Rainbow Bridge

LakePowellPhoto Friday Theme – Panorama by Kim

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.

Strike a Pose

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Photo Friday Theme – From Nature by Kimberly O’Neill

If you can’t find it in nature, visit your nearest nature center!

This ibis’ habitat is at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. My fellow blogger and photo enthusiast Diane took this photo field trip with me. It was great to go to an attraction with a fellow photographer as we are in the same mindset.

Symbol of Freedom & Resiliency

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Photo Friday Theme - BIG by Kim O’Neill

The Freedom Tower soars to a whopping 1,776 feet high (104 stories big)!

One World Trade Center is America’s tallest building and a new symbol of our country’s freedom and resiliency. This New York landmark was designed by David M. Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The 3 million-square-foot building includes office space, observation deck and world-class restaurants.

I took this shot recently as my friend Lana wanted to see the memorial pools and the new Memorial Museum. It was the first time I’ve been to the pools as an open park (not waiting in line and security)

The Museum was very subdued, respectful and informative on all we lost on September 11, 2001.

Information found on www.wtc.com

Lovely

Photo Friday Family – Thanks for voting this as a top fan favorite this week!
Aunt Judy

Photo Friday Theme – Portrait by Kim O’Neill

A beautiful moment of my Aunt Judy with her grandson.

She and my Uncle were celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

A very special day!

A Place to Dream

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Photo Friday Theme – Solitude by Kim O’Neill

The Cliffs of Kerry

From high above I sit in solitude,

listening to the wind sing and waves meet the cliffs

greens, turquoise and deep blue wrapped in mist

brings me to a place of peace. – Kimberly O’Neill

It’s in the details

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Photo Friday Theme- Black and White by Kim O’Neill

This photo was taken on a recent trip to Ireland where John and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. We were exploring the seaside town of Kinsale with it’s quaint streets and I noticed this detail in one of the windows.

Kinsale has an abundance of lovely, artsy shoppes and excellent restaurants. My favorite meal of our trip was at a restaurant named Fishy Fishy. The salmon was the best I have ever tasted and the mussel appetizer was so sweet, I’ve now become a fan! Brilliant!

Kinsale by Derek Mahon

The kind of rain we knew is a thing of the past –
deep-delving, dark, deliberate you would say,
browsing on spire and bogland; but today
our sky-blue slates are steaming in the sun,
our yachts tinkling and dancing in the bay
like race-horses. We contemplate at last
shining windows, a future forbidden to no-one.