Travel Theme: Birds

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Happy

“If you want to be happy, be!” (Tolstoy)

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A Word A Week Photograph Challenge: Wind

On a late afternoon last September, as I strolled along the Boardwalk in Venice Beach looking for interesting stuff to photograph, strong Santa Ana winds started howling through the area, creating havoc on the boardwalk. Stalls and merchandise went flying around, sand quickly covered the sidewalk, sea birds flew away from the shore, and folks decided it was time to call it a day. I managed to snap these photos before things got out of hand.DSC_0408


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

There’s an exciting sense of community among soccer fans rooting for their team. Here, Brazilian soccer fans, in pre-World Cup mode, root for our beloved “Seleção Canarinha.” Will Brazil win its 6th World Cup at home in 2014? I sure hope so! 🙂IMG_0191


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A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Track

“If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain’t enough!” 🙂            (Shell Silverstein)


Tracks to gold mine, Ouro Preto, Brazil.


Subway tracks. New York City, USA.


Tire tracks, Pacific Coast Highway, California, USA.


Tire tracks, Santa Monica, California.

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Travel Theme: Symbol

As I searched for photos for this week’s Travel Theme, “Symbol,” I came across this one, where the American flag (a national symbol) is embracing a palm tree (one of Los Angeles’ unofficial symbols). I thought this was, well, symbolic… 🙂IMG_0855

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