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This week, Michelle at WordPress, has chosen the subject “Adventure” for this week’s photo challenge! Let me take you on an adventure to several places where you can find your own adventures!

Take a hike and find yourself looking at this view in Yosemite!

Half Dome and Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point

Half Dome and Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point

How about a white water adventure? This photo is from the American River near Coloma.

Coming up and out

Coming up and out

Or, how about exploring an underground cavern? This is one of the rock formations at the Moaning Caverns in Calaveras County.

Amazing colors

Amazing colors

Feel like sailing? Take a boat ride on Lake Tahoe and venture into Emerald Bay…

Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay

Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay

How about a bit of rock climbing, or rappelling at Red Rock just outside Las Vegas?

From the trail around Calico Hills

From the trail around Calico Hills

What do you like to do for adventure? I would love to hear from you!

Have a fantastic Friday and thank you for stopping by today! Be well! ^..^

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Guest host Frederic Biver has chosen a unique topic for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge! The topic is “dialogue,” and the challenge is to feature photos that speak to you! So here we go into my world of “Dialogue.”

One of the chimps at the Sacramento Zoo was definitely saying something to me!

You wanna talk to me?

You wanna talk to me?

Sometimes what speaks to you does so very softly that you need to listen carefully! Can you hear the water inviting me in?

Layers in the ocean

Layers in the ocean

And, sometimes something just gets in your face and says to you, “Hey, listen to me!”

Whatcha doing?

Whatcha doing?

Here is a shot of one of weeds in our area. What do you think this plant has to say?

The Star Thistle

The Star Thistle

Photos can not only speak to you but they can cause your mouth to water…Can you just about taste these strawberries?

Sweet, sweet strawberries!

Sweet, sweet strawberries!

Let me close with someone who was definitely communicating with me!

Calling out a greeting

Calling out a greeting

I hope that you enjoyed my take on “dialogue!” Here’s to wishing you a fabulous Friday and a spectacular weekend! Thank you for dropping in! Be well! ^..^

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This week the WordPress Photo Challenge subject is “Fray.” This could be a worn or raveled edge from something nature created or from constant rubbing. Photos are already coming to mind as I write this! Ready to see what Fray means to me? Let’s go!

In the spring, the buffalo in Yellowstone try to relieve themselves of their winter coats. They do this by rubbing their bodies up against the trees. We came across a tree that showed evidence of this!

Buffalo hair stuck to a tree

Buffalo hair stuck to a tree

Here are a couple of palm leaves that I photographed while in Mexico. Notice the strings hanging from the plants!

Palm Green

Palm Green

To me, the petals on the Gilardia always look frayed!

Gilardia

Gilardia

A jumble of seaweed that I discovered floating in the bay at Santa Catalina shows worn edges from being battered in the ocean before settling here.

At the surface

At the surface

The ducks around our local lake shed their feathers. These are the old feathers from a white goose.

Downy feathers

Downy feathers

Enjoy your day and be sure to check out other posts by clicking here!

Be well! ^..^

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Cheri Rowlands over at WordPress chose the topic of silhouettes once again as a photo challenge. So without further ado, let’s go visit some of the silhouettes that I have captured! Enjoy!

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Yellowstone is steaming

Yellowstone is steaming

Winter

Winter

Incoming!

Incoming!

The rising sun over the San Francisco Bay

The rising sun over the San Francisco Bay

See the dog?

See the dog?

And one final shot…

The start of the sunset 02/09/12

The start of the sunset 02/09/12

I hope that you enjoyed these! Now have a wonderful Friday and one heck of an amazing weekend!

Be well! ^..^

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Natalia Maks has chosen the subject for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge! Such a great topic and one of my favorite themes! Check out my textures!

Amazing textures

Amazing textures

The texture found in the bark of a tree

The texture found in the bark of a tree

Amazing colors and textures

Amazing colors and textures

Flamingo feather textures

Flamingo feather textures

Rough

Rough

Colorful reflecting textures

Colorful reflecting textures

Great textures – eh? I hope that you enjoyed these! Have a great Friday and thank you for dropping by!

Be well! ^..^

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I love patterns and textures and Ben chose “Zigzag” for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge! Are you ready for my take on this topic?

Check out the zigzag in this rock wall that I discovered in Murphys, CA!

The texture found in a rock wall

The texture found in a rock wall

Stacked lounge chairs form a zigzag pattern!

Stacked lounge chairs

Stacked lounge chairs

Looking up at the ceiling at a restaurant, one gets dizzy from the zigzag pattern!

The ceiling of the restaurant

The ceiling of the restaurant

Louvered windows on a cruise ship show off a different zigzag!

Louvered windows

Louvered windows

The amazing detail of this pincushion flower head zigs and zags!

Launching into space!

Launching into space!

Light reflecting off the water of a pool creates a zigzag!

Reflections 3

Reflections 3

Do venture out to see what others have posted by clicking here!

Have a great Friday and weekend! And, thank you for stopping by!

Be well! ^..^

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This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge subject is “Summer Lovin’.” Krista asks that we “share a photo that says summer lovin’ to you. It might be a favorite pair of sandals you can’t bear to part with, the homemade salsa you made with veggies from your garden, the flowers you planted, or your family frolicking on the beach. If summer is on the way in your hemisphere, show us something hot hot hot: your homemade sriracha sauce, some friends shuckin’ and jivin’ on the dance floor, or even the furnace or boiler that heats your home.” Are you ready for some Summer Lovin’? In the summer time, I just have to be near water!

There is nothing like cold water on a hot day!

Going under!

Going under!

There is nothing like spending time on a black sand beach in Hawai’i!

One view of the black sand beach

One view of the black sand beach

Or sitting on the beach enjoying the sea!

The calm of the sea

The calm of the sea

Or, how about snorkeling in it?

A snorkeler in the ocean

A snorkeler in the ocean

And, at the end of the day, enjoying the warm evening sunsets!

Watching to sun set at the waters edge

Watching to sun set at the waters edge

This is my Summer Lovin’! What is yours?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Be well! ^..^

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