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!

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Dreaming in Aquamarine

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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…

Kim

 

Beautifully Lit in the Darkness

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IMG_6169Photo Friday Theme – Darkness

This shot was taken while I was exploring Universal Orlando as my girls were on a ride I didn’t want to ride. I love the lighting of the building against the strong blue darkness of the clouds.

Kim

 

Black Valley Mountain Ring

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Photo Friday Theme – Mountain

This photo was from The Lake Hotel in Killarney, which is nestled on the lake of Lough Lein, Killarney’s lower lake. The magnificent view has a backdrop of the mountain-ringed Black Valley and the 12th century McCarthy Mór castle ruins.

I would love to go back to explore the Killarney National Forest!

Kim

Sunset on the Hudson

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Photo Friday Theme – City

We headed into the city to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday. On the drive in, I captured this shot of the Trump towers with the beautiful colors from the sun setting showing it’s reflection on the buildings and sky.

Kim

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

DSC_0274_3Photo Friday Theme – Faces

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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