Thursday, December 31, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode 25

I would like to thank the SkyWatch Friday team who are: Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia. Click here if you would like to participate: http://skyley.blogspot.com/.


Photograph of a Frank Lloyd Wright building, Child of the Sun Visitors Center, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, December 2009.
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

12/30/2009 Outdoor Wednesday #51

Happy New Year from our house to your house.


John, my husband, and I were in Florida recently and decided to visit Florida Southern College, Lakeland http://www.flsouthern.edu/. Scroll down the page and then click on Frank Lloyd Wright. While on our own self guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, I couldn't help but notice the fluorescent lighting which is posted below.

Photograph One: Fluorescent lighting, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, December 2009.


Photograph Two: Fluorescent lighting, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, December, 2009.


Photograph Three: Fluorescent lighting, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, December, 2009.

Photograph Four: Fluorescent lighting, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, December 2009.
Check out other blogs who posted on Outdoor Wednesday by clicking here: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/.
I would like to thank Susan for being our hostess.



Monday, December 28, 2009

15 Most Beautiful Christmas Trees

Saturday night my husband, another couple and I went out searching in the neighborhood for spectacular Christmas lights. However, nothing we saw could beat what has been published here: http://peachygreen.com/going-green/peachy/15-most-beautiful-christmas-trees-in-the-world.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

12/23/2009 Outdoor Wednesday #50





Photograph of doorway decorated for the holidays, St. Augustine, Florida, December 2009.



Photograph of peace doves, stained glass windows and wooden shingles placed on house differently. Image location: St. Augustine, Florida, December 2009.


This photograph was taken while visiting St. Augustine, Florida, in December 2009. Notice the columns, the pale yellow walls and curved sidewalk.



Photograph of Colonial Spanish Quarter, St. Augustine, Florida, December 2009.
Can you believe that there are only two more shopping days until Christmas? We have the tree decorated, the wreath hung on the front door and some cookies baked. Tomorrow I am hoping to make some fudge. Happy Holidays from our house to yours.
Check out Outdoor Wednesday photographs posted by clicking here: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com.
I would like to thank Susan for being the hostess.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Skywatch Friday Season 4, Episode 23

Photograph, Sunrise, Lake Michigan, 2009.
All Rights Reserved.


If you would like to participate by posting skywatch images click here: http://skyley.blogspot.com/.
I would like to thank the skywatch team who are: Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy,
Louise and Sylvia.

Thematic Photograph - 80 - Abstract

I have been looking at the world as abstract scenes for as long as I can remember. I like to take some ordinary idea and then give it a twist. For this particular image, I turned a garbage can upside down to use for the background. Notice how the edges of the rose are black and curled. Each red petal looks like a vein in a person's hand. And so tomorrow what abstract scene will I see? Only time will tell.


If you would like to participate and post an Abstract photograph click here: http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2009/12/thematic-photographic-80-abstract.html.

Thank you Carmi for being the host.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12/16/2009 Outdoor Wednesday #49

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined."
...Henry David Thoreau



Window, St. Augustine, Florida.


Window #2, St. Augustine, Florida.


Window #3, St. Augustine, Florida.
My husband and I visited Florida for about eight days in December 2009. St. Augustine is my favorite shooting spot in Florida. The oldest building in St. Augustine provided this window image. Notice the torn curtains, the reflections, and the view from outside looking inside. Happy Holidays!
If you would like to visit other Outdoor Wednesday blogs please click here: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/.
Thank you Susan for being our hostess.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Skywatch Friday Season 4 Episode 22


Click here to view photographs of the skies from all over the world http://skyley.blogspot.com/2009/11/skywatch-friday-season-4-episode-22.html.
Skywatch is hosted by Klaus with the help of Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Sylvia, Louise and Fishing Guy. I would like to personally thank each of our hosts for taking time out to do all this extra work each week to make this site possible.

Photograph of Lake Michigan before my husband, John, and I took a trip to Florida.


Ok here we are up in the friendly skies.

In St. Augustine I found this iron rail with sky as background. It is like looking
through a pair of glasses.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

12/02/2009 Outdoor Wednesday - #47

Click here to see photographs with an outdoor theme http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/.
Thank you Susan for being our hostess.



Photograph of aftermath of sea water on sand.

Photograph of patterns in the sand.


Photograph of more patterns on sand. Background shows the very cloudy day and Lake Michigan.


Lake Michigan waves rolling in and out from shoreline. Notice more patterns in the sand.
On a very cloudy day, I went to Lake Michigan for a photographic shoot. I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked down and saw the aftermath of rainwater on sand. This is amazing!