Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday: Travels With Kayla

Outdoor Wednesday is hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. To see many, many more outdoor photos or to post some of your own, please head on over to her blog.

This is Outdoor Wednesday #27, but for me it's actually #1. And for my first offering, I'm posting a few doll shots. I've written before about my doll collecting mania, and also about my travel doll. Kayla is a member of the Barbie family and as she's a rather tiny doll (about 3 inches tall), she fits nicely inside a purse or a pocket or a suitcase – so she's perfect for taking along on excursions. She never changes outfits, so she acquires a sort of "Where's Waldo" effect in all her photos. But she's game for just about anything. She's been to the beach and the mountains, and to big cities like New York and Chicago. Since she came to live with me, she's never been out of the USA; although I suspect she originated in China or Japan. Generally, she lives in a display case in our dining room, but she does love an occasional outdoor romp. Here are a few shots from some of her adventures.

Here she is enjoying the view from a peak in Shenandoah National Park.

Cooling off in a friend's rock garden, near a bubbling water spout.

Hiding out in a leggy plant on our balcony.

Making a new friend in the forest.

On a visit to Blackwater Falls WV, a few years ago.

Checking out some views at Blackwater Falls.

And finally, relaxing in a Texas garden.
Looks like a creepy-crawly is just about to attack from the other side of that leaf!


  1. Joy, that is just adorable! Please go save her from the creepy crawler. Eeeeeeeee! I hate bugs!

    Loved her with the little deer. She is one well traveled lass!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Hope you're cooler up the Coast than we are here...


    Sheila :-)

  2. What a cute post! Had a smile on my face the whole time.
    Happy OW!!

  3. Kayla is widely traveled! But this is a great first post for Outdoor Wednesday.

  4. super cute post, thanks for sharing.

  5. I so enjoyed watching Kayla's adventure, she looks like she is a well traveled young lady, I am curious where she will be visiting next, thank you for sharing and welcome to your first OW.

  6. Very cute! I have a whole bunch of pics of Tinklepaw but I can't seem to manage to write the blog! Poor Tinklepaw.

  7. Beautiful backgrounds for your cute little doll...

  8. What a darling little doll and you have placed her in such wonderful settings! Thanks for sharing these delightful photos.

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  10. Oh Joy! How fun is that? Love the little barbie doll. Just precious. I have signed up to follow your blog, I can't wait to see where she goes next. Please stop over and say hi. I wold love for you to sign up and follow my blog as well. Thanks for sharing this fine day. Wonderful pics. Just wonderful. Country Hugs, Sherry

  11. How much fun was this! Thank you for sharing the scenery and your sense of whimsy with us.

  12. Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by!

    Your comment got posted twice, so I deleted one of them, just for "house-keeping" purposes. Thanks for the kind words.

    I definitely would like to see some of Tinklepaw's adventures. You must post some photos!

    Thanks so much for signing on as a follower! I'll be paying your blog a visit as soon as I get the chance tonight. And thanks for the Country Hugs, too!

  13. Hi Joy, such a fun and adorable post. she's a cutie pie. I enjoyed my visit!

    Thanks for sharing!



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