Strange Cloud

Sunday Stills: #Weathering Memories

This week’s Sunday Stills theme is all about weather, which can be quite unpredictable during the spring in the Northern Hemisphere as well as the fall in the Southern Hemisphere. This week, our weather warmed up to 80 degrees on Thursday then it rained overnight! Strange even for the Pacific North West. After a cool, …

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Nine Mile Falls, WA

Sunday Stills: #Water in the Details

Welcome to the first Sunday in May! How did that happen? This week’s Sunday Stills theme is water. Not only will I share some images of water, I will get into the details partially inspired by this week’s Lens-Artists challenge “in the details” over at Patti’s blog. As a former Aquatics Director for a large, …

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Aero in sweater

Sunday Stills: Celebrating #Pets and #Kids

Monday, April 26 is National Kids and Pets Day, so let's share our favorite images of kids and pets. Last week I hinted at some ideas to get you thinking: No kids or pets? Improvise! Images of other’s kids or grandkids will work, as well as any kinds of images of animal, bird, reptile, fish …

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purple daisies

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Views in #Violet

I’m back to hosting Sunday Stills! A huge thank-you to my friend Marsha at Always Write for taking the reins for three weeks while we moved into our new house. I certainly missed you all while away from blogging although I tried to follow some posts when possible. We are still without an internet connection …

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hummer on wire_spring green

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Spring #Green

Just in time to celebrate the spring equinox and last week's “wearin’ o’ the green” for St. Patrick’s Day, this week's Sunday Stills theme is all about the color green. Not just any green but “spring” green as seen below. Think of fresh, lively greens as dormant plants and trees open their sleepy blooms to …

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Inked hummer

Sunday Stills: Your Best #Black-and-White Photos

Black and white photography is not at the top of my list of favorite photography techniques. I prefer color photography, but I enjoy seeing others’ black and white images and I recognize the special eye and techniques it takes to create just the right image. “Black and white photography removes any distraction of color and …

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abstract rainy day

Sunday Stills: #Rain, Rain…Another Day

March 1st was the first day of Meteorological spring in the northern hemisphere, and