CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – WEATHERED WOOD

It’s raining.  Again.  And those news smarties are telling me it’s going to be all wintery this weekend.  Really?  Wintery?  It’s nearly April for heaven’s sake.  When will these cold, dreary days disappear and make way for blue skies and sunshine.  I’m a little bit tired of this weather.  (segue into this week’s Fun Foto Challenge…)

So you want Weathered Wood?  It don’t get no more weathered than this!  Come on Mr. Sun!!!

tree and bench in rain

TREE IN THE RAIN

tree in rain

OLD FENCE (AND TREE) IN THE RAIN

wooden shed in rain

OLD WOODEN SHED, YES, IN THE RAIN!

 

It stopped raining long enough for me to catch this pile of firewood trying to dry out.  Poor thing has been weathering all winter.  And now, even in spring!  You weather people ARE KILLIN’ ME!

Firewood

 Click on the icon and it’ll get you over to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

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TRAVEL THEME – WINTER

In years gone by, winter brought visions of sugar plums and brilliantly white snowy days, like these.

With icicles nearly a yard long.

With icicles nearly a yard long.

And decks dangerously weighed down.

And decks covered in white.

And trees totally bogged down and what might look like down!

Trees totally bogged down with what might look like down!

And views of the street - What street?!

And views of the street – What street?!

But this year, with the temperatures soaring to nearly 70 degrees, I would never have know it was winter.  No coats, nearly thinking I might wear my sandals, there were no signs of the Old Man at all.  

Ah, but I did have a reminder of the first day, though not by the weather.  My mom’s birthday falls of that day, so I didn’t need a snowfall to tell me it was December 21.

Happy Birthday, momma.  Ti amo, cara.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM December 21, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM
December 21, 2013

Skate on over to Ailsa’s at wheresmybackpack to see more of what winter means to her and her blogging friends.  Click on the snowflake below.

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – THE FABULOUS SEASON OF WINTER!

We didn’t get hammered by snow this winter like we’ve had in years past.  Sadly however, much of the east coast is getting pummeled by rain and high winds.  I guess we’re lucky that we didn’t get both, but whoa!  I am waterlogged!  Here’s a peek into this winter’s smidge of snow.  Even a little snow can be enchanting.

If you feel so inclined, zoom in on the trees and find the deer.  I didn’t know they were there until after I took the photo.  If you’ve never been to Valley Forge in the winter, you’re missing something beautiful.  And if you haven’t been to Cee’s blog site, you also don’t know what you’re missin’.  Click the icon to see more of winter and Cee’s fabulous fotos.

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BOB’S CHALLENGE: FRAMEABLE KEEPERS

There’s a guy living in Oregon named Bob. I’m sure there are many Bobs in Orgeon, but this Bob is special. He takes a lot of very cool photos, and he seems very nice.  A friend of mine directed me to his blog, and the first thing I come across is a challenge!  AHHHHHH!  I am so not ready for another challenge since I can’t even keep up with the ones I know of now! But Bob’s seems fun too, so I figure, what the heck.  

Bob says he wishes to start a challenge for Sundays asking that you post a photo you would love to have framed and hanging on your wall.  Easy, right?  So today, while my husband and I walked Rocky through a nearby park, I clicked a little.  Here’s one of the shots I thought, “Now, that would look nice in the hallway.”  Whaddaya think?

Frozen lake

Drop by Bob’s by clicking on the icon below.  You won’t be disappointed.

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – CHANGING SEASONS

Living in New Jersey can be a challenge in itself.  From soaring taxes that can rival the heights of Mt. Everest, to blazing hot, humid summers that have you begging for an arctic blast.   But you can’t beat Jersey’s changing  seasons.  Nature at it’s best. Most certainly some of God’s best work.

Thanks for stopping by, liking, commenting, browsing.  I appreciate every click of the mouse, every tap on the keys, every smart phone visit.  I don’t always say so, but the intent is there.  Blogging. Dang!  If only there were 48 hours in the day.

Stop off to see more changing seasons by clicking on the WordPress logo or on any of the links below.

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WEEKLY IMAGE OF LIFE – SEASONS AND CHANGES

Every year I say I’m sorry summer’s over.  But truth be told, I love the changing of the seasons.  As I grow older, I prefer the warmth of the sun and the trips to the beach:  sitting, walking, people watching, spotting dolphins, reading in my beach chair, with warm breeze blowing, waves crashing … But truth be told, all seasons are a gift.

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“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

It’s all good 🙂

Many thanks to IslandTraveler for the challenge.  Click on his logo.  It will take you to other interpretations of changing seasons.