Thursday, October 27, 2011


October Clouds

Let me start by saying, I love clouds!

They can add a bit of drama to landscape photos
or help with diffusing the light on overcast days.

Clouds are ever-changing as they float on by...
puffy bits of fluff on clear days, 
towering and intimidating in stormy weather
and casually stretched out as feathery
wisps on windy days.

They also help in adding color to the sky...
often pale pinks & soft yellows in the mornings
or a sheer orange against a violet
blue sky as the sun sets in the evening,
to different shades of gray on moody, rainy days.

Sometimes, I think the world is moving
at such a quick pace, that we forget to take in
the simple things available, like...
watching the clouds pass by,
looking for recognizable shapes,
or as the sun settles in for the night,
seeing the colors fade into darkness.

How often do you get the chance to stop
and watch the clouds as they cross the sky?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

County Fair

The local county fair was just about a month ago,
and these photos remind me of when
I was a kid and brave enough to get
on all the 'BIG' rides....

Ferris Wheel

Ooh, the ferris wheel...sorta,
each of the carriages are enclosed,
with the passengers facing each other.

Spinning Lights

Haang on!!!
Guess I'm still that brave lil' kid...
but now armed with a camera!
This is what the view was
like from one of the rides!
The Kamikaze

The Kamikaze is best when you're sitting up front...
the ground rushes up towards you and then, just when it
looks like you might turn into a pancake,
you make a loop all the way around again!
Then... you get to go backwards! Wheee!

The Zipper

This is one ride that I didn't think I could stomach...
so this time, I just watched from the sidelines
and remembered the good 'ol days
of climbing in and making the carriage
flip over and over, as fast as it go,
while the ride spun you 'round and 'round.

So, tell me...what's your favorite ride at the fair?