Monday, June 16, 2008

My Mosaic

I saw this on some friends' blogs and think it's neat. I noticed that with many of my answers, several of the same photos appeared...mine are very nature-oriented...

Follow the simple steps to create your own!

a. Type your one-word answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.

b. Using only the first page, pick an image.

c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into a Mosaic Maker.
I used this one

Here are the questions, and my answers:

1. What is your first name? Melissa
2. What is your favorite food? Tex Mex
3. What high school did you go to? Clarke County
4. What is your favorite color? Ocean blue
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Johnny Depp
6. Favorite drink? Glass of cold water
7. Dream vacation? Secluded island
8. Favorite dessert? Betty Crocker cake
9. What you want to be when you grow up? Happy and carefree
10. What do you love most in life? Life itself
11. One Word to describe you. Longing
12. Your flickr name:

These are the titles of the photos coming up from my searches in flickr for the above questions.
1. melissa, v, 2. combo fajitas at Ted's, 3. Rural Athens, GA, 4. Blue Ocean, 5. Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean, 6. glass and ice, 7. north island beach, 8. passover torte, 9. carefree, 10. Call of the Raven (formerly Nature's Special Effects), 11. The Shadow...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

May trip to U.S. - Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, NC

<<This photo of Al and Natalie on the riverboat before the reception was taken by the wedding photographer. It's a great photo! :)

A few weeks ago, Arno and I made the transatlantic flight to the States once again, but not just for any occasion. My brother, Al, was set to marry his long-time love, Natalie, in Wilmington, North Carolina.

After a few days in VA spent recovering from jet lag (I still haven't mastered this), we embarked on a 7 hour journey southeast to the beautiful North Carolina coast.

All of the families stayed in beach houses on Wrightsville Beach for the week, which was really a grand ol' time. Not to mention, it was simply relaxing to be able to wake up each morning to see the waves and empty beaches. It gets me every time (and I know many of you can relate!)

Anyhow, the week ended with the big shabang - my brother's wedding. It was very, very sweet. I can't (well, I can) believe that my slightly younger brother is married before me! :)

Please enjoy the photos from the week. Unfortunately, the inside photos did not come out so well...thank goodness there will be photos from the photographer!

1. The guys' fishing trip (photos courtesy of Arno)

2. Photos from the rest of the week

In other travel news, Arno and I booked a trip to Central America in December - to combine with our visit to the States for Christmas!!! I am super excited. We'll start in Costa Rica and head up to Guatemala in the course of 3 weeks. :)