Weekly Photo Challenge – Nostalgic

Pueblo Living

Pueblo Living

For this week’s challenge, I chose a photo that I took yesterday of the Taos Pueblo. A Unesco World Heritage site, this group of one thousand year old buildings nestled at the base of the sacred Taos Mountain is an active cultural center. Members of the Taos Pueblo maintain their ancestral homes and most stay here for ceremonial days and some live here full time. I chose this shot for “nostalgic” because this place represents both the times gone by as well as an active life for the indigenous people of this region. It is a very special place with a powerful sense of history and living energy.

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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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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?

Twentieth Anniversary

I Love You

I Love You

My Dear Peter
The love of my life
My Lover
My Companion
My Friend

You love me for who I am
for who I was
and for who I will be.

How can I thank you?
I really can’t,
But I know that today
we celebrate twenty years together.
You’re it!

Weekly Photo Challenge – Home

Sunrise From My Backyard

Sunrise From My Backyard

Home – a place, a feeling, a sanctuary where I can be myself. A place that feeds my soul and supports me in my life, my loves, my creative pursuits and my work. Colorado is that place for me. While it is not the place of my birth, it is the place where I feel all of these things and more. Here is a view of the Winter sunrise from my back yard. In seeing this view almost every morning, I breathe it in. These magnificent sunrises humble me and help me realize how blessed I am to live in such a place.

What does home mean to you?

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