Travel theme: New

I’ll admit that I had a bit of a hard time with this week’s Travel Theme! In the most literal sense, I had plenty of new things – my husband and I had gone a little crazy with Black Friday and the various Christmas sales, but somehow that didn’t seem to fit the theme. Besides,…

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

An end of the year photographic round-up of 2012? Can we say HECK YEAH?! This week’s challenge from the Daily Post was only a challenge in so much as trying to narrow down what pictures to use… I started out with 30 so I managed to cut it down to half that, but still not…

Travel theme: Festive

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” – Now that we’ve been hit with snow, it really is starting to look a lot like Christmas (the music has been playing at work nonstop since Thanksgiving, all the holiday classics are lodged firmly in my brain!). Honestly I don’t really mind a green Christmas that…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

Surprise! We’re all still here! I’m sure most people weren’t expecting the world to end but it did give me a good reason to pig out – after all, if the world is ending I will be eating one more fajita bowl from Chipotle, please, before I go. The other big surprise was that overnight…

Travel theme: Transportation

For rather obvious reasons, traveling would be pretty darned difficult without transportation – so here is a little photographic ode to the different methods of transportation I’ve experienced over the years, inspired by Where’s my backpack? It’s shameful but I don’t even have a picture of the NYC subway even though it was integral when I…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

I love Fridays – not because they’re the end of the work week because I’m still working this weekend (ugh!)  but because they mean new photo challenges! And of course that means rooting through  my old photos for something suitable or snapping some new shots to fit the theme. This week I had plenty of…

Travel theme: Circles

When I read these week’s travel theme at Where’s my backpack? …. Immediately the “Circle of Life” song from the Lion King got stuck in my head – and now it’s playing on repeat. Damn it Elton John! Great movie of course… I miss the golden age of Disney! Circles are everywhere – and when…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

By this time in these parts, we should be firmly in the chilly grip of old man Winter – yet here we are in December and I was walking around in my fall coat in 50 degree weather! Truly this is frightening for one who expects snow or at least hat and gloves weather by…

Travel theme: Hot

Right now we’re having a little freak “heat wave” here in CNY (I constitute 54 degrees in December pretty darned warm!) although it’s not exactly break-out-the-bikini weather. Still, in general, temperatures have been dropping and we’ve had a few days of light snow already – so of course my mind would turn to warmer climes…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Reflections are fun to play around with – I love coming across a pond or a puddle that reflects a whole different world in its depths, whether it be a sky full of feathery clouds or a canopy of summer leaves. It was tough trying to come up with the one image I’d use for…