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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Ground: rocks, sand, dirt, paths, walks, trails

I had a marvelous response from all of you on last week theme of nature animals.  Thanks everyone you always amaze and delight me.  I’m proud to announce our featured bloggers this week. Their posts really grabbed my attention. Please check out their posts and congratulate them. Maybe you will be chosen next week.

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These are featured because they had turtles among their photos. There is a story behind it (see below featured this list of featured bloggers).

Tom The Backroads Traveller

Living with my Ancestors


This next series of featured bloggers have water animals and birds which I simply adore.

Jaspa’s Journal – An orca whale.

Nola Roberts, Texas Heart – Seal and birds.

Katarina Wohlfart – Pelicans.

cee-hospitalMe and Turtles:  First you have to know that I am a total animal lover.  I will walk up to most anything and get nose to nose with it.  Reindeer, llamas, alpacas, cats, dogs, lizards are all friends of mine.  Let me set the scene.  We just moved to our 35-acre ranch on the desert plains of Colorado, US.  We had scrub brush and yuccas galore.  In the summer our land was alive with quail and small cute little turtles.  Unfortunately, I was unable to see our ranch come to life int he spring because I was in the hospital for over 4 months.  I had just gotten home and was still unable to move.  I could move my arms and sit up by myself somewhat, but standing and walking was only a dream. Chris was so excited to show me these cute little turtles.  She found one and put it in a casserole dish so I could get up close to it.  I saw this harmless little turtle try to climb out of the dish and it scared me.  I felt helpless because I couldn’t get away.  Chris was in shock that she had to take the poor little thing away from me.  I need to make peace with turtles.  I would love to spend some time with them now.   I’ve not a turtle seen since then.

Mother Earth Series

052014 cffc (4)This current series is all about our glorious mother earth and nature.  I hope you have a lot of fun finding nature animals for this week.  I’m anxious to see what you all come up with.  You may have noticed that I added Floral Macros to this series, it was suggested by Serendipty.  I’m also writing a two part series on my Tips and Tricks specifically for floral macros, my first post was last Friday.

The Next Series – Geometry

  • Things with Edges
  • Cooked & Squiggly Lines
  • Straight Lines
  • Squares and Angles
  • Circles and Curves

How It Works?

Most weeks I will come up with a topic. Feel free to write me with things you want to learn about.
Go through you photo archives and see what photos you have that fits the current week’s challenge, or better yet grab you camera and take a new photo!

ENJOY and have FUN.

Create a Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge Post

  1. Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos and post, title your blog post “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge” tag.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.
  4. I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.

Please check out my Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge to check out more of what this challenge is about.


If you adore challenges as much as I do, please check out WordPress’s Blog Event Listing for other challenges.

My Entry for the Week

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  1. My friend took some pix of me in the hospital and she has them, but refuses to show them to me. How bad DID I look? Nice we are both HERE and not on that other plane!

    You hit a good nerve with this topic. Favorites all!

    Some turtles are not so cute. We have LOTS of snappers around here and they are mean. Just as soon take off one of your fingers or toes as not. It’s one of many things that makes dipping toes in our local waters not the best idea. Some snappers grow to hundreds of pounds (no kidding) and every April, the river is lined with thousands of babies sunning themselves on the rocks. I wish I had some decent pictures of it, but the pictures are old and the camera wan’t very good.

    My enthusiasm for turtles seriously diminished when I had to herd one from one side of the road back to the river. Oy.


    • I remember you telling that story. I can understand your hesitation. The little turtles in our ranch were only about 4 to maybe 6 inches long. So they were cute and adorable. But they sure did freak me out. I actually didn’t look to bad in the hospital aside from all the lines going in me, because I was being pumped with oxygen so my sink was nice and pink. 🙂


  2. your turtle story is sweet Cee! and I hope you can encounter some soon. I have some video footage of a giant turtle crossing the road – slowly – and if I ever get the chance to go into my archives – I will have to share a snippet with you. anyhow, fun theme – and cheers to turtles and tortoises – and to nature. and your photos are really awesome – I like the steps one the most – 🙂


  3. Beautiful shots, especially the first one. Let me go and look through my pictures to find something for this challenge 🙂


  4. Cee, what a remarkable story about your illness and months of sickness. Thanks for telling me.
    I’m a cancer survivor myself, I hope. To be sick is not about being a hero or being strong – it’s only about surviving and the love to life. At least that is how I see it – and it change my views on many things. It’s not many of us that gets a second chance to life and so happy that you got one too.
    Please, stay healthy.!!!
    Fantastic gallery this week again that you share with us – my pick is beach image.
    Here is my entry, in the last minute before holiday take off.


  5. What an impressive picture of you at the hospital! I’m glad that that image belong to the past and you are doing well now, full of activity. I wish you the best. Your pictures this week are so beautiful. I love them. My favourite is the first one, because I love colours, but all of them are gorgeous.


  6. What a wonderful story Cee.. You’ve been through so much, but what really struck me with your story is that, like the turtle, you also were encased in a shell of immobility at the time. I wonder if that had something to do with your fear?


  7. Great photos, Cee. I really love the light in the beach photo.


  8. As usual Cee, a gorgeous array of photos. Love the first three. The green foliage, the enormity and colours of the rock and the beach and rocks are beautiful. Handling sand though…I’m not a fan of sand, sorry. You won’t be the first to think/say I’m mad.


    • I’m not sure if I like it either especially as a serious photo. I just thought it was fun. You know me I don’t really take people photos. 🙂


  9. Hopefully I will be able to participate for this one since I love the topic. As always you photos are the best. I am going to look at some others entries now.


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