Welcome to another addition of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge! This week the theme is “Fire or Season of Summer”.
At first, I didn’t think I had too many photos for this, but after going thru my library, I actually had too many! In fact, I still probably have too many….but I am horrible at cutting a potential prospect, because there is a story behind every photo, and you all know how I like to talk.
My first photo is from about 5 years ago, when I first got my new camera. Which is now an “old” camera… Anyway, it’s 10 mega pixels or something like that – a huge step up from the 3.4mp Sony I was using. I will say one thing about that Sony – it was built like a tank. I lost is twice in the same day one weekend when we were in Rockford IL for the Midwest BMX Nationals and got it back (twice) in good working order with only a few dents and dings after it had been run over by a car and kicked by countless teenagers in bike shoes. (I am fully aware that I am one of the few people who could lose the same camera twice in the same day. It’s a gift.)
My “new” camera, incidentally, is a Canon Powershot, and has never been lost. The irony of losing the other one is that I had often berated my children about the danger to their lives if they ever lost my camera. Yeah. I’m that mom.
Okay, on to the photo. I was out playing in the neighborhood with my new toy, at night mind you so the neighbors were probably scared until they saw it was just the neighborhood weirdo stalking among their flagpoles. You can’t get much more summer than Old Glory and the 4th of July.
I grew up loving horses and read pretty much every book available about them as a kid. The Black Stallion was my favorite. I spent many a night daydreaming about riding The Black.
The photo below was taken at the graduation party of one of my relatives. Now, we will see if they read my blog and recognize him. Or her. I’m not entirely sure. But who cares? Pony!
When I was a kid, my best friend used to say “It’s hotter than blue blazes!” in the summer. The picture below, while not blue, certainly looks like it’s that hot. Definitely fiery.
Ah, kayaking! Doubt we will get out there this year, as we are still trying to figure out where to keep the kayaks now that we moved, so I have to live vicariously thru my own photos.
This next photo is one of my favorite places to be: Neshota Beach in Two Rivers, on Lake Michigan. People often fly kites there, as well as the usual beach activities. Personally, I like to lay on my blanket in a comatose state, with a jar of peanuts, a bottle of Spotted Cow beer, and a trashy novel. High class, all the way.
The photo below is from a different kind of beach. This is Schoolhouse Beach on Washington Island in Door County, WI. It is a rare smooth stone beach and it’s illegal to remove any of the stones. And I did NOT remove any. Nope. Nope. Nope.
Last summer, The Daver and I vacationed in the Badlands and Blackhills in South Dakota. Awesome trip, and so beautiful. One of my favorite shots.
The following is my obligatory summer dock photo. Taken from a small public landing on a small lake near the small town of Brillion, WI, of which I don’t remember the name, because I’m old. Another fabulous cycling find.
My final photo was taken just a few days ago, on another bike ride. I saw the sun going down thru the branches and hopped off my bike and ran in some guys yard to snap this. New neighbors are going to have to get used the me.
And that’s it folks!
Oh, and the picture of the horse reminded me of a story I need to tell you someday about the time I used to own a horse. High in entertainment value and my usual dumb assery. But you’re going to have to wait. 🙂
PS: Don’t forget to visit Cee and check out her photos, as well as those posted by the other folks. Really some talented people out there – way more talented than me! You can find her site by clicking here: Cee’s Photography