I usually enjoy cold in December, but this Christmas, I got to experience the relative heat of St. Petersburg, Florida. Palm trees and the orange-y tones of the sunset have always conveyed warmth to me; I’m keeping these images close to my desktop as the Polar Vortex approaches…
Spending my first Christmas in Florida, I’m learning to enjoy non-traditional holiday colors. This pile of lounge chairs and umbrellas-for-two, set against the white beach and coastal sky, exemplified the shift in my winter-season palette.
This is Timber, a now 10-year old Siberian husky, whose white muzzle masked his age for years. Finally showing light flecks in his red coat, Timmy’s activity still conceals his age. He shows impressive endurance on hikes, and frantic energy playing with his stuffed toy bo-bos, Snow-bo and Fish-bo.
Thanks to fortuitous timing, I got to go to the monthly Irvington Farmer’s Market during the week of the texture photo challenge. At the market, my photographer’s eye sees texture in every direction. Striated corn husks, whole grain dog biscuits, textiles, glass crafts….for me it’s all about the visual smorgasbord.
One of my greatest irritations trying to photograph through the windows of the new orangutan building at the Indianapolis Zoo is the tricky reflection bouncing off every pane of glass. However, when I spied the image of the tram and the bright summer sky in the main atrium windows, I knew I’d found my container.Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers”