Wednesday, June 20, 2007

SPC - Environment

I am jumping on the SPC or self portrait challenge wagon! LOL!! Since I am usually the one behind the camera and don't make an "appearance" at family functions or just daily activities when you look through the photos - *sigh*- I decided to take on this challenge to not only snap a few shots of myself but continue to stretch my skills and creativity. That and I don't want the only pictures of me at my funeral to be some random goofy or even blurry ones! LOL!! selfish I know.

This months theme or challenge is your Environment. What's around you? I thought it would be neat to capture what's right next door to me yet will soon be gone.

Now this picture makes it look like I live way out in the sticks or that I might be a country girl but believe me I am ALL CITY! My house happens to sit at the every edge of our street and subdivision and this field has been my neighbor to the North. And as you can see from this other picture I posted, the field is very close to our house. The first year is was full of Mint which was harvested and sold to Crest, the second year it was full of sugar beets and this year it holds grain. The mint was my favorite because of the aroma. Several people from the neighborhood would walk down and snip a leaf or two and then enjoy a cup of tea. Last year it was bought by a developer and rumor has it that this is the last year it will hold crops. Next year - houses.

I captured this picture last night as the sun was going down. Sort of a farewell of sorts and wanting to capture the serenity and quiet we have enjoyed these last 2 years.


Ribbon Rock Star said...

Great pic, girl!


AGD said...

Wonderful capture - Love that shot. Just "beautimous!" Blessings, Angie Seaman

Amelia said...

Whooohooo great shot!!!!


gillian said...

LOVE the shot! Oh how you'll miss that field... bummer!

Laurie said...

Wow...this is a gorgeous pic. I just LOVE it...the colors are gorgeous!

The Wooden Spool said... this photograph! Mint, how yummy! Lucky you to live near this field of greens!

Erin said...

Very pretty scenery, it does look like the country!

Nic said...

lovely shot. I once had a garden taken over by mint...looked horrendous, but smelled nice. :)