I don’t usually participate in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, but I follow a few bloggers who do and I was inspired by how Pami from Pa-BLAM! handled this week’s topic, the color white. Here in Southeastern PA snow has been covering the ground for 6+ weeks so you might think that ‘snow’ would be the first thing that comes to mind for a white photo challenge, but Pami defied old man winter and focused on spring instead. It’s so much nicer to think about crocuses, daffodils and cherry blossoms, don’t you think?
So, without further ado, here are my cheerful, non-wintery entries for this week’s Foto Challenge:
Crabapple Blossoms, 2012
And remember, despite this cold winter weather, Spring really isn’t that far away. Here are the dates that the above photos were taken. I wonder if this year will be an early Spring like 2012 (trees in full bloom by mid-April) or a later Spring like we had in 2013 (same trees blooming in early May). I vote early Spring!! 🙂
I don’t usually participate in the “A Word A Week Challenge” but this week’s photo challenge topic was too good to pass up, especially since I just uploaded the perfect photo today! This week’s challenge is Silhouette:
That’s Bailey gazing out over the “upper lake” at Promised Land State Park in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. I was going through these photos today because I am planning on doing a post on Promised Land very soon. Stay tuned for more photos, info and a trail map!
The A Word A Week Challenge is run by Sue over at A Word in Your Ear. Thanks for giving me an excuse to post this photo of Bailey’s silhouette, Sue! 🙂
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is inside. Here’s what Bailey does when she’s inside!
We joke that Bailey is either “on” (full blast running, hunting and playing outside) or “off” (sleeping peacefully inside). In this photo Bailey is demonstrating her favorite sleeping position: snuggled into her covered “dog den” bed with a comforter tucked over her face for good measure… she’s such a prima donna!
Also, I have to point out that she puts herself into bed this way with no help from us! It’s really a cute sight to wake up to in the morning… 🙂
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is “An Unusual Point of View.” I think that this photo of the beautiful lake at Promised Land State Park in Greentown, Pennsylvania fits the theme fairly well:
I snapped this shot just as Matt and I canoed under a low bridge on a gorgeous October day. It’s hard to believe that Summer’s lush green trees are going to look like this in another month… I can’t wait!! 🙂
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is “Up.” As you may have noticed, I love to use photos of Bailey whenever possible in these challenges and it just so happens that jumping UP is one of her favorite things to do!
The first photo shows Bailey competing in Big Air at the Dock Daze event in May 2012 and the second photo was taken during the Extreme Vertical competition at the 2010 Delmarva Doggone Fun event. Bailey ended up winning with a height of 7 feet!
OK, I know that I skipped last week’s “Resolved” photo challenge, but, photo or no photo, I am proud to share that I am going strong on Day 53 of my “Streaking” resolution. “Streaking” was my December challenge to run/elliptical at least a mile a day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s but when January 1st came around I decided to keep the streak going until June 8, 2013 (which happens to be our wedding day). We actually kicked off 2013 with a 2.4 mile RUN — the farthest I’ve run since college — but that’s a story for a different post. 🙂
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Illumination:
Illumination is a topic near and dear to me because Matt and I actually manufacture and sell these lights for a living!
Also related to the week’s challenge topic is the city that we’re traveling to this week:
Nope, not Paris… we’re going to Vegas! We go once a year for a big trade show so we’ll be working hard but I’m pretty sure that we’ll be able to find time to eat plenty of yummy food and take lots of photos. 🙂 Have a good week everyone!
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is “My 2012 in Pictures” but I renamed it “Bailey’s 2012 in Pictures” because that’s what it is! Here are photos of Bailey the Little GSP from every month this year:
Just an iPhone photo of Bailey looking cute!
Bailey in Ridley Creek State Park on an unseasonably warm winter day
Out for a walk on The Darlington Trail
Playing fetch on a beautiful Spring day
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SUPER BAILEY! (Dock Daze Dockdogs Event)
Bailey shows off her World Qualifier ribbon at Eastern Regional Championships
Showing off for the crowds at the Monmouth County Fair
Mid-air contortion at the Dover Summer Splash
Modeling with her ribbons from the Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show
Staying warm and safe during Hurricane Sandy
Posing at DockDogs World Championships in Dubuque, Iowa
Racing around roadrunner-style in the snow
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is surprise:
Just for fun, feel free to leave a caption for this photo in the comments section. I think Bailey is thinking “Whoa! That rock is alive!”
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is “delicate.” When I saw this topic get posted last Friday I immediately started searching through my Flickr photo collection to find a suitable image. Unfortunately I quickly realized that a vast majority of my photos are of Bailey, food, and landscapes… not exactly subjects that evoke delicacy! I did however find these three photos of Bailey looking rather gentle:
That’s Bailey daintily handing me her frisbee, Bailey nosing the turtle she found in the backyard
, and Bailey gingerly saying hello to 8-week-old Barrett the Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Pretty delicate, wouldn’t you say? Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Here are my photos for Days 1-7 of the 25 Days of Christmas Challenge!
Day 1 – Lights – Looking up through a light tree at Longwood Gardens
Day 2 – Decorations – I know, more lights! But this is how we have decorated our house this year. Icicle lights all around!
Day 3 – Gifts – We haven’t wrapped any presents yet this year so these are some gifts from two years ago.
Day 4 – Tradition – This is our advent calendar! We stash candy and goodies behind each little door for each other. Matt gets the odd days and I get the even!
Day 5 – Santa – Our snazzy, sparkly Santa ornament.
Day 6 – Stockings – We don’t have stockings but we do have these awesome red boots!
Day 7 – Snow – I couldn’t decide on this so I chose two. One shows Bailey on a huge snow drift during the winter of 2010 and the other is a road that we take on our drive to work.
Craving more 25 Days of Christmas fun? Go visit Pami at Pa-BLAM and Katie at Kitchen Notes and Other Sundries… they are doing the 25 Days of Christmas Challenge, too!