Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

I just got back from a lovely road trip to the desert Southwest, which left me with a whole host of photos to share and enjoy.  One of my favorite stops was Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah – a lesser-known location, perhaps, but a truly beautiful one.  And as soon as I got back online, what do I see waiting for me but Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, asking for none other than bridges!

Since they’re preserved by the National Park Service, these bridges no longer hold people – but when they were first discovered, both explorers and their horses crossed over these water-carved structures.

Sipapu Bridge, the oldest of the monument’s three bridges
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White Canyon, the now-dry bed of the river that carved Sipapu


Looking for more bridge photos?  Take a look at some marvellous photos at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, here!


Yellow (and Red)

Today Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (the colors yellow and red) lines up quite nicely with Jennifer Nichole Wells’ Color Your World Challenge of “yellow!”  So here’s my entry, a cheerful arrangement of ducks complementing equally vivid earrings 🙂

(The earrings are available in the Etsy shop here!)


The Colors Blue and White…

…are the topic of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week.  I found some lovely blue and white flowers starting to open in the garden – spring is in the air!

The earrings, in shades of blue, seem to echo the bright blue of a spring sky – you can check them out on Etsy here.





The Boston area certainly qualifies as cold this week – yesterday Boston reached a record low of -9 degrees Fahrenheit, breaking the record set in 1934 by 6 degrees.  Yet the snow is still lovely.  It looks like a winter wonderland!  🙂



[In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things That Are Cold]



A Tropical Vacation (or at least its flowers!)

When I saw these polymer clay beads, I just couldn’t resist getting two strands – one in shades of pink and purple, and one in shades of blue and green.  Together, they remind me of a tropical garden.  The vibrant colors are a welcome contrast to the grey of winter 🙂


The bracelet is available on Etsy here.

I’m also linking to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week – if you’re looking for more pink and magenta flowers, check out her page here!



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Orange Flowers

These are my first foray into the world of dried flowers, and I doubt they’ll be my last.  I’m quite amazed by the way the lovely oranges and reds of the roses are being preserved… they remind me of something out of a fairytale 🙂



For more orange and yellow flowers, check out this week’s Fun Foto Challenge here!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man-Made

You can’t deny that handmade jewelry falls under the category of “man-made!”  Here are some of my favorite autumn-colored pieces, to celebrate the season.

A charming cat & mouse bracelet – great for Halloween!
Mini beaded hoop earrings in earthy, autumnal colors.
A red and gold statement bracelet, perfect for fall.

These are all available on Etsy: Cat & Mouse Bracelet, Mini Hoop Earrings, Statement Bracelet.  Take a look!

[In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man-Made.]

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Seeing

I’m always on the lookout for ways to use things that catch my eye – colors, textures, patterns – in my jewelry.  Lately I’ve been noticing a lot of zigzag patterns around me.  I think this pattern is perfectly lovely – it can take on a whole range of personalities depending on what colors and line thicknesses you choose, but somehow it never fails to cheer me up!

My latest bracelet-and-earrings set, now up on Etsy, is inspired by zigzags!  (Of course, the lovely blue-green color of those beads didn’t hurt either…)  Aren’t they simply stunning?

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Check out the bracelet on Etsy here, and the earrings here!

[In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Seeing.]

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cream to Light Brown

Here are some cream-to-light-brown snapshots from the garden and yard this summer:

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In response to this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – check out some of the other entries here!

Update: I’m a featured blogger – thanks, Cee!  Take a look at the other featured entries here.