This week our theme is “Peek.” Ideas come to mind: Taking a Peek (leave that K on there please); a peek into…; peek through, sneek-peek, etc.

You can explore the homonyms peak and pique as well.

Peeking Birds and Critters

I have enjoyed feeding the birds this winter and found several great peek snaps from our feathered friends.

“Spring has a secret to tell us: life is for beauty and life is for joy” – Debasish Mridha

Peeking Flicker
Flicker peeks over our backyard flower pot

I got a surprise peek at this mama dove last summer when I visited my former in-laws’ home. My FIL asked me to snap a photo with my phone. Lo and behold, two baby chicks peeked at us once we enlarged the image!

Peeking Doves
Mama Dove with chicks

Shy, swift swallows flit by my head but peek curiously and safely from their nests.

Swallow nesting season

This cute fawn thought he could peek at us from behind his tail!

Mule Deer Fawn

This adorable Chesapeake Bay Retriever pup peeks sleepily from under my chair!

Chesapeake Bay Retriever pup
Chesapeake Bay Retriever pup

Sun and Sky Peeks

In the Inland Northwest, our weather is warm and springlike one day and stormy the next.

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” – Robin Williams

Construction on neighbors polebarn
Spring sun peeks out from the fog
stormy skies
Blue sky peeks through stormy spring clouds
Half light of Tuolumne Meadows sunset
Sun peeks through trees in Tuolumne Meadows

Can I Peak Your Interest?

“All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.” ~ John Wooden

Other images demonstrate actual “peaks…”

Pinnacle Peak
Pinnacle Peak in North Scottsdale, AZ
Unicorn Peak overlooks Tuolumne Meadows
Unicorn Peak, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite NP

Last Sunday’s post was filled with students’ peak experiences on the challenge course.

Challenge Ropes Course
Challenge Ropes Course

A Past and Future Peek?

Winter was tough on our outdoor plants. What are the odds of last spring’s hydrangea looking like its peak of glory this spring?

Hydrangea tough winterHydrangea close-up

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” — Algernon Charles Swinburne

Inspiring Photo Challenges This Week

Each week I am inspired by my fellow bloggers’ photo challenges. I enjoy incorporating these into my Sunday Stills weekly themes.

Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders

The Sunday Stills weekly-themed 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.

Travel Reminder

Today marks the first day of our road trip as we drive to San Diego via Idaho and Utah. We are staying in dog-friendly hotels along the way. While on the road and for the duration of our trip, I will read and comment on your posts from my phone (thank you, Jetpack App). Normally I include your lovely post links in my round-ups during the week but I will not be able to take the time to work from my laptop in order to do this.

Please visit your fellow bloggers’ links in the comments section.

Coming Up On Second Wind Leisure

  • Next week, April 2, we’ll explore the theme “Awakening.”
  • April 9th, there is no challenge-– I’m taking that week off as we travel through Utah and Montana, on our way home. Happy Easter to those who celebrate!
  • April 16th is the monthly color challenge: pastels

Have a great week!

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111 thoughts on “Sunday Stills: #Peek-a-Boo, Who Sees You?

  1. What a cute post, Terri. There are too many things to count, from all your personalized touches with the birds and trailers to the adorable animals peeking at up. The gorgeous peaks – and the idea of using homonyms as well as synonyms – great idea! This post has it all! What about that puppy? Is this a new Schrandt baby? So cute. If so, I call dibs on cuddles!

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      1. LOL. I thought I was going to get to bring a puppy to bed with us – I think Vince would have gotten a kick out of that! Cindy and I had a short talk about puppies yesterday. Her new place allows her to have pets, but she is growing more aware that it would tie her down to have a puppy. They are so cute, though! Moji has turned into a cuddle bug. I can’t believe she is the same cat we had a month ago.

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      2. We are doing the same to Moji. She now sits on my lap during an entire movie. She never used to spend two minutes on my lap! I can carry her around and she doesn’t object. I haven’t tried to put her in a carrier yet. That will be the true test of her love and trust! 🙂

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  2. Hi Terri – it was fun taking a peek at your peeps, peeks, and peaks. The pup’s eyes…so sweet! I’m so thankful you share mountain photos too – we don’t have any that majestic near us, bluffs are about the extent of it. Happy Sunday to you, I hope you have a great week!

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  3. What a wonderful selection of photos with my favourite being the puppy followed by the sun peaking out. I thought you’d gotten a new puppy, but I read in the comments not.

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    1. It practically wrote itself as it had been brewing in my head since January. Missing the name of that certain instrument the other day, as I told the story, made it even more pointed how long I’ve been gone.

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    1. Hi Denyse, we just started our trip today! First leg of many total. I will tell you that I wrenched my lower back yesterday try to put my slightly heavy suitcase into the car. Luckily I have heated seats which helped a little! Thanks for leaving your link, I am off to go read it!

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  4. I love the critter peeks and laughed at keeping the “k” on the word “peek” – such cute little faces Terri. Great way to tie “peek” with “peak” as well. Hopefully the Hydrangeas rally on. Safe travels to you going and returning from San Diego!

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      1. Thank goodness I caught up Terri – I have been behind for over a month! I did like that silly moment as I like sticking things like that in my posts too. 🙂 Hope you get good weather for your travels and when you return, the snow has left for good!


  5. What an adorable puppy, Terri. Was that the one that your neighbour did not take? You gotta melt when you look at those puppy eyes.
    You have a great gift for photographing wildlife and animals.
    I hope your road trip is going well and that the weather is being kind.


  6. Terri,
    I have had woefully inadequate Wi-Fi lately and am again late to the party. I love the peek at the rear end of the fawn, and your picture of the blue sky/storm clouds is phenomenal. We’ll be home on Saturday, and I look forward to catching up. Great work! Joe

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  7. Peek a boo! I see you… So lovely pictures posted. I enjoy browsing your amazing photos. Keep posting and have a great day. Please visit my blog. Follow and comment to my posts. Thank you.

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