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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wood ~

This week Cee continue’s her challenge incorporating the 5 Elements of the Chinese.  The first week was Metal, the second week was Water, and this week’s challenge is Wood (Tree, Wind, Moisture, Air, Minerals, Ink, Mind, Rubber, Paper, Plants, Poison, Wax, Dissolve, Carbon, Clouds, Health, Space).  As with every week, Cee also challenges us to “have fun” with it.

Al sits in a big Adirondack Chair!

Al sits in a big Adirondack Chair!

My husband sits in the largest Adirondack chair on record at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York.

Canoeists in a spectacular original wooden canoe.

Canoeists in a spectacular original wooden canoe.

I caught this gorgeous wooden canoe at the boat races on Long Lake, NY, in the Adirondacks.

Lakeside Church in the Adirondacks

Lakeside Church in the Adirondacks

We took a dinner cruise on Raquette Lake and I caught a picture of this beautiful all wood church built on the shore of the lake.

Thanks, again, Cee for a fun and interesting challenge!  Looking forward to next week’s continuation of the 5 Chinese Elements (fire).

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water ~

 

This is Part 2 of Cee’s 5-Week Chinese Elements Challenge.  This week the focus is on “water”.  These are my contributions:

View from the Lanai

View from the Lanai

My husband and I took a week and went to Honolulu, Hawaii, for our 1st wedding anniversary back in 1999.  This photo was taken from our lanai overlooking Waikiki Beach (taken with a Kodak 110 film camera!).  I can still feel the warmth of the sun and remember the cool nights watching the moon & stars as we sipped Blue Hawaiian drinks and shared a chocolate volcano brownie.

Alaskan wilderness

Alaskan wilderness

In 2001 I had an opportunity to fly to Anchorage, Alaska, for a week’s stay with my daughter and son-in-law.  This photo captures both water and ice/snow from the mountains in the background.  It was Thanksgiving time when I visited, and icy cold!  But the sightseeing drive from Anchorage down to the coastal Seward, Alaska, was invigorating!

A gorgeous, serene pond sits in the center of a beautiful "strip" mall.

A gorgeous, serene pond sits in the center of a beautiful “strip” mall.

This final submission was snapped in Charlotte, North Carolina, during their spring blossom time.  I took a trip down with my sister-in-law for a few days and she enjoyed taking me sightseeing for photo ops.  As soon as I saw this sweet little pond near a strip mall, I was taken, and got several photos from different locations/angles.  Even the resident green heron didn’t mind me getting him in on the action!

I’m an absolute idiot for water ~ fresh, salt or even frozen!  Thanks for this challenge, Cee! 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Metal ~

Anchor's aweigh!  Clayton, New York

Anchor’s aweigh! Clayton, New York

 

Al and I took a mini vacation in August 2012 up to Alexandria Bay, New York.  On the way back home after 3 beautiful sun-filled days, we took the “back roads” and found this park in Clayton (?), New York.  At least, I think it was Clayton.  But I saw this ginormous anchor and couldn’t resist.

This is my submission for the first part of Cee’s Challenge, Part 1 of the 5 Chinese Elements… Metal.  Thanks, Cee!

 

Cee’s Share Your World 2013: Week 2 ~

Cee is at it again!  The following questions are yours for the answering:

  1. What is your favorite color?  That would have to be red.  I am intrigued by brightness and things that excite my senses.  And I’ve been told that I really look good in red
    Red is my favorite color!

    Red is my favorite color!

     

  2. Favorite thing to photograph? Write? Or Cook?  A triple whammy!  Favorite thing to photograph:  nature, animals and landscapes.  Anything God has put out there for us to share.  Favorite thing to write:  blog posts and/or my journal.  Favorite thing to cook:  leftovers from Texas Roadhouse ~ OR any type of homemade soup.  I make GR8 soups/chilis/chowders!
  3. Name two of your best personality traits.  Anything I do I give it my all.  I live life to the fullest.  Also, I am a very giving person. 
  4.  What word or words are fun for you to say?   a)  “Right THERE!”  and b)  “What do you want for dinner?” ~ usually said to my husband via phone call right before we both head home from work, and nothing is ready at home to eat; hence I usually get taken out for dinner.

Thanks again, Cee!  I’ve learned so much about other people through this venue!  I even learned what “gorilla bread” is this morning!  (Thanks, Allan!  Would love that recipe!)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Your 2012 Outdoors and Nature

 

First Fun Foto Challenge of 2013 and its’s a good one!  Thanks, Cee!

Ducks huddle together on the edge of the iced over Erie Canal near Camillus, NY

Ducks huddle together on the edge of the iced over Erie Canal near Camillus, NY

Snowmobiler on the Erie Canal Trail, near Jordan, NY

Snowmobiler on the Erie Canal Trail, near Jordan, NY

That water looks cold!  Creekside near Memphis, NY

That water looks cold! Creekside near Memphis, NY

CSX train headed straight for me

CSX train headed straight for me

Little  bird on our suet feeder

Little bird on our suet feeder

Spectacular Triumph Rocket III

Spectacular Triumph Rocket III

Dickens characters ring the bell for the Salvation Army.

Dickens characters ring the bell for the Salvation Army.

Fall in Syracuse, NY

Fall in Syracuse, NY

Fall in downtown Syracuse, NY

Fall in downtown Syracuse, NY

Red Oak Tree planted for a child lost.

Red Oak Tree planted for a child lost.