Protected By Petals


theme : enveloped

The petals protect, or envelope, the insides of the flower until it is ready to bloom and multiply. Sorry I don’t have the technical names for the flower parts but it has been a very long time since I learned them in 8th. grade science class and although this is the age of the internet, I have no desire to look up the actual names at this time. I just love their beauty.

8 Little Ducks


theme: 8 of something

Around town lately I have seen many little baby ducks with their moms (or dads). It made me look for this shot I took in Boston. I’m glad there were just 8 babies so I could use it.

Details Make the Difference

DSC_0446Theme – Details by Kim

This day was a wonderful one to experience as an auntie. My niece has a horse who had been out to pasture for quite a while and they have been retraining him. She loves him dearly and rides him for rodeo events like barrels and poles but he has been quite stubborn. The last time she rode him, he just took off with her on him, which was quite scary.

I was there the day for her lesson where a good friend and mentor called to let her know they had put a different bit on her horse. With that and some prayer, her horse had totally changed demeanor.

I saw her ride with joy and that her horse respond to all of her signals with the correct bit in his mouth. Her smile was something that brought joy to everyone and her friends cheered her on and were happy that the details had all come together for a better riding relationship!


Itchy Palms

itchy palms

theme: texture

I can’t imagine running my hand over this palm tree. There’s just nothing about the texture that I want to reach out and touch.

Dreaming in Aquamarine

turquoise watersEnnui Photo Theme – Aquamarine

My favorite range of colors fall into the many shades of and closest to Aquamarine. This was taken off the shore of Bahia Honda State Park. Loving the little sand bar Isle off to the top right!

Wish I had a boat to anchor off of that spot for the day! Maybe next trip…



Rose Petals


theme: ephemeral

Flowers were the first thing that came to my mind. They are so beautiful but only last a short time. The pretty petals of this rose seem so perfect yet delicate.

Hitting the Streets

traffic on the striptheme : street photography

I took this theme a little too literal. I was capturing the traffic coming into Vegas on a Friday night and used the tilt shift editing to make everything look like little miniatures. This is one of my favorite ways to edit city shots.

Mountain Road

mountain road-1theme: mountains

As usual this is a theme that is difficult when you live in the very flat south Florida. This is the best I could come up with. It was taken on a trip to Las Vegas and the Valley of Fire State Park. Funny that I had to goto the desert to find a mountain.

Pretty in Green

green feathers

theme: green

Beauty is not just for girls. I love that it is the male peacocks that show they will be a good mate through their beauty. I could follow them around Flamingo Gardens all day or until one sneaks up behind me and scares the heck out of me.

The Flame


theme: lit candle

This theme came from our personal list. I guess I could have used this one for orange too. I have no idea why I took this shot or even how I took it but I loved the layers of circles and the coloring. I’m glad I kept it and got to use it for a theme.