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Weekly Photo Challenge- A History of Endurance


 

Photo by: budom@brouhaha-access.com ©2014 Brouhaha Access
The Battleship Texas served sailors in WWI and WWII.

La Porte, Texas is a small town near Galveston Bay plays an important part in American History. The San Jacinto Battles Grounds is a historic attraction that kept up by the Texas Parks & Wildlife agency.

The photo of the Battleship Texas was taken during our housing hunting expeditions to Houston (believe me we had more than a few expeditions).  I added in the Mexican soldier (played so well by hubby) to portray “endurance”. Endurance is a hardcore ingredient when it comes to the making of American history.

The battleship tour will aid you in imagining the life sailors endure during the wars, especially in comparison with today’s sailors. Imagine your only source of news from home depended solely on snail mail? I am sure my iPhone toting teen would find that barbaric.

The train ride to Venice…two perspectives.


The train ride to Venice...two perspectives.

The train ride was too long, about 6 hours…but the girls couldn’t wait for it to be over. My hubby took the time to enjoy the passing scenery. Now the adventures once we got to Venice that’s another story!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus


Focusing is not always easy to do especially when you have other things catching your eye. As one gets older it is easy to look back and focus on the things we should have done. However the past is the past, and the only changes we can make now is in the present which puts focus on our future. So focus on your present because this will not fix the past but at least you won’t repeat it (or at least we hope not to). I hope you enjoy the images I started to focus on in my life, and may you find yours in time.

#art, #nurnberg
Some art is strange and makes you think. I always winder what might be going through the artist mind in some cases.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Re-“fresh”-ingly Life

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia on the Brain


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The train ride to Venice…two perspectives.
The train ride was not too long around about 6 hours…but the girls couldn’t wait for it to be over. My hubby took the time to enjoy the passing scenery. Now the adventures once we got to Venice that’s another story!
The night life is lively and the seamless connection of past and present make a visit to this beautiful city priceless.
The night life is lively and the seamless connection of past and present make a visit to this beautiful city— priceless.

Weekly Photo Challenge-Delicate Outside And Strength Inside


There are things in this world which we take for granted as being delicate. There are the clouds in the sky which are diaphanous looking on a beautiful sunny day. Yet when the skies become angry the clouds can turn dark and brooding, no longer looking like the delicate wisp of cotton balls in the sky.

Delicate clouds...the calm before the storm?
Delicate clouds…the calm before the storm?

Beautiful geese roams the river banks in Amsterdam. Their “oh so white” downy feathers bring to mind, being wrapped in down comforters, on  cozy days and nights. However, nature has a resiliency that is endowed for the survival of the fittest. Do not underestimate a goose’s delicate form, for it’s beak can be a dangerous weapon.

These geese lounge near the river bank, but they are far more spry when they need to be.
These geese lounge near the river bank, but they are far more spry when they need to be.

Flowers tend to be most on a person’s mind when the word delicate pops ups. Yet year after year, season after season, flowers will grow wildly along the country side without help from any human hands.

Delicately wild...
Delicately wild…

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My most favorite of delicate things…dolls. Their pretty silky hair and cute smallness lends to the perfection of the delicate of looks. Yet, dolls can last for  many years, preserving our memories of childhood within it’s very doll soul.

Pretty dolls with delicate strength of timelessness.
Pretty dolls with delicate strength of timelessness.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal Of Life, Perceptions, And Joys


This weeks photo challenge looks to be one where many perspectives will be in place. I find it fun to see how people react to different photos. Some see art, hope, life, or sometimes there is an instant connection. What do you see in my photos of renewal? Speak out and let’s hear your voice.

Nothing renews me like a great cappuccino in the morning.

“Things are always better in the morning.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

A farmer’s market usually starts a the renewal of the day. I love seeing all the fresh colorful fruits and veggies for sale. Plus, fresh veggies make the most wonderful dishes.

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Spring has so many different shades of green. Here is the newest shade, in it’s renewal process, as the tree’s leaves start to mature.

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. —John Lennon

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry Of Life Where You Least Expect It


Geometry the building blocks of life. I see it everywhere especially in the architecture of buildings. Angles, circles, points, and lines (intersecting, perpendicular-man these lines can get crazy) are really nothing alone. But together they can become something magnificent. Here are some magnificent examples of geometry.

Geometry was important even way back then.

Venice, Italy

Civitavecchia, Italy

Ajaccio,Corsica- Napoleon’s childhood home.

Dresden, Germany

Kallmünz, Germany-Castle ruins

Venice, Italy Doge’s Palace

A quiet moment by the river enjoying the geometry of the city- Prague, Czech
Plenty of geometrics in Amsterdam, Netherlands