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WP Photo Challenge: Happy Place

Besides visiting family and friends my happy place(s) are many.  My recent trip to see the Statue of Liberty was a happy place to be.  I enjoy visiting new places both popular tourist attractions and local favorites.

View of Newy York City

View of New York City

My all time favorite place to be is the beach watching the sunrise and seeing its golden glow on the beach and sand.

 

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A Bit of Wilderness – Work Oasis

Today I decided to make a really short video so that you can see where I go to relax on my lunch breaks most days.

 

This lake could be anywhere in the middle of the wilderness but it is located at the end of a parking lot that holds hundreds of cars daily.

 

 

I am surprised that I do not see more people here releasing some of the work stress that we deal with on a daily basis.

 

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(Updated to add to this weeks photo challenge, Happy (and Relaxing) Place)

Free to be

This little girl did not care that I was watching the sunrise and taking pictures.  She just wanted to run and play in the ocean.

As an adult most of us aren’t going to lose our adult mindset and run free when there is a camera in the very near vicinity.   I know I am not.  That is one of the things that I miss about being a kid.

A child does not have all of those self-imposed constraints on them.   Their mind is free to do what they want without worry about what others may say.

This little girl truly enjoyed the sunrise.

Free to be!

Free to be!

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Dreaming

Dreaming

Dreaming

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Simply Elegant

Elegsnt

Elegant

I have always thought that this bird was among the top 5 in elegance.

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Wordless Wednesday: Tentacles (2)

tentacles

Tentacles

 

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Tempted

“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”

Oscar Wilde

Tempted

Tempted

 

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Wanna Be Happy?

Driving into work today I was listening to the Steve Harvey Morning Show and I had the pleasure of being introduced to this new song by Kirk Franklin, Wanna Be Happy. 

This song hit a nerve within me in a good way.  It told me to get out of my way and let God do his thing. This song touched me.

Please hit play and I hope you enjoy Wanna Be Happy as well.

Sunrise

Sunrise

 

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Getting out the way.

My niece Caila is a sweetheart and she loves the water.  She always wanted to go swimming.  I was able to get her to bypass swimming a couple of times to go and discover some new things with me.

My muse Caila.

My muse Caila.

 

 

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Bear Crossing

On August 20th Caila and I went on a photo adventure to places that I usually go to take pictures so that I can see the changes from one year to the next (more post to come).  While out we went to the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center in the town of Roanoke.  While speaking with the staff they suggested that we go visit the wild bears.  Now who would have thought that when you are vacationing at the shore you can also see some bears?!

So off we went!!

We ventured off the island into the “mainland” of North Carolina to see some wild bears.  The bears were only about 30-45 minutes from where we were staying.  There are even road signs up in this area stating that this is a “Bear Crossing”.

We were both nervous and excited to get to see some bears that were actually in the wild and not at the zoo.

Traveling off of the main road and to a dirt road we found our first bear.  This little cub was only about 200 yards from the main road.

We were blessed to see 3 different bear cubs, wish we could have seen an adult bear.  Although I have a feeling momma bear was not too far behind the cubs.

Although the pictures aren’t the greatest I did capture my first bear!

At times like this I really wish I had a lens that is bigger than 200mm lens.

 

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Added to the WP Photo Challenge: Today was a Good Day

 

 

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