Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion (2)


The beach in a place of perpetual motion. From the waves to the wildlife, there is always something moving. These pictures were taken last October on the Florida panhandle.IMG_0046

As much as I like my granddaughter’s wave jumping abilities, her shadow is pretty good, as well. Her expectant mom, with twins who were born in December, is in the background.IMG_0073  Granddaughter #2 gets to ride the waves with dad.IMG_0090

Cousins prepare for a wave that’s about to swamp them.


My wife’s walk down the beach leaves the evidence of her motion.


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Motion.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

My submission for this week’s challenge could be seen as the convergence of lines and girders to maintain the power grid. However, as we stopped in Clarksville, Tennessee for gas on our recent vacation, what drew my attention was the noise and flight of tens of thousands of starlings converging on the electrical lines and the lattice transmission towers to roost for the night. Certainly this was a literal example of the old saying, “Birds of a feather flock together.”


IMGP0195IMGP0194Because I was pumping gas, I had a flashback of the explosion of the gas station in the Alfred Hitchcock movie, The Birds. Needless to say, we did not linger long.

Check out other examples of “converge” HERE. Additionally, HERE is an article of a similar event a few years ago in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (just 30 miles north of Clarksville).

Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

I attended a concert last night… the first day of the annual Iowa State Fair. The Newsboys performed in Grandstand, an open-air pavilion built in 1909. Some 900 tons of steel went into the building of this historic venue, including this support beam with a little “zigzag.”


Steel beam in the Iowa State Fair Grandstand

Click HERE for more example of zigzag.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

My wife and I brought a healthy combination of artistic flair to our marriage that manifests itself in our progeny. The oldest conveys her gift in music and writing, while the middle displays hers in painting and sewing. The youngest exhibits her artistry through graphic design and baking.

With the third generation beginning to make their presence known, it’s fun to watch their creativity bloom. The oldest granddaughter loves to paint, taking after her aunt. The two of them collaborated on a “Welcome Home” chalk drawing at the birth of her little sister, our second granddaughter born two years ago today.


Of course, every good artist wears some of the art on them!

Happy birthday, Georgie! Keep singing!

Michelle W. set forth this week’s photo challenge:

This week, share a photo of something that’s art to you. It could be some actual “art,” like a painting by your grandmother or the misshapen but perfect clay sculpture your child brought home from kindergarten, or something most people wouldn’t consider beautiful at all, but that has meaning to you. The important thing is that it’s art in your eyes.

Click HERE for more examples of “work of art.”