October Squares | Spiky

I felt a “spike” of anticipation during my trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL.

Imagine…snow in 90 degree heat!!¬† ūüôā


Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!



Harry Potter World – Universal Orlando


The kinds of things that distract me are usually found when I glance upwards. Towering skyscrapers and vibrant sunsets. A sudden flock of loudly honking Canadian geese. And occasionally a giant chandelier!


Skyscraper downtown Pittsburgh

US Steel Tower – Pittsburgh, PA


The idea of looking up at something suggests that it’s large. There are exceptions like the¬†moon¬†and the stars. To the¬†naked¬†eye, these appear¬†quite small. However, their vast distance¬†away from us belies the fact that they’re quite massive, as well.


Sunset with silhouette of tree branches in foreground



These things tend to grab my attention long enough for me to find my iPhone and snap a photo. Then, I linger awhile and enjoy the many delightful detours that surround us everyday!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!