Sunday Stills: Circles, Triangles, #Squares, Oh My!

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It has been a couple of years since Sunday Stills focused on geometry! You know, circles, squares, triangles and rectangles? Geometry appears in nature and becomes a photographer’s dream when angles fit together to enhance an image. This week, look through your archives or search for new geometric angles either made by human hands or by Mother Nature’s.

Relaxing Between the Lines

Just steps from my home are wonderful backroads where I can walk my dogs and relax my mind. I hear the wind in the trees, notice the changing colors and shadows, and understand that no one is within 1000 yards of me. Most of the photos shared today are taken on some of my walks.

Marsha’s Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writer’s Challenge is all about relaxing this week.

Walking is my main method of relaxation. I don’t go over my lines or try to solve the world’s problems, I just enjoy the scenery and the wildlife.

Kevin Whately

Almost in the middle of this backroads trail stands this lone, tall tree, showing off its straight lines.

One tall Pine tree

It took more than three thousand years to make some of the trees in these Western woods — trees that are still standing in perfect strength and beauty, waving and singing in the mighty forests of the Sierra.

John Muir

Some more angular views on my walks:

Geometric Circles and Orbs

Angle Abstraction

We are very close to finishing the buildings here and to close out our loan, so I will soon be able to relax! Meanwhile, here are a two abstract angles of our pole barn/shop and patio. You can see a little more of the shop in the featured graphic.

Journey the Eagle Update

Bluebell Court Eagles ©Diana Gigler
Journey practices while Mom look on (Image by Diana G)

The family has not been seen in or near the nest since Journey was released. He looked so strong when he was released, flying high.

According to Bluebell Court Eagles hostess on Facebook, Diana G explains: “I believe Journey is ok, following his parents and learning to hunt. Eagles don’t tend to gather at this part of the lake…although that could be due to Mom and Dad chasing all away.” Another commenter on Facebook said, “Lots of eagles at the far end of the lake…we have counted 16-20 depending on when we go. Good mix of young and adults…they are probably hanging out there.”

Nature gifted these eagles with powerful instincts that we can only imagine. Perhaps it’s time to let go and trust that nature always has its way.

Busy with Dad

My 80-year old dad loves Tuolumne Meadows.

I’m sorry I missed reading some of your posts this week! My dad and step-mom were here most of the week visiting from Northern California and we had to explore and relax a little. We celebrated his 85th birthday at a family dinner, visited the Bowl and Pitcher area of the Spokane River, then off to Idaho to Post Falls. I believe they really enjoyed the socialization and the visit was good for Dad to see our new lifestyle and engage with more people.

Below is the Post Falls dam in Post Falls, Idaho. Lots of angles here!

Angles at Post Falls Dam

Images are partially inspired and shared for the following challenges:

EVERGREEN LINKS

Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Below is the last week’s links from bloggers who shared their favorite evergreen photos.

Always Write

Away We Go

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Cee’s Photo Challenges

Deb’s World

Denyse Whelan Blogs

Easin’ Along Image shared in comments

Graham’s Island

Green Dreams

Hugh’s Views and News Image in Comments

Kamerapromenader

Loving Life

Musin’ with Susan

My Forever Blog

Natalie the Explorer

One Million Photographs

Photos By Jez

Tranature

Travel With Me

Whippet Wisdom

Woolly Muses

Working on Exploring

Be sure to check out my Sunday Stills page for August themes.

I am looking forward to seeing your posts featuring geometric lines, circles, squares and angles!

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92 thoughts on “Sunday Stills: Circles, Triangles, #Squares, Oh My!

  1. My brother-in-law does a lot of carpentry and wood-working. They have purchased land on a lake in southeastern Texas and were hoping to build a lake home and a pole barn but the home owners’ association poo-pooed a pole barn for some reason. They may have to sell the property to find something that better suits their needs. Will be anxious to watch yours come along.

    I have my July photos in the works for Sunday Stills. Glad to see your photos for inspiration. That abstract shot of your table and rug is terrific.

    Hope you enjoyed the best visit with your dad and step-mom. We are trying to talk my MIL to come out for a visit. No luck so far.

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    1. That is a shame about the no-go on the pole barn. They are literally everywhere in rural America. And once this subdivision becomes a HOA, we all have to have a structure in which to park our vehicles. For that I am grateful. I hope your BIL can work it out, Leslie! We did enjoy seeing my dad and SM while they were here.

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  2. I love these types of challenges when they ask for shapes because they always remind me of the very first photography challenge I participated in. It was over on Cee’s blog, and she picked my photo as one to highlight the following week. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was with that happening, Terri. Here’s the photo I entered, which asked for angles and shapes.

