306: Colorful

Hiding in the colorful balls

The Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is Colorful.  I have quite a few colorful photos from our trip to Pittsburgh and Idlewild with our granddaughters and their parents.  While some of these are not the best photos, they do meet my criteria (they are colorful and they don’t show too much, or any, of the girls’ faces).

I was shooting through some netting on the first two photos.  The fact that the netting doesn’t show continues to surprise and amaze me.  I don’t know how that happened.  Sometimes the camera does what I want it to do without any help from me.

Big sister and little sister in Story Book Forest

As you can see, our trip to Idlewild was quite a colorful day.  I hope to bring you some more photos from Story Book Forest, where we met Mother Goose, soon.

The colorful fish can be found at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  It was one of the places we visited with our granddaughters while in Pittsburgh.  We had originally planned to go to Idlewild that day, but it rained.  The Science Center was a good place to spend a rainy day.  Many other people agreed.  The place was crowded.  Even so, we managed to go where we wanted to go and see what the girls wanted to see so it was a good visit.


This last colorful photo might have made a good photo for Scott’s Assignment 14:  Showing Scale in Photography.  I missed the due date, though, so this is an unofficial entry.  (Side note:  I think I’ll do a better job of participating in assignments and challenges when this outdoor commitment is over and I don’t have to blog every day.  I’ll have more time to play.)  I would have needed something to help show scale, and that’s obviously missing from this photo (another reason to keep this an unofficial entry since it fails to do what Scott asked).  This is not the real Fallingwater, of course.  It is part of a large model train set housed in the Science Center.

Today’s Outdoor Adventures

We’re having a warm and lovely summer day here in the Bogs.  It’s mostly sunny with a few cloudy spells.  The temperature is in the low 80s (beats the 90s) and the humidity isn’t too bad.  I think tomorrow will be our nicest day of the week although it will be a wee bit warmer.  The wind will be coming from the north and that usually means less humidity.

I didn’t do anything too terribly exciting today.  I wandered up to the garden, had a look at the vegetables, and then hung out under the purple maple tree to fit in the rest of my commitment time.  No foxes, herons, goldfinches, or others showed up to keep me company.  Just the occasional deer fly trying to drive me crazy by buzzing around my head.

I’m off to the train station in a little while to pick up Dad and Noah.  I’ll be back tomorrow with another edition of my great outdoor commitment adventures.  🙂

14 Comments on “306: Colorful”

  1. That looks like a wonderful place for kids to play – I would have LOVED to play in Story Book Forest (or someplace like it) when I was little!! I bet those kids will have some great memories! 😉 I’m looking forward to cooler days when I can enjoy being outside with my boys again… it’s just been too hot to do ANYTHING!

  2. These are definitely colorful! 🙂 I just looove the Story Book Forest picture! It reminds me of “Märchengarten” (Story Book Garden) that my parents used to take us to as kids. One of my most favorite places to go, even as I got older.

  3. You nailed the theme with those first two photos. How adorable she is? A great composition.

  4. Anna says:

    Indeed colorful and oh so adorable with the first two captures. I really like that fish photo! Enjoyed the post and photos. 🙂

  5. Wow–that photo of Storybook Forest sure brings back memories! What a blast from the past that is! Thanks, Robin!

  6. tedgriffith says:

    Those shots were indeed colorful!! What a great shot of the Fallingwater model. 🙂

  7. Christine Grote says:

    I have a ball photo just like that with my son’s head sticking out. Those balls always looked like a lot of fun.

  8. carlaat says:

    The ball crawl photos are fun! I remember when they first came out and how sad I was that I was far too old for them. They should make extra-deep bawl crawls for adults! 🙂

  9. Hallysann says:

    My first thought was “Oh, pretty colours” then I saw the little head in the first and the face in the second and you made my smile for this morning 😀

  10. Barbara Rodgers says:

    Story Book Forest looks enchanting as well as colorful!

  11. Marianne says:

    Beautiful, vibrant colors. Story Book Forest looks like fun.

  12. mewithmycamera says:

    love the ball photos!

  13. eof737 says:

    All of your photos are stunning… I love the brightness of the colors and the settings… That scale model of Falling Water is spectacular…
    Catching up on comments again… how do we do it? Phew! 🙂

  14. Robin says:

    Thank you, thank you, and thank you, everyone. 🙂

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