6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Seasons Change



My Collection is COMPLETE!!! When I visited New York a few years back..I was slowly strolling around Central Park sipping a latte and eating a $1 bagel. Perusing the street vendors, I purchased an AMAZING photo collage of the Bridge in Central park captured in every season. When I got home I had the photos framed and today the collage hangs above our couch. This INSPIRED me to TRY and get a photo of my favorite place to RUN, the Orting Trail, every Season. It is not the exact place on the trail in every photo...but that adds to the charm..
******Your Mission...should you chose to accept it, is to complete a set of Seasonal photos. Trust me this time next year you will be happy you did :) ******

41 comments:

Velma said...

Love it - I think I will take on the challenge :)

Ashley said...

I LOVE it!!! You should frame THESE to hang somewhere!

Colleen said...

lOVE THIS!!!

I Run for Fun said...

Beautiful!

Marlene said...

How cool is that! I LOVE this idea. I'm going to do it!

Morgan said...

Beautiful!!! I LOVE it! If only I could do this challenge... my trail looks the same.. except for maybe when it's raining... Florida only really has summer.

Britt said...

How cool! I think these would be awesome framed, too. It's so motivating to see you running through all of the different seasons. :)

Alisa said...

This is awesome! I love this idea.

Suzy said...

Wonderful pictures with great meaning to you. Love the idea. If only I had somewhere interesting to run and take pictures then I'd do it.

untpawgal02 said...

I would love to take that challenge... i'm happy you have :)

Cindy said...

what a great series of photos--that's an awesome idea!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

great idea, and being in Canada, we definitely see the seasons change! LOVE IT!

Irene said...

It is a wonderful idea.

People who don't live here (in CA) just assume that we don't see the seasons change, but if you know were to look, where to go, we do see and feel the seasons change.

I love the pictures!

Laura said...

Love those! What a great idea.

Molly said...

beautiful! This is my favorite time of year, for several reasons, but it's also kick ass weather for running!

Tri Mommy said...

Great pictures! Makes me nostalgic for my days living in Atlanta. Florida has 2 seasons (that look the same) - hot and hotter.

Ashley said...

Great idea! I'll definitely do it, the leaves are just starting to change here so it's a great time for it.

Running, kind of. said...

Awesome! Love it!
Challenge accepted! Will this message self-destruct? :)

Micki said...

Wow! These are beautiful! What a great idea. Definitely an awesome challenge.

J said...

Very cool idea! That means I am going to have to take someone with me when I go out running!

Amanda said...

How neat, I love it! I live in Charleston, SC and we don't really have much of a fall and winter but if I live somewhere with 4 seasons I will try this. Great pics!

B.o.B. said...

Awesome idea!
I am in Florida so they may all look eerily the same.

I will just put a pumpkin in the fall one, take the summer one any day of the year, take the winter one at the mall with fake snow, and the spring one I'll take at the botanical gardens! LOL!

Sarah Jane said...

I choose to accept it! I choose to accept it!

What an AWESOME collage, Mel. Tres cool.

Christina said...

I love the pictures. I don't think I'll accept the challenge though because the pictures would look the same. Look, its a picture of dry desert, oh another one, etc. I hopefully will be moving and there is a cool path that I can run on. That path has more foliage so it would make a more interesting picture than the canal I run on now. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jo Lynn said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmm, I bet I can go back on my blog and complete that challenge. Great idea. Thanks! ;)

RunToTheFinish said...

wow that is such a neat idea!!

aron said...

ahhhhh i am so in love with those pics! and with that trail :)

Lacey Nicole said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!! i want to do this!!! spectacular!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Great photos. I have a set of seasonal photos from upstate New York where I went to school that I love. Maybe I'll try my own set one day, but I've gotta leave Phoenix first. No real seasonal changes here!

busyrunningmama said...

Hello Mel! Such a great challenge but I think I'm with B.o.B and Morgan, I live in Fl and the pics would all look the same!! Oh how I wish for a change of seasons!!!

EricaH said...

very neat I am tempted to do it but I am afraid i don't have a location as scenic or beautiful as where you run. :) Wonderful photos by the way I bet they look great hangin in your house.

Jen said...

I love it! I'm not used to living in areas with seasons! Northern California, then the Phoenix area in Arizona, now Austin, Texas.

Austin has been the closest to season changing I've ever seen. I think I'll take the challenge anyways, I might be surprised!

Thanks for the tips on the clothes! I love the dress and cardigan ideas for sure. And I will absolutely be hitting up JCPenny and some "last chance" stores! :)

Robin said...

Mel,

LOVE the new pic... you ARE a tall mom! Wow! :) And equally love the idea of the seasons. Sadly, not much of that in Orlando, but will do the best we can. (Maybe our dinosaur lizards will be wearing mittens or something, I don't know!)

Yes, JM (our favorite Orlando redhead) is sportin' a killer six-pack.. ha ha She's tiny, but her heart is HUGE. Awesome chick w/ a mean marathon shuffle. lol

Glad to see the family unit is healthy again!

Hugs from Orlando,
robin

Leslie Elizabeth said...

those pictures are amazing. i hope you do something truly special with them! i can't wait to see what you do!

MCM Mama said...

Very cool!

I'd do it, but I run in a not very exciting (visually) neighborhood, so I'm not sure we'd have great pictures.

Kerrie said...

What a great idea! So doing this!

Marlene said...

I got some SNEAK PEAK PHOTOS up just for YOU! :)

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Great photos! And great idea!! I am really going to try and do this. Whether or not I appear in the photos is yet unknown.

Croughwell said...

Unfortunately we don't have real season changes here in Hawaii. It's looks pretty much the same all year round :(

lindsay said...

what a cool idea!

(i can't say i feel bad for croughwell living in HAWAII!) ;)

Mary Sailors said...

SO Cool. I accept your season photo challenge. I challenge you to give away a Garmin. :)