Raise your virtual hand if you remember the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge? If you’ve been blogging long enough, you would remember these inspiring photo challenges. I honed my photography skills because of blogging and for this, I am very grateful. This challenge single-handedly brought big numbers of visitors and followers to my blog and I met a wonderful group of photographers, many of whom are still actively blogging today.
I bring this up because I was inspired by a WPC theme “vivid,” from June 2015. Most of us have just enjoyed or are still enjoying a vivid Autumn while our southern hemisphere friends are languishing in spring’s warm temperatures and vivid florals. **Note: the link will take you to the WordPress Photo Challenge.**
“Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under harvest skies.” ~ Sharon Kay Penman
I will be brief today as I spent the week of Thanksgiving with my step(bonus)daughter and her new husband, and visiting family. They were the ones who got married in Sedona in August 2021. I still have vivid, beautiful memories of their wedding.
Grateful for Arizona Friends and Families
During the pandemic (a sadly vivid memory) many folks including ourselves moved. Some moved to the state of Arizona including my stepdaughter, my brother, and my bestie, Marsha Ingrao. We have already collected a wonderful set of memories from our visits there.
I am also linking back to Marsha’s WQW Memorable trips as so many of these caught my eye on our varied travels this summer and fall.
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie
Grateful to Wander in the Vivid Pacific and Inland Northwest
I enjoyed the wonderful vivid colors and sights in Vancouver, Washington, and Tigard, Oregon.
I brought this cute pansy into my house in late October and it is still blooming!
Early snow on our street makes a beautiful backdrop for vivid red dog coats while out walking here in Nine Mile Falls.
I am also grateful for the choice this year for my Word of the Year: WALK. I walk or take a hike nearly every day, in any kind of weather. It sure is good for the body and soul!
You can find the link-up to November’s WOTY here at Deb’s World.
Inspiring Photo Challenges
Each week I am inspired by my fellow bloggers’ photo challenges. I find it fun to incorporate these into my Sunday Stills weekly themes.
- Becky B’s Walking Squares
- Cee’s Flower of the Day
- Dawn’s Last Festival of Leaves
- Johnbo’s Cell Pic Sunday
- Lens-Artists: Home Sweet Home
- Marsha’s WQW: gratitude.
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders
Sunday Stills weekly photo challenge is easy to join. You have all week to share and link your post.
- Remember to title your blog post a little differently than mine.
- Please create a new post for the theme or link a recent one.
- Entries for this theme can be posted all week.
- Tag your post “Sunday Stills.”
- Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post.
- I also recommend adding your post’s URL to the comments.
This Week’s Featured Bloggers
Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Below are this week’s links from bloggers who shared their VIVID photos. I add these all week as new links are posted.
- YOUR BLOG’S NAME HERE…
- Always Write
- Between the Lines
- Cats and Trails and Garden Tales
- Cee’s Photo Challenges
- The Day After
- Frost on the Moose Dung
- Graham’s Island
- Hugh’s Views and News Image shared in comments
- Journeys With Johnbo
- Light Words
- Loving Life
- Natalie the Explorer
- Nuthouse Central
- Philosophy through Photography
- Picture Retirement
- Quaint Revival
- Retirementally Challenged
- Robert’s Snap Spot
- Stevie Turner
- This is Another Story
- Travels and Trifles
- Travel With Me
- Wind Kisses
- Woolly Muses
- Working on Exploring
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Don’t forget to join me next week, December 4th as we show off our local “In Your Town.” My Sunday Stills Page lists December’s themes.
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