The most recent unexpected event I could think of was our visit to Celestun, Yucatan to see real live flamingos. Not flamingos that stand around in a pond at the zoo…but real live flamingos, in the wild, in their own habitat, with their families and their friends…NOT surrounded by screaming children with nowhere to go and nowhere to fly.
Fortunately, for the flamingos, the boat we hired was only allowed to get within a certain distance. Unfortunately for my photography we couldn’t get closer.
I could have watched these pink creatures all day. Tina and I both have a long standing love for these unique creatures. So having the opportunity to see hundreds of them at one time was a dream come true.
The Girl That Dreams Awake has created a new weekly photo challenge. I am excited that I learned about it through Photos by Emilio (who happens to be one of my favorite photographers – but don’t tell him…I think it would go to his head!!)
As you can see, by the title, this is week one…so why don’t you all come along and join the fun?
I didn’t have much time to take new photos for this week…so I looked through my photos from Provincetown MA and found a few buildings that I thought might be nice for this challenge.
This fan was parked at the side of a freeway…in front of Starbucks. I assume the fan was in transit and the driver was in need of coffee.
The fan reminded me of a story…A young man with autism was sitting in front of me at a Special Olympic event. We were in a large arena watching the equestrian competition. When suddenly the young man says, “That’s a Big Ass Fan.”
Of course we laughed, then someone pointed toward the ceiling fan and said, “It is a Big Ass Fan.”
That day, all people in ear-shot of that young man learned there is actually a company called Big Ass Fans
This is not intended to be an advertisement for Big Ass Fans…as a matter of fact, I have never owned a Big Ass fan, nor can I comment on their effectiveness…only their size!
Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge is a fun way to post photos that seem to fit no other category. If you would like to see other odd photos or you would like to participate, hop on over to Cee’s blog.
I was so excited to see this week’s challenge. It gave me the perfect excuse to do a photo shoot with my new road bike.
Sadly the weather isn’t cooperating for the bike and I to hit the road….so instead I propped it up in the snow and took pictures. Then immediately dried it off and put it safely back into the garage to wait until the warm temperatures return.
Laughter is so important. I believe it helps me stay relatively sane in a relatively insane world!
The people in this picture are dear friends of mine (I am the gray-headed girl!) We spend many hours together training to walk 60 miles in 3 days. The 3 Day walk is meant to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. These pictures were taken after completing one of our many fund raisers….a pageant for girls and ladies with developmental disabilities. We are always on such a high after that event. This year we ended up at Sundance Square and for some reason we needed a picture of our team “jumping for joy” over the money we had raised.
We quickly learned that 3 of us (over 50) could no longer jump like we did when we were 16. Who knew? We sure didn’t….we were totally shocked! But we didn’t give up and in the process we found people on the periphery quite entertained!
In this photo I am trying to explain to my teammate…if only he’ll put his foot in my hands I can flip him into the air! Needless to say that didn’t happen…but we did laugh!!
Submitted to Where’s My Backpack photo challenge: Laughter