Colorado Dreamin’

Colorado-Dreaming

Happy New Year!  I hope that you are looking forward to 2019; I know that I am!

This is going to be my last http://www.fivefeetsquare.com blog post.  I am so grateful to all who have followed me, liked and commented on my images, throughout the years.   I will continue to share my travel photography on Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/barbarayoungleson/     I hope to see you there.

I love the words of Helen Keller: “life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing.”  I know that adventure awaits, even if it’s in my own back yard.

Surf’s Up

Hurricane Joaquin brought those long anticipated waves to surfers on Amelia Island last weekend.
Hurricane Joaquin brought those long anticipated waves to surfers on Amelia Island last weekend.

Approaching Stavanger

It's nice to know that there is a silver lining . . .
It’s nice to know that there is a silver lining . . .
Canet Carousel Canet-en-Roussillon, France In the center of the this enchanting village, at the base of the Pyrénées in southern France, is this equally enchanting carousel.  I hope that it brings a smile to you this Sunday afternoon!
Canet-en-Roussillon, France
In the center of the this enchanting village, at the base of the Pyrénées Mountains in southern France, is this equally enchanting carousel. I hope that it brings a smile to you this Sunday afternoon!
Hello
Sometimes there’s a moment, when you want to believe that there’s a connection!
Kruger National Park – South Africa
Senseless-III
It was moored alone, docked and basking in the sunshine on a quiet Sunday afternoon. ‘Senseless’ appeared deserted, so I was able to capture some quick shots of this solitary beauty.
I was conjuring “endless days at sea” stories in my mind and happily loosing myself in the moment.  Without warning, I was startled out of my photographer’s reverie, when a man suddenly emerged from the cabin on the boat. He started shouting obscenities, began thrashing his arms in every direction and marched up and down on the deck of the boat. His unexpected agitation provoked the previously subdued dog, and continuous barking ensued. The tirade continued as he jumped on his bicycle and started down the dock toward me.
I had just enough time to collapse my tripod, dial 911 (just in case), and jump into my car; a conversation and a meeting of the minds, was not going to be the smart thing for me to pursue.
As I drove safely away, I replayed the scene in my mind. Even when you’re not looking for trouble, it sometimes finds you! The whole incident was just ‘Senseless’.

Painted Pier in Black and White

Simmons Road Pier – Amelia Island, Florida