Weekly Winners – The Cold and the Hot Edition

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All taken w/ Canon Rebel XS.

As the lead-in states it was a see-saw week.  Very cold temperatures to start, ending with a gorgeous couple of days. We took advantage of one of the days to go to the zoo.  You’ll have to go to my Flickr account to see ALL of those pics – only a couple are here.

1. Words
Words are things; and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
~Lord Byron (Don Juan)
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More than Words
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2. Under
I’m eighteen years behind in my ironing. ~Phyllis Diller
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It’s my ironing board. Yup. Figured it would make for some interesting lines and shadows. Only light is daylight and a flashlight used to cast shadows for fun.

Photography love...

3. Orange
Orange is the happiest color. ~Frank Sinatra
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We fancy men are individuals; so are pumpkins; but every pumpkin in the field goes through every point of pumpkin history. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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4. Fly
I had a picture of a bird, but I didn’t want to go typical. I loved the jellyfish…floating and soaring through the water on pure instinct alone.
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Another one for a-typical. A leaping lemur mid-flight. I have a much better one in my archives, but I didn’t want to dig this week.
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5. Always look on the bright side
The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose desire for things beyond your reach. ~Lyn Yutang
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It was cold, dark, and rainy outside – but bright, warm, and cozy inside.
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A Simple Thing:
I have two simple things this week. I simply could not chose.  First is my girls – who asked me to take a picture of them at the zoo and posed so beautifully for me.  The second is a zebra picture I took. It’s almost SOOC – I just had to adjust the exposure a tiny bit. Otherwise, no cropping or anything. It makes me so happy at it’s gorgeous simple complexity that I had to add it into my simple things.
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You can find more pictures over at my flickr account.

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by Sarah Cass

Multi-published author. Mom of 3 special needs kids. Wife to 1 good man.
Redefining Perfect every day.


39 Responses to “Weekly Winners – The Cold and the Hot Edition”

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  1. Saun says:

    Nice set my favorite is words..
    Saun recently posted..Scavenger Hunt Sunday….

  2. Valeria says:

    Interesting under shot. I am trying to guess what it is
    Valeria recently posted..Scavenger Hunt Oct 22

  3. kamana says:

    i’m glad you said it was your ironing board because i wouldnt have figured it out otherwise!
    kamana recently posted..scavenger hunt

    • Sarah says:

      @kamana,

      LOL! I know. Once I got it edited straight on I knew it would be tough to figure out!! I’m glad I was able to stump some people with it!

  4. Cedar says:

    That zebra capture is amazing…such cool eyelashes! Very creative set!
    Cedar recently posted..Scavenger Hunt Sunday

    • Sarah says:

      @Cedar,

      Aren’t those eyelashes amazing?! I love the way the face lines lead into the body lines…it was such a shock to pull the pictures off my camera and see how well that one came out. My kids were so distracting I wasn’t sure I was able to get any shots at all ~LOL~

  5. kewkew says:

    Gorgeous shots! Love your take on Fly and Words.
    kewkew recently posted..Scavenger Hunt Sunday: October 23, 2011

  6. some really beautiful shots in this group

  7. Tara R. says:

    The zoo animal shots are lovely. The last one of the zebra is stunning. The lines and texture are so beautiful.
    Tara R. recently posted..Town and country

    • Sarah says:

      @Tara R.,

      Thank you so much Tara! It was a gorgeous day for the zoo. I just wish we’d gone to the tiger habitat before it was so crowded I might have been able to add some amazing tiger shots too! Ah well, I’m thrilled with what I have anyway :D

  8. Jennifer says:

    I love your “Under”. Lovely captures!
    Jennifer recently posted..Scavenger Hunt Sunday

    • Sarah says:

      @Jennifer,

      Thanks! It just hit me as I was looking for something to shoot ‘under’ when it was to cold and rainy to get anything outside…and the minute I saw the ironing board I knew that was it!

  9. Kathy says:

    A beautiful set of photos!

    Kathy
    Kathy recently posted..Scavenger Hunt Sunday (#13)…

    • Sarah says:

      @Kathy,

      Thank you, Kathy. Some weeks I just come back to look again and again while others I cower in shame ~lol~ I think this will be a week I return to often :D

  10. gena says:

    Love the Zebra, it’s my favorite animal print.

    • Sarah says:

      @gena,

      Haha…I’ve never been into animal prints…but all of a sudden I’m loving zebra. Hubby & I are talking about using that when we re-style our bedroom. We just love it :D

  11. Patrice P says:

    Great shots – I especially love Under…made me think for a minute!
    Patrice P recently posted..Scavenger Hunt Sunday

    • Sarah says:

      @Patrice P,

      I’m glad I could make you think! I figured it would be a difficult one to decipher. I’m just glad hubby didn’t walk in while I was setting this up for the photo shoot. He would have thought I’d lost my marbles.

  12. nicole says:

    so pretty, stopping by from simple as that. i’d love to have you stop by my blog and checkout the awesome (and huge $100) giveaway going on- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

  13. Ashley Sisk says:

    Such a beautiful collection – I love the creative angle on under.
    Ashley Sisk recently posted..Scavenger Hunt Sunday

    • Sarah says:

      @Ashley Sisk,

      Thanks, Ashley! The past couple of weeks I’ve had a couple of prompts that I’ve struggled with at first…and in the end they end up being among my favorites!

  14. Claire says:

    I love the zebra, great shot!
    Claire recently posted..The Simple Things

  15. Tyler says:

    I absolutely LOVE the zebra pic! Gorge!
    Tyler recently posted..Simple Things: Bargains

  16. Ida says:

    Very nice photos. The “Words” were really great.
    I liked the Jellyfish floating/flying.
    Love the photo of your sweet girls and also the Zebra photo.
    Ida recently posted..Scavenger Hunt Sunday – What a week

  17. Gillian says:

    Stunning zebra shot. I really liked your quotes too : )
    Gillian recently posted..Photo of the Week

  18. Veronica says:

    Very cool shots. Love the Bright Side shots!
    Veronica recently posted..Scavenger Hunt Sunday

  19. Rachael says:

    That zebra photo is absolutely incredible. I am envious!
    Rachael recently posted..Friday Fragments: Deer, oh Deer

  20. Denise says:

    LOVE the DOF on the first two. Most excellent!

    #4, I am not singing, “I like to move it, move it.” *sigh*

    And the zebra. OMG GREAT SHOT!!! WOW
    Denise recently posted..Weekly Winners (October 16 – 22)

    • Sarah says:

      @Denise,

      LOL!! I sing that song every time I see Lemur island at the zoo. I have some awesome shots of them leaping and dancing in my archives at flickr. All the animals were a little lazy this weekend – so for real good lemur shots are archived :D

      Thank you :D I love the zebra shot. It’s one I’m exceptionally proud of.

  21. Tela says:

    great perspective on the zebra!

  22. Kinze says:

    love all the photos … so fun to look at .. coming from the simple things link up!

  23. Janice says:

    I really love the Words & More than Words shot. SO very sentimental and simple at the same time!
    Janice recently posted..Scavenger Hunt: 10/23/11

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