Don't you just love Sundays!
I was in a funk this week and knew what I needed was some quality time with my bud S. and my camera. I didn't have time to shoot until the end of the week and I was really starting to worry about finding pictures for the prompts. On Friday, S. joined me for a lunch time stroll through the park. On our walk I was beginning to feel better about the hunt as I captured two of the prompts. My mood was also improving as well...probably because I was with my bestest bud and my camera!
My husband sent me roses for Valentine's day so I had an idea of what I wanted to do for Love and my daughter had an idea for trending so I was really feeling pretty good when I came home from my walk. Well...I looked at my pictures and really wasn't feeling the love with any of the pictures I took. I then tried to use the light box to capture my trending picture and REALLY wasn't feeling the love. I decided to walk away and try again on Saturday....well the best laid plans...
As we were getting ready for bed on Friday night we learned about an Ice Sculpture Festival being held in a town in Lancaster County. We were a little bummed because had we known about it we probably would have taken the kids to see it. On Saturday morning we decided to treat the kids to breakfast at Shady Maple. Now for those of you not familiar with Shady Maple, it is a huge smorgasbord with everything and anything you can imagine. I am not a huge smorgasbord kind of person but boy do I love it. We don't go very often because we have to leave by 7 in the morning so we get to the restaurant by 8 because it gets PACKED! When we left we decided, well really I decided, we were going to go exploring! We visited the Historic Ephrata Cloister and then made our way to the town of Lititz. Lititz is the town that was hosting the Fire and Ice Festival. Our plan was to just drive through it and not get out of the car...Boy am I ever glad we decided to get out! The ice sculptures were still there!!!
As we were walking around we stumbled onto this beautiful heart ice sculpture. Nothing says love more than a big heart!!!
I had no idea what to do for duplicated! I mean did it mean a repeating pattern?...many of the same thing? I took quite a few pictures for this prompt! While we were in Litiz, we found this quaint store. It was the coolest store...I can't tell you what made it cool other than it was filled with all kinds of trinkets. My husband was drawn to this shelf of glass bottles. I started taking pictures of them and realized the bottles were duplicated in the mirror that was behind them! How awesome is that! Next to the pictures of the ice sculptures I took this was my favorite shot of the day!
3. TREND OR TRENDING
You can't live in South Central PA and not hear someone talk about Penn State Football at least once a day! This may be a stretch for trending but with five PSU graduates and many fans in our family, PSU football is usually the trend when we get together.
Thank you S. for pointing this tree out to me! The bark on this tree looks like paper. I have no idea what this tree is called but it looks soo cool! Does anyone know what it is called?
I had so many cool and creative ideas for this prompt. But in the end, this picture won out! When I took the picture on Friday, I didn't notice the "face" in the picture. When I loaded them on to my computer, I had to smile when I saw the picture. I knew this was the picture I needed to use!
Hope everyone had a great week and a fabulous Valentine's Day!
Thanks for stopping by...I can't wait to see how everyone else interpreted this week's prompts.
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Much love to all,