Awakening: Weekly Photo Challenge
Awakening: Weekly Photo Challenge
Taking a moment to veer off the real time track and go to the archives to respond to this week’s photo challenge-smile!
Thanks Ben Huberman at WordPress.
For this week’s challenge, point your camera at something or someone that puts a smile on our face (or just show a smiling face)
Good thing I had a passenger in front seat this morning. I’m calling this post a group guest blog cause it was a team effort!
Maura passed up the good camera from my bag in the back and Anna was able to capture this load of large Easter eggs. Were we ever surprised to be following them down the road!
Fortunately, Anna could get all three eggs as the truck approached the roundabout.
Maura read that they were headed for the Columbus Zoo. And helped me upload the photos from the camera this evening.
Remember Anna’s photo of the pickup truck with the mannequin legs ?
Our first sighting.
A brisk sunny March Sunday afternoon in the backyard. James was going work on converting the shed into a gardening greenhouse. The kids had fun playing together. Michael pulled the little blue sled with a delighted Charlie- back and forth, back and forth across the seeded lawn.
Maura climbed around and swung upside down on Charlie’s climbing apparatus. She tried pulling Charlie but too heavy.
Hopscotch. Laura bought sidewalk chalk and I tried to remember how to draw out the squares. Hopping on one foot was tricky for Charlie. The rock Maura chose to throw into a square rarely stayed in the box on one turn, rolling out into unmarked territory. I remember some hopscotch boards painted on asphalt in elementary school but can’t remember seeing kids using them when I had lunch duty years ago. Four square, yes. Hopscotch , no. Do kids play Hopscotch in 2018?
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Blast off!
Charlie (2 1/2) was in his astronaut suit after breakfast, ready for lift off before Ben Huberman at WordPress challenged bloggers to show Out of this World.
(Ben did say it could be a loose interpretation of the theme)
Lunch on Friday afternoon in Ohio. Granddaughters Anna and Maura each made a grilled cheese sandwich, plated them with a garnish of fruit and served the sandwiches to me.
I was to eat half of each and cast my vote for the winner. Yikes. Anna’s wasn’t quite as grilled as Maura’s but she used garlic butter and that was unexpected and delicious. Maura’s was thicker with cheese and toasted nicely. Mmmmmm. I ate a half of each but I declared it a tie. They said my verdict wasn’t allowed. It was not quite Iron Chef but it was fun. They kept jockeying the plates so I’d sample their efforts first. Anna selected her dad’s favorite mug to serve the oj. Nice touch. I loved them both and it was a great lunch.
After the swim meet Friday night. Ohio State U. Here’s the family headed to the car. The pizza order already phoned in for pick up. We’ll be back at the pool at 8 in the morning, 6 am on Sunday. I was lagging behind the family a bit, hauling a bag and a chair. Jack came to relieve me of the chair which was nice. I saw the lights and shadows. Steve’s old dorm. No face in the crowd.
This week’s challenge was just that- a challenge.
A Face in the Crowd. Or two or three or four……..
Austin TXPNC Park tailgate/ Wedding
Wedding -Fredericksburg TX
Zion Apostolic McKeesport PA
Panza Gallery, Millvale PALion Dance Strip District Pittsburgh Marathon
First Communion Columbus OH
Below-Kennywood Amusement Park Pittsburgh Plunge
New York City
Swim Meet Columbus OH
Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Beloved. The Weekly Photo Challenge.
Murphy. The Airedale Terrier. A member of the family. Missed by all. RIP.
The grandchildren have grown up significantly since these photos were taken in June 2012.
Murphy the Airedale – A Family’s Best FriendRest in Peace beloved Murphy