Keep Looking Up

As I dropped off my son at school, we saw this beautiful sky.

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Wordless Sunset

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Cicada Close-Up

Here’s last week’s cicada up close and on its side.

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Cicada Stop

Today, outside my front door, this little rare cicada decided to stop at the perfect spot for a picture. I took a couple of quick snaps before it flew away. This one and another shot were my favorites. I’ll post the other one in my next post.

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Thoughtful Pay Phone

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This pay phone and signs caught my attention. Thought provoking reminders to pray, reflect, and refresh your day. It’s wonderful how the simpliest things can be full of meaning.


Falling Forward

Here are two of my favorites to inspire you today: a quote and a Calvin & Hobbes comic.  They put some optimism and humor into falling.  Falling forward doesn’t seem too bad.

“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” -Victor Kiam

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Bridge

BridgeWhen we saw this huge bridge, my son, husband, and I had our jaws open in surprise.  When you enter the Hoover Dam area in Nevada, to your right, you are greeted by this giant.  You can see the little people on and next to the bridge to give you an idea of its enormity.  This second photo is a view from beside it as we drove into the Hoover Dam area and saw it for the first time.  It’s called the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and was completed in 2010.

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Between Nevada & Arizona

Hoover Dam. Between Nevada and Arizona, my family and I found the Hoover Dam. During Spring Break this year, we took a plane trip to Las Vegas, Nevada; and, from there, we took a road trip to the Grand Canyon.  The Hoover Dam was one of the sights between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.

This post is my literal take on WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge. This week, the theme is “Between”.


Plane

Sometimes, I go in my backyard and take photos of planes about to land at or taking off from a nearby airport.  I don’t remember if this one was leaving or arriving, but I liked how it looked.  It’s like a metallic bird against the beautifully painted sky.  You can click on the photo for larger views.

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Split Second Story

This past Monday was Memorial Day. And on the following Tuesday, I spotted this rainbow on my way home from work after a stormy day. Notice the exit and the flag towards the end of the rainbow. I find myself often privileged to make photographic captures that I didn’t mean to capture. And at a later viewing of the photo, I find it’s filled with much more meaning. I simply meant to take a picture, with my iPhone, of an intensely vivid rainbow in front of me. I guess I can call it a split second story of the exit from a stormy day of work.

This post is my take on WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s challenge is to capture a split second story.

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Nature on Campus

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The university I attend is on a nature preserve. So that’s the reason for the sign above.  I tend to smile when I pass this sign on my way to class.  I wonder; is the sign only referring to the animals or the students and visitors?    I haven’t seen any predatory animals on campus, yet.  I have seen raccoons, armadillos, egrets, and falcons, but they’ve been too quick to capture on film.   Below is a brief tour of nature on campus.  You can click on the photos to enlarge the photos and view the captions.

 


Sunset at the Movies

20140518-080356.jpg As we happily left the movie theater on Saturday, my husband, our son, and I saw this stunning sight.


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