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)

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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.

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!

Tiny Creature

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TINY by Kim

This photo brought back fun memories of a trip to Monterey while visiting my friend Pauline and her family. After spending the day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, our girls explored the coastline finding tiny crabs, and fish.

I love Danica’s expression with her little crabby friend!

Mums the Word

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Autumn Color by Kim

When Autumn arrives,  almost every front porch or landscaping include mums in beautiful oranges, yellows and reds.

I had a few stragglers from the ones on my porch and placed them in a mason jar on my window sill.

Chandelier Art

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Curvy – Kim

On a recent trip to Florida, my friend and fellow blogger Diane put together a photo field trip to the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. It was here I planned to go entirely on manual…. still laughing about that one. I did not bring a tripod and we mostly took interiors with not much natural lighting. Switching to aperture priority was the closest I could achieve any sort of success.

This shot of a curvy chandelier was taken from directly below it. Diane came up with this idea and we had fun going from room to room to see what this angle would bring. I hope she may post all of hers as an online gallery as it was her original idea.

Looking forward to what our next photo field trip will bring.