This is a photo challenge to take a picture a week, for 52 weeks. We have multiple contributors posting from around the world on the same theme by Sunday night. The weekly themes are listed at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
Once in a while we get a Marine Layer of fog from the coast moving east in San Diego. This is the fog rolling off in the distance in the morning. This is a hike I often take near my house-Black Mountain trail...
As Lisa Dawn mentioned in her blog post, it rained here in San Diego this morning. This is very unusual since we only receive about 7 inches of rain the entire year and it's almost always December through April.
Lucky for us the downpour was right on time for our Weather theme!
I ventured out right after the rain stopped and spotted this beautiful and sparkly scene....
When I looked out this morning I saw white on the ground and few
flurries. The first thing that came to mind was, "winter, cold dark
nights". I then recalled what a dear friend told me. "Think of seasons
changing as a time, especially winter - a time of renewal - a time of
rebirth - a new planting - the start of a brand new cycle".
After a hot, cloudless day a strong wind brought in high cirrus clouds followed by low dark ones. As the sun began to drop we saw this eerie and strange phenomenon that produced a rainbow and sun rays. It lasted for about thirty minutes.
James and I always love looking at photos and reflecting on all the memories. Just a few of our photo albums. The top photos show their first birthday on the left (as you look at the pic, James is on the left and Luke on the right) and the one on the right was taken in Central Park sometime later (James is on the right and Luke is on the left.) xo
Brought many hours of joy to me and my brother reflecting on the past and laughing at old memories. Got quite a few giggles out of it! The small girl is me and the little boy with me is my baby brother.
took this photo of Safari Ants in our birdbath at Kisampa only to realise that the photo has good 'reflections'. Safari Ants, as you probably know crawl in lines, if disturbed they attack...big time...
they are so fast up your legs!! if you leave them in their line they are harmless. Can you see from this picture the 'guards' lining their path?
I had to wait all week to get out in the evening and practice a nighttime shot. The water was calm on the pond last night so the reflections of the lights were just right. I just need a bit more practice with the photography part shooting at night.
Reflecting on a super busy week and this helped remind me that I'm doing all of this for these kids. The 37th Annual Mt Carmel Tournament of Bands is this Saturday. There are 34 bands performing, starting at 8am. The last band (ours - GO MC!) performs at 9:30 pm. It will be a fun but crazy day. The web site for the tournament is www.mchsbandtournament.com if you want to take a look.
While driving here, there, and everywhere this afternoon (a typical afternoon), I couldn't take my eyes off of the pink hue under the clouds... a reflection of the setting sun. I took ten minutes out of the chaos to make my way down to the beach to get a better look. The pink reflection also looked so pretty on the water. This is happens to be one of my favorite places to escape and reflect on what's important. Thanks project52, I needed that!
I went for a walk with my fellow P52 bloggers to the UCSD campus and saw this beautiful reflective building. That's me on the right taking the picture. Can you spot Lisa Dawn, Wendy and Pam in the photo too?
Reflection - hard one
Life to me is like a river, turns and twists, never knowing what is around the bend. To some this is just a picture of an amputee. To me it is a foundation that has given me substance and strength of character. It is a reflection of my life, one that is never forgotten. My reflection in the mirror is never blurred and the glass has no cracks. Skies are more blue and the sunshine more golden.
Stumbled upon this "natural playground" today created by trees that had fallen down from Hurricane Sandy. Loved the simplicity of the playground, created just from trees and other things found in nature.
A struggle until I looked the word up in Google! "The Religious Society of Friends (The Quakers) practise the Testimony of Simplicity which is the simplifying of one's life in order to focus on things that are most important & disregard or avoid things that are least important" So where do I go but Oxted's local Quaker Meeting House to take this photo. Sometimes it is worth procrastinating as the photo is there all the time!!