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My Last Sunrise - Photo by Alastair Forbes

My Last Sunrise – Photo by Alastair Forbes

The photo of the sunrise through the trees hung on my bedroom wall. Little did I know when I took that photo, it would be the last sunrise I would ever see!

The day had been typical for me. I got up, had my morning cup of coffee, and then headed outdoors with my camera, which is when I snapped this photo. I had not seen the house with the three chimneys before, so of course I had to go investigate. It looked abandoned. I made the decision to return and explore the house after I got off work that day.

I looked forward to this all day. Returning home, I donned old clothes, grabbed the flashlight and headed out. When I got there, I noticed it was a run-down brick building. Trying the front door, I found it locked. As I started to turn away, I heard the door creak and saw that it was now open.

Curious, I headed in. The place was grand. It was then that I felt the cold breath on my neck as sharp teeth sunk in. I died that day. Now when I wake, the first thing I see is that last sunrise.
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Thanks go out to Alastair Forbes for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction! This is a flash fiction challenge where Al provides a photo prompt and you get to write a story with a beginning, middle and end using 200 words or less. If you would care to join in, click on Sunday Photo Fiction above, which will get you there!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope that you enjoyed my little bit of flash! Have a splendid, relaxing Sunday! Be well! ^..^

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There is nothing that compares to looking out over the rail of a ship, standing in the bitter cold, and looking at a massive glacier! Best viewing of glaciers, so that you can see the amazing colors, is when the sky is overcast. Luck was with me when I took these photos. I love the color blue, and, for today, I wanted to share with you some amazing photos of glacial ice up close and blue!

Jagged

Jagged

Bands of blue

Bands of blue

Blue and floating

Blue and floating

Swirls

Swirls

Dropped

Dropped

Shades of color

Shades of color

Lines

Lines

Isn’t the ice amazing?

Thanks for dropping in today! Have an amazing Saturday! If you are in my neck of the woods, stay dry! Be well! ^..^

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Xiao over at WordPress has chosen topic “angular” for this week’s photo challenge! As I love patterns, this is a perfect challenge for me! So here is my angular world!

We were visiting Harrah’s Casino in Las Vegas, and when we stepped outside, and I looked up, I fell in love with the angles on the building at night!

Harrahs

Harrahs

At Hoover Dam, I stood under one of the towers and looked up. The angles on the tower were electric!

Inside the tower

Inside the tower

Inside the dam, there were interesting angles inside the generator room!

Generators

Generators

Angles are not always straight. Check out the shifting angles on this fern fiddle!

The fiddle of a fern in the rainforest

The fiddle of a fern in the rainforest

One of the most amazing displays of angles in nature was the basalt formation we discovered in Yellowstone National Park.

Geometry in a basalt formation

Geometry in a basalt formation

One final shot…this one: Lines of color!

Lines of color

Lines of color

I hope that you enjoyed my angular view of the world! Be sure to check out some of the other posts for their views of what they see as “angular.” You can get there by clicking HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous Friday and weekend as well! Be well! ^..^

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Middleham Motors - Photo by Claire Fuller

Middleham Motors – Photo by Claire Fuller

Middleham Motors, known for automotive care and tire replacement, had been there for years. Michelin’s were their leader in tire sales.

Tire sales had dwindled, although you would not know it based on the number of dead tires sitting in a pile, they had a plan to boost sales.

Rummaging through the huge pile of used tires, they picked the ones that fit the bill for their project. It came together slowly, and finally all the pieces were in place. Spray painting the tires white, they stuck on eyes.

Bib now greeted the customer with a smile and a wave!
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Thanks goes out to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers! And thank you to Claire Fuller for the inspiring photo!

Join in on this challenge by adding your story!

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Thursday! Be well! ^..^

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When I started writing this blog I had not idea that I would be continuing on for all the years that I have! I have been blogging since June 2011, and over this time I have had over 126,000 views and 14,200 comments! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You have inspired me to keep this going! I wanted to share with you my top five posts of all time!

At number 5, with 1,400 views: Oven Fried Pork Chops!

Half way through cooking

Half way through cooking

Number 4, with 1,700 views is Chemistry in Cooking! People are really curious as to how things work!

Melting butter

Melting butter

Coming in at number 3, with 1,860 views: Sam, its Yosemite!

Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley

In at number 2, with 3,300 views: Chile Rellenos in the Crock Pot! Yummy!

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

Drum roll please! At number 1, with 4,400 views, and back on the rise due to the upcoming holidays, Maple Glazed Rotisserie Ham!

The ham goes on the spit!

The ham goes on the spit!

Thank you again for not only inspiring me, but for your loving support of me and this site! I would not have been able to reach these numbers and milestones, if it were not for you! Be well! ^..^

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My head is in the clouds today. Clouds can be dramatic, wispy and revealing! Let’s go and check it out, shall we?

Fingers across a glacier

Fingers across a glacier

Hovering over the mountains

Hovering over the mountains

The clouds part revealing the mountain tops

The clouds part revealing the mountain tops

Breaking through

Breaking through

Wispy

Wispy

Peaking through

Peaking through

Aren’t they just lovely?

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! Be well! ^..^

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There is nothing more impressive than coming around a corner and finding yourself facing a glacier! I thought for today I would share some photos that I shot when I last visited the Mendenhall Glacier! This glacier 13 miles from the capital city of Juneau Alaska. The glacier is receding glacier. It has an area of about 37 square miles. So let’s take a look at this glacier!

Mendenhall Glacier and Lake

Mendenhall Glacier and Lake

Wind blows off the top of the glacier making this area 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding valley. The front facing edge of the glacier still calves and the resulting icebergs float on Mendenhall Lake.

Icebergs

Icebergs

As the ice melts, it carries with it glacial silt. This silt makes the water cloudy. It almost looks milky and this is why the call water carrying this silt Mother’s Milk. This photo shows you where the silt is mixing with the lake water…

Mother's milk

Mother’s milk

While the glacier might look as if it is just sitting there, it is not. It it constantly moving. As it moves it shapes the landscape around it. The rounded peaks surrounding this glacier have been smoothed by the moving ice.

Rounded mountain tops

Rounded mountain tops

This glacier is just one of the 38 that come off of the Juneau ice field. Nearby, a hiking trail takes you to a massive waterfall. To give you perspective of how large this waterfall is, check out how small the people seem to be as they stand viewing it.

Nugget Creek Falls

Nugget Creek Falls

Inside the visitor center there was a chunk of the glacier. It is 200 years old, and I got to touch it!

200 year old glacial ice

200 year old glacial ice

One final shot of a part of the glacier up close. On cloudy days the ice is blue. To give you an idea of the size of this glacier, see if you can find the rafters!

A close up of the glacier

A close up of the glacier

I hope that you enjoyed this little trip to the Mendenhall Glacier! Have a terrific Tuesday, and thanks for stopping by! Be well! ^..^

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