What a world we live in. Last month it was cold enough to snow in the mountains. This Thursday, one month and 2 days later, the prediction is for 80 degrees, followed by 81 on Friday and 82 on Saturday. It looks like, for the next 10 days at least, we will not drop below 80. So, the theme for this week’s 52 week challenge from “The Girl” is “In The Distance”. Most of my photos are taken of objects in the distance. I’m not sure this is a good trait, though I do like this image. I was standing on the outside patio of a restaurant in the mountains when I spotted this cabin. And I just happen to have my camera and zoom lens with me. I could be very happy living in a place like this, though I expect I’d have to live alone. My wife doesn’t take to the snow all that much.
The theme for this weeks challenge from The Girl That Dreams Awake is stranger. And though this man was not the subject of my shot, I think he found me more interesting than the classic Thunderbird.
The theme, or photo prompt, for week 24 from The Girl That Dreams Awake is light. Any light but sunlight.
The photo above was lit by the headlights of our car as Lynn stationed herself in the middle of Route 66, blocking traffic both ways.
Good thing there was no traffic.
Thanks to M for the prompt. Now go visit her site to link to other light photos!
This is how we celebrate the New Year around the Pasquale household. In fact, this is how we celebrate almost every free day around the Pasquale household; getting out of the household and taking pictures. This was one of the first photos I took in the new year, maybe because the night before, New Year’s Eve, we both fell asleep in front of the TV watching the 1963 movie Cleopatra.
Ahh, married life!
So, please go check out The Girl That Dreams Awake for more trees. A forest of trees for this week!
A plethora of trees!
We took a ride yesterday just to get out of the house. Lynn had just had another operation on her foot (the 4th in 7 years) and was going stir crazy. So I packed her and the dog into the car and, with no particular destination, we ended up in Glendale NV, which has it’s own exit off the freeway, one gas station, one permanent home, and several mobile homes. That’s about it. But, of course, I had my camera with me and did find something to shoot! 🙂
The Girl That Dreams Awake has offered the word prompt “nature” this week. I offer this image in return! Such is nature in our part of the woods- or desert, as the case may be.
For this week’s instalment of the 52 Week Photo Challenge, The Girl That Dreams Awake has chosen ‘Peaceful’ as the prompt.
“I get this feelin’ I may know you
As a lover and a friend
This voice keeps whisperin’ in my other ear
Tells me I may never see you again
I get a peaceful easy feelin’
And I know you won’t let me down
‘Cause I’m already standin’
Yes I’m already standin’
I’m already standin’
On the ground.”
“There is a beauty, and peacefulness, in the most harsh of desert landscapes.”
Written by Emilio Pasquale
Happy New Year to you all.
So, a very happy holiday to all of you who have stopped by today and let’s all get together again throughout the new year!
It was free admission night for Las Vegas locals at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. So Lynn and I packed the Fuji and headed on down to the Strip. It is a testament to the popularity of the gallery that not one of our friends- nor family members- cared to join us. Or maybe it is a testament to our own popularity! Anyway, I can’t tell you all the artists on display as I was too busy making art of my own. There was this fellow Picasso, and Lautrec. And Moliere, I think. It was an ‘M’ name for sure.
This week, for The Girl That Dreams Awake‘s 52 week challenge, the prompt is view.
So The Girl That Dreams Awake chose “Freedom” for this week’s word prompt. She chose to show birds- as in “free as a bird”. I chose the open road, since I hate to fly.
Now, let’s go see what other people think of when they think of freedom.
The American flag, anyone?
It’s tough to find a photo of people laughing when all you shoot are landscapes and old cars. I did have a shot of horses, but I think they were sneering at me. So, like anyone who has ever picked up a camera for the first time, I was asked to shoot a wedding when I didn’t even know how to set an f stop. Or really what an f stop was. The results were not pretty. But the couple was. And still is. Married for 6 years now, they have two kids; a 3 year old daughter and a one year old son. Anyway, this is in response to The Girl That Dreams Awakes‘ weekly challenge. Go visit her. She’s got gorgeous kids, too.