    Note that I wasn’t watermarking my photos back then.

    As for your walks, well, they sound breathtaking. It sounds so peaceful, although I feel a tad sorry for that lone tree. And I love how you captured the sun in the wind turbine at the delta. That’s a clever bit of photography.

    So pleased you had a great time when your dad and stepmother visited. Did you go fishing with him?

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    1. We are truly blessed to live where we do, although the smoke from nearby wildfires is in the air, just like Northern California. Oh well. As for that sun in the wind turbines, it took a few shots to get it right, thank you. How cool to share that photo from your first photo challenge, Hugh. That positive feedback spurs us on to keep trying and validates the efforts! We were so happy to see Dad…that photo was from a few years ago. Have a wonderful week!

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  3. This is very cool, Terri. I can imagine with this challenge of geometric shapes, your eye would be definitely be on the alert for shapes that would be applicable. Being a tree lover, that one tall tree is my favorite. And Happy Birthday to your dad. amazing, 85 years. Still looking very active! 😀

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  4. Yay for celebrating your Dad’s birthday in person. Very special.

    Loving the look of what we would call a SHED and I know my husband would be pretty envious of that space.

    I remembered my Year 6 geometry lessons in 2016 when I became hooked on drawing mandalas and now I “see” them everywhere in nature too. Your pinecone is but one example.

    Thanks for the Sunday Stills show…looking forward to more in August.

    Denyse.

    https://www.denysewhelan.com.au/denyse-blogs/finding-geometric-shapes-in-nature-sundaystills-meets-treesquare-90-2021/

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  5. Wonderful photos Terri! I love your local walks! And I’m glad you had a good visit with your dad and got to show him some of the sights! I hope I can find something for this week’s challenge, but Geometry was my worst subject!! 😄 I’ll come back if I find something suitable! 😊

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  6. LOL on your closing graphic Terri!!! Seriously tho, terrific post. Loved the graphic images of your progress and happy to hear you’re nearly there. How lucky you are to still have your dad around – I’m insanely jealous of that. Hope he had a wonderful visit. Thanks for linking your back-country life to our challenge this week! A perfect fit.

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    1. Heehee, thank you, Tina! I almost didn’t link this week then realized some of the images worked! Dad did well and both really benefitted from adult conversations. Covid really isolated them both and only talking to 5 year old grandson (my step-mom’s) has its limits!

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  7. wow Terri, you have found some fabulous geometric perspectives and again am so very touched you include a few trees for me. Thank you so much 😀

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  8. Terri,
    As a former home builder, I am greatly enjoying the construction of your pole barn. Your home page picture of the barn is a good one! The smoky sunrise picture is a familiar image out here in the west. Praying for all of the folks in the path of the wildfires. My contribution for the week is an image of Liberty Pool in the Geyser Basin in Yellowstone NP–almost a perfect circle. Great topic! Joe

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    1. Thanks, Joe! Seems like the men get a kick out of all this construction in our backyard. Whenever the male members of our family and friends visit the first place to gawk is the pole barn…forget the inside of the new house, LOL! We have been surprisingly close to wildfires here but surrounded by rivers and lakes where fire fighters can douse them effectively. That is one cool image of the Liberty Pool!! Have a great week!

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  9. Lovely quotes and fun geometry, Terri. It’s everywhere, isn’t it? I’m glad to see you’re taking time to relax, especially with your dad’s visit. Time to celebrate with family is time well spent. And thanks for the update on Journey! Have a wonderful Sunday.

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      1. We’ve been lucky regarding the smoke. None here at all, just dry blue skies. I think we’re far enough west that there aren’t any fires west of us. Keeping my fingers crossed, too, since we live in the woods.

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    1. Thanks, Natalie, we had a great time with Dad and my step-mom. They weren’t impressed with all the pine trees since they also live in the mountains, LOL, but they loved our new home. I’m Journey is in great shape and off on his adult journey! I literally was reading your post when I saw your comment!

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  10. I’ve got an angle on what I want to write today, but it may be later getting there. I’m down to only one tree square scheduled ahead. I’m so glad you are having a great time with your day. He looks like he’s having fun! 🙂 I love your geometry theme this week. What’s not to love about being in shape! 🙂

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      1. I’ll be away but might schedule a post if the thunder flies are out and about. They’re really irritating bugs that come out of the crops. At the moment I can’t see any, but August is the month of the thunder flies around here.

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    1. Thanks, Wayne…I suppose they will take care of themselves. It was amazing to watch the progress of Journey from the nest. I need to run off to read your recent posts for another eagle fix. I love my dad and I was so happy he could make the visit.

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