Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic   11 comments


Looking out the window I see snow in all its variations: the pure white driven snow of poems and photographs—on the ground, trees, houses and cars; human, fowl and other animal footprints in the snow; snowbound tire tracks; polluted, blackened snow of ashes and soot from the wood-burning stove to give tires more traction; pathways shoveled in the snow; snow tracks in the house which quickly turn to small puddles—all of which point to one thing: I HATE SNOW! AND I HATE COLD!

Ah, but Spring now. That’s the ticket, along with summer and even fall. These photographs leave me with the hope that this global warming, freezing snow and cold will soon be another thing of the past. Now, THAT’S being OPTIMISTIC!

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Blossoms

Blossoms, blossoms everywhere! One of the first signs of Spring, one that often fills the air with sweet smells, as well as stark beauty.

Day Lilies

While Day Lillies are not a sign of Spring, they are a sign of newness of life, which continues throughout the year, beginning with Spring. They are also very beautiful.

Ferns

At first glance, I thought these were ferns, but I don’t believe they are. Nevertheless, they green up the landscape and make the browns of winter fade into memory.

Flowers

While I don’t know what these flowers are called, they do beautify the roadsides pretty much everywhere in rural Missouri.

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These appear to be part of a patch of Jerusalem Artihokes growing in the wild. Can you find the bee (or whatever it is)?

New life

As near as I can tell, this is a bloodroot blossom and was the first sign of life one Spring day near Gallatin, Missouri. I’m not 100% positive but it’s as close a match as I could find.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The ABCs of LOVE   23 comments


There’s not a lot of ABCs out here in the country, so I had to come up with a little ingenuity in order to meet this week’s challenge. I hope I passed the audition. Love to you all. Have a great day!

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Love

The ABCs of LOVE

 

Posted January 18, 2016 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Uncategorized

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Now of Christmas   16 comments


Now is anything. Now is now. Here are some of the nows I have been enjoying over the Christmas weekend with family. I hope you enjoy them. Comments are always welcome.

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Girl’s Room 1 (Mom painted)

Girls' room2

Girl’s Room 2

Christmas hearth

Christmas mantle. Socks were too heavy. Too much coal.

Two faces of Christmas

Two faces of Christmas

Kids' Christmas tree

Grandkids’ Christmas tree

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Christmas tree loot. Those are newborn diapers in the tree. Just a week old.

Posted December 25, 2015 by Cris in Christmas, Cris Coleman, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gatherings   11 comments


There are all sorts of gatherings besides people. However, people gatherings have the potential to be the most fun and enjoyable, although gatherings of all kinds can be enjoyable as well. Here are a few of my favorites. Feel free to offer up your comments.

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Birthday Gathering

Birthday Gathering

Pumpkin gathering

Pumpkin Gathering

Gathering of Blooms

Gathering of Blooms

Gathering of Clouds

Gathering of Clouds

Gathering of Tin Folk

Gathering of Tin Folk

Gathering of Food

Gathering of Food

Posted December 20, 2015 by Cris in Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops   35 comments


Oops can take many forms. We’re going to skip the embarrassing ones for now. Enjoy these.

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Collapsed barn

Oops

Wrong End of Chicken

Ouch

Posted December 12, 2015 by Cris in Americana, Barns, Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Remembering, Skeletons

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Eyes Have It!   35 comments


“They” say the eyes are the windows of the soul. I happen to agree. By looking at one’s eyes, coupled with expression (usually), one can pretty much tell where that soul is, at least emotionally, for that particular moment. Enjoy and feel free to comment.

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Horse eyes1

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Horse eyes2

Posted December 4, 2015 by Cris in Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid (Crossed Wires)   12 comments


On my way to Iowa a couple of years ago, just outside the city of Maryville, MO, I was tooling along when I noticed this maze of beams and electrical wires that looked really cool. As it turned out, the sun was just to the point of completely disappearing and I thought I might be able to get a cool pic if I could just get back there in time and line the two up.

So, I slammed on my brakes, pulled over to the side of the road and practically ran back to a road that went into some business property. The sun was about gone and I knew I had to hurry. However, I was able to get off several pictures but this one was the only one that turned out decently. Nevertheless, I love it. It’s one of my favorite pictures. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to comment.

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