Weekly Photo Challenge – Companionable

Companions

Companions

Well, for those of you who follow this blog, my subject matter for this week’s challenge is no surprise. Companions to each other and to us, Leo and Cielo fulfill the job admirably. Dubbed “Dog cats,” Tonkinese are affectionate, gregarious, athletic and beyond intelligent. Leo, the guy who’s looking at you in the portrait, opens drawers, cabinets, and doors, while Cielo fetches and has an extensive vocabulary. They follow us around the house and are almost always to be found nearby. I’m a big fan and truly grateful for their unconditional love and companionship, head butts, nose bites, and purrs.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – The World Through Your Eyes

The World Through My Eyes

The World Through My Eyes

For this week’s challenge, we’re asked to share “A story in a frame…the photographer’s eye.” I shot this photo while walking through Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado with a friend yesterday. This is Old Town Square at lunch time – the brightest part of the day. While the photo captures this intense mid-day light, I also wanted to capture the intense colors of the painted piano. These pianos placed throughout the Old Town invite anyone who wishes to play them. I have not been brave enough to do so, but I love this one, in particular. Would you be tempted?

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Sunday Morning Visitor

Sunday Morning Visitor

Sunday Morning Visitor

Growing up in the South, my favorite Sunday activity was to visit with neighbors, family and friends. After church and our usual fried chicken dinner, we would either crack open an ice-cold watermelon or get out the ice cream churn. I remember taking turns at the handle while my Dad layered rock salt and ice until the ice cream began to harden. When the handle was too hard for us girls to turn, Dad would take over. Once he couldn’t turn the handle anymore, we would put towels over the whole thing and wait about 30 minutes. That was the longest half-hour of the week, but well worth it. Fresh peach ice cream, so soft, tart, delicious along with the brain freeze!

On this Sunday, I’m working on photography. As I was sitting at my Mac and learning about Lightroom 5, I turned to my right and saw our frequent visitor through the front window. Luckily, my Olympus XZ-l was sitting on my desk and I have just recently learned how to do HDRI shots with it. And the deer was kind enough to stand still!

What is your favorite Sunday memory?

Weekly Photo Challenge – Curves

Hannah and Joe's Instruments

Hannah’s and Joe’s Instruments

The challenge this week could not have been more perfect for the photos I processed from last weekend. Peter and I went to the historic Mishawaka – a venue in the mountains on the Cache Le Poudre River west of Fort Collins. We attended a special concert featuring the Fort Collins Symphony and one of our favorite musical groups – Acoustic Eidolon. The Colorado based duo of Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire plays virtuoso Celtic music. They represent our fair state with their wonderful concerts around the globe.

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