I just finished making another Blurb book ... from our trip to Cape May. I've already shown you many of the pictures from that day. I love the Blurb books, but they are very time consuming. I've been trying to concentrate on that project and thus have not had a lot to share here. It amazes me how difficult it is to get back into the flow of things after a brief time away, whether from illness or vacation or whatever. I think everything just piles up and it's easy to feel overwhelmed. I don't like to go long stretches without posting something, so today I thought I would just show you a few random pictures I've recently taken. You can click on each picture to enlarge for better views ....
I went with my sister Bonnie to Assateague Island (the Maryland side), known for the wild ponies that are free to roam the island. The Virginia side of Assateague is famous for its annual pony penning. If you're familiar with "Misty of Chincoteague", that is where Misty originally came from (Assateague Island). We saw the most ponies on this trip; it was wonderful. This pony and two others which you can't see, were standing near an intersection. We stopped the car and got out to take pictures. My eye fell upon this little bird, which seemed to be following this pony around. It walked under the pony's legs, around his head, near his mouth, everywhere. Stayed right with it for as long as we stood there and watched. It was so sweet. A big pony and a little bird ..... friends.
One Sunday afternoon, Gary and I hopped in the car and drove around some of the back roads on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Went through a tiny little town name Sanford, and my eye spotted this rural post office. One end is the post office, the other end is a bait and decoy shop. There's just something unique about small-town life.
This lamp by the loveseat in our living room seldom gets used. One day last week, it was turned on to help with old eyes that were trying to read. Not long afterwards, I looked through the doorway and spotted Victoria warming herself by the light bulb, with her head right up under the shade. Poor Kitty! How can she need warmth during a week when the temperatures hover near 100 degrees?
During one of our travels, I spotted this old metal trash can sitting on the stoop of an abandoned building. I like to take pictures of these kinds of objects. They often speak to me. It was a challenge to try to make a trash can look interesting. This picture speaks to me of rejection and of the feeling of being thrown away.
And lastly, I took this photo this past weekend in Lancaster County, PA. I think I might make this one into a poster. It looks wonderful at full size. And I love sheep.
Wishing everyone a beautiful week!