sign Says. Hmmm…can something personal be authorized?? 😉 Local unemployed editors in Pittsburgh might want to swing by the human resources office at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center with a copy of this image. This is a fabulous convention center, by the way. It incorporates many green design features, including daylighting, and has observation decks over Pittsburgh’s Allegheny River. Quite nice. I love silly signs. If you do too, you can see […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons. See other bloggers’ interpretations here. A view from a window in Schloss (Castle) Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany, 2003. Three seasons in one image!
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Foreign. Share a photo that means Foreign to you! One of the best things about travel is trying new foods and beverages. While perusing the shelves at our local grocery store on our first night in Croatia, I was attracted to the delightful combination of consonants on this bottle’s label (very different from English names!) and also the lemon. Lemon beer? Foreign and so interesting…I had to try it. And it was delightful: citrus-y, a […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Near and Far. Share a photo that means Near and Far to you! Blogger friends, I’m off for my annual vacation. This year’s destinations: Munich and Croatia. I will catch up with all of your blogs when I return, and I hope to share some lovely photos with you. I have wanted to visit Dubrovnik for years! You can see other bloggers’ interpretations of this week’s theme here.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Free Spirit. Share a photo that means Free Spirit to you! I think that most dogs are free spirits, and mine often remind me not to take life too seriously. I love this photo of my dear old dog Rex, chasing his buddy Munchie in the sand at Lake Dillon years ago. You can see other bloggers’ interpretations of this week’s theme here.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Urban. Share a photo that means URBAN to you! This is the best photo I’ve ever taken in an urban setting, surprising because it’s a night scene and I was using a point-and-shoot Nikon. Friends and I were headed back to the hotel after dinner, and I was fascinated by the reflections of the light on the water. I had to stop and snap a pic. You can see other bloggers’ interpretations of this week’s […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Wrong. As in, there’s something wrong here. Share a picture that means WRONG to you! At first glance, this looks like a nice scene: vacation homes overlooking the island of Spinalonga, which features some old buildings that probably have historic significance. Tour boats and yachts dock there. The water is a gorgeous azure color. Lovely! But the island was home to, among other things, a leper colony as recently as 1957. It seems wrong (and […]
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Share a picture that captures a fleeting moment on the street. We were warned about Italian drivers, but we weren’t scared. Even the dozens of dings and dents in the rental car didn’t deter us from driving in Italy. The only time we second-guessed our decision was when we encountered this crazy truck driver while waiting for a red light in a small city in the southern part of the country. He was determined […]
This week’s WordPress photo challenge: Have you snapped a picture of something you’ve created, or something someone else has created? Share a picture that means CREATE to you! I was recently in Atlanta attending a reception in the atrium of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Management when I looked up and saw this: Wow! Is that a Chihuly? It is indeed, and I think it exemplifies the spirit of “create.” You can see other bloggers’ interpretations of this […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Close. It’s a feeling, it’s a proximity…it’s people, it’s a place, it’s objects. They’re close. Share a picture that means CLOSE to you! Learn more about this week’s WordPress theme and check out other bloggers’ interpretations here.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture about FRIENDSHIP! This horse and goat are good friends who live together at the Gut Aiderbichl animal sanctuary in Austria. Learn more about this week’s WordPress theme and check out other bloggers’ interpretations of the friendship theme here.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture that is BLUE! Before I visited Lake Tahoe I was aware of an environmental campaign called Keep Tahoe Blue, so of course I expected the lake to be blue. But I’ll never forget catching my first glimpse of it. This lake is REALLY blue. Amazingly so. Add “See blue Lake Tahoe” to your bucket lists. Learn more about this week’s WordPress theme and check out other bloggers’ interpretations here.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture that is UNFOCUSED! Even though this photo is out of focus, I like it! It’s weird and it also reminds me of a fun day at the museum with my friends. By the way, this museum is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere and is a great kid-friendly destination. Learn more about this week’s WordPress theme here. And check out other bloggers’ interpretations of the theme: http://3rdculturechildren.com/2012/05/04/weekly-photo-challenge-unfocused/ http://waldina.com/2012/05/04/weekly-photo-challenge-unfocused/ http://hurtlingtowards60.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/weekly-photo-challenge-unfocused/ http://mystiic.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/weekly-photo-challenge-unfocused-4/ […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture that means TOGETHER to you! Together in County Clare, Ireland, 2009 I have an excessive number of photos of cows in many countries (goats too, now that I think about it). I’m not sure why that is, although I suspect it’s because they are willing to pose for multiple photos without getting impatient, and I’m a sucker for a subject willing to be photographed. Thanks to the Weekly Photo Challenge, all of […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture with TWO SUBJECTS! Our two beloved dogs, Misty and Rex. They are both gone now, and this is one of my favorite photos of them. Swimming was one of Rex’s favorite hobbies. Misty preferred staying closer to shore. You can see other bloggers’ interpretations of this week’s theme here.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture that means JOURNEY to you! I have loads of photos that could apply to this week’s challenge, but my mind kept returning to this one. It’s a recent scan of an old, yellowed, creased negative from a box of photos that belonged to my mother, who passed away in 2004. She took this photo, and that’s why I keep thinking about it. My parents took me on a road trip almost every […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture that means UNUSUAL to you! Walk along the waterfront in Dusseldorf, Germany, and you will find a very unusual building: Roggendorf Haus. Here’s another photo of the front of the building. Within walking distance you can also see Dusseldorf”s Gehry Buildings, which are unusual as well. You can see other bloggers’ interpretations of this week’s theme here.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture that means DISTORTED to you! Last year I attended a conference in Anaheim, home to the original Disneyland. One night the conference sponsors rented part of Disneyland and hosted a big private party. I’m not crazy about theme parks, but the thought of not waiting in line for rides was appealing. After dinner and wine, I walked to the Magic Kingdom with my co-workers and colleagues. It was way more fun than […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture that means INDULGE to you! I live in the United States, and every September I fly to Munich to visit my family. During my 2007 visit, the weather was gorgeous. I joined my family in my aunt's garden on a delightful warm fall day. We enjoyed a great meal, and the wine and champagne flowed freely. Then my cousin Loretta presented her cake creation. Who could resist? You can see other bloggers’ […]
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is: Share a picture that means REGRET to you! Wow, this week's theme is difficult, but here goes. When I arrived at work after a scary drive through a storm and saw this giant snowdrift blocking the door, I regretted that I was the first one to arrive and that I hadn't stayed home instead. P.S. As a result of too many days like this in my life, I now thoroughly enjoy telecommuting from my […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture that means HOPE to you! I think that this photo, taken at the Solar Decathlon competition on the National Mall in Washington, DC, in 2002, characterizes hope for our future. People waited in line to view a house powered by renewable energy. Dozens of students devoted countless hours to planning and building their houses, and thousands of people on the National Mall were exposed to renewable energy technologies. The competition continues and […]