Photo Challenge: Ahhh, So Serene

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is Serene.

This is a perfect time of the year for a serene post. We are entering in, if we aren’t already immersed into, the hectic-hair-pulling-coffee-guzzling time of the holidays.

So here are a few of my favorite serene photos:

lake

 

wooded path

 

overlook

I wish everyone a very serene weekend!

 

Here are some previous photo challenge posts:

I Love Bridges

Scenes From Atop

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Temporary Has Many Faces

This week’s Daily Post photo challenge is Temporary. So much in life is temporary even though they may last for years.

The time our children spend with us may last about 18 years but looking back it feels so temporary 🙂

This is the growth record of my sons, written on a wood beam in our old house. We photographed it before we sold our house and moved south so I would be able to keep it with me forever.

growth charts

For a look at my other photo challenge entries:

Air Plant Collage

I Love Bridges

Dense Is Sometimes A Good Thing

Photo Challenge: Air Plant Collage

This week’s Daily Post photo challenge is collage.  I was reminded of our trip to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on the campus of Duke University. On the wall just outside the Doris Duke Center was a beautiful collage of air plants.

air ferns

 

We went to the gardens to view the Triangle Bonsai Society Expo inside the Doris Duke Center building. To see photos, click Bonsai.

To see my last photo challenge post, click Bridges.

Photo Challenge: I Love Bridges!

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is bridges.

I have always loved bridges, the large, high ones that span rivers and highways down to the small, low ones crossing a creek in the woods. They are like tickets to another place you would ordinarily have to swim or fly to and, possibly because I’m petite, I’ve always like to be up high and look down.

bridge

 

stone bridge

 

wooden bridge

 

Which bridge do you like the most?

Check out prior photo challenges:

Dense Is Sometimes A Good Thing

Scenes From Atop

Wanderlust Through Books

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is Wanderlust. I love to travel although I do not get to do it as much as I’d like, due to life obligations, money and time:( So, I travel through the books I read.

This week I’ve traveled all the way back to 17th Century Japan with Laura Joh Rowland’s novel, The Perfumed Sleeve.

book cover

From Publishers Weekly

In Rowland’s ninth absorbing historical set in 17th-century Japan (after 2003’s The Dragon King’s Palace), Sano Ichiro, the shogun’s special criminal investigator, must once again navigate treacherous political waters to solve a puzzling murder. Sano finds himself retained by a corpse when the valet of one of the country’s leading figures, councilman Makino Narisada, delivers a posthumous request from his master. Narisada asks Sano to examine the circumstances of his own death. At first it seems that the elderly official succumbed to natural causes, but several clues point to foul play. While the initial suspects from the victim’s household all appear to be harboring guilty knowledge, the detective’s task is rapidly complicated when the two leading political rivals battling to succeed the shogun accuse each other of the murder and pressure Sano to slant his pursuit accordingly. The shadow of events from The Dragon King’s Palace hangs heavily over the two main supporting characters, Sano’s wife and his chief assistant, driving them to take perilous risks; nonetheless, this is an accessible entry point to the series for newcomers. Deftly combining a classic whodunit with vivid period detail, Rowland raises the stakes for her next book with an unexpected twist at the end that promises to present her dogged but fallible hero with even more difficulties in the future.
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I really enjoy this mystery series and it helps feed my wanderlust.
Do you like to travel through books?

Photo Challenge: Dense Is Sometimes A Good Thing

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is Dense. The word dense makes me think of the woods I love to camp and hike in.

hike in the woods

Cooper’s Rock State Park, WV

boulders

Dense boulders in the Allegheny National Forest, NY

waterfall

A dense waterfall at Letchworth State Park, NY

Past photo challenges:

Scenes From Atop

Anticipation

Let’s Hear It For Tiny!