Saturday, June 09, 2007


i have been wanting to get involved in a photo meme or photo challenge of sorts to get the rust off the old picture taking hobby. i'm not thrilled with the new digital camera that i have, but it will do until i decide to upgrade. i miss the fun i used to have on photo days when i would just hit the road and stop where i felt the picture taking urge and just snap away. maybe this little once a week meme will help me get back into the swing of that.

if you want to see more photo hunt posts for this week, check it out here or if you'd like to participate in photo hunters, go here. best yet, check out the photo hunter blogroll on the right in a cool drop down menu (click on the + next to the blog title).

this week's theme is "shoes"

a little grainy as i cropped the feet from a much larger photograph. these are my feet as they appeared as i walked across the huge stage and received my degree at the university of wisconsin--madison just a few short weeks ago.
it seems it was only a short time ago that i would go ga-ga over the next new pair of trail running shoes or hip black boots or funky heels. with gray hair has come the desire to cradle my feet in nothing but comfort--regardless the look of the shoe. i discovered keens (as well as a few other wonderfully comfortable brands) and swallowed my once abundant shoe-pride to step over to the dark side otherwise known as the land of comfortable old lady shoes.....i just love my keens and yes i was wearing white socks in this photo.... get over it.

last, but not least, new charms for my cell phone from charmed to meet you, a cool crafty charm shoppe run by my friend marcia. these join a turtle charm (for long life, health, and prosperity), and a pink flip flop charm. i really do love flip flops.


LibertyBelle said...

Hello and welcome to the hunt!
You seem to have very small and dainty feet!
Great choices for the theme this week.
Drop by, mine's up too.
happy weekend

Jenn in Holland said...

I love your keens too!
Congrats on walking the stage to get a degree! Whoopee!

letha said...

Me too I like the Keens, does that mean I'm getting old !!!

Welcome to photo hunt

julie said...

Welcome to Photo Hunt!
I know of someone who loves Keens. She has five pairs. She is also a Photo Hunter, Desert Diva II.

Congratulations on your graduation!

Mine is up too. Have a great weekend!

Lynn said...

Hi! Welcome to Photo Hunt! I love your cell phone charms especially the feet. Your keens to look really comfy.

fibrate said...

Welcome to photo hunt. I agree with you - comfort's very important when it comes to shoes!

tegdirb92 said...

I love the second shot--great job!

Linda said...

Welcome to the Photo Hunt! Also welcome to the dark side of comfortable old lady shoes! It's really not bad once you get used to it and at least you can walk without too much pain! Most of the time!

Barbara H. said...

I definitely go for comfort! Those look nice and comfortable! Love the charms. And congratulations on receiving your degree!

PastorMac's Ann said...

"swallowed my once abundant shoe-pride to step over to the dark side otherwise known as the land of comfortable old lady shoes.." Too funny. Welcome to the Hunt. Great picks for the theme. Love your flip-flop charm.

Indiana Amy said...

Welcome to the hunt! Flip flops are the best. Congrats on your grad!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Ah, comfortable shoes! I understand.
Welcome to Photo Hunters, great pictures :)
Happy Hunting!

GEWELS said...

Welcome to the photohunt. Hopefully you'll find enough inspiring to continue.
I, too, love the keens.

Congrats on that degree!!!

Imma (Alice) said...

Wonderful Shoes post!! Welcome to Photo Hunters, I look forward to seeing your future posts. Congrats on the degree!!

Everyone is invited to my blog to see my take on todays theme. Hope to see you there.

coolchick said...

Keens? I must investigate!! Those are adorable and look très comfortable!

Shoot girl, your camera takes better pictures of my stuff than mine does! I've yet to put any earrings up on the site because I can't seem to photograph them well!

blur_mommy said...

Love the flip-flop charm! Welcome to photo hunters.: )
Pls drop by mine at

MommyBa said...

Welcome to the hunt!

I like your feet!! Very pretty!!!

congratulations on that degree :)

hanneng said...

nice one.
I like the last one, mobile phone charms.

jcfloresinc said...

Hello, it's so nice to meet you and Welcome to Photo Hunt. We have lots of fun. Great pictures and congratulations on graduation. You said it, comfort for style. We like shoes, too, especially the shoestring kind.
Samantha, Tigger and Mom

Gran - (Angela) said...

Welcome to the photo hunt!

Great photos for our shoes theme. I love the middle photo. Those keens shoes do look like they would be very comfortable.
Stop by for a visit!

PowersTwinB said...

Welcme to the photo hunt! I love the charms for your cell phone!..and I have to agree, it's a point of life when comfort wins over style! Thanks for visiting my photo hunt today! Please keep on coming!

Teena said...

I love the black shoes!

Mine's up too :)

mommyness said...

love the third photo the most! creative. congrats on your graduation! all the best!

CRIZ LAI said...

That small red shoe is cute and i guessed I'm not a Cinderella to fit into that shoe. :P

Anyway, nice shots here. 1st time here and 1st time posting for PH62. Do drop by ok?