hummingbird ready to feed

Sunday Stills: For the #Birds

What’s up with the expression “for the birds?” Easy enough to google…it’s an expression that “became army slang for anything that was pointless, ridiculous, or simply without value to any but the most pathetic or least capable.” Someone who announces, “that idea is for the birds” is saying the idea is useless or meaningless. A …

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Valentine's Day Goodies

Sunday Stills: #Sweet Deals Ahead

Before we begin with this week’s photo challenge, last week our theme was “shadows” and there were many fine examples of shadows. There was also debate and suggestions that some images were really reflections or better yet, projections, rather than a true shadow as the absence of light. As an amateur photographer, I am still …

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dragonfly's shadow

Sunday Stills: What Do the #Shadows Have to Say?

Shadows. This was a theme I had been considering from my long list for Sunday Stills, then realized I instinctively chose it for Groundhog Day. This seems to be an East Coast tradition, as Punxsutawney Phil, the long-lived groundhog, makes his annual weather prediction of when we can expect spring to unofficially begin. Although we …

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Gray Tree in Fog

Sunday Stills: Living in Shades of #Gray

The end of January in the dead of winter is, well, just that…dead. Here in the Central Valley where Sacramento is situated between the snowy Sierra Nevada Mountain range to the East and the Coast range to the West, gray seems to be the predominant color. Most everything is colored in shades of gray and …

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Winter Yin-Yang

Sunday Stills: The Light in #Yin-Yang

I am pleased to be back to hosting the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge and appreciate everyone who took part in Hugh's themes over the last two weeks! We are back with what I thought was a difficult theme: Yin-Yang. So difficult, I had to google it for definitions and hunt up some example images! I …

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Elephant Rock, Valley of Fire

Wordless Wednesday: Afternoon De-Light

I'm sharing three photos for Becky B's January Squares Challenge today for Wordless Wednesday. The theme for these images is "Afternoon Delight" taken while on our winter road trip. Before dinner on Christmas Eve, we walked along the Sail Bay side of Pacific Beach in San Diego. The light was amazing! Afternoon Light on Pacific …

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South Rim of the Grand Canyon in snow

Winter Road Trip Preview: Walking in the Desert Light

Join me today as I share a preview of my winter road trip and where some of my walks took me. With a camera and phone in hand, I took loads of photos on my daily walks. I managed to walk over 10,000 steps a day as recorded by my Fitbit. I needed to with …

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