Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus, and an update on other stuff.

Where does the time go? It seems just a few days ago I was posting every day; now I’m lucky if I post once a month. I have to get better at managing my time.

I’ve been posting a few book reviews in the past couple weeks. You can read my review of the Ted Kluck biography of Robert Griffin III (RG3) at A Beach, a Book, and a Breeze. I’ve also posted a review of Nora Roberts’ Carolina Moon, at Helium.com.

The next leg of the Dirty Spokes Trail Runs is coming up in two weeks at Unicoi State Park in Helen, GA. I’m planning on a better showing this time. I’ll post the results after the race. I’ll also have a post about the park over at Georgia Adventures with Pauliana.

This week’s photo challenge is about focus. The kind where you aim your attention to one focal length or the other. Details are important. I’ve selected two of my favorite pictures for this week’s challenge. The first is of leaves at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia. I love the way the light behind the leaves is dappled. It reminds me of lying under a shade tree in the yard as a child. The second is of water rushing over the edge of the falls at Little River Canyon in Fort Payne, Alabama.

Have a fabulous week.

CHALLENGE PHOTOS

Green Leaf, by Diana Busby

Green Leaf, by Diana Busby

Rushing water at Little River Canyon in Fort Payne, AL

Rushing water at Little River Canyon in Fort Payne, AL

Life: Full-time teacher, part-time adventurer.

 

An adventure around every bend.

An adventure around every bend.

School started August 1st, and I’ve been busy getting myself adjusted to working full-time again; so the blog has been idle for a few weeks. I hope you missed me.

Since the last post (JUL 25), I’ve reviewed a children’s book over at A Beach, a Book, and a Breeze.  It’s the story of a young rabbit family who have to adjust their vacation plans because of Father’s pay cut at his job. The author weaves biblical teachings with adventure and fun. Great read for parents and elementary aged children.

Last weekend, my younger daughter and I participated in our third 5K race together at Red Top Mountain State Park in Cartersville, GA. She managed to eek out a third place finish in the 25-29 year old age group. As for myself, well after taking a dive around the 2 mile mark (tripped over a root, but only scratched my palms and my pride) I finished the race in 53 minutes.

My daughter has lost count of the races she has run, but this was my third. I started this madness back in January, and now, it’s a new passion. Not only is it helping me to stay fit in my “senior” years, but I have a purpose for traveling and a source for new article ideas, as well as, an opportunity to hone my photography skills. Look for updates here on the main blog and here, Georgia Adventures with Pauliana, where I write about the different places my husband and I visit around the state.

Third place finish for Brandy; Wounded Warrior award for me.

Third place finish for Brandy; Wounded Warrior award for me.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia, week of 07.07.13

Photo of antique bicycle, by Diana Busby

Saw this bicycle during a self-guided tour of Perry, Georgia. Notice the scroll work on the spokes and frame. I could imagine the little girl or young woman riding this bike into town, just a few blocks up the street, to get milk or bread, or maybe to see a movie on a Saturday afternoon. Also, notice the size of the tree? That tree must be a hundred years old or more. You don’t see trees that large around here very often.