May 17, 2013

Focus on Life: Week 20 - Looking Up!

 
For Week 20 of the
hosted by Sally over at the Studio Sublime,
our prompt was:
 
Look Up!
 
Sally told us:  "This week, let's change our perspective and look up!  There is a whole world above us that we sometimes miss seeing because we simply forget to look up!"
 
I took this prompt literally this week and saw tons of cobwebs that needed dusting away in the corners of each room of my house.
 
Thanks Sally! ;-)
 
But, instead of showing you how I'm decorating early for Halloween (hey, that's my story!), I decided to go outside and LOOK UP!
 
I saw nothing but blue skies,...beautiful blue skies!  So I went and stood under the neighbor's palm tree! 
 
I love standing under trees and looking up into them (hence some other pics you've seen on this blog!).  
 
Palm trees are a favorite of mine and I love how they look here, in the sun, and also how they look at night, with the moon rising over them (sorry to not have a great pic of that scene!).
 
 
 
Simply Beautiful!!  
 
Thanks for making me "Look Up" this week Sally, it was a pleasant change of pace from seeing the dust bunnies on the floor,...chasing me!  At least the cobwebs don't move and the Palm Trees don't need dusting!!
 
Head on over to the Studio Sublime and see what everyone else saw when they stopped for a moment to "Look Up", won't you?! 
 
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Looking Up!!
 
Cheers,
~Shel~
 
 

26 comments:

  1. I'm with you, Shel, I love palm trees, specially looking right up into them! I almost posted the same idea :-)

    I really like the sun peeking through the leaf.

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  2. I like palm trees too. In your photo, I like how the green contrasts with the blue in your photo.

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  3. ha! exactly why I didn't look up around my house! good idea to step out into the yard :) and what a great photo it is ... just look at that gorgeous blue sky!!

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  4. we're also ready for Halloween with lots of cobwebs :)
    wonderful photos, as always!!
    have a great weekend :)

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  5. Shel your pic is perfect for this weeks prompt.

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  6. Palm fronds are lovely and you captured them perfectly!

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  7. Love palm trees, great photo!!!

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  8. Love palm trees! Wish mine was growing outside and not in a pot! Lovely picture... I love the sound they make in the wind too!

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  9. LOL - I'm borrowing the 'decorating early for Halloween', in dire need for one too :)
    Love your picture, truly beautiful. I should be making a list for what to do when I get on vacation (sit under a palm tree and watch the sky!).

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  10. Shel - I love palm trees in the moonlight too. Very romantic! ; ) Forget the cobwebs...maybe next week she'll tell us to look down.

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  11. Hi Shel, Your photo makes me feel like I am on vacation. I hope you enjoyed your Saturday in Cave Creek last week.

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  12. Such a beautiful, peaceful spot I'm sure. Love the color contrast with sun shining through!

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  13. Makes me feel warm, which I need since we have had grey skies, rain and cold all week long.

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  14. Lovely, I love how the sun is gleaming through the leaf.

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  15. Gorgeous! I love shots looking to the sky through a palm tree.
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  16. Lovely photos!! I would love to be looking up at one of those palm trees right now.

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  17. Oh, what a pretty palm photo! Much nicer than cobwebs, I think.

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  18. Oh Shel these are fantastic!

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  19. Ooh I love that too, I love how the light barely peeks through....

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  20. Love how the sun is shining through the leaves!

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  21. Love how the sun is shining through the tree!

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  22. Love how the sun is shining through!

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  23. I do hope you were sitting under that beautiful palm with a beverage enjoying the day! Love that shot, so peaceful and calm.

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  24. Great pictures, Shel! I had much the same thought; I have an artist friend who has a WONderful old oak tree in his front yard, but I just couldn't get out there. Strange....you and I are BOTH decorating for Hallowe'en...maybe it's a beady thing. :-)

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