First things first — I have to say that these challenges can be hard for one reason: I take so many photos of Harper. I’ve decided, though, that I’m going to try to not fill this challenge each month with Harper.
That doesn’t mean there won’t be some photos of her!
Every once in a while I like to throw themes like this into the fold. It makes it a somewhat easy month for people, but I also feel like it also gives people the chance to be creative and make a theme of their own. When you have the choice, it often means you can really think outside the box.
It also means you have the ability to just have a potpourri of photographs!
Not so purposely, I ended up with a bit of an adventure/outdoor type of a theme. I spend a lot of time with Harper outside, so I get to see a lot of nice scenery. But I also got away a couple of times this month, so I’m adding some items from that.
It seems like we are coming slowly out of the pandemic and more things are available. This lends to some fun opportunities, especially with photography. But I am still going to keep having adventures and such, and photography — both with my phone and my traditional cameras — is becoming fun again.
This theme always gets me excited to see what others have done with it. I hope you all had a great month and have a great March!
Here are my five for the month!
1. Selfie game
Before Harper, I hated selfies. I think it’s safe to say my selfie game has stepped up some! I do some with Harper when I can get her to settle down. This one was on a recent hike and I wanted to get the sky and such behind me. As I was snapping, she reached up and gave me a pepper kiss and this is the photo that happened. I really liked how this one came out.
2. Found it
I had the chance to get out and do a little geocaching this month, which was nice. This was a grab I made on the way to a New York Islanders game. I used the Hipstamatic + app for this shot and I thought it looked pretty cool.
I couldn’t resist this photo — taken at a week of toss and fetch. The colors and the ice etc., just looked so cool to me.
My area has several reservoirs, which are water sources for New York City. The reservoirs were made, if I remember right, came about in the 1960s. To make the reservoirs, they had to evacuate and flood several towns. The towns are remembered around the reservoir by these signs. I actually think I might do some research on some of these items and do some blog posts in the future.
Harper had her first Puppucino from Starbucks. Something tells me she loves it!
I needed to put a bonus photo in this month. I attended an Islanders game, the first NHL game I’ve been to in years. I loved the new arena. They even won that night, which was even better. Had some good seats and really enjoyed the time. The food prices, though, were crazy high!
If you took part in this month’s challenge, make sure to link up below.
And for those of you who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment (here, too!).
Let’s continue to grow this challenge and have a strong community. Come back and check out the others who link later on, too! NOTE: We have a Facebook group for those who participate in the challenge and are interested. I’ll post any announcements there and hopefully it can be a place where things are discussed and some interaction etc. You can access it here.
** CHALLENGE CHANGE **
From this point forward, I am going to do the next theme at the bottom of each linkup. Also, the posting date will now be the first of each month, thus giving you the entire month to take the photos etc.
That means it’s a one-stop shop! Hopefully this helps out with everybody.
So, below is the linkup for January. Make sure you drop your link there. The theme for March is Nine! Remember to come back on April 1 to link up and check out the theme for that month!
Photo Blogging Challenge: February 2022 results
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Great selfie. I don’t do selfies very well either. Love the geocaching shot. Makes me want to get back out there and find some. Really enjoying participating in this challenge!
I agree with Mandy. Love the selfie with Harper the best.
Linked up. I didn’t take many photos this month, but I’m pleased with the ones I was able to use.
Love the selfie! I can see how much Harper loves you! And, I’m sure the feeling is mutual. I also love the pop of red color in #3…I can feel the cold! It snowed 8 inches three days before we left for Mexico a couple weeks ago. Bonus photos are the best!!
Very cool winter pictures!
I’m excited to see you attended a hockey game! Who did the Islanders play against? Back in the days when our fellow Swiss Mark Streit was on the team, we visited the old stadium in Nassau County and later the temporary one at Barclays Center.
Wow, imagine you’re is being evacuated from your village because they want to build a reservoir.
Danielle Kempe says
Such vibrant colors in your photos this month
Mrs GeoK / Denise says
I really enjoyed the background info that you shared with your photos this month. First off, I’d never heard of a puppucino,so colour me surprised when I Googled it and learned it’s a cup of whipped cream! Then my interest was piqued by the sign about the former location of one of the towns flooded by a hydro reservoir. We have a few of those around here, most notably a (mostly summer cabin) small community that used to be at Lake Minnewanka, flooded by a dam built 110 years ago, and expanded about 70 years ago. Scuba divers visit some of the old structures in the lake. That’s a beautiful set of icicles on the red chair.