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August 26, 2011

Rainbow of Summer… in Maine

Filed under: Photo assignments,Travel — Karma @ 10:03 am
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The posts have been pouring in for the August Photo Hunt.  There is still time to get yours in – due date is this Sunday – but I was thinking I should get mine posted today while I still have power!  What a summer it has been around here: first a tornado, then a microburst, an earthquake this past Tuesday (though I did not feel it), and now Hurricane Irene is projected to hit this area some time on Sunday.  What form it will take by the time it gets here no one really knows, but with this summer’s track record, it doesn’t look good.  At the very least, I am expecting to lose power again.

I hope my sister doesn’t think I am stealing her idea (she mentioned in the comments section of the Photo Hunt that she would find me a rainbow of colors on Peak’s Island while she was on vacation) but while I was still going through my photos from Maine, I realized I had all the rainbow colors in some of my favorite things about summer.

Red:
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I eat usually 2 lobsters a year – one on vacation and one at our dear friends’ summer party, so a boiled lobster is the perfect representation of summer red.

Orange:
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Flower planted by the owner of the cottage where we stay  and…
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a monarch along a path I walked.

Yellow:
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These seem to be some wild snapdragons that I found on one of my walks.

Green:
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wild green on an ocean-side path

Blue:
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Big blue sky and ocean and…
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…look at all the blue I found when I looked at my family’s beach gear: bathing suits, towels, chairs, umbrella and float!

Purple:
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pre-dawn sky from my up-before-the-sun morning

Bonus:
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My “selfie”- this shot was actually inspired by the picture at the end of this post by KD.  If you haven’t read this post, you really should – go read it, I’ll wait.  Like KD, in this picture I am makeupless, feeling good and very content.  I am at peace when I am at the beach, and I hope it shows in this picture.

I will continue reading your posts as long as I have power this weekend!  The worst of the hurricane is supposed to come on Sunday, and I have to return to work on Monday (kids come back to school on Tuesday), so I’m not sure when I will get the recap of all the beautiful assignments posted.  In the meantime, check out the links in the comments section of the hunt post.  People have submitted some really beautiful pictures so far.  If you haven’t posted yours yet, I hope to see it soon!

November 19, 2010

A Rainbow of Autumn

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 5:22 pm
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I’d been trying to come up with a unique way to present my favorite fall photos for Scott Thomas’s assignment this month, when I thought of rainbows.  I was treated to a couple rainbows recently, and managed to get a few pictures, so I decided to present some of my favorite autumn shots in a rainbow of colors.
favorite fall fruit

Red macoun apple

dewy mum

Is this pink mum close enough to fit in the red category?

empty beach

Orange beach

Classic combination

Classic combination of cat and orange pumpkin

fading sunflower

Summer fades away like the sunflower, giving way to..

yellow yard

yellow leaves

green pond

green pond

sunny pine

green pine needles in afternoon sun

blue pond

shiny blue pond

Peregrine falcon

I saw this peregrine falcon soaring in the bright blue sky while I was raking leaves last weekend.

homemade grape jelly

I made purple grape jelly for the first time ever this fall

purple sky

and saw a lovely purple sky.

While I was composing this blog post, I had the lyrics to one of my favorite songs in my head, “Boys of Summer” by Don Henley:

Nobody on the road, nobody on the beach,

You can feel it in the air, the summer’s out of reach,

Empty lake, empty streets, the sun goes down alone…

Thanks again, Scott, for another fun assignment.  I will be looking forward to the assignments of 2011!