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Catching Up

02-lookoutAccording to my fan club and recent comment spammers, I’m supposed to be blogging.

My #1 fan (aka my husband) says gentle things like: “I noticed you haven’t blogged recently.” …and… “You haven’t posted the pictures from our walk yet.”

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I’m not sure I can live up to all that. Which is why I haven’t been blogging.

Not really. I think it’s just the mid-winter doldrums. Or something.

I have been trying to participate in a year-long photo challenge sponsored by Eternal Crown. I haven’t been keeping up with that very well, either, but I did take a few nice shots on the aforementioned walk that Lyle and I went on along the Platte River a couple of weeks ago.13-cominghomeThis is a sculpture that I had noticed soon after we moved here. I had been wanting to get a closer look, so one afternoon we went for a walk along the river there.  The sculpture is called Coming Home. I love the little boy on the back of the work horse.

While I was taking pictures, Lyle slipped off down the hill a bit and found a geocache. He used an app on his phone to see if there were any in the area… and voila!

13-geocacheIt worked out well for my photo challenge because I was supposed to be looking for monochromatic color. (Natural. Not with photo-editing.) Lyle happened to have on a camo shirt that day, and with the winter drabness of the foliage, it was just right.

I was also supposed to be looking for a pop of color in an otherwise monochromatic scene. 13-carOur “new” car fit the bill for that one. (Remember the “new car” saga? This is, theoretically, “The Wife’s Car.” I’ve driven it exactly once in the month we’ve had it. Told you there’s no such thing in our marriage.)

13-dogHere we have a “framed” photo of the sweet girl in the back seat.

And I’m still not caught up with the photo challenge. Our hostess has given us this week to catch up. I need to get on that.

Next time I’ll try to share “really variegated good and interesting ideas.”

2 Comments

  • Andrea

    Your first line… haha!! LOVE your blog title. Big fan of adventure here. I’m interested in the photo challenge. Will have to check that out. I really enjoyed your photos and the snippet stories behind them. So glad we’ve connected. Seems we have similar interests. I have a new blog to follow!

  • Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day

    I’ve been lagging on the blog as well. Just life getting in the way as usual. I’m behind too, but I am keeping notes in the notebook you gave me so I’m always on the lookout for stuff! Wish you were going to LV in April…

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