Snapshot Saturday~January 19

I’ve only been participating in Snapshot Saturday for a few weeks, but I must say that the interesting group that gathers over at Alyce’s blog, At Home With Books is supportive and unique.  They give great comments and have made me feel part of the group already.

Seems that many of the participants have created their own badges for the link up.  If I was creative and had even the most remote clue how to do that, I would.  As it stands, all you get is me and my snapshot.

My photos do seem to heavily favor the sky either morning or evening.  I do have a hard time getting away from my sunrises and sunsets.  That’s just the way I am.  As I write this, Ralph is playing a CD of Don McClean’s Starry, Starry Night which is quite appropriate.  He’s also sharpening pencils with an electric pencils sharpener.  I’m trying to concentrate on Don.

I’ve had several nice photos this week but this morning’s were particularly intriguing to me.  I’ll give you two.




I’m not sure which I like better.  I like them both.  Sometimes I think God creates these things just so that I can take a photo.  Perhaps He does.  I like to think He’s got my back.

Of course, Saturday means my weekly trip to Weight Watchers.  This has been a very up and down week for me; feeling in control at times and at other times, not so much.  Either way, the scale will tell the tale.

We’re heading to a birthday party for a 1-year-old today at a farm this afternoon.  Should be great fun!

Happy Snapshot Saturday!


42 responses to “Snapshot Saturday~January 19

  1. have fun at the bday party, fran! i bet the little one is just adorable!
    if forced to choose, i would take snapshot # 1 as my preference, but they are both beautiful. you do have a knack for getting great sunrise/sunset photos.
    happy saturday! i am done work at 3 pm – and have lots of errands to do after that!

  2. I like both – maybe prefer the first one, but the second is great too. Enjoy the party.

  3. Oh, like children (we love each of them equally), these two photos have their own special beauty. Thanks for sharing, and have a great Weight Watchers trip (and a great birthday party!)


  4. I like the first photo better too. A bit more color! Have a great weekend! A party sounds like a good start.

  5. Hi Fran! Sunrises are just fine with me, as I don’t see many! Wink! I’m glad someone is up that early with camera in hand! Have fun at the party! Sounds like great fun!

  6. I love participating in this particular meme because it brings so many different people together!! I really connected with what you said about God having your back. I thought something similar this morning when I was outside with the dogs taking some photos of the sun rising.!! Love your perspective!!

  7. Those are beautiful pictures. I really should take more time to appreciate God’s beauty and take a pic of it. I need to slow down to do that though. Good luck at your WW meeting today!

    • Carli, I think it is important to take the time to see the beauty around us. It only takes a second and you receive great rewards. I started some years back and pretty soon, It was just part of my life. You’ll enjoy it. Let me know how it works for you. 🙂

  8. They are spectacular. I love those bare branches against the sky, and the smoky-looking clouds, with just that touch of pink. My Snapshot is at

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    Beautiful photos Fran. I love looking at shots that others take. Inspires me. Have a great Saturday.

  10. Beautiful photos and what a gorgeous sky.


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  11. I like both of the photos, but love the contrasts in the first one. And I don’t know how I hadn’t realized that Don McLean sang Starry Starry Night. I went and listened to it on Youtube just now and realized that even though I’ve probably listened to the song many times as background music I hadn’t ever paid that close attention to all of the lyrics. How had I not realized it was all about Vincent van Gogh? I love his paintings!

    • Alyce, it’s one of my favorite songs. When we were on our cross country trip in August, Ralph found a wonderful Don McLean cd. It was all songs that he had written. There were some songs on there that I had no idea were his. One of John Denver’s big hits, Castles In The Air, he wrote. Always thought John Denver had written it himself. It’s one of my favorite cd’s now. Have a great day!

  12. Lovely photos. I guess I too prefer the 1st one, although they are both awesome. Isn’t God good?

  13. Both are beautiful! God does make some beautiful sunrise/sets. Here’s My Photo

  14. Is the upper photo the later part of dawn? It seems to have slightly more light. One reason why many walk in very early morning. The smile of heaven.

  15. I like the first one best – the way you’ve balanced the trees on either side of the frame pleases my aesthetic senses 🙂

  16. I like them both. The skies have been quite colorful the past few weeks.

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