Capturing Moments in Time

WEEK 1 – RULE OF THIRDS AND CLOUDS

A Photo Journal exercise in 2018.   Intended to learn new things about taking photo’s and inspiring others.    And to just have some fun with photo’s.

 

Spending Raymond’s 73rd Birthday with the kids. Desert Caballeros Western Museum, “Christmas Train”, Wickenburg, AZ

 

Clouds & “Rule of Thirds”

WEEK 2 – STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAMERA AND LANDSCAPE

 

Theme of the week= SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) No edits!   And Landscape!   Now I’ll grant you this is typical Landscape that you might take a picture of but this was one  of the best games of the year!    BAMA vs GA    ALL SEC this year!    And right down to the wire to find a winner, plus 2 OT’s to get there.

AND THE TIDE ROLLED AND BECAME #1 IN THE NATION  26-23.

 

Coming up next week  Week 3 already:   The Inspiration for next week is Artistic:  Land    OH GOOD GRIEF – I struggled with a Landscape for last week and now it’s more landscape type pictures.   hahaha    And ‘something from the kitchen’.

 

WEEK 3 ARTISTIC: LAND  AND KITCHEN

 

Delicious Kitchen Greens grown in North Ranch, AZ

 

Next week:     Tell a Story using a Mirrror and Flowers!

WEEK 4 – MIRROR AND FLOWERS

Lucky enough to have some family join us for New Years 2018 and Raymond’s 73rd Birthday.  Justin & Vanessa reading info boards in Wickenburg AZ Museum.

 

Lots of flowers at North Ranch, these are about the diameter of a quarter.

WEEK 5 Historical Event

 

Waiting on the Eclipse of the Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

Not seen since 1866, we were up by 4am to witness the big event.

I was bundled up in my Arctic coat.   49 degrees and calm winds.

Listening to the Coyotes Yip and Howl in the distance.

 

 

WEEK 6  Light and Dark

70th Annual “Gold Rush Days” in Wickenburg, AZ

 WEEK 7  Fill the Frame

 

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

WEEK 8   Sweeping Views

After Raymond ran the PHX Half Marathon (and came in 3rd in his age group), we drove to Fountain Hills, AZ  to walk around the lake.

The “Fountain” is turned on on the top of each hour and shoots 560′ if all 3 pumps are being used.    3300 acre lake.

Also walked around “The Great Fair of Fine Arts & Crafts”  (on the same grounds).  Over 500 booths.

 

 

WEEK 9   Still Life

Flowers

And for 45 minutes we had a wonderful round of Snow Flurries while in Benson, AZ.  Not exactly still life, but certainly needs posting!

 

WEEK 10

Fredericksburg, TX – What a surprise to get to see Jerry & Barbara and Randy and MaryK.
And, then we met up with Trey & Susan as we passed through Brenham, TX.
Thank you for the Whataburger and Loved spending a little time with you both.
TEXAS IN THE SPRING
BLUEBONNETS – JUST THE BEGINNING!
WEEK 11
Reflections
Lake Conroe, TX KOA
WEEK 12
Tufted Titmouse in the Snow
Crossville, TN
WEEK 13
Cumberland State Park, Crossville, TN
WEEK 14
Wytheville, VA
As we move closer to Boston, MA we find ourselves in Wytheville, VA.    Temperatures are still chilly, so we are enjoying “First Buds of Spring” in this area.
WEEK 15

Outbound from downtown Boston, MA on the T Line to Wellesley Farms.

WEEK 16

Raymond at the Boston Marathon

Under horrible Winds, Rain and Cold – He Finished!

WEEK 17

National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Into Battle

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

WEEK 19

Gettysburg Battlefields Today!     Oak Hill, PA

WEEK 20

Amazing what fits in our Smart!
33″wide x 10.5″ deep x 20″ tall
And still room for more on each side.

Broken Microwave/Convection replaced with the New one!   Big project for Raymond & I.
WEEK 21
Beautiful Western North Carolina!