January 18, 2009

a day in the life

I'm staring until you pet me

Anyone want a cat? Seriously - he's driving me insane. Ok, but....if you change your mind. You know how to reach me.

Twice this week I've tried new adventures in that I just drove down roads to see where it takes me. I have a compass and a notebook (so I can write where I turned) so I figure I can't get too lost, right? I knew those map reading lessons in ROTC would come in handy one day. The first day - I didn't find anything interesting. Today, I went in search of "rustic". I was thinking barns and such.

battered

I didn't find barns but I found a lake. I wish I could have stopped at the purple "Bubba's Grocery" but the guard dogs didn't look very friendly. But...it was a nice drive in the sunshine. On the way home, I stopped by Oak Mountain State Park. It's mostly gray and brown this time of year, but I enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine anyway.

the edge

stream

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Just Peachy

22 comments:

  1. GREAT photos! ENJOY your week! Fifi

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  2. I wish I could take the baby... except my dogs would kill it and I had to get rid of our persian when I realized how allergic I was to their dander.
    Secondly, Char, the flag is amazing and the creek shots are too cool...
    Seems the sunsets are beautiful in Alabama. Hopefully I can get the hubs to visit maybe if I barter Bama football???

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  3. great shots. sounds like an enjoyable weekend. i've been camping at Oak Mtn. (with my brother who lives in B'ham) we camped.
    sometimes my cat drives me crazy too. : )

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  4. :) I adore my cat but today he was extra clingy. Sunsets here are gorgeous - especially at the beach.

    Oak Mountain is beautiful, isn't it?

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  5. what random and wonderful images here !

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  6. Love these images, reminds me of my childhood, fishing with dad, spending endless hours just following a creek bed through the woods, letting my imagination roam and being lost in the moment. How wonderful you spent time doing that this week, inspiration for us all.

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  7. When we were on our holidays last year I got the kids to pick the next turning to see where we ended up. Somehow we always ended up back at the same place *grin*

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  8. Wow, awesome pix. Did you do a cool Photoshop affect on that flag image, or was it the texture from the side of a barn? Very neat.

    And, no, no more cats (I actually own three, two at my house and one at my mom's). I laughed when your blog loaded and I saw your cat. After yesterday's cat-stravaganza, I'm felined-out! :)

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  9. it's actually two textures that I layered it. I love playing with textures.

    I would not give him up actually but we've been going round and round lately about his clinging issues.

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  10. awwww. how could something that cute drive you crazy? :)

    stunning photos—which you always have, girl!

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  11. i looove that first water shot. reminds me of the river behind my grandma's home in jackson, mississippi

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  12. Wow, what beautiful images. What a great idea to go on random drives... the lake looks beautiful :-) P.S. Your cat is adorable!

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  13. Gorgeous photos! Love them. You and Blair have inspired me to post the scarves which I had been selling in my previous etsy shop. They should be up this week. Thanks!

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  14. Great pics! I have just started playing with textures and I think I am addicted :)

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  15. How great that you do that.....maybe I need to 'get lost' like that!

    p.s. I was in ROTC too! haha

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  16. Textures are addicting!!! it's difficult to stop at times.

    ROTC was a blast - we always had a great time.

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  17. I really admire your passion in going to find inspiration. So often we get complacent and uninspired and forget that we are largely responsible for our own inspiration.

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  18. I love the pier photo, lovely shadows. And I've actually seen that water tower on one of our trips!

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  19. fantastic dock shot! love it! so stark and crisp in b&w... great lines, too. :)

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