Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Not Too #Jaded

What now? You know me and my attempt at writing clever blog post titles. This week’s color challenge is not JUST green, but JADE. See the example. Original Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com The example image of colors may help you with future monthly color challenges from March through June. I do adore the … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Not Too #Jaded

Sunday Stills: Making Meaningful #Memories

Those of us who are photographers understand how important capturing that perfect memorable moment is when trying to create lasting memories with our lenses. Some of those skills include: Being in the right place at the right timeHaving a lens readyRecognizing a seemingly mundane moment and capturing it anywayOrganizing image composition and photo-editing In the … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Making Meaningful #Memories

Sunday Stills: Another #Fresh Look At…

Are you getting fresh with me? Please do! February’s last Sunday Stills challenge finds us exploring “fresh.” Although the northern hemisphere temperatures have been downright cold of late, the cold air feels and smells fresh and clean. “Breathing fresh outdoor air is a known detoxification protocol.”― Steven Magee Fresh Air Just before our “warm” weather … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Another #Fresh Look At…

Fitness Friday: Five Fixes To Save Your Workouts

Now that February is almost behind us, perhaps you have been working diligently during these past few weeks to achieve your fitness goals. Perhaps you have been swimming, strength training, practicing yoga, or just walking or jogging in the fresh air. If you made New Year’s resolutions to be more fit or to work out … Continue reading Fitness Friday: Five Fixes To Save Your Workouts

Sunday Stills: Love Your #Pets

According to National Today Calendar, February 20 is Love Your Pet Day. As if we need only one day to love our pets. "On February 20, we celebrate National Love Your Pet Day, a day to embrace one special trait that makes us human: our love of our pets! There are many things that differentiate … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Love Your #Pets

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: February’s #Amethyst Leads to Spring

After enduring a long, grey and white winter, I’m ready for some color! How about you? Rather than use the predictable reds or pinks typical for February in recognition of Valentine's Day, I thought the purple tones of amethyst would be fun to explore. Photo by Jonny Lew on Pexels.com Photo by Anni Roenkae on … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: February’s #Amethyst Leads to Spring

Sunday Stills: Are You a #Bird Feeder?

February is National Bird-feeding Month. The Sunday Stills photo challenge has shared this theme three years in a row to educate the public on the seasonal journeys of birds, and help bring awareness to keeping wild birds fed during the harsh winter months in the northern hemisphere. "National Bird Feeding Month is a chance for … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Are You a #Bird Feeder?

Sunday Stills: The Power of the #Elements

This week, we take a look at the elements in nature and beyond. Consider these four main elements: water, air, fire, and earth, substances formerly believed to compose the physical universe. Within each element are versions, for example, earth--which includes rocks, stones, soil, wood, etc. Water takes three forms: ice, vapor (clouds, steam), and liquid. … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Power of the #Elements

Sunday Stills: It’s a #Wild(Life) World

I’ve been very global-oriented lately in my perspectives as I consider what I share for Sunday Stills. Last week my world felt confined to the inside of a snowglobe, in a good way. This week, wildlife is the theme as I share wildlife in my current world of Eastern Washington and beyond. Some people talk … Continue reading Sunday Stills: It’s a #Wild(Life) World

Fitness Friday: Forget These Four New Year’s Resolutions

Over the years, I have seen too often how New Year’s resolutions are abandoned. Raise your hand if you have resolved to change something in 2022 and have already broken it…c’mon raise your hand higher. I know mine is raised! We make New Year’s resolutions out of good intentions motivated in part by guilt, media … Continue reading Fitness Friday: Forget These Four New Year’s Resolutions

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge #White: Life Inside a Snow Globe

Welcome to the first monthly color challenge of 2022. With only so many colors from which to choose, there will always be repeats. We looked at the color white last February 2021. Without resorting to black and white photography, show us the color white. Renoir said once that nothing was so difficult, and at the … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge #White: Life Inside a Snow Globe

Sunday Stills: The #Future Is Ours

Last week I hinted at the future as I looked back to 2021 and shared images of my events and life. Please join me as I look back again to the future to see where the journey might lead and how I might like to spend 2022. But first, while researching this topic, I had … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The #Future Is Ours

Sunday Stills: 2021 In the #Rear-View Mirror, Nothing Like the Present, The Future is Ours

What a year 2021 has been! When we anticipated 2021, most of us thought we would be done with Covid and our hopes for a healthier and stress-free new year were, well, … dashed? Postponed? Maybe never existed? 2021 was a truly eventful year for my family as we spent our first full winter living … Continue reading Sunday Stills: 2021 In the #Rear-View Mirror, Nothing Like the Present, The Future is Ours

Happy New Deer! And a Note About Sunday Stills

Happy New Deer! Join me this Sunday, January 2 (instead of January 9), for Sunday Stills, a week early, as we look back at a strange 2021: Sunday Stills: 2021 In the #Rear-View Mirror Share your favorite images and significant events with us as we reflect back on the year. Here is the link to … Continue reading Happy New Deer! And a Note About Sunday Stills

Sunday Stills: #Light the Night

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”Ann Frank Depending on where you live geographically, the holidays invoke a variety of emotions and feelings. Some of us enjoy a white Christmas or festive winter holiday while others are celebrating the holidays in the warmth of full summer. Not only are … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Light the Night