Thursday, July 28, 2011


As summer continues to amble along, I continue to amble with it. My mind is rich with thoughts and ideas, but they're not making their way onto paper (or blog post) much. So I'll share with you some images from our vacation--the lake leg of the trip. Hope summer is treating you well.

no. 1: the path to the lake


no. 2: contemplative slide perch


no. 3: carnival ferris wheel holding waving daughter and niece.

no. 4: my perch at the lake, aka: bliss on weathered wood
(yes, there's wine in that plastic cup)

no. 5: self-portrait


no. 6: newt gingrich waving at 4th of July parade


no. 7: ron paul supporters
(love their panache)


no. 8: seen the next day, titled bull-headed
(my attempt at political humor)


no. 9: my camera lens was dirty (thanks, Coppertone) but
I love the way the smear reflects the sun off their brass

no. 10: cows divided
(also-known-as my second attempt at political humor)

no. 11:
PS: What would Don Quixote make of these power wind mills in Iowa?
Would he fight them? Would he win?


Lindsey said...

So gorgeous! What a story these photographs tell...

Anonymous said...

How fun!! And a perfect way to show us everything you have going on (humour, coppertone and all!). I'm envious of your perch, so far the only perch I've had all summer is at my desk at work. Booooo.

alita jewel said...

Your perch looks divine. Minus wine add a summer shanty (beer) & that would be heaven. Ok maybe add a nikon, too.

LOVED all these stories (through pictures) and your political humor, too.


pamela said...

Such beautiful photos!! Your lake looks so much like the one I used to go to when I was little.

Hey, I saw Newt a couple of weeks ago too. He was having dinner in Alexandria. I would have preferred to see Barack ...(sigh).

You are an awesome photographer!!!

Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri said...

Vivid photographs full of imagery. Can't wait to hear more about your travels.

Kelly said...

I'm jealous of that perch, plastic wine cup and all. Great photos!

Christa said...

Oh, I love this, Denise! The ferris wheel, the reflections off the brass, and especially the pol humor ones! If you want to see Newt again, come and visit - we go to the same sushi place!

So glad to see your summer through your eyes...