Monday, September 14, 2009

My Little Eye Spys Something...

I am so grateful for my little camera...it makes it possible for me to capture images and remember things the way my eye sees them. Maybe not the way a good photographer would capture things for you to enjoy. But, I have my own fun.

I thought you might like to see a couple more pictures of our days at Lake Erie. Make sure you click on the picture so it gets big and you can enjoy the detail.

I love Fiona's ears...especially when she is surveying her domain and is on high alert. In the evening after a busy day, her left ear falls over. I guess it takes a lot of energy to hold them erect!

My salty sea dog, Rory, really liked those dead fish...

The lake area is already busy rushing head-long toward Autumn...

Some of the locals headed to the beach...

I believe in truth in advertising. I did eat here...and well, short answer is yes.

There are many ethnic neighborhoods and we came across this Russian Orthodox Church high on a hill. They immigrated over in the 1800's and brought their faith with them. Interesting to think that for 70 years it was all but lost during the Communist movement in their home land. This so reminded me of my time in St. Petersburg.

The shore side had many hidden moments that required I find the beauty in the unfamiliar. It was not the ocean. Yes, it was beautiful regardless.

I learned new things...like how during the war of 1812, the men of Erie with Commodore Perry built ships and then sank them in the lake to keep the British from getting them and using them against the Americans. Imagine spending months building something only to sink it to a watery end to wait to be resurrected when needed. Good words to live by: Don't give up the ship!

The Niagara is being renewed. She's a beauty. Coming from Tall Ship territory in Baltimore, I really enjoyed seeing this one being worked on. Lovingly restored...

Some days, the water was glass and the trees still green, but they won't be long. The leaves were beginning to swirl down, down, down...

The wash of the water soothed me...

The sunset thrilled me. Humbled me. Made me grateful.

Here's to small, meaningful moments for all of us.

Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly

24 comments:

sema said...

Holly,
You have captured beautiful memories.They look great!
blessings
sema

Holly,You are most welcome to copy one step at a time.

Sarah said...

I think the art of photography is always better if you take pictures from your point of view..what looks right to your eye. That is what makes pictures art and not just pictures. Yours as always hon are art! I just adore the one of Fiona's ears - wonderful!! And the sea foam...wonderful.
Hope your day is going well hon!! Thinking of you dear one!
Love, Sarah

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm glad you had your camera with you. The pictures are great, the sign a hoot and the dogs looks happy. What more could a girl ask for :-)
Have a great Monday!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss.net said...

Holly, I am smiling. Your ability to catch simple beauty is awe inspiring. I LOL at the gas sign!!

clairedulalune said...

Beautiful post Holly, I am still giggling at the sign!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Great pictures! I am so happy to have a cute little digital. A picture is a good frame of reference for so many things. These are wonderful. Really chuckled at the one about the restaurant! :D

beth said...

what did you ever do without that little camera love of yours ?

and that sign could be in my kitchen most nights...oh we can be quite a gassy group :)

Eileen said...

Holly ... your trip is going to entice us all to make a visit to one of the great lakes ... beautiful!

Anna said...

your pictures are wonderful. What a relaxing rejuvenating trip :-)

Mel said...

Bee-yooo-teee-full pics. I love the one of Fiona's ears.

I took about a bezillion (okay, 350) pics on our holiday...desperately trying to capture the essence of the wonderfulness of it all. Lest we forget...

Thanks for the non-blurry badge, btw, I was wondering why mine was so fuzzy...didn't used to be...

xo

Ribbon said...

Holly what are those beautiful red berries?
Are the birds ducks?
It's difficult to believe it's a lake and not an ocean.

Here in Australia the word fanny is slang for vagina.... heeheehee!

Lovely post Holly and I too am glad that you have your camera :)

xx Ribbon

The Fragrant Muse said...

I love photos of your kids. I had no idea lake Erie had those little waves. Almost like being at the ocean, isn't it?

♥ Braja said...

Those ears MADE MY DAY ;)))
xo

Not So Glamorous Housewife said...

My favorite picture is of your dog Rory. He looks like an old sea captain in a little dog's body.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Is that snow or clouds I see in your first picture? I don’t know what kind of photographer I am but I enjoy taking picture and sometime a picture is worth a million dollars.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Capturing moments in time that will never be the same again..always the fun of an instant camera. Yours are wonder pictures. I blurted out laughing at the gas station sign...too funny! Happy, happy pups always bring a grin ;)

cinner said...

Holly beautiful photos, I love the one with the back of the dog. very cool. just gazing away. fBULOUS.

Hybrid J said...

Thanks to your little camera, I'm absolutely in love with Fiona's ears.

And thank you for all your lovely comments of my tangles and my NaNo venture. They, I mean you, keep me going ... :)

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

As always, I enjoy seeing the pups.

I'm easy to amuse - the rest stop picture will have me chuckling all day.

Have a great day.

Lynn

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

FIRST TIME VISITING YOU... AND THOUGHT TO LEAVE A COMMENT!
FIRST OF ALL, I L.O.V.E YOUR BLOG NAME, YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY AND YOU ARE GREAT WITH WORD TOO!
ALL VERY INSPIRING!

ENJOY LIFE`S SIMPLE TREASURES,
DEBBIE MOSS

Deldino said...

Love the doggie ears picture - I have a Jack Russell and she has huge ears, I love them!

Corker2 said...

Happen to stop by your Blog. Very Nice. I just love your Doggies! Would not mind having one of those Scotties myself. I think that they are so cute.

Nice to meet you.
Les
Reading, PA

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Holly, A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
And no photograph is as good as the simplest camera.
And you have captured them....outstanding!
Love your doggies....that is a great shot one on the rocks.
You have fun and keep a song in your heart, Lee.
Ps, noticed your callsign at Alix's.

Life With Dogs said...

All beauty Holly, thanks for taking the time to share. And thanks for not asking any of us to pull your finger.

Now that I look a little closer, it appears that Fiona and Truffles have matching collars. Now how did that happen? ;)

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