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Ten Things of Thankful: Photo Edition

I promised photos from last weekend's Color Run.  I'm throwing in other photos from this week, as well.  It's the Ten Things of Thankful, Photo Edition:

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  1. These are some great photos! Is the first one kale? I love kale. I love the picture of the baby and what looks to be your family. That duck pond photo was pretty amazing too!

    1. Yes, that is kale from my garden. The babies are my granddaughters, and the other people photos are my husband and I after a Color Me RAD run. The duck pond photo is one of my favorites. I was trying to capture the lovely blooming tree that was overhanging the pond, but instead ended up with an even better shot (in my opinion), showing the colorful reflection of the tree in the water.

  2. what gorgeous photos!where was that second one taken? And what did they throw at you on the finish line that turn you orange?

    1. The second one is of the Matterhorn at Disneyland. I loved the contrast of the dark clouds with the "snow" of the mountain.

      The color run had stations scattered throughout the race. At each station, volunteers would throw colored corn starch on the runners. Each station was a different color, but apparently the volunteers at the orange station did an exceptionally good job!

  3. Wonderful images of everyday reasons to be Thankful

    1. Thank you. I love finding beauty in "little" things.


    1. No, it is the Matterhorn at Disneyland. What struck me more was the clouds--if we see clouds, they are usually light, white, non-rain-bearing ones--and I liked the contrast that the Matterhorn made against the dark clouds. I guess I should have realized that most people would view the "mountain", and not the clouds, as the main subject.

  5. Great pics, Kristi! Love the kale - such a photogenic vegetable! And the water with the ducks is especially cool.

    1. Thanks. The photo of the ducks is one of my favorites. It was such a surprise--I didn't realize what I had captured when I took it! I love how impressionistic it looks.

  6. Your pictures are always gorgeous! The one with the birds (crows?) in the tree was very Alfred Hitchcock. And those grandbabies are the BEST ones!

    1. I even got a smile from my youngest granddaughter yesterday, but I wasn't able to capture it on camera. :-)

  7. Very beautiful! Are you in the U.S.? I'm going to have to actually have enough photos to do something different like this at some point.

  8. So cool! I've been wanting to do one of the color runs but am worried I'm so slow it might hurt?

    1. I'm a very slow runner. The color stations are scattered throughout the run, so it's not a constant bombardment of color. It doesn't actually physically hurt--imagine running through a cloud of flour. I was concerned about being able to breathe, though. We just wore bandanas around our necks, and pulled them up to cover our mouths and noses as we went through the color stations. Most people ran without bandanas, though. We also ran with sunglasses, as did most everyone. One station did mix things up a bit, and mixed the color with water and then just sprayed everyone. I actually preferred that.

  9. Liked Number 5 a lot (the birds…crows? in the tree) and also Number 12… very…vivid with nice textures.

    …the small human photos were cool too!

  10. Loved all of your pictures -- the ne of the Matterhorn reminded me of being young and coming down I-5 looking for it -- when I could see that I knew we were almost there. Wow -- that first time was 49 years ago! Time does fly.

  11. I am a bit sad that somewhere in this country there are beautiful blooms and gardens growing, while I sit surrounded by a foot of snow that won't go away and temperatures afraid of hitting the double digits. I am very happy, though, that someone as nice as you gets to be there and take such gorgeous photos of something besides snow. They are so pretty. Especially the ducks. Your broccoli looks good and bug-free, too. Those granddaughters are growing so fast. Looks like you were able to avoid most of the color in the color run. I've seen people completely covered from head to toe after running that race!


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