Keeping the Peace

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CALM

This statue just makes me feel calm. I know there is symbolism in the hands posed that way but to me it just means stop and breathe. Right now I have to admit I’m jealous of those of you that practice daily meditation. It seems so peaceful. – Diane

 

Grungy

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Falling Apart

I found this car in Key West while hunting for the theme, neglected. I decided on a different photo for neglected and have waited for the right theme for this photo. I think falling apart will work just fine. I had some fun adding the grunge effect to it. – Diane

Rainbow Bridge

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This was one of my favorite vacations with our close friends where we rented a houseboat for a week on Lake Powell. We spent the day playing on jet skis, tubing, and the slide from the top of the houseboat! We docked at different locations every few days enjoying each of the breathtaking views, enjoying conversation, friendship and family time!

One of the days, we took a trip to Rainbow Bridge in Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Utah. We reached this destination by boat on Lake Powell. After docking, there was a short walk up to the majestic arch. We took many photos of the area but were not permitted to walk under Rainbow Bridge because, it said, the American Indians consider it a sacred religious site.

Warms the Soul

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WARMTH

The first thing that popped into my mind for this theme was my mug and its sweater.  My second thought was to capture some steam rising from the cup like I see in so many Pinterest photos. Now that I have the coffee and the cookies I just need a great book and a comfy chair to recline in. So relaxing and good for the soul. – Diane

Cruising

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AFTER DARK

I snapped this shot as I was walking back to my cabin one night. I don’t know why I never thought to take this shot before, and I certainly didn’t think it would turn out as dark as it was. I was surprised to see how it turned out, and disappointed that I walked past the scene so quickly that I didn’t take the time to actually go up to the railing. You live, you learn. I need to book another cruise so I can re-do this. I’m sure my family won’t mind… – Diane

Around and Around She Goes

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MOVEMENT

I would rather be firmly on the ground taking pictures than actually on this ride (or most rides). I noticed most of the people who were on this ride were under the age of 20. I guess the older you get, the more experienced you become, therefore the more intelligent  (or just braver) you become.  – Diane