Signs

Signs can direct us where to go, but they’re also pieces of art, which reveal much about the time period and culture in which they were made.

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This sign on a delivery semi truck got my attention.

A closer look revealed that this sign is made to resemble  the outside of a pizza box. What a great way of letting your clients know how their spinach is treated.

Thanks for stopping by. Have  a nice weekend!

Nighttime

I took these pictures on September 9th 2014. The Sept. 9 super moon was the last to complete the trio of super moons that began in July. The biggest and brightest of the trio was the one that occurred Aug. 10.

I used my neighbor's tree as a reference to capture the rising moon in the eastern sky.

I used my neighbor’s tree as a reference to capture the rising moon in the eastern sky.

 It is by far the biggest and brightest object in the night sky however the moon is not an easy subject to photograph.

It is by far the biggest and brightest object in the night sky however, the moon is not an easy subject to photograph.

Supermoons are lunar phenomena where the moon reaches a point in its orbit where it is closest to the Earth. At this point, the moon will appear to be bigger and brighter.

Super moons are lunar phenomena where the moon reaches a point in its orbit where it is closest to the Earth. At this point, the moon will appear to be bigger and brighter.

Nighttime:  It’s trickier to take pictures at night, but the rewards are well worth it.

Explore. Dream. Discover: Adventure

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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P1060552 P1060551I took these pictures by the port of Fisherman’s Wharf in The World Famous Scallop Port of Digby, Nova Scotia.  Our adventures were rewarded by the world famous Digby scallops.

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Big or small, enjoy your adventures this weekend!

 

Dialogue

P1070608This sculpture is “Minimal response III 1999 painted steel” by Ed Benavente at the Wandell Sculpture garden in Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, Illinois. The sculpture is also known as, “Hammer heads”.

I chose this photo for the weekly challenge “Dialogue”. Dialogue is an engaging conversational exchange.

Whenever I visit the park and look at this sculpture, I always wonder what kind of dialogue the hammer heads are having. Can you take a guess? I would love to hear from you in the comments below.

Have a good rest of the weekend!

 

Fray

Azaleas in full bloom.

This is an Azalea bush in full bloom in spring in front of our home.

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As the weather warmed up the flowers withered and I could only see their frayed ends.

But wait, someone thought this would make a lovely home.

Mother Robin had made a nest.

Mother Robin had made a nest.

In the frayed azalea, blooms life.

Amongst the frayed azalea flowers, life bloomed in a different form.

Welcome to the world, little one!

Fray

verb

(of a fabric, rope, or cord) unravel or become worn at the edge, typically through constant rubbing.

 

 

Silhouette

Capture a silhouette.

Photography is all about experimenting with light, and then positioning yourself (or your subject) in the right spot to achieve a certain effect. One such effect is a silhouette, in which an outline of someone or something appears dark against a lighter background. Silhouettes can be very dramatic and resemble black shapes without any details, but the effect varies from picture to picture.

Here are some visual treats from Egypt.

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Pompey’s Pillar, Alexandria, Egypt.

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Pyramids of Giza: Take one

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Pyramids of Giza: Take two

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The Great Sphinx of Giza

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Zig Zag

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“For this week’s challenge, share with us your own take on zigging and zagging.”

This picture was taken in one of the wealthy merchants’ homes in the Fortress of Louisbourg, in Canada during our summer vacation last year. Thanks to the efforts of the archaeologists and the work of Parks Canada and the Fortress Louisbourg Association, we were able to experience life in Louisbourg during its heyday. During the summer months hundreds of re-enactors or “animators” of all ages, from wealthy merchants to poor soldiers, populate the streets of the restored fortress working, playing, and living life as they would have in 1744.

The actor who played a servant’s  role in the house educated us about this art. She explained that the lady who worked on this tapestry had to know how to read and count in order to make this beautiful art.