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On the deck of a ship, imagine your eyes wandering along the jagged coastline in Alaska. You are looking for the white spots which indicate Bald Eagles. A movement near the water catches your eye, and heaving itself up onto the rocks you realize that you are viewing a sea lion. Then you notice the cluster of them covering the rocks! Click on the photos to see these amazing critters better!

With their noses pointing up in the air, I wonder what they smell…

Noses in the air

Noses in the air

The sea lions are along the rocks just above the water line!

Sea Lions on the point

Sea Lions on the point

As we sail through the passages, the sea lions swim near the ship. I caught a pair, with one looking at the ship, and another swimming away from the ship!

Swimming with the birds

Swimming with the birds

Heading away from us

Heading away from us

In the Skagway harbor, near the pier, a head pops up from the water. The sea lion is looking right at me!

Inside the Skagway Harbor

Inside the Skagway Harbor

We were so fortunate to see the amount of sea life that we did. If you have the opportunity to visit Alaska, I hope that you too get to enjoy the sea life too!

Thank you for dropping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! Be well! ^..^

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When we visited Glacier Bay and the College Fjords, one of the things that I noticed were the number of ice caves. These caves are openings where the melting waters of the glaciers flow into the channels. People do like to venture into these caves, which can be very dangerous, because at any time the cave can collapse. So, let’s explore these from a distance! Imagine the sound of rushing water…this is what we heard as we neared these caves!

Feel like exploring?

Feel like exploring?

Three caves

Three caves

Looking in

Looking in

Water running out of the cave

Water running out of the cave

Dark caves

Dark caves

Aren’t they cool? :)

Thank you for stopping in today, and I hope that you have a terrific Tuesday! Be well! ^..^

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I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story, which is a challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to your story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words….Ready?

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“Dance as if no one is watching!” Her dance instructor would shout this at the students while looking at her. She could not help it that she had two left feet!

Sabina’s career in dancing began at a young age. It was every mother’s dream that their daughters would grow up to be prima ballerinas. Her mother was no exception.

Her first dance class was tap dancing. The school asked her mother to remove her from the class because she was destroying the floors with her tap shoes. In ballet, she would turn left when everyone else went right. She was constantly tripping, knocking over other students. Those were the days.

Alone in her back yard, with the song “Everybody Dance Now” by C&C cranked up on the radio, Sabina let loose! She danced as if no one was watching. Her neighbor was secretly videotaping her. Now, in her 90’s, Sabina is the newest YouTube sensation!
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From YouTube, Everybody Dance Now! Video posted by Kemal Surmelioglu!

Now do you feel like dancing too?

Thanks for stopping by today! Have one heck of an amazing Monday! Be well! ^..^

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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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