Foto Friday #91

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Over 2,000 years ago, Pompeii was a thriving settlement in an emerging Roman state until a terrible eruption of Mt. Vesuvius buried it in the year 79 A.D. Volcanic debris, flames, and thick clouds of smoke and ash filled the skies on that fateful day; but during our visit, the only thing in the clear blue sky besides wispy white clouds was erratic condensation trails from overhead jets — something the doomed people of early Pompeii would never have seen.

For Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Old & New

Daybreak

Have you ever seen the dull, grey underbelly of the sky? It exposes itself when darkness fades and the sky is no longer black, nor is it blue; just before the sun arises to burn off the colorless night. As the sky becomes tinged with hopeful brightness… Poof! The dim underbelly disappears!

It’s Only Words #5

Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

My place in this world has changed many times over the years. Growing up, my place was in my room. It’s where I’d go when I wanted to be alone or to do my homework or where I was sent when I was in trouble! After the birth of my daughter, my place was by her side providing constant care and an abundance of love until I realized she needed her own place too, which was – at times –  without me. These days, my place in this world seems to be outdoors! I especially enjoy time by the creek on a sunny day when I can see the reflection of sky on water. Right now, my place is appropriately here–somewhere between heaven and earth!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Looking Up At Things

I spend a lot of time looking up at things. More often than not, I enjoy what I find there! Whether it’s the beauty of sky, clouds and cliffs, an ancient city wall in Cesky Krumlov, a Cathedral in Prague, the chapel windows at Hampton Court Palace, a tower in Auckland, a sculpture in Arizona, a storm brewing in London, or the light fixture on my bathroom ceiling, there is much to appreciate by looking up!

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For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Looking Up At Things