Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Picking some of the best

I'm starting to take stock of the thousands of photographs and possibly entering them in a contest or working at getting them seen. I've been very lucky to have a very good camera given to me for my birthday by Sharyn and the time to go places and take pictures.

The first one here is actually in my front yard at the entrance to the house. It's a Tulip that was nearing the end of the blooming cycle and one of the petals had fallen in the winds a bit earlier. I was fascinated by the glimpse inside the flower.

This one was also taken in the front yard looking west at the sunset. I took this picture at almost the exact spot of the tulip.

Sunset Bay and the island at the inlet to the cove. This was taken with my older camera on our first RV adventure to the State Parks of Oregon.

Along the Siuslaw River at Florence, Oregon you can still see the docks where lumber was floated and where the salmon still run.

The Kennedy Library was a remarkable place with an amazingly creative space for this huge US Flag. This glass and scaffolding area is at least six stories tall giving you an idea of the size of the flag. I took the picture laying flat on my back on a marble bench.

Sunset in Gettysburg. This was in the travel blog in July but it's worth a second look.

On a trip to San Diego we took longer route this time and went along the Pacific Coast through Oregon. As we cut over through northern California we passed an over flowing lake and I stopped to take a picture. While there I got this picture I call "Road to Nowhere."

Awhile back we visited San Diego to see family and Matt and the girls were with us as we drove to Mt. Solidad for a look at the city. I got this one of Matt tying Sierra's shoes at the base of the War Memorial this the US flag and the controversial cross at the peak of Mt. Solidad.

Along the Oregon Coast Highway near Bandon/Gold Beach.

Sunset at Beverly beach another great Oregon State Park.

Scrabble Score from last night - today's game was cancelled to watch a movie. SQ 327 TC 332

Quote of the day -

"The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false." ~ St. Thomas Aquinas quotes (Scholastic philosopher and theologian, 1225-1274)

1 comment:

that miserable man said...

stunning! the tulip (is it a tulip?) has to be my favourite.


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