Friday, September 24, 2010

Photo Friday - Roundabout

This is a personal favorite of mine.  I snapped this about 5 years ago at my local County Fair with an dinosaur of a digital camera.  It's been entered in a local photography competition where it took 1st place in it's category.  My first photography competition.  Yay. :)

I love going to the Fair.  I love walking around taking in the sights, sounds and smells of it all. The Fair is a must for me, especially after taking up photography as a serious hobby.  There are two County Fairs that I frequent each year, and I go a few times per Fair.  One of these days I'd love to go on a County Fair tour.  Won't Wahoo just love that?! 

When it comes to the Fair I have a tradition that I must keep to, though.  I must start at the back of the Fair where the animals are housed.  I must look at, coo over, pet and love on as many animals as possible.  I try to get photos, too.

I love watching the games and rides, but am not big on participating.  The Carousel is just about my speed.  I love the artistry of each horse, including their names.  Carousels are one of my favorite subjects at the Fair to photograph.  There is just something so Old World and Magical about a Carousel.

I may do photos on more than just Fridays.  I have so many just hanging out in a file, locked away in digital storage.  Just seems a shame.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Photo Friday - Sanctity

One beautiful summer day I came upon this doe, who had found a peaceful spot in the shade of an apple tree.  I stopped my truck, and she allowed me to take a few photos.  I consider this moment, and the photo, a treasured gift.

I have a lot of photos of deer.  Not only are they incredibly beautiful and graceful creatures, but they are wonderful subjects for their emotive skills.  The majestic calm of this doe is just radiant.   Some folks might say it's just a picture of a deer.  To me, it's so much more.

I usually use this photo as my avatar.  I consider it a visual representation of the peace within that I'm constantly striving to achieve.  Some days I get there.  Some days I don't.  Either way this photo is a great reminder, as well as a goal.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Photo Friday - Oh, Baby!

I was hoping to start Photo Fridays here in the World of Meow, but I was busy taking photos of my newest great-niece.  So this weeks Photo Friday is gonna be a little late, but the subject was worth the wait.

Tiny Toes


Finding her thumb.

Our first chat.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Blown Bulb


Just frickin' oy.

I'm exhausted.  I'm beyond exhausted.  I'm drained.  Life has been kickin' me squarely in the buttocks, and what Life has left over others have taken.  If I had more juice I'd be overwhelmed, but I can't even get it up enough for that.  

There just always seems to be someone who wants a piece of me.  I've stepped up to the plate more than my fair share of times.  Expectations, questions, favors... UGH.

I've blown a bulb.  Somewhere in me there is a bulb out.  The light has dimmed.  If my Give-a-Damn wasn't on the fritz I'd be right on it, but...  Well, I'm sure you know how it goes.

Wahoo is going away for about a week.  I think that time of empty space and quiet will help me refocus my energies.

What do you guys do when you're running on empty?  What recharges your battery?