Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

The weekly photo challenge by Erica V. at WordPress is scale.  

“Experiment with placement and scale to show how big (or small) you can feel in a photo.”

Maura on Beachwith Anna in handA family collaborative effort-

Yesterday at the beach, Maura (8+) “holds” her sister Anna (14yo 5’9″tall)

Earth, Air, Water and Fire

Erica V. at WordPress writes about the photo challenge she created- elemental

“For this week’s challenge, explore the classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire. How do you capture something invisible like air, or the movement of water?”


Denali from the train

IMG_0684Rainy windshield



The wind captured by the flag in Florida


IMG_4090Snow and ice  Highland Park Pittsburgh Pennsylvania


Falls in Washington with my sister-in-law


Homer Alaska



St. George Island Sunrise


Rushing water in Alaska


Train ride to Denali


Burning Basket in Homer Alaska


20228766789_086e0f3569_kMaura running across a field at the farm in Crestline, Ohio


Hard to feel the heat of the desert in a photograph- Arizona


and one of my favorite songs Fantasy by Earth Wind and Fire



Sea Turtle Dig at Sunrise

6:30 AM- Sea Turtle Patrol Volunteer arrives

The dig commences

The results of the dig –

97 broken eggshells evidence of  live turtles hatching

2 eggs not viable, Not hatched

0 live turtles present in the bottom of the funnel, which is a good thing- they all made it out


Apalachicola FL Oyster Radio Beat Us to Publication- Guest Blog from St. George Island

Oyster Radio from Apalachicola already posted one of the photos my guest blogger Kristin sent me earlier today.  Direct from St. George Island, Florida.

This is what she saw as she looked out the window.

There was lightning and strong winds.  I asked her if she could hear anything from the waterspout.

I had to go and look up waterspout as I’ve never seen one.

The National Ocean Service explains a  waterspoutWater SpoutTo give you a better perspective, you can see their house in the picture (this is the one Oyster Radio already showed) You might remember the Century Plant from last year.

Waterspout St Geoge Island

Full Moon Rising Over St. George Island by Guest Blogger Kristin

This evening I received this lovely photo on my phone.

It’s the full moon rising over St. George Island, FL from my friend Kristin.

She agreed to be guest blogger for today’s post.  You might have seen her Orchid Cactus Bloom post or the Christmas Day Gators Post .

She sent another shot when it got darker but the mood of this one with the clothesline is my favorite.

Full Moon Rising