Not-So-Wordless Wednesday – 24 August 2016

To learn more about this challenge, please click here.


There is a really cool place about 15 miles from here that we affectionately call “The Ruins”. It is a shell of a building with no roof. I don’t know what the building housed in its former life, but I love that they have let its remains continue to stand. It will be a very sad day to drive up and find it gone. I hope that never happens.

Our oldest daughter, Laynie, loves to have her picture taken and she loves this place. We decided one day to head up there and make use of The Ruins, as we’d already been given permission in the past to take pictures there.

Here are a few photos from that great day at The Ruins.




 Have a blessed day!



Please be sure to read David’s post over at Random Thoughts and Observations.


About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native now living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been married to David for just over 33 years. We have 4 surviving adult children and two children-in-law. At this point in our lives, we are adjusting to an refilling nest. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, and much, much more.
This entry was posted in Family, Family Photographs, Memes, Not-So-Wordless Wednesday, Photography and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Not-So-Wordless Wednesday – 24 August 2016

  1. Davy D says:

    Ruins can provide so much play for the imagination. Looks like you all had a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing Suzanne.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Suzanne, what a fabulous backdrop for your daughter’s picture taking session. She looks like a princess from the medieval period. Great job and what a cool place! Thanks for sharing. You are an excellent portrait photographer. Have you considered shooting weddings, High School senior shots, family pictures, or other personal photographs? You have a good eye for it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you! We love this place. If I could buy it, I would in a heartbeat.
      Yes, I have thought about being a portrait photographer, but it is one of those things that I think about and then sit down until the feeling passes. There is just too much stress in wedding shooting and other once-in-a-lifetime events. I don’t think that either David or I have recovered from the wedding photography incident over 25 years ago. He shot my cousin’s wedding. This was in the days of film photography. The film got stuck in the camera, so we had to take it to the camera store to be dealt with. When it was time to go back to the camera store, the shop was closed, as in forever, and the owner had disappeared along with the camera and the film/pictures. You can’t get that moment back. It was devastating. You can replace the camera, but not those photos. Now, we deal in digital photography, but it isn’t free of potential problems. There are card failures, camera failures, etc. Then, there’s the people…I have been approached about photographing quinceneras (I don’t know how to spell it…the Hispanic 15th birthday party thing). But, these parties are loaded with alcohol. I could not function in an environment full of drunk men. No way.
      There are just too many variables and I’m a wimp. 🙂
      Thanks for such kind comments about my photography. I love photographing family and this girl, well, she just eats it up. 🙂
      Have a blessed day!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. David E. McClendon Sr. says:

    Beautiful Girl.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. edshunnybunny says:

    Beautiful pictures! The Ruins reminds me of a place on Jeckyll Island, GA.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s