Flower of the Day- Azalea

More flowers for Cee. Today’s flower is azalea. Join in and post your flower photos and let’s make a beautiful online garden. It’s cooler but very dreary weather here, so nice to look at everyone’s pretty flowers.

I took these photos at the Houston zoo the last time I went. They were blooming like crazy. So beautiful. 馃檪聽

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Flower of the Day- Orange Ginger

I’m not really sure what kind of flower this is. All I know is I really like the photo. 馃槈

Cee has another floral photo challenge to join in on. This time she’s looking for orange ones. Here’s what she has to say…

I decided for the month of October I鈥檓 going to be posting flowers that have some sort of orange in them. 聽Remember you don鈥檛 have to have an orange flower to join in the fun.

So, let me know what you think of my flower. Be sure to comment if you know what kind it is. I’m guessing some kind of ginger. Why not join in and post some flowers of your own. Just click the link to Cee’s blog.

Thursday’s Special: Portrait vs Landscape

I found聽another photo challenge聽by Paula over at her Lost In Translation blog (thanks to an old friend blogger聽Cee聽for sharing).

All you have to do is compare a vertical (portrait) version to a horizontal (landscape) version . Choose any subject you want.

I took these photos a couple of months ago. I drove up to the聽Dallas Travel Show聽and stopped on the way home to see some of the Bluebonnet Trail. I really wish the weather was better. Would have been fantastic if the sun was shining rather than the dreary rainy day it was. But the flowers were still blooming and made up for the weather.

Flower of the Day: Lily

I don’t have a whole lot of photos of flowers, but I like to play along with Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge when I can. Check out her post for more beautiful flowers. Today’s flower is ‘lily‘.

Sunday Stills: Multiple Flowers

I found a new challenge in my reader today. It’s Ed’s Sunday Stills. There are some really nice photos by people participating. Here’s my entry. 馃檪

I took it in Korea when I was there for a weeklong class in travel writing and photography. I stayed over on my own for a couple of extra weeks and spent the time exploring from Incheon down to Geoji. It was a very interesting and friendly place. Sorry it was also a very sad time (ferry sank the day before I left home). I’d like to go back again when people are back to normal and not in mourning.

Photography 101 Challenge: Double

It’s almost over. In fact, I think it is officially over. But here’s my post for Day 19: Double of the Photography 101 challenge anyway.

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A Word A Week Challenge: Delicate

Here’s my entry for the Word A Week Challenge: Delicate. I looked through my photos to find a few good examples of delicate things.

If you want to see the rest of the entries, check out Sue @ A Word in Your Ear and her weekly challenges. She has some gorgeous photography on her blog. The people who join in are pretty good too. 馃檪

fern fronds

feathers

ornaments fine china mounted butterflies blossoms ornaments delicate flowers IMG_1263 IMG_1319

A Word A Week Photography Challenge: Violet

orchids

orchids

Yes, it’s late, but I decided to go ahead and post my entries for the Word a Week Photography Challenge. It’s only a couple of weeks late. 馃槈

Here’s the link to the original post from Suellewellyn at a Word in Your Ear blog. People have some nice photos they’ve entered there.

I’ve got a few flowers, a pretty little fish, some fanciful lights, a motorcycle and rider (or not), a cute little witch, a couple of playful green and purple/violet leprechauns from last St Patrick Day parade, and finish it up with some more colorful flowers…

 

orchids

orchids

more orchids

more orchids

I would have posted more photos but for some reason I’ve been having a HELL of a time uploading photos. I’ve had to shrink them down to a much smaller size than previously. I don’t know if my computer has a bug or if it’s something going on with WordPress. Anyone else having issues the last couple of days?

A Word A Week Challenge: Undulate

I’ve been busy with the Zero to Hero Challenge lately so I haven’t had much time to do any other posts, but today I didn’t post anything for the Zero to Hero challenge.

I just did the assignment, which was to visit other participants (and comment) in the event I joined on Day 22.

So today I am posting a few photos for the Word a Week Challenge from A Word In Your Ear’s blog. The word of the week is ‘undulate’. Here’s the definition:

1.聽to聽move聽with聽a聽sinuous聽or聽wavelike聽motion;聽display聽a聽smooth聽rising-and-falling聽or聽side-to-side alternation聽of聽movement:聽The聽flag聽undulates聽in聽the聽breeze.
2.聽to聽have聽a聽wavy聽form聽or聽surface;聽bend聽with聽successive聽curves聽in聽alternate聽directions.
3.聽(of聽a聽sound)聽to聽rise聽and聽fall聽in聽pitch:聽the聽wail聽of聽a聽siren聽undulating聽in聽the聽distance.
verb聽(used聽with聽object),聽un路du路lat路ed,聽un路du路lat路ing. 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 4.聽to聽cause聽to聽move聽in聽waves.
5.聽to聽give聽a聽wavy聽form聽to.

I really like this one, so I am going to add some pictures for a couple of the definitions…

The flowing, wavelike forms of these flowers.

The sinuous movements of the octopus and anemone.

The intricate, fluid movements and undulating music of the Balinese dancers.

These stunning, sunning, sinuous snakes.

Snaky scenery by the sea shore. 馃槈

And (last one) the flag rippling in the breeze.