Photo Challenge: Partners

This week’s Daily Post photo challenge is on partners. Here are my partnerships:


reading at the beach

Me and a book – lifetime partners


Jim and I

My husband and I – lifetime partners



Gargoyles guarding the old prison



Partnership of these penguins and their handler at Pittsburgh National Aviary


cat in a box

Aggie and her boxes – partners for life


What are some of your partnerships?

If you missed last week’s photo challenge, click Photo Challenge: Let your curves show

Weekly Photo Challenge: Camping Anyone?

This week the Daily Post weekly photo challenge is Optimistic. “How do you fuel the fires of optimism?”

I too am deep in the middle of a Northern winter which can cause cabin-fever and sleepiness in people like me who prefer the sun and warmth of the rest of the year. So every January, while the snowplows clear the roads and the bulldozers remove the snow piles which are so high they block the driver’s view of traffic…

snow on deck

I get out a new calendar, my Old Farmer’s Almanac and a map to plan our season of camping trips. I grew up camping with my family so naturally my husband and I began camping and continued while raising our two sons. We even took along nephews and friends of the boys so it was loads of fun! Even now, with one boy done with college and one just starting they bring their girlfriends along. Good thing they picked girls who like to do things outdoors 🙂

Here are a few photos from various camping trips over the years.

Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Falls, NY


Cooper's Rock State Park WV

I love this guy! Cooper’s Rock State Park, WV


Allegheny State Park, NY

Thunder Rocks at Allegheny State Park, NY


Letchworth State Park, NY

Letchworth State Park, NY


Ohiopyle State Park, PA

Climbing up under the falls at Ohiopyle State Park, PA


Our summer home


Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops, So Silly

This week’s Daily Post photo challenge is Oops; photographic disasters. To show the less-than-perfect sides of our lives.

Since I haven’t photographed my numerous embarrassing catastrophes, all I could find was a photo taken one day by my son. We were being silly in my library/office taking photos of the newly published author. We were taking sport at the stuffy-philosophic poses that authors occasionally take.

Here is my version:

Silly photo

Do I look intellectual and studious?

Sometimes you just have to let your silly side loose 🙂 Have a silly day!

To see last week’s photo challenge: sunset transition –  click here.