Inisheer Landscape

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Photo Friday theme – Gray

I took this shot off the coast of County Clare, Ireland when exploring the Aran Islands. We spent the day on Inisheer, the smallest of the islands.  The gray limestone throughout the island landscape is truly grand as well as the island’s many stone walls.

This photo is of grikes (crevices) in the surface. They provide moist shelter for a wide range of plants.  When the limestone pavement is covered by a thin layer of soil, patches of grass are seen, interspersed with plants like the gentian and orchids. (information from wikipedia)

Kim

Expressive Moments

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Isn’t it so true that when you take a candid shot of a person, you capture their expression in a moment in time? This moment was on a family vacation trip with friends, and  I can tell by my daughter’s expression, she is truly happy …. a moment to treasure!

Kim

 

Bailey The Destructor

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The photo above was not great quality but I had fun putting in the Sketch It App. 

Kim and Diane Theme: Stuffed Animal

This theme is dedicated to my sweet german shepherd mix, Bailey, who when given any stuffed toy becomes “The Destructor.”  She feels the need to remove any squeakers from a toy immediately and then if she gets a little frustrated, the destuffing begins. Every Christmastime she gets treated with stuffed toys, but usually it’s a Kong brand or tennis ball.

When she was younger, she used to eat holes in pillows and destroyed any dog bed we brought home for her. Last year, I bought another bed and put it in the kitchen, thinking she is getting a little older and would like the padding. The first 6 months, our cat decided it was her territory, but every once in awhile I catch her there, enjoying the comfy bed. (not a chewed area to be found) – Kim

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Beautiful Winter Weather

Photo Friday team – Thank you for choosing this photo for this week’s spotlight. – Kim

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Photo Friday Theme – Weather

This photo was taken the morning after a snowstorm. It’s my one of my favorite days in winter when we have new snow and then a bright and sunny day. The morning light really showcases the snow-covered branches.

Preparing for more snow in a few days… hopefully will get another morning like this one! – Kim

Destination Paradise

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Photo Friday – Paradise by Kim

I was so happy to have a few days to go on a photo adventure with my friend and fellow blogger Diane. Don’t be surprised to see many Florida Keys photos from both of us as the waters are so incredible to capture!

This little spot of paradise was taken in Key Largo, Florida facing on the bay side.

Walk About

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Photo Friday Theme – On A Walk by Kim

One of our favorite travels and most beautiful walks in Ireland was the Donegal Bay Coast. We visted the Glencolmcille Folk Village where we were immersed into traditional Irish culture. We had the opportunity to learn gaelic football, playing music and of course dance.

My husband and daughter took a great hike to one of the martel towers at a cliff’s edge …on a walk to remember.

New Chapter

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “New.”

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Newby Kim

New year, new snow, and resolutions… all great things to photograph. After coming across this photo of my daughter who is newly twenty-one, an official adult, this had to be my choice.

It is a huge milestone as a parent watching your baby step into adulthood. I have watched her grow, through school, sports, friendships, success and struggles to see her really come into her own.

She realizes that with power comes responsibility and that is definitely a good thing to take into her next chapter of life.

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A Favorite Moment

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BEST OF 2014 – by Kim

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese

I wouldn’t rate this as my best photo of the year, but love the moment that was created between my daughter and pup in the snow. Wishing everyone a very blessed New Year!

Endless Shades of Blue

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Another beautiful shot of Lake Champlain at dusk from the deck of the ferry. I could live here on either side the lake…  NY or Vermont!  The color of Champlain is just peaceful and inspirational to me.

Next move…  out of the woods and on the water somewhere!