Monday, January 16, 2012

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " A "



AGAIN we have ARRIVED AT the letter " A " for
ABC Wednesday.
Its hard to believe that we ARE AT Round 10!
I call my first photo...Life Begins ANEW.
Even though we haven't had very much Winter AROUND
here, the buds and signs of new life ARE popping out ALL
over the AREA.
ALWAYS
enlarge the pictures to get the best detail.



ANYBODY hungry for the AROMATIC flavor of Red
Delicious APPLES?



AS you ASCEND the steps,
take a close look AT each stair.
Each step is polished AGATE and other beautiful stones.
I think they ACCENT the steps so ARTISTICALLY.



Use your ARTFUL imagination to see this ANCIENT
Sphinx.
I know you ARE ABLE to do that.
If I can't see the ANTIQUITIES for real
I guess I will have to see them in my minds eye.

Be sure to go to the ABC Link on my sidebar to see what
other ARTISIANS have posted for the letter " A ".



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39 comments:

Wanda said...

What a great way to begin Round 10.
I enjoyed a crisp apple this afternoon. Your's look great!

I've been thinking of not doing round 10, but think I will just make it more simple this time.

Posted my Creative Tuesday, so will get busy for my ABC Wed.

Ginny said...

I see the sphinx quite well! the steps are lovely, I enlarged them for a better look. Great photos, all of them!

Olivier said...

sur la derniere photo, superbe paysage

Kansas Bob said...

I see the Sphinx. Fascinating.

Leslie: said...

Great way to start off ANEW...I'll take an apple as I climb those artistic steps and visit the sphinx out in the desert. See you next time,

Leslie
abcw team

Ms. Burrito said...

Yum, I love apples!

Mine is Angel, please come and see.

Gigi Ann said...

What a creative mind you have. I loved your pictures and commentary. Those steps are really eye-catching.

Carver said...

Great shots and words for the letter A. I think the shot of the branches and buds you begin with almost form the letter A.

Roger Owen Green said...

stairs are lovely, but I think it'd distract from actually CLIMBING them!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Joy said...

Your buds reminded me to go and have a look at the daffodils here, last week they looked as though they were well on the way to bud.
Love the intense light on the sphinx.

MedaM said...

The first photo is fantastic and “Life begins anew” is perfect title for it. When I saw the second photo, it made my mouth watered. I would love to bite into one of those. They look so delicious. The stairs are really lovely and the rock formations are fascinating.

Reader Wil said...

Four beautiful photos! I love that staircase! And the branch with budding blossoms.

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

are we heading to spring yet? wow that buds looks like spring is coming so soon hehe

Visiting from ABC Wednesday and RT

chubskulit said...

Wow, too early for the buds to come out eh? Beautiful images.

My A entry, come and see. Have a lovely day!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i love your shots, i especially love those apples.

i see the sphinx...fascianting!

Paula Scott said...

Always amazing, that you are!

imac said...

Marvels for reds.
Good choice my friend.

Carol said...

Great words and photos for the letter A. I love the branches with the buds, and that staircase is beautiful!

Starnitesky said...

A great set of photos for A, I like the steps made with agate, I bet they sparkle in the sunshine.

Barb said...

Great post and exquisite photos! Love the agate staircase,

Kate said...

Those apples look positively delicious.

Hildred and Charles said...

Love the steps, and am terribly envious if those are this year's buds!

Karen said...

A terrific sequence of shots! Love the stairs.

Hazel said...

Lovely A post. "life begins anew" - how apt for the photo!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful choice of words and images.

AphotoAday said...

Hey Sue, that is about the wildest staircase I've ever seen... But where is it? I'd sure like to know... Actually I'd like to also also pass on the location to a fellow I took my bookmaking class with at Stanford (continuing education department) -- he specializes in photographing just staircases and he's photographed them all over the world... Quite a character, and he produced the most beautiful book of staircases you'd ever want to see... But he doesn't have this one... He should... I'd like to check it out too, if it isn't on the other side of the world...

And by the way -- wrote you a reply to your comment earlier but wasn't sure you'd see it so here it is -- I'll paste it in below:

And PHOTOWANNABE SUE -- You must remember everybody calling him "Moonbeam" back when he was first governor. How in the hell did we get him for a second term, is my question... Obviously better than the jerk we had in there, and the jerk before that... Why does the office of Governor attract such jerks? Check on that, will you, Sue, and get back to me. I think you live closest to Sacramento of any of us...

say cheese said...

as always you have a unique presentation of the letters every week.

Annie said...

I love all of your choices for "A" - those stairs are so unique and wonderful!

Thanks for visiting mine and have a great week.

EG Wow said...

Super beginning of the next round!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great entry and wonderful shots to begin Anew!

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Melanie said...

Great depth of field in your first picture, and I love those colorful steps!

Came here via ABC Wednesday

Dave said...

Mmmm, those apples look delicious! I see the sphinx too... - Dave

Lisa said...

Anew is a fantastic way to begin this round! Our winter has been warmer than usual and I noticed a few small buds on the trees. Oh NO! I'm afraid they'll be nipped here shortly by temps in the teens! Great shots all around, and I love the steps!

Vicki said...

I always love reading your ABC posts. They are so creative and you always have such wonderful pictures. Thanks for stopping by and posting on my "A" post

LC said...

My favorite is the first one, bright green buds contrasting with the strong, rich brown that cups eac bud. Love the image as well as how well it conveys the message of new life. Well done

Hilary said...

Oh I love those stairs.. how colourful and I'm a tad envious of your signs of spring. Another fine job of alphabetizing. :)

Andy said...

Hello.
I see you've kicked off Rd10 in style! LOL
Your photos are great. Nice-looking steps...very unusual.
Thanks for sharing. I appreciate the anniversary wishes too.
See you soon for letter "B"!

Mel Cole said...

oh wow, i love those agate stairs the most :) My "A" for ABC Wednesday.

oneworld said...

Nice post....