WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

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This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge couldn’t have been timed any more perfectly. My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro which was an AMAZING adventure for us. It still seems surreal that we were able to go there courtesy of Swarovski!  Sometimes my sweepstakes hobby is a VERY good thing! ;)

  Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward. ~ Drew Houston

On top of Mount Corcovado in front of Cristo Redentor

On top of Mount Corcovado in front of Cristo Redentor

On the Selaron Steps in Rio de Janeiro

On the Selaron Steps in Rio de Janeiro

  I look on life as a joyous adventure. ~ Ernie Harwell

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I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand… Adventure is a state of mind and spirit.  ~ Jacqueline Cochran

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A coati in the Botanical Garden in Rio de Janeiro

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A monkey in the wild!

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Seeing a toucan in the wild was awesome!

It is very difficult to generalise.  Everyone’s adventure is original. ~ Bernard Pivot 

It was fascinating to see the inside of a favela.  We are very grateful to our guide for finding one of the best views in the city!

It was fascinating to see the inside of a favela. We are very grateful to our guide for finding one of the best views in the city!

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A beautiful waterfall in the Brazilian Rainforest

 

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette (2)

Almost forgot two of my favorite silhouette photos, so I’m sliding in at the last-minute with my second entry for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge This is my daughter watching the fish and looking for the turtles in the turtle tank at Sea World San Diego.

When you see a fish you don’t think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water… If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.  ~ Constantin Brancusi

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Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Silhouette is the theme for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge .  I immediately thought of one of my all time favorite silhouette photos, one I took at the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France.  It was such a massive, solid structure and I love the contrast of the fragile rose silhouetted in the window.

Beatutiful Rose at the Pope's Palace in Avignon France

Beatutiful Rose at the Pope’s Palace in Avignon France

 

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

~ Dale Carnegie

My second photo is the silhouette of a palm tree with part of my wedding bouquet in the foreground.  It was such a beautiful, special day and I love the way this photo captures the occassion and the location!

A photo of my Wedding Bouquet with a palm tree silhouetted in the background taken on my Wedding Day, July 3, 2014!   Smathers Beach, Key West, FL

A photo of my Wedding Bouquet with a palm tree silhouetted in the background taken on my Wedding Day, July 3, 2014! Smathers Beach, Key West, FL

There’s a big difference between falling in love with someone and falling in love with someone and getting married.  Usually, after you get married, you fall in love with the person even more. ~  Dave Grohl

Enjoy all the other very clever and creative entries here!

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Make the most of today!

The important thing is not how many years in your life but how much life in your years.  

~Edward J. Stieglitz

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Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you’re sure to be right.

~Harry “Breaker” Harbord Morant

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Minutes are worth more than money. Spend them wisely. ~Thomas P. Murphy

 

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Be silly……it’s ok!! :)

 The best things in life are silly. ~ Scott Adams

Yes, we are totally crazy, but we sure had one fun evening!!

Yes, we are totally crazy, but we sure had one fun evening!!

Nature made us individuals, as she did the flowers and the pebbles; but we are afraid to be peculiar, and so our society resembles a bag of marbles, or a string of mold candles. Why should we all dress after the same fashion? The frost never paints my windows twice alike. ~Lydia Maria Child

This cookie cutter led to an evening of total silliness!

This cookie cutter led to an evening of total silliness!

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans.  It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.  ~ Horace

If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

We turned an ordinary evening into a crazy night of mayhem and madness with alligator and gingerbread man sugar cookies ;)

‘Have fun’ is my message.  Be silly.  You’re allowed to be silly.  There’s nothing wrong with it. ~ Jimmy Fallon

My daughter and I made cookies tonight using the alligator cookie cutter I found at the airport in West Palm Beach last Easter.  We had so much fun, laughing, giggling and just being silly!  I think it’s important sometimes to just laugh, have fun and enjoy the moment, no matter how little we resemble “grown-ups”.  Being grown-up is overrated, I think ;) 

The result of our night of silliness!

 

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~Anthony Brandt

My awesome kiddos at the beach in San Diego

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Watching the waves roll in on the Oregon coast

A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided. ~Robert Brault

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My new hubby and I (or our legs, anyway ;) ) on our Wedding Day, July 3, 2014

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My little pappy puppy, Romeo

This week, the Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to “Show us something you love. It could be your favorite novel, the light of the moon on your deck at night, the beach on a hot day, or that special you-know-who.”.  In response to the challenge, here are photos of what I love most: my kiddos, my new hubby and my papillon!  I also love sandy beaches, palm trees and the ocean, and was able to combine them in the first few :)

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. ~Gilda Radner


 ‘Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come. ~Lord Byron

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Getting a hug from my hubby on our Wedding Day!

 

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Container – Take 2

I can’t take credit for the second submission for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.  It was taken by my dad years and years ago.  My daughter reminded me of it when I told her the challenge for this week was “container”.

An old photo, but I will always love this one!

An old photo, but I will always love this one!

I have always thought this was an incredibly cool picture, making it look as if my younger sister is inside this bottle and I am peering down at her.  I hope you enjoy it!  Make sure to click on the link above to see many more interpretations of this week’s photo challenge!

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/containers/

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