Photo Challenge – Optimistic

This week the photo challenge is to show something you’re optimistic about, or perhaps a talisman that helps you stay positive and hopeful, regardless of what life (and the weather!) throws your way.

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Downside – It’s 35 degrees and wet outside.  Upside – We have the fireplace going.



Swimming Along

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Mallard Hen

I used to think that it wasn’t fair that males birds had more brightly colored plumage than the females but this mallard hen has changed my mind.

Photo Challenge – Weight(less)


This week’s challenge is to share a photo of something marked by its weight — or its air of weightlessness. Show gravity at its most unforgiving, or most generous. Bricks or feathers. A collapsed ruin or a plane taking off. A heavy piece of old furniture or the flying buttresses of a cathedral. Keep in mind that weight doesn’t even have to be physical: emotions and memories can weigh on us (or lift our spirits) at least as much as real objects.


Arthur Ravenell Jr Bridge