Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Week In Review

My Favorite Photo Of The Week

This week I visited Historic Washington State Park which was the Confederate Capitol of Arkansas during part of the Civil War. The museum village includes historic, public and private buildings. In one of the homes, a young lady was demonstrated weaving on a historic loom. I loved this basket full of cotton fiber. So simple, yet so beautiful!

The Simple Things
There were several butterflies on these zinnias at the park. They kept fluttering all around me and didn't care that I was taking their picture. They were only interested in the last of the the nectar.

Picture Inspiration Week 34 - Hand Held
The State Park was full of ornamental trees. I spotted this beautiful tree with these tiny citrus fruits. It smelled wonderful. I'm guessing they're a type of orange, maybe mandarin oranges?
Big Picture Classes

Prompt Addicts
Our prompt this week was to take a photo leaving plenty of space to add a verse or quote. This leaf caught my attention. It reminds me of an old flower called "Jack-In-The-Pulpit".

For the next several weeks I may not be doing as many link-ups. I'm taking four classes at the same time:
  • Two with Big Picture Classes ~ Textuality a journaling class for scrapbooking and  Picture Fall a photo prompt class
  • Two with Kat Eye View Of The World ~ Digital Photography Basics and Find Your Eye Journey of Inspiration
I think I'm going to be very busy!! I knew I would learn so much from each of them and they just happened to be going on consecutively. One good thing though, there is no real deadline for any of them. If I get behind I can finish at anytime. I'm going to try very hard to keep up and apply myself to learning more about photography!!


  1. Love the cotton and the butterfly photos! You really have a good eye and do such a great job capturing these images.

  2. Lovely photos! The cotton is simply beautiful! And I am a lover of all things Monarch, so I adore that photo! We didn't see/raise many this summer due to our drought. :( I also love your quoted photo! Enjoy your classes! Sounds like you will be plenty busy!

  3. Pretty pictures! Your blog reminds me a lot of my moms. You should check it out Yall could definitely be blog friends :) Found you through the simple things!

  4. Wow, Cathy, you do have a lot of energy! Enjoy all your classes. Your first photo of the cotton is simply beautiful! Well done!

  5. Cathy,
    Congrats to you for jumping in there and taking those classes - busy you will be but I'm sure you will gain so much to make the effort worthwhile. I look forward to following along.

    The light in the first photo is quite amazing! Lovely shot.

  6. Love the colours and texture of the cotton photo and the clarity of the butterfly is amazing!

    Enjoy the classes.

  7. I really love the basket of cotton, just love the texture. Congratulations on throwing yourself into this "hobby" You have a lot of work in front of you, am anxious to see the progress through your blog.

  8. I love the butterfly photo! Looks like a warm spring day instead of fall!

  9. The shot of the butterfly is just so perfect! love it!


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