12 Days of Christmas Photos, Day 1: Golden Ornaments

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Travel theme: Transportation

Canoeing, Lake Superior, Minnesota

Canoeing, Lake Superior

While driving is my favorite mode of travel, canoeing and kayaking are a close second.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

Looking at this large hunk of rock you might think “what’s delicate about that”. Actually, most of the arches at Arches National Park are delicate and many on the verge of collapsing. More wind, more rain and these fragile monuments could change drastically.

Blooming Waters

Biblical Gardens, Warsaw, Indiana

Biblical Gardens, Warsaw, Indiana

Desert Floral

Cactus, Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Seaside Floral

Crystal Cove State Park, California

Crystal Cove State Park, California

 

Travel theme: Circles

Circular Barns

(Lakeview Park, Rochester, Indiana)
Lakeview Park, Rochester IN
 

Grist mill’s water wheels, circles in motion    

(Dunn’s Falls Water Park, Mississippi)

Dunn's Falls Water Park, MS

Earthen circles

(Coiled tail of Serpent Mound, Ohio)

Tail of Serpent Mound, Ohio

Sacred Circles & Sacred Paths

(Labyrinth at New Harmony, Indiana)

Labyrinth at New Harmony, Indiana

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons (3)

Changing seasons at Shadyside Park, Anderson, Indiana

Shadyside Park, Anderson IN - Winter

Walking on Ice

Shadyside Park, Anderson IN - Early Spring

April showers bring…

Shadyside Park, Anderson IN - Late Spring

…May flowers

Shadyside Park, Anderson IN - Summer

Summer’s in full bloom

Shadyside Park, Anderson IN - Autumn

Autumn reminds us once again that to witness rebirth death must come first.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons (2)

Here are more seasonal changes featuring Whitewater Memorial State Park, Indiana

Whitewater Memorial State Park, IN - Winter

Winter’s Peace when all the world sleeps waiting for spring’s new day

Whitewater Memorial State Park, IN - Spring

Spring, bursting with new life

Whitewater Memorial State Park, IN - Summer

Summer’s Lazy Days

Whitewater Memorial State Park, IN - Autumn

Warmth of autumn’s colors

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons (1)

I do love the changing seasons and snow is beautiful but not beautiful enough to get me to leave the warmth of Florida in the winter. That being said, my distaste of the cold has kept me from photographing many beautiful places. There are only a few places I actually ventured out to in the winter.

These photographs were taken at Whitewater State Park, Indiana.

Whitewater Memorial State Park,  IN -- Winter

Winter White

Whitewater Memorial State Park,  IN -- Spring

  Spring, the earth’s rebirth

Whitewater Memorial State Park,  IN -- Summer

Summer’s playground

Whitewater Memorial State Park,  IN -  Autumn

Autumn, getting ready to ready
to hibernate