Sunday Nature Quote: Lonely Freedom

“The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.”

Theodore Roosevelt


Theodore Roosevelt’s Maltese Cross Cabin
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

 Before he became president, Teddy Roosevelt spent a few years living in this small cabin with the most spectacular view.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

This was actually hard for me, not that I couldn’t find a photo to fit the them because all my photos fit. I have lived the dream and most of my photos remind me of the places in my dreams that I’ve been blessed to visit.

This photo was in fact taken a few years before my Road Trip Dream on one of my many mini-road trip excursions. This is perhaps my most photographed state park in Indiana. It was the closest park with water and my little excursions always paid off with the most amazing sunsets. This is not one of those. This is one of the few times I got up before the crack of dawn (rather than the crack of noon) to take photos.


Summit Lake State Park, Indiana


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A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Spray

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Rifle Falls State Park, Colorado


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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Soft Pastels


Tulip Festival, Holland, Michigan



One Word Photo Challenge: Navy

Navy Skies

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Lake Superior, Minnesota



Sunday Stills, the next challenge: On the Water

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Tables Beach, Cocoa, Florida


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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 32

I grew up a few blocks from this unusual tiny cottage. I thought “how cool to live in a windmill”. It’s just the right size for me.

West Yarmouth, Massachusetts



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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Rocks of Any Size



Alcatraz Island (NPS), San Francisco, California





Monochrome Monday: Lazy summer days


Beauty & Joy

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.  
~ ~   Joseph Wood Krutch   ~ ~

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Buffalo Bill Reservoir, Wyoming