Cee’s photos in her “pick a topic” for this week’s Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge made me think of vacations in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. So I searched through digital files for this week’s challenge and found three to share.
Are fisherman’s boats also called ships? Probably not. But I liked the reflections on the water in this last picture.
White seemed an unusual color for a hot air balloon, but with a little sunshine, a beautiful blue sky and fluffy white clouds I thought it rather striking!
Though I’d missed the launching of balloons at the Big Sky International Balloon Rendezvous 2022 that morning I thoroughly enjoyed chasing balloons as they traveled east of Billings, Montana. This second photo was taken seven minutes after the first one.
Early the next morning I was at the launch site and got a shot of the white balloon being filled with hot air.
Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – July Pick a Topic from [her] Photo prompted me to head to Zoo Montana / Yellowstone Arboretum with camera in hand. I knew I would find flower beds with trees in the background and hoped there might be a person or two wearing hats.
I headed to Rose Park here in Billings the other day thinking there might be roses to photograph. Although I didn’t any roses, I discovered children of all ages at the park by 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning!
The tennis courts were busy, young adults were playing sand volleyball, preschool age children were on the playground, and there was a Little League game on the baseball field.
The flower garden sponsored by Compassionate Friends Billings Chapter was being tended by a woman whose son died by suicide at the age of 41. As she and I talked I was reminded that we will always by children to our parents or to those who raised us.
May you have child-like curiosity, delight, and enthusiasm in your life today.