Weekly Photo Challenge:Lost in the Details


My husband along with his colleagues took pictures of what they were seeing with their naked eyes. Once stateside he proudly shared these photos with me. Photographs mixed together with individual keepsakes had quickly filled a Tupperware container near max capacity.

Becoming Lost in Detail happens frequently while I’m sorting through past deployment photos.

January Deployment 2011 sent my hubby and crew to Marmara Turkey, Dubai, Lisbon Portugal just to name a few.

I’ve chosen photos from Lisbon Portugal


                                                        Along the Avenida de Liberdade


There are at least two faces in this photo.

I believe the first one to be very obvious, Look dead center of the tree, You will see an eye, a large dodo nose, directly below is the open mouth.

Second one is sitting right on top of the first. On the bottom right side there is what appears to be a leg bent outward from the tree base.

Fountain Decorated by 4 Dolphins and Covered by a Cupola




Enchanting Fountain decorated by 4 Dolphins and Covered by a Cupola. Atop Four Pillars Surrounded by Trees with Lovely Lilac Flowers.



Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

 In a new post specifically created for this challenge, share a picture that says FORWARD to you.

Perhaps it’s a path you yourself have taken, the building where you’re starting a great new job, or the curve of your partner’s pregnant belly. It could be an image that shows a physical move, or something that evokes a major life change. 

Ocean pushes forward towards the shore while this seagull waddled forward towards the ocean and a possible meal.

Virginia Beach

Walking ever closer towards the ocean, I notice the ground underneath muffles the sound of my footsteps. All you can hear is a foghorn in the distance, the constant crash of water on water, water on sand and seagulls calling.

Virginia Beach -Seagulls-

Whispering waves crashing against the shore. A gentle hushing sound as if someone were putting a baby to sleep. An exhale of warm moist air from the lungs exploding out from my mouth as calm and relaxing sounds of the waves gently and forcefully smash into the water.

Virginia Beach -Ocean-

My most favorite spot to be while living in Virginia Beach, without a doubt would be the sandy beach along with the calming ocean. I would sit enjoying the sights and sounds always losing track of time. No matter what direction you were facing, the ocean was always moving forward.


My Despair

Typical illustration in a 19th century book ab...

Typical illustration in a 19th century book about Physiognomy (on the left: “Utter despair”, and on the right: “Rage mixed with fear”) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If only the world could see what I feel then, would the world, know who I am?

I’ve loved, lost and feared the world, for it is sometimes too much to bear.

Control, power, is what I fear for I am weak inside and full of pain

I shout and cry, but knowing there is nobody there to hear me I swallow the shame and anger that lies beneath me.

I am lost to reality and living in time Though I am struggling through life and all that it offers, I am only human and that is what makes me . . . Me.(or am I?)

Still, I wish for the happiness and pleasure that I have earned, but realize that, I have not yet overcome the world’s greatest challenge, Love! and how to accept it – I am ready to face my fears…