Weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways

Heading back from a few days on the Gulf Coast, we made a point to cross the beautiful cable-stayed bridge that spans the Mississippi River between Greenville, Miss., and Lake Village, Ark.  These were two from a series taken on approach  through cornfields on the Mississippi side of the river, and on across the bridge.  The photos don’t really do this gorgeous piece of design justice.



Here’s this week’s challenge homepage: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/one-shot-two-ways/

Beautiful sky and silhouette: http://vastlycurious.com/2013/08/10/weekly-photo-challenge-one-shot-two-ways-1/

and others looking at things in two ways:

Weekly photo challenge: From above 2

The larger of the two eastern coachwhip snakes to show themselves today had milky eye scales — a sign he’s getting ready to shed his skin. This fellow curled himself in a warm stone and dirt hollow in the hillside. Only noticed him when I heard the sound of his scales sliding against the stone after trimming some of the growth on the hill.

Someone else in the burrow apparently shed within the last 24 hours. Found a still-moist whole skin measuring more than 6 feet woven between the stalks of the pokeweed plants.

Eastern coachwhip curled up.
Eastern coachwhip curled up in a warm dirt and stone bowl below the deck.

Weekly challenge homepage: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above/comment-page-7/#comment-183222


Weekly photo challenge: Color

Keeping the palette tight for this challenge.

The colors of this week’s challenge:

The challenge mother page:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime

This week’s challenge is about lunchtime — a few different kinds of lunchtime, shot with a mix of camera and phone.

And a few lunches from around the world:

And the challenge homepage:

It all started with a misprint

In a few hours, NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, will be tracking Santa’s progress as he makes his way around the Earth–even stopping at the International Space Station. It’s a tradition that spans many generations; from those who readied the house for Santa with in the time-tested analogue way: a tray of cookies and carrots by the fireplace, to the current generation who can follow him live online.

Why does this American-Canadian entity keep tabs on Santa? It all began with a misprint in a Sears advertisement and a little help from the inner children at the Continental Air Defense Command.  See the full story at:  http://www.noradsanta.org/en/why.html

For those who want to follow along, visit www.noradsanta.org/en/track.html.

Merry Christmas everyone!

(P.S.-Today is our third anniversary with WordPress. We want to thank you for your gift of readership. Merry blogging!)

Weekly photo challenge: Urban

Our entry for last week’s photo challenge with the urban theme.

VERY URBAN — Concrete and chain link in a sun-blasted city parking lot.

See the other, more timely entries in this category, here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/weekly-photo-challenge-urban/  and: