Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Round Robin Challenge: What We Are Thankful For

"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so let us all be thankful."

-Buddha

I love this time of year, autumn is the perfect time to slow down one's pace, and to take the time to reflect on what went right during the year. This is a really cool challenge that Tammy of, The Daily Warrior, chose for us this time around. :) I am such a lucky girl, I am so thankful for my life. 2006 has been especially kind to me, in that I have made some new friends, Suzanne, John, Linda, and Charley, just to name a few, and of course, we are welcoming new members to the Round Robin Challenges with every new challenge! How cool is that? So, what more could a girl ask for? How about a little time with her camera, and some favorable light. :)

I am grateful for everything, and everyone in my life, but I feel most alive when I am out with my camera. Sometimes I plan the photo outings I go on, if I want to photograph something specific, but a lot of the time I simply allow life to happen, and my camera records it for history. That can be an awesome experience. :) The following pictures, are actually short vignettes of what I saw with my camera in the past year or so. The "Cosmic Messages On The Wall" is a good example of a photo opportunity that wasn't planned. It was a story that unfolded over a couple weeks early last summer. I am thankful for my camera and all the posibilities it provides.

Enjoy!


San Francisco at night...

Mermaid Sand Sculptures on the beach in Santa Barbara...

Cheese... GLORIOUS... Cheese...

The Bubble Gum Wall, in San Luis Obispo, California...

The discarded couches of Berkeley...

Life in autumn...

Cosmic Messages Written on Walls...

#1. Follow Your Dreams"


#2. Seriously, Follow Your Dreams"



#3. "Fine, Live In Despair"

And finally...

Free Rock Concerts On The Beach :)


-OndineMonet

Be sure to pay a visit to all the Round Robins, to see their entries. :) If you would like to play along with this challenge, it isn't too late. Just pay a visit to the official Round Robin Blog, and read the entry, then follow the directions. If this is your first time playing, be sure to read the *Welcome Entry & Rules Of Play.*

Round Robin Linking List

Tammy... The Daily Warrior
POSTED!

Steven... (sometimes) photoblog
POSTED!

Carly... Ellipsis... Suddenly Carly
POSTED!

Karen... Outpost Mavarin
POSTED!

Nancy... Nancy Luvs Pix
POSTED!

Linda... Blah, Blah, Blog
POSTED!

Suzanne... New Suzanne R's Life
POSTED!

Danella... Deep Red Style
POSTED!

Robin... R's Musings
POSTED!

Robin (Gannet Girl)... Search The Sea


Cheryl... Life Through My Lens


Caylynn... Caylynn's Contemplations *Welcome New Member*


Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

Sassy... Sassy's EYE
POSTED!

Janet... Fond of Photography
POSTED!

Gina... Gina's Space
POSTED!


-OndineMonet

11 comments:

Danella said...

Those are such pretty pictures you have up.

Mine is posted too, have a great day.

DesLily said...

i always like your photo's!... isn't it nice that something like having a camera can bring so much joy!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I enjoyed this retrospective! Especially the Follow Your Dreams/ Live in Despair sequence.

Anonymous said...

Love your photos, but especialy the one of San Francisco at night...all the colors and the reflection in the water! Awesome!

Suzanne R said...

Photography is such a gift to the world, isn't it? Your pictures are so very beautiful. I'm thankful for you, too, and my other old and new online friends!

Janet said...

"Fine, live in despair" ... I LOVE it!!! That SF picture is absoluteyl gorgeous, too :-)

gina said...

great pics, but i love that night sf pic!!

Linda (Lou) said...

Dang Carly, your pictures just get more and more amazing. (And your writing is pretty amazing, too!) And I teared up to see my name listed as a new friend. Thanks for being my friend.

Steven said...

You've got some memories here. I'm thankful for your photography, your friendship and for you just being you :-)

Great set!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

My favorite is still the grafitti series. :)

Tammy said...

I love the look of your blog since I last visited. You have a great eye! I can't stop looking at that pear in your sidebar. I've been writing away but plan to start parrticipating more ;)

HUGS