Nothing could be more full of Chaos than a wild horse race at a stampede. Teams of four wanna-be cowboys rope a bucking horse, then the others try to hold him/her still while the fella that drew the short straw attempts to mount and ride for a few minutes in the stadium. Entertaining indeed!
I love words. I love learning new words. I love using clever words in my day to day conversations and had so much fun with this quirky little behaviour on an almost daily basis when in the office during my career days. Imagine my delight when the Photo Challenge presented today for the week is a new word for my files – Flâneur! What a cool word and what a cool behaviour it defines….”a detached observer of street life and surroundings…..”
I found myself being fascinated in such a way on my vacation in B.C. last month and sure enough I collected some images that reflected this fascination with the world around me.
This country gal, fresh off the ranch….observing the self-defined “oddities” around me.
Didn’t take me long to figure out what to post for this Friday’s wordpress photo challenge!!
Since childhood, I have always loved whales…any kind of whale. But it wasn’t until a month ago on the very day of my birthday [my very adult birthday, I should clarify] that I got to actually head out on the ocean on my Quest to view and photograph these lovely creatures! And to be so close to them…awestruck!!
This has been a fun week utilizing the weekly photo challenge – morning – as a personal daily challenge for me. I saved the best for last.
Thanks to my mom and dearly-departed dad, my morning now must begin with their ritual………coffee, chocolate and half a muffin.
You see, they would start their day in the kitchen reading their respective favourite sections of the newspaper over coffee (a most revered beverage in our family), a piece of dark (and it has to be at least 70% dark) chocolate, and one homemade muffin split in half to share between them.
Although dad now delights in his heavenly coffee, chocolate and muffins….mom faithfully continues the tradition every morning and I’m sure that in so doing, she feels a little closer to him.
It makes me feel closer to both of them!
It’s Morning and we have fresh-from-the-oven muffins. Need I say more?
I believe the creator of this Photo Challenge had suggested we share photos that depart from the typical sunrise but how could I not post this image from a very early Morning moment a few days ago?
On our ranch, Morning means our precious hard-working, intelligent, gentle and sensitive border collie, Patty gets to come into the house for a little AM visit to start everyone’s day on the right foot.
She works so hard for us with the cattle that we like to give her a little appreciation and now we’re all hooked on the morning habit, including Patty.