Saturday, June 18, 2011

Round Robin Challenge: BIG

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the BIG things."

-Robert Brault

Hosted By Karen

Last month, Alan and I took a cruise on the Bay. The "Escape From The Rock" cruise is a 90 minute cruise that takes you on a voyage from Pier 39, to the Golden Gate Bridge, and back around Alcatraz. It is a fantastic way to see the Golden Gate, because the ship goes under the bridge and gives you a nice perspective to see it in all it's glory! Now matter how many times I see the Golden Gate Bridge it always takes my breath away!

Here is a night shot of the bridge, taken a few years back. It was taken from the Marin side of the Golden Gate, looking back toward San Francisco.

Now for something completely different! Last year my orange tabby, Dylan, was bitten by a spider. As you can see the fang marks are quite significant! When I took my boy to see Dr. B, the doc seemed to know what kind if spider it might have been, but didn't name any one type specifically. I think he wanted to spare me the nightmares I would have probably had! Just one more reason why I appreciate Dr. B. !

There you go, that is my contribution for this outing of the Round Robin Challenge! Now, go see what everyone else has chosen for their posts! You can find the participation list HERE!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #128: Garden Creatures

"On every stem, on every leaf, and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphid, or other expert whose business it was to devour that particular part."

-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Snails. Spiders. Earth worms. What do they all have in common? They are all GARDEN CREATURES! This week I want you to grab your cameras, and show me what you have lurking in your YARD or GARDEN!

Extra Credit: Share with us your favorite and your least favorite GARDEN CREATURES!

Guidelines for Assignment Submissions...

1.The EMPS closes each Sunday evening at 9:00 PM (ET). No submissions will be accepted after that time.

2. Submit your entry by getting your photo, uploading it to you blog or website, and then comeback here and leave me your link in the comment thread. PLEASE REMEMBER... THE LINK YOU LEAVE MUST GO BACK TO AN ENTRY WHICH IS SPECIFIC TO THIS WEEK'S ASSIGNMENT! A general link to your site will not do, and will not be added to the list of those participating the following Monday. HYPERLINKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED!

3. Please be sure to provide a link back to the assignment in your submission, so your readers can find the assignment and join us. Everyone is welcome to play along!

4. Please keep in mind that the image you submit for the EMPS assignment, must be your own original photography. NO LIFTING!

Please Note: I have set aside two days during the week for visiting your submissions. Thursday and Sunday, so look for me then!

Participation List for EMPS #127: FROM THE OVEN 06/06/2011

1. Jama

2. Hip Chick

I will be playing along with you this week, so look for my entry sometime around mid-week. See you next Monday with an all new Monday Photo Shoot Assignment!