Every day I come across photographs that are beautiful, startling, or funny. Sometimes - they are examples of fabulous photography but more often - they are photos of places or things I simply find appealing. And these days the effects are so good I cannot tell if a photo has been altered or enhanced. But if I like it, I like it. I decided to create a place where I could share them with other people. I should go on record saying - I think almost any kitten is a cute kitten, and I'm a sucker for a pretty flower. Oh, my name is BetteJo, I've been called a crazy cat lady, and I bead. Welcome!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
This is an eastern male bluebird. And I really couldn't care less. I just think he's pretty contrasted against those flowers!
Gates like this always make me wonder what's on the other side. And why can't I go in?
Looking out from the lobby of an inn in Tucson. It might be called the Tucson Inn, I have no idea. Isn't it gorgeous?
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Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
My daughter teases me and tells people "My Mom likes to search for other people's vacation pictures." She's partly right. But the reason is less pathetic than she makes it sound. Some people just take some fabulous travel pics! These happen to be from Italy.
This is a shop window in Venice. Love the diamond shapes with all the colors behind.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
The angles are fabulous and so dramatic! There is no ambiguity here, either you on are one side or you are on the other.
I have had this photo for a long time and I have always been drawn to the colors and the contrast between the bags and the fruit. Lovely, really.
At least it was a pretty earthquake!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I don't care where this is but I want to be there. Just to walk on that fine sand, feeling hot beneath my feet, to feel the slight breeze tousle my hair, yeah. That's vacation.
This is Machu Pichu, a picture for the adventurer I wish I was.
And this? This takes away any ugliness there might be in my day. Beautiful, isn't it?