Christmas truly arrived for us this year on January 1st. That’s when our grandkids arrived to celebrate with us. They had just returned from a trip to Colorado, and had lots of exciting new experiences to share with us. Here are a few photos that captured the fun!
Here is my photo for the Architecture and Monochrome theme. I enjoy pictures in black and white. I think they create a different mood from color shots. I took this photo of the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 2013.
Daily Prompt:Look out your back window or door — describe what you see, as if you were trying to convey the scene to someone from another country or planet.
When I look out my back window, what I see is green. It has been a hot summer so far here in North Carolina, with most days reaching the nineties, but we have also had a good amount of rain, courtesy of some large and noisy evening thunderstorms. On July first, we went to see the Rolling Stones in an outdoor stadium, and, thankfully, it was the only night that week we didn’t have an evening shower.
In addition to green, it is the golden hour as I write this, and the sun is bathing the bushes and trees with a golden glow. I love this time of day in the summer. The slanting rays of sun add a Midas touch to the world outside my window. The light is gentler, less intense than at noon, and softer, lacking the clarity of morning light. It heralds the end of a busy day, a relaxing time to sit and sip lemonade, listen to the sounds of evening, the song of insects, the sounds of the chickadees as they flit about ready to settle down for evening’s rest.
Here is my backyard: