Saturday, May 8, 2010

Images and Words Week 53: Family

Greetings from Amy and Welcome to this special Mother's Day edition of Images and Words!  In honor of this holiday I have chosen the theme "Family."  Here's my entry:

I took this photo of a Barbary Sheep (Aoudad) family at Safari West in Sonoma County, California.  Safari West is an African wildlife preserve in the heart of the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country, and I highly recommend visiting there if you're ever in that area.  It's neither a zoo nor a drive through park, rather you take a guided tour in a truck just like an African safari--and I know this because I've been on an African safari in Kenya!  And just like a game park in Kenya they have permanent tent accommodations for overnight stays.  If you're interested in their website please click here.
Barbary Sheep are from North Africa and live in the rocky mountains there, so they are very happy on this steep hillside in Sonoma.  I took another photo of a different family of Barbary Sheep that was more of a close up portrait, and it's a nice shot but my family and I prefer this photo taken through the foliage because it's an action shot.
I hope you will enjoy this theme and may you all have a
Happy Mother's Day!

Each week we will post an original photo with words on it. The idea behind this group is to expand our minds through our photography.

Photos must be your own, but the words can be someone else's as long as credit is given after the words.

Your post can either be serious, or if you'd like comical, but never obscene .

Posts can either have one word on them,quotes, or full poems ... Your choice.

All posts are to be done on your own site in a blog form with a link back to it being left here (I've created a button link which you are welcome to use).

New topics will be posted on Sundays.

Posts can be made through Saturday.

One post per person only please.
My button link
My HTML code if you would like to copy and paste it
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  1. hi amy and that is a great shot will be back with mine

  2. Happy Mother's Day to you too Amy, and what a fitting theme you chose!
    Love the photo too...

  3. Happy Mother's Day and what a fine theme for I&W this week Amy.
    Love your photo and words, together they combine perfectly..

  4. Happy Mother's Day to all You Moms
    What a Great Choice Amy for this Week's I&W.

    Very Nice photo and words.

  5. Not my own work - the photo, but that would not have been possible.

    And I just love your family photo

  6. Awesome choice and shot Amy... I'll be back later with one... Happy Mothers Day to all you Mom's out there.

  7. Nice choice of them Amy, although Mother's Day in the UK was back in March. LOL. Hope yours is a good one :-))

    Here's my entry:

  8. Back with my link for the week..Hope you all enjoy it. Thanks in advance for looking...

  9. Amy, a wonderful tribute to all Moms, and to wildlife..
    And my entry -->

  10. The colors is that pic are amazing, Amy!!
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Here's my contribution:

    Images and Words #53, Family

  11. Awesome photo Milli. The colors are beautiful!

  12. I'm Amy, but thank you :-). LOL!

  13. GREETINGS ALL....To those who are Mom's, I wish you a Mother's Day filled with love and memories!

    Amy, this is an awesome picture and the way the sun light dapples the animals makes the photo etraordinary....beautiful !

    Images & Words #41~ FAMILY ~ IN MEMORY

  14. Hello all. So sorry for not participating in a while, but things are calming down now. Happy Mothers Day.

  15. Thank you to everyone for your entries! Tomorrow I'll try to visit all the ones I missed today. Mother's Day and gardening took up much of my time :-)

  16. Amy i have to say this picture is just beautiful. It
    looks like a painting. Drooling...
    Sorry i couldn't play this week. Busy painting our car.
    Next week.