Did You See That?

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I thought I was taking a picture of a fallen tree, but when I got home and looked at my photos

I saw that there was a face looking back at me.

 

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I’ve never been photo bombed by a plant before- have you?

 

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I wanted to take a picture that expressed how I felt about being changed and formed by the world around us.

Much like driftwood.

Instead I got a picture of  a sleeping dog.

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I’ve  never really been able to capture anything I’ve wanted on  my camera- but I’m thinking that’s ok.

I like surprises and the sense of adventure that goes along with it

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Daily Post Photo Challenge: Surprise

 

Photos Taken At Edmonds Beach, Edmonds Washington USA

More Fun Then A Gift Wrapped Basket Full Of Puppies

christmas-clip-art-holidays_christmas_holly_1For me, nothing says holiday fun like puppies and dogs- and the more the merrier!

Here is a clip of the biggest collection of pups you will ever see (my cousin’s pup is in this clip ) – I mean WOW! All that’s missing is some snow!

And of course it wouldn’t be  Christmas without my boy, Hamish Macbeth ( his Holiday pics follow )

 

So look close and prepare to have your winter heart warmed up- for me it wouldn’t be that time of the year without my dog. Enjoy!

 

Among this over flowing basket of puppies is my cousin’s dog, Xavier.

(YouTube video of the pack of beauties and baby Xavier:)

1. Xavier shows up first on 0:42 in the middle of the screen.
2. Coming down the hill at 3:49
3. At the water hole, to the right, at 6:40
4. And sitting on his favorite rock at 8:09.

 

Can you spot the 120lb nine month old puppy in this happy holiday snap?

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Two years ago my Hamish was just a puppy- so in the spirit of the holidays my nieces wrapped him in gift paper and he kept it on until the tape warmed up and it all fell off.

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Hamish and Pualani
Hamish and Pualani Christmas 2014

Here is a picture of Hamish from Thanksgiving 2016- minus the wrapping paper!

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Hamish might be a bit big to wrap up and Xavier is most definitely to big- but because of these two special guys, there is going to be some fun and love around our homes this Christmas.

 

Photo Challenge: It’s Not This Time of The Year Without

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Answer Required

Stump

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

Do I have to know the answers, have a plan solve the crime?

Can’t I savor the mystery, enjoy the moment forget the time

let the expectations fly away?

Open your eyes

hold your tongue

Enjoy the magic, the circus the, riddles

let them live and breath for us

be for us

long after we are gone.

Bill Traylor

-Bill Traylor

Look

PHOTO CHALLENGE

Edge

This week, let’s keep our angles sharp and heart rate fast.

 

I normally don’t like to over explain my pictures, because I’d rather let them tell their story themselves.

But this was an interesting challenge, so I’ll break my rule and tell you how I came about taking these pictures.

In this project you were suppose to put yourself in a position to capture an image from the edge.

 

So, I tilted the Camera  and stood in  some awkward positions and this is what I got.

 

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Photo A.M.Moscoso

I had to stand pretty close to the base of this building and looked up with my camera to get this image.

I probably looked like I was having a mental health issue, but hey. It was a funny moment and we can all use those.

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

I see these great edges every single day when I walk into work. You’d think to get this picture all I would have to to is pick a spot and click. But when I tried to do that it wouldn’t work.

None of the pictures captured what I saw.

So I stood on the edge of a curb and walked backwards until I got what I saw.

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso

Edges can go anywhere, or nowhere. And your eye will follow it. The power, oh the power of The Edge.

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso

Look up and you feel like you’re falling down.

I love this picture.

It’s all fun and games until the Sun Goes Super Nova and we all die

PHOTO CHALLENGE

Fun!

I love a serious or metaphorical theme as much as the next photographer… but this week, let’s just have some fun.

Photo: A.M. Moscoso
Photo: A.M. Moscoso

When I go to my favorite place for lunch, I like to sit across from this Ice Cream freezer.

I like the picture, it reminds me of being a little kid and begging my Mom for extra money so I could buy one of the ‘fancy’ treats from the Ice Cream Man.

I haven’t actually bought anything from this case, I just like to look at it.

It makes me smile.

Photo: A.M. Moscoso
Photo: A.M. Moscoso

When I turned 50 one of my friends said to me, ” When you turn 50 the world ignores you and you shouldn’t wear pink because that’s a ‘ young woman’s’ color and now is your time to celebrate becoming a ‘crone’ ( which I learned is what you become when you hit menopause.) and that from this point forward only “Crones” will find you interesting and of any value to society in general.

Every time I see this picture I think of how royally screwed up my ‘friend’ was and I’m glad to say that almost 2 years after being told that by her I have learned what she said is utter bull pucky.

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso

This is painted on the bus shelter wall at my bus stop.

Sometimes I just stand there for countless minutes and look at it and think, ” Why are you here?”

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso

This is a picture of the Sun.

You know what they say, ” It’ all fun and games until the Sun Goes Super Nova and we all die”

Shared Mornings

Morning

What does your morning look like?

 

Photo: A.M. Moscoso
Photo: A.M. Moscoso

I was out walking my dog Hamish this morning and at our favorite park I found this great chalk drawing of somebody’s sunny day- they were sitting where we were standing looking up and seeing what we saw: the sun, the trees across the street and those splashes of blue are placed exactly where the blue playground equipment is.

I don’t think any camera, any artist could have captured what this young artist captured- they captured a moment in time and when me and Hamish found it we went to where to where that young artist was…

on a Sunday morning.

Narrowly Nowhere

Photo Challenge

Narrow

From spaghetti to the quiet alley behind your house, this week show us something narrow.

Photo: A.M. Moscoso
Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Narrow as a handful of light that finds it’s way to…

Photo: A.M. Moscoso
Photo: A.M. Moscoso

a narrow gathering of strings…

Photo: A.M. Moscoso
Photo: A.M. Moscoso

quietly hanging almost unnoticed by narrow strand of aged crystals

Photo: A.M. Moscoso
Photo: A.M. Moscoso

where light, string and crystal  together, are all looking through a narrow doorway that leads …

Photo: A.M. Moscoso
Photo: A.M. Moscoso

narrowly to nowhere.