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We’ve recently returned from a fun but busy trip to Orlando.  We managed five parks in six days, and hit almost every ride we had on our to-do list.  It was both exhilarating and exhausting.

I had brought my camera with me, hoping to take lots of pictures.  I had visions of capturing endless details at the parks, palm trees and tropical plants.  In reality, I only took it to two parks, and it was a challenge to capture decent shots in the crowds and the harsh sunlight.

On our first evening, however, I did manage these shots around the pool at our rental house.  The late golden light reflected in the water made for some creative captures.

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She Sells Seashells…

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In a jewellery box on my dresser, I found this forgotten sand dollar.  It has been tucked away for a number of years now, in a tiny wooden box along with a piece of sea glass given to me by one of my children.

With time, the tiny specks of colour splattered on its surface have intensified.  Like so many other treasures, its beauty has grown with age.

I decided to crop the photo square, to focus in on the floral shape and cut out unnecessary background.  In doing so, I’ve found that it looks like a quilt square.  What a perfect beach blanket this could make!

Finding this hidden sand dollar in the middle of January – while the snow covers our sandy shores – brightened my day.  I’m counting down the weeks until beach weather…

 

Twisted

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Every day, I check on our chickens.

I peek in through this chicken wire to check for eggs, and to make sure they have enough food and water.

Usually, I pay no attention to the wire itself. But this time, after looking in at the hens, I noticed the interesting lines and twists of the wire. The colour of the barn board behind the wire makes for an almost monochromatic composition.

Picture possibilities are everywhere.