Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sunsets

I really like sunsets. I rarely get sunsets from anywhere other than home, but I do have a few from Willow Beach that I’d love to share for the Tuesday Photo Challenge. πŸ™‚

And I’ll share these two oldies but goodies from the past:

An April Day At Mamaw’s

Welcome to part two of April in Photos! πŸ™‚

Mamaw’s daffodils! At least, I think they are. May not be. The blooms on these are so small. She let me dig up some of the bulbs so maybe I’ll have some next year. πŸ™‚

I found some wildflowers along the path while walking to the lake.

I’m not sure what these are, but they are really pretty and have different shades of purples and pinks.

These were everywhere around the lake.

These are SO TINY.

The pink veins in the petals of this one are really neat.

I’ve never seen a flower with oddball petals like this one. Three smalls and a long one. It’s not symmetrical at all.

I heard a plane, so I thought I’d test out my zoom. I didn’t expect it to be this clear!

Apparently, there is a resident beaver living on Mamaw’s lake now.

Last photo of the day. Night was starting to fall, and the colors behind this pine were amazing.Β  A great way to end this post. πŸ™‚

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #62: Silhouettes

Another post for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge! πŸ™‚

Hot Springs Arkansas, Bathhouse Row – mountain silhouetted against the brilliant sky and clouds!

I think I took this when we got groceries one day. πŸ™‚

Now a few from my archives:

Almost looks like a forest fire but it’s just the sunrise. πŸ™‚

This is a backed out shot of the one above. πŸ™‚ The trees from the photo above are on the bottom left, I think.

A stoic tree in front of the sunrise.

Here are blurred silhouetted leaves against the bright moon.

As you can tell, I like silhouetting trees against sunrises and sunsets.

Somehow managed to accidentally silhouette a bat along with the branch. XD

And lastly, from the first Arkansas Adventures post:

Willow Beach. πŸ˜€

Friends silhouetted against the sunset! πŸ˜€

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Frames

This is my first time participating in the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. πŸ™‚ I love framing things in photos.

Framing the pink clouds with trees.

The moon made its own misty frame.

Framed myself in a broken plate mirror. (Sorry for the toilet.)

Me in another mirror.

Western Sizzlin.

Window in my grandparent’s old chickenhouse.

Another angle of the same window.

 

Adventures in Arkansas – the boys, framed in a swing. This was taken in MacArthur Park.

And the girls! I’m in the middle. πŸ™‚

And all of us! πŸ˜€

And I took this yesterday! Clouds framed by trees. πŸ™‚

It was so much fun to write this post – thanks for viewing. πŸ˜€

A March Day At Grandma’s

I do have more finds to post from a different day at my other grandma’s house and my great aunt’s house, but first, this day in March. πŸ™‚

It was a beautiful day! I planned to do some metal detecting at the lake, but my batteries died. So I decided to go in search of other treasure instead…

The sky was so beautiful!! I captured a lot of treasures through my lens on this day.

I looked behind me and saw the sky beginning to turn pink…

This was a true treasure to behold!

It left me in awe!

So much pink!!

Like a pink ribbon in the sky.

I couldn’t get enough of it. ❀


I probably took too many photos of it but I couldn’t help it. πŸ™‚

This was treasure enough for me. πŸ™‚

Also, if any of you have Instagram, I’d love to connect with you there! I have an account under my pen name/nickname of Penelope. Just click the little instagram icon I just added at the top of the sidebar (or click here if you are using the reader: https://www.instagram.com/peneloperoyalpayne/). (Dad, if you are reading this, you wondered about Instagram – there you go. 😊) I may start giving sneak peeks of my photography on there, and maybe some short videos. πŸ˜‰

Sun Setting and Cloud Watching

I considered saving this for February in Photos but decided not to because I’m too excited to wait that long. πŸ˜…

I slowly panned to the left to get more and more of the sunset colors…

Golds and oranges…

So many trees obstructing the view, but I like silhouetting things against the sky.

And here the reds can be seen too!

I saw some really interesting cloud formations coming through the trees at this point. I ran to the road so I could catch it before it re-entered the trees on the other side…

I was astounded – were the heavens opening up?

At this point I really began to wonder. The blue spot was opening? But then…

The cloud formation I had seen came into view. I wish the power lines hadn’t been in the way but I didn’t have a better view than this.

And just like that, the cloud went on its way. The clouds were moving so fast!!

And one last shot – like I said, I like silhouetting things against the sky. This was an accident, but I liked how it turned out anyway. πŸ˜†

So, what do you see in the cloud formation? I saw a crab. 😊