This was the Cherry on Top, of our celebratory birthday, road trip, for my hubby, Paul. It had been several months since we had driven to the coast, and eating sea food was his preference. He also shares this birth-date with my youngest son, Eric and a grandchild, who turned one year old. Both reside in California. We stopped at a spot called Fogarty Creek State Park, mainly to get up close to the ocean. We traipsed through the sand and were watching the waves, when our attention was diverted to a noise and as I scanned and looked around, I spotted these Bald Eagles. Many of us here at WordPress are bird enthusiasts. I have not figured out how to capture them, up close and personal, but was happy to observe them, for the time we did. I must share a short story about them. The eagle on the right flew off and away and the other sat there. A short time later a seagull came around and it appeared that it’s intent was to harass the eagle. It kept flying around and over it and attempted a few dive bombing techniques. As the eagle sat calmly, my feather’s ruffled at what I observed. I don’t know a lot about birds, but I am sure that the eagle could have taken on the seagull. Apparently it was not perturbed one bit. The Daily Post photo challenge is Cherry on Top. This opportunity to view the eagles was very much a special event to end our day..
Serenity~ through their eyes. This is my interpretation of the serenity challenge for this week. I scanned numerous photos of mine that depicted what I considered right for the subject but these jumped out at me and spoke Serenity. Serenity is where we find it. Whether in the city, mountains, desert or beach and mainly within…
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When out and about, I like to observe people. I notice the homeless, the happy, the sad, the stressed out, the professionals, the blue-collar workers, the child that perhaps is unhappy, the mother that has lost her patience. My photography is not on a professional level, but it reminds me of those I have encountered along my journey of life and experiences. I capture the moment and can go back to observe and often to be inspired. On our recent road trip I was delighted to capture these individuals in their process of creativity. For a long time I have wanted to draw and go beyond my comfort of photography.
I was curious about what these woman were doing and found out that they were sketching and painting. The one on the left was instructing. I admired their artwork and I was told to Just Do It. So today I shall sharpen my new pencils and see what I come up with.