Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify   7 comments


It’s amazing what a little bit of saturation can do—okay, maybe a LOT of saturation can do.

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Posted October 31, 2016 by Cris in Beauty, Fantasy, Missouri, Nature, Photography, Sunrise

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Daviess County, MO Barn   2 comments


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Old barns are one of my favorite things to take photographs of. They are what made America great—albeit the farmers had something to do with it. While this barn is still in use, there are so many relics that have fallen into disrepair and many have fallen to the ground. This particular barn is in Daviess County, Missour,

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Birds on the Wing   9 comments


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It’s a bit grainy but it was a sort of grainy day on the Pacific Ocean in southern Oregon some years back. (It’s also a small part of the original photograph.) And I’d love to go back, as the Pacific northwest is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to, and lived in for a few short years.

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Posted October 23, 2016 by Cris in Beauty, Nature, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Remembering

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Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind (Trip to Oregon)   8 comments


Nothing like a visit to the most beautiful part of the United States, the northwest, to improve one’s state of mind. IRC friends from New Jersey, Utah and Oregon met for several days of beachcoming, crater viewing and get-together fun. I’d love to go back and relive those days, not only for the beauty and fun of it all, but because one of us has gone to the great divide and others are no longer together. But for all the sadness, the memories are priceless and forever.

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Over 40 years had past since the last time I had visited Crater Lake National Park. No hand-feeding of chipmunks on this trip, but plenty of hand-rubbing, as it was plenty cold. Still, the drive was beautiful and the lake was stunning.

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Contemplation was the order of business during this post-sunset scenario at a place I can’t even remember where. It was still cold.

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And this was the sunset that greeted us at this unknown place.

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A brief stopover at Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park resulted in plenty of greenery. There were some mighty tall timber that day on our way to the Pacific Ocean.

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I was trying to get a shot of the waves breaking over this rock aways off shore when this darn flock of birds got in the way and ruined the whole thing. You can imagine how upset I was. The funny and sad part about it—I was. LOL Now I look at it and think to myself—wow! How cool.

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The western United States has its own version of the Twin Towers in the twin volcanoes of Mt. Shasta, northern California. Fortunately, these twin towers are still there. I’d hate to think what would result if these two blew their tops.

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This photograph didn’t appear in the local newspaper, but one like it did, along with an article talking about our IRC get-together. What a time it was. It will always be remembered. I actually like this one better.

Posted March 3, 2016 by Cris in Americana, Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Nature, Photography, Remembering, Sunset

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic   15 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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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   20 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)

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Girl’s Room 2

Christmas hearth

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

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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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