Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday "My Town" shootout--power!

I'm pretty much done moving (but still don't have a couch! I bought a new one and it'll be delivered Saturday), so.... back to the pictures!

This week's theme for the Friday My Town Shootout was chosen by J9--Power!!

Power can be in many different forms. The area around Dublin is home to the Altamont Pass Wind Farm, which has almost 5,000 windmills taking advantage of the marine layer and the bay breeze.

But what about other forms of "power"?

Some use sex appeal for power... (and this place is ALWAYS busy.. and the hot wings can't be THAT good!)


Sun is always powerful, whether it be converted into solar energy, or the sun is powerful enough to put the burn on fair-skinned individuals like me!


The folks at City Hall are powerful, making decisions that shape our lives...


Some believe youth is power... and they're exerting their power at soccer practice!


Some like horsepower!! (and yes, this is my baby. :) )


Lastly, I consider KNOWLEDGE to be power! Here's Dublin's library!


One of the sculptures out front:


And... we can't forget about the healing power of time...

18 comments:

  1. Great take on the theme - agree knowledge is power!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well rounded - Love the photos. Nice composition you got on the last one. I wish we had solar power here. There is always a breeze blowing off the bay.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your photos are included in the set of photos I like so much in this week's challenge. You shared it all. COMPLETE. Thanks for sharing. It makes me so excited to see your next set of photos next week.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Kathy, I like your photos this week, especially the clock tower at the Civic Center! I agree the knowledge is power, and love the library too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great interpretations! Thanks for the shots.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I really like your interpretation of the theme - I especially like that last shot. What interesting lines.

    ReplyDelete
  7. First one was funny. Nice post.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I really like the sculpture at the library! I've been through Altamont Pass numerous times. The windmills are quite a sight to behold!
    The power of sex was quite imaginative too. Clever girl!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a wonderful perception you have on power. It's really a great post. I like healing power of time. I thought that was brilliant.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What great images of power..very creative interpretation of the topic...and Hooters does have good food! That photo was very clever.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Loved the sculpture outside the library!

    I hope your couch arrives!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great submission! Loved the library sculpture.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ha, my daughter wanted to go there for years when the kids were little and we could not understand why...never took her though, but there shrimp is good...loved your post my dear!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great take on power this week! I enjoyed the 'knowledge is power' at the library one.

    ReplyDelete
  15. the last two shots are awesome! great post.

    ReplyDelete
  16. You hang in there, Kathy. You have been with us for some time. Keep those photos coming. I enjoy seeing your part of CA. I will still be visiting.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love the sculptures in front of your library. I had to zoom in on the picture - I thought you had stretched it because of the shape of the sculptures!

    ReplyDelete