Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

This week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post is reflections.  It could be a nice photo of a landscape reflected over water, or a photo that captures a reflection about yourself or things you love.  I was reminded of a photo I took while camping of interesting patterns that were reflecting off the rippling water at Miami Whitewater Park in Harrison, OH.  As an artist, I enjoy looking for unique patterns and designs in nature.  For this challenge, I also chose to add some artistic twists to the photo.  Hope you enjoy!

I look at these photos and for some reason the Grateful Dead lyric “…what a long strange trip it’s been…” comes to mind.  Go figure!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

We routinely walk a trail with the dogs near our home, but we were recently disappointed to arrive there and discover it was closed for trail maintenance.  The dogs are always excited when we go for a car ride, undoubtedly anticipating the walk.  So we certainly didn’t want to return home with dejected pups.  We instead drove a bit further to another nearby trail.  I had my camera in tow to capture the recent snowfall and discovered this abandoned farm equipment off one of the trails.  As you can see, it has certainly been here for quite some time! Long enough for a tree or two to grow up through it!  I wonder what circumstances left it here?


Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

“Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.”  -Dag Hammarskold

This is great advice unless you happen to be walking on a dock in the early morning.  It may be a good idea to check your footing a time or two. 🙂


Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite


I have visited the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore so many times as a child and adult that I have lost count.  The view from the top of Pyramid Point never disappoints!  This past summer I was so happy to be able to share the view with my husband for the first time.  There are a lot of things I love about this photo, including how the water seamlessly blends to the sky. The color blue travels as far as the eye can see – INFINITE.   It illustrates perfectly how the Great Lakes rival any of the best oceans in terms of spectacular blue waters and wonderful views.  And better still – unsalted! If you have never visited we encourage you to do so!

And here is a little bit of infinite wisdom for the day:

“When the water meets the sky,
where your heart is free and hope comes back to life,
when these broken hands are whole again,
we’ll find what we’ve been waiting for,
we were made for so much more.

We can be the kings and queens of anything if we believe.
It’s written in the stars that shine above,
a world where you and I belong, where faith and love will keep us strong,
exactly who we are is just enough, exactly who we are is just enough,
there’s a place for us.”