Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

Tree stumps that extend for miles left from the eruption of Mount St Helens.

The weekly photo challenge is a step outside of my usual style.  Living by myself, I tend to avoid anything that is “eerie.”  In my photos, you will see places I’ve visited that have left me feeling uncomfortable.  The images themselves may not look scary, but the events that took place in them were, or there is an unknown element.  Mouse over the photos to learn more about each location.

What is your perspective?

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

Flower 3This week’s photo challenge is a bit of a challenge for me.  We are supposed to pick a color that reveals more about us.  I have decided to pick photos that have a pop of color.  Right now I’m living for those moments that really shine and are big events.  The rest of the time doesn’t quite stand out.  I know that it is not a good way to live, but that’s just how it is right now.  So, here are some pops of color to brighten your day.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

deportation memorial1This week’s photo challenge has us searching for shots that feel endless.  Here is my contribution.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

Early-MorningThe morning is my favorite time of day.  I love to watch life wake up, whether it is the birds chirping early in the morning, or a restaurant owner setting up for the day.  It makes me want to get out there this morning and start my day.  For more about the benefits of morning, visit my post on being a morning person.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

IMG_6208I am really excited about the photo challenge this week.  My favorite kind of places are overwhelmingly colorful and bright.  Today’s post features all those photos that bring color to your life.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Let’s take a look inside for this week’s photo theme.Interesting Insides

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual POV

aperture2Perspective is a theme that has always fascinated me.  I once considered getting a tattoo of something to remind myself to always be open-minded and search for new ways of seeing the world.  Just a slight alteration in our views can completely change the end outcome.  That is evident with today’s photos.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

Boy at SeaThe photo challenge theme this week is making me feel a bit nostalgic.  Two summers ago I realized the comforting affects of the sea, and how much I want to be near one.  The best moments in the salty-sea air are when my pants are rolled up, and my bare feet sink in the wet sand as a slight wave comes by to kiss my ankles.  My favorite kind of beaches are the ones with few, if any, people.  Perhaps there is an owner playing frisbee with his dog.

My first great memory of the ocean was when I was about five.  We were road-tripping it from Illinois to Florida to see my aunts and hang out at the beach.  Unfortunately illness took me over and I became very sick.  What was the cure?  It wasn’t the giant orange horse pills the doctor gave me.  It was wading into the water with my clothes on, breathing for the first time when the saline cleared my nose.  It was almost magical.

The ocean can be a scary place as well.  Especially when it almost eats you.  That is why I prefer flirting with the edges between the sand and the water.  If only I could crawl into one of these photos now.