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Brie over at WordPress has chosen the topic “early bird” for this week’s photo challenge. She is asking for early morning photos. One of the things that I like about early morning photos is the intensity of the colors. Sunrises can be amazing with an array of color, and so can objects photographed in the morning light. So, now, let me take you on a trek through my early bird photos!

Here is one of the many spectacular sunrises that I get to enjoy in the mornings while having a cup of coffee…

It begins

It begins

On a cruise ship off the coast of Mexico, I watch from the deck as the sun lifts up on the horizon!

Sunrise over Mexico

Sunrise over Mexico

From the Sierra Foothills, down to Mexico, we now head out to the San Francisco Bay Area. Here is a sunrise over the San Mateo bridge!

Sunrise on the bay

Sunrise on the bay

Heading now to Alaska, here is an early morning photo of the majestic Mt. MkKinley, or Denali as the locals call it.

Mt. McKinley early in the morning

Mt. McKinley early in the morning

One last shot. This one is back at my house again. As the sun rises, clouds in the sky create shadows that offer up a very “God-Like” photo!

Casting shadows

Casting shadows

Well, that is it for my early morning shots! Thanks for coming along to see these amazing places, and remember, be well! ^..^

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The ever lovely Krista over at WordPress has chosen the subject “afloat” for this week’s photo challenge. The word afloat is defined as: Floating in water, or not sinking. So the series of my photos in this week’s WP photo challenge post, will show you what floats my boat! Ready? :)

A lovely water lily…

Water lily

Water lily

The beautiful Canadian Geese…

Canadian Geese

Canadian Geese

A large sailboat looks tiny as it floats on the waters in Emerald Bay…

Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay

Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay

Sighting an iceberg and knowing that it will not be able to harm the ship that I am floating on…

Blue and floating

Blue and floating

The amazing color of crepe myrtle leaves floating in water…

Crepe Myrtle leaves floating in the bird bath

Crepe Myrtle leaves floating in the bird bath

A lovely water plant that floats on a lake nearby…

Floating islands

Floating islands

What floats your boat? I would love to hear what you have to say! Have one heck of an amazing weekend, and remember: Be well! ^..^

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Michelle over at WordPress has chosen the topic “Blur” for this week’s photo challenge. She says, “This week, share a photo that’s a blur. You could keep your camera out of focus to achieve a blurry photo, or take a photo of something in motion. Or go in a different direction — capture an image of an experience that would otherwise be a blur, or of something in a state of flux.” So, here are my version of blurred photos!

Let’s start with a night shot of a town…

Night lights

Night lights

Some interesting arches…

Arches

Arches

Reflections…

Reflections

Reflections

Wet tile….

Tile work

Tile work

Lines interrupted…

Lines

Lines

Uneven edges create interest…

Uneven edges

Uneven edges

Did I meet this challenge? I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for taking the time to stop on by today, and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! Be well… ^..^

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Jen H. over at WordPress has chosen the topic “fresh” for this week’s photo challenge. What came to mind: Fresh vegetables from the garden! Are you ready to see my view of fresh? Here we go!

Who doesn’t like fresh sweet corn from the garden?

Sweet, sweet corn

Sweet, sweet corn

There is nothing better than fresh broccoli fresh from the garden!

Broccoli

Broccoli

Tomatoes from the garden beat store bought hands down!

Heirloom tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes

Here is a photo of some freshly picked potatoes that I grew last year.

Colorful potatoes

Colorful potatoes

I love the sweet fresh sequoia strawberries from my garden!

Sweet, sweet strawberries!

Sweet, sweet strawberries!

Love my raspberries too!

Raspberries!

Raspberries!

Fresh acorn squash is a perfect accompaniment to ham!

Acorn squash

Acorn squash

I love those green beans too!

Green beans

Green beans

Well, there you have it! My view of fresh!

Thanks for stopping by today and be well! ^..^

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I love the topic for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge! Cheri Lucas Rowland is asking for us to, “consider the walls you’ve erected and decorated, the halls you walk down each day, or the exteriors you’ve ignored or neglected. What do these walls reveal about a place, people, or you?” So, let’s hit the wall running!

An artistic wall in Murphys, California.

The texture found in a rock wall

The texture found in a rock wall

A remaining wall of the Kinishba ruins of in Arizona.

A look down a side wall of the village

A look down a side wall of the village

A rock wall in Placerville, California.

Rock Wall

Rock Wall

An inside wall in one of the Las Vegas casinos.

A wall in a building

A wall in a building

Glass walls on a cruise ship.

Glass panels

Glass panels

A cracked wall in Georgetown, California.

Cracked

Cracked

A wall of bells at Arcosanti.

100 bells

100 bells

I hope that you enjoyed my selection of wall photos! Thanks for stopping by today, and have a fabulous weekend! Be well… ^..^

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Michelle over at WordPress has chosen the color orange to be the focus of this week’s photo challenge. She says, “This week, share a group of photos where orange is either the dominant color, or provides a bold highlight. Shoot for at least three photos, and look for different shades — bright neons, deep rusts, delicate peaches.” So, here we go into my orange world!

Up close to this flower are many orange folds, making it appear as if it is a skirt!

Orange ruffles

Orange ruffles

Here are lovely shades of orange in an Arizona sunset…

Saffron Sunset

Saffron Sunset

Shades of orange adorn this marigold!

A bit of sunshine!

A bit of sunshine!

Here is one of the Sierra Foothills natives. It is in the azalea family…

Close up to an orange native

Close up to an orange native

I love the orange color of cheddar cheese when it has melted over a really yummy mac ‘n cheese!

Cheddar on Mac 'n Cheese

Cheddar on Mac ‘n Cheese

There is nothing like the sweet, flavorful taste of a Tuscan melon, especially when it is home grown!

The beauty inside the Tuscan Melon

The beauty inside the Tuscan Melon

There you have it: My view of the color orange! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you have an amazing weekend! Be well… ^..^

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Krista, over at WordPress has chosen “Reward” as this week’s challenge topic! She says, “Reward is filthy with possibility: it could be your third grader’s beaming smile after reading her first chapter book, a steaming mug of chicken soup after a long run in the cold, a photo of your brand-new baby — your reward for patience during nine months of construction, or your extended family gathered around the dinner table.” Here are my rewards:

A calving glacier splashes into the water after a long wait…

The splash!

The splash!

A hike takes me to a point where I can view the awesome Yosemite Valley…

Yosemite Valley with Half Dome in the background

Yosemite Valley with Half Dome in the background

After working hard in the garden…

The garden today!

The garden today!

we have an abundance of plants that gave us loads of vegetables!

The entire bounty

The entire bounty

Tomorrow's bounty

Tomorrow’s bounty

We feed the hummingbirds here in the spring and summer months. I was rewarded, after years of feeding them, to have on actually land on my hand!

Hummer on my finger!

Hummer on my finger!

There is nothing better than being rewarded at the end of the day with a glorious sunset!

The sun descends in the sky

The sun descends in the sky

I hope that you like the photos that to me are all rewards! Thank you for dropping by today! Have a fabulous Friday and be well! ^..^

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