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

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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.