Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

What is the thing that repeatedly catches my attention and has me grabbing my camera for yet another photo?  The equivalent to the squirrel that is forever distracting Dug in the movie Up?  The theme in over 20% of the photos on my cell phone?

The sky.

I have a fascination with what is happening in the wild blue yonder and regularly point my camera upward to capture the ephemeral drama.  I’ve chosen a sampling to illustrate my addiction.  (They are cell phone images so the quality may be a bit questionable.)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

I apologize.  I have been MIA for weeks now.  Out of the blue, life got a little crazy right in the middle of my summer and fun things were sacrificed to the Tyrant of Busyness.  To get back on the blogging wagon, I thought I’d participate in The Daily Post‘s Photo Challenge for this week which is “carefree”.

care•free  adj1. without anxiety or worry   2.  My four-year old niece, as she plays in the surf on the beach in Corolla (Outer Banks, North Carolina)

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The essence of life is not in the great victories or grand failures, but in the simple joys.

Jonathan Lookwood Huie

Please check other great interpretations of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree at the Daily Post.