Saturday, March 10, 2007

Photo Hunt Saturday - Architecture


This weeks theme is architecture. I had a tough time in that I couldn't decide what to post, so I am posting a few of my favorites!

The first two are natural
architecture. We found this birds nest last summer under a tree in my parent's back yard, so the girls brought it home and placed it in a bush. They were hoping some birds would take up residence in it, but they had no takers!

What creature is better at building it's home than a spider? Here is a web with fresh fallen dew on it!


This building will always have a special place in my heart. It was standing under the stone arch, under the sunset with the waves crashing behind us, that Husband proposed to me just 9 short years ago. I have always loved walking around, admiring the stone architecture of this building by the beach!


We love to take the kids hiking in the nice weather. One of our favorite places to hike is at the local Audubon Society. It has wetlands, marshes and fields. While hiking last summer (the same trail we usually take, we discovered this old stone arch leading under the airline trail. We thought it was just a unique piece of architecture, in the middle of nowhere!

This is a picture of a local private boarding school, where some of our friends live. I have always loved driving by, seeing the ivy climbing its way up the sides of the building.

And this last photo is a shot of the dome inside the Children's Hospital where Meenie spent a week last summer after coming down with viral encephalitis. Many meals were spent under this dome, as it was the one place we could use or phones to keep in touch with family and the girls. I would often sit in the center and stare up at the dome, marveling at the architecture and could just feel a sense of calming. It was a place I could relax and forget about my sick child upstairs for just a few moments.


I hope you enjoyed the pictures. Feel free to browse around the rest and take a peek at my 365 Day of random Pictures (link on the sidebar)! I promise more interesting pictures coming soon, as we exit the big freeze (aka winter)!

20 comments:

Viamarie said...

Love all your photos. Very good choices for this week's theme.

Mine is up too. Happy weekend!

maiylah said...

beautiful shots and wonderful sceneries!

enjoy the weekend! :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

great shots! i especially loved the bird's nest and web, wonderful idea! very creative...
smiles, bee

Jose said...

Nice variation, from the natural architecture to man made architecture, you found great examples.

PowersTwinB said...

wow, I loved your photos! especially the nest and the web!...very nice take on the theme! My photo is up, please come and visit

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Margaret. Spectacular photos! I agree, natural pieces of architecture are amazing such as the bird's nest and the spiderweb you featured. Terrific choices for this week.

I appreciate the visit the earlier.

Ma said...

Wonderful photos! All different aspects of architecture. Well done.

Mine is up too.

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

Love the bird nest!

Patti said...

I enjoyed this, it was like taking a field trip.

Barbara H. said...

What an interesting group of pictures! I love that you thought of natural architecture -- that's some of the most amazing there is. I marvel at the knowledge and skill God gave to His creatures.

Incog & Nito said...

All wonderful shots. Nature can create some wonderful architecture. Happy weekend.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Great post. Natural architecture. That's cool. Love the boarding house too. Ivy looks like crosses.
Thanks for the visit.

amy said...

great photos for the week!

Tanya said...

Great photos!


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Tennessee Mom said...

I love the ivy on the building, it makes a building look so inviting and part of the earth rather then just sitting on top of it.

Sarge Charlie said...

amazing photos, hard to choose, good post, thanks for stopping by my place.

meeyauw said...

What a traumatic experience for you to endure! I'm glad you were able to find some moments of solace under the dome.

George said...

Nice shots lovely

Claire said...

You where right when you said that you would post a few!
I love hiking and my dad is a mad birdwatcher, so i think that would be his dream place.

Ryan Velting said...

Oh my word!! That stone arch is IDENTICAL to one that I visit once in a while up near a river I fly-fish. I mean identical!! Very cool!