It’s the end of an era, this is the last week of The Weekly Photo Challenge.
While looking for my all time favorite post for this week’s photo challenge, I looked back through all my weekly photo challenge posts, six years worth. I watched the kids get younger and the seasons change in reverse, our house got knocked down again, flowers bloomed and the sun set and rose more than once.
It was hard to pick a favorite, but this post with it’s three little things I wanted to remember from the day reminded me why I started blogging. Why I’m glad I have this blog with random bits of life that I had indeed forgotten. Why I need to make sure to carve time out of busy weeks to continue blogging.
Follow the link for a glimpse of my life in 2013:
Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above
And if you want to watch six years fly in reverse, follow this link to see all the weekly photo challenges I participated in:
Weekly Photo Challenges
Thanks again to The Daily Post for the years of inspiration!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation
Errr… you know when you go around taking pictures of things in “transition” because you think that’s what the photo challenge is and then you look late at night and realize it was a different, long, “t” word?
Yeah… that’s what I did.
I was going to talk about the transition from day to to night, how the neighbor was taking the corn off his field tonight and how this was taken in my driveway and all the transitions those things contain. It was a great “transition” post I had been writing in my head.
As it stands it was a good thing those clouds have been transformed by the setting sun or I’d have nothing to post tonight!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek
After a few cloudy days I caught the sun peeking through the trees.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic
It’s not just a blanket. It’s a roof, a cloak of invisibility and, most importantly, protection from the Little Grizzly Bear that was roaming the living room.
Time with cousins is always magic.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify
Scrap metal, turned giant fish, turned pigeon perch.
This fish is part of a sculpture called Fisherman’s Dream along The Enchanted Highway in North Dakota.
The Enchanted Highway: where one retired school teacher started taking scrap metal, turning it into sculptures and planting them along a country highway in an effort to turn tourists off the expressway and help keep small towns on the map and transmogrified the landscape in the process!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow
At the lake.
A narrow strip of sand.
A tiny beach.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top
The purple coneflowers are in bloom outside my front door and all day I go in and out with not much more than a glance their way.
I see honey bees among the flowers as I rush to the feed mill and a bumble bee as I come back from the vet. But when an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail stops by to feed I can’t help but stop my day to watch it flit about.
A delicate butterfly on such a striking flower- a cherry on top indeed.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Details
I have always liked how purple cone flowers hold their pollen in a circle all around the outer edge of their bright spiky center. This particular flower’s petals were only partially unfurled showing off those spiny looking sepals hiding underneath as well.
It’s no wonder my kids call them “the pokey flowers!”
Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth
In the winter we live in a world dominated by black and white. Then, come spring, when your eyes finally spy those first green shoots, you can feel something sigh within you as your gaze rests on the welcome color. For awhile each new spot of green in the landscape is a welcome sight but now, now are the days when the earth explodes.
Last week we were still enjoying the soft fuzz of new leaves, spring flowers, growing grass and emerging plants. This week, after a few days of rain, the amount of green is no longer a relief to the eyes but an assault. Plants have grown inches, new leaves are everywhere and the spring flowers that were the focus of the landscape have become hidden under the flush of growth. There is no doubt about it, the growing season has arrived!