Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

What could be fresher than flowers after a summer rain? These were taken with my every handy iPhone using Camera+. (I do have a new camera, I just don’t have a card for it yet ran out of money)

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May Photo-a-day Challenge: Day 18 Messy

I’m a mom, so when I think of messy, I naturally go to a kid’s room or my house. But that’s not very interesting, so I asked my hubby to find me a tributary or another water source where I could shoot all the gunk that washes up or out of some of our waterways. πŸ™‚

They can be beautiful in their own right!

Day 18: Messy. This is the spillway from Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City. Most of this debris was caused from our recent flooding rains, but some is manmade.

Day 18: Messy
This is the spillway from Lake Overholser in Oklahoma City. Most of this debris was caused from our recent flooding rains, but some is manmade.

Day 18: Messy Another shot of the water spillway at Lake Overholser.

Day 18: Messy
Another shot of the water spillway at Lake Overholser.

 

Day 18: Messy Apparently the Cit of Oklahoma City just piles up all the old log and tree debris at this particular spillway for removal or burning at another time???

Day 18: Messy
Apparently the Cit of Oklahoma City just piles up all the old log and tree debris at this particular spillway for removal or burning at another time???

 

May Photo-a-day Challenge: Day 2 Path

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Day 2 Path: This is a shot of my front walk – weeds and all. I love the fuzzy little moss that isΒ very slowly taking up residence in the cracks.

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Clouds

Pretty, pretty cloud. Rolling and rumbling through the evening sky chasing the sunset across the plains.

Pretty, pretty clouds. Rolling and rumbling through the evening sky chasing the sunset across the plains. Promises of rain, threats of storms, I love you just the same.

Living in Oklahoma, cloud watching is more about preservation than daydreams. But I love clouds, even the scary ones! Between our violent weather and our amazing sunsets, we get some pretty amazing looking formations. Whether they are black and rolling or colorful and meandering, our clouds are beautiful.

On a crisp sunny day, the pillowing white formations make for a wonderful afternoon of daydreaming with your children: that one looks like a bunny or that one looks like a dragon! Whatever you see is magical.

On a overcast evening, while the sun is setting, you can get colors ranging from the faintest pink to the deepest darkest red. Colors that cause you to stop whatever you are doing, just to watch as the colors fade to black.

And then when cold fronts and warm fronts collide, you get clouds that make you run for cover. I have photographed many of these; ones that looked like a giant rolling cinnamon roll close enough to the roof of my house that I felt like I could reach out and snatch a bite. My children cried for me to come indoors, but I looked at them knowingly that if this cloud did decide to drop out of the sky to form a tornado, the cover of our “center room” would not be enough. Still I photographed.

I cannot find my scary photos, my pics are not archived that well, so its hard to hunt them down without spending hours, if not days looking for that one just right photo. But I did manage to snap a shot the other night of some big rolling clouds just as the sun was setting. These were a combo of beautiful and scary as they marked the huge thunderstorm that rolled in a few minutes after I took the images. They were moving fast and the light was fading equally as quick, so I did not have time for a tripod. Thus, these images are a bit grainy and not nearly as colorful as they were when I went in to retrieve my camera. But they are what they are. πŸ™‚

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Have a beautiful and safe spring!

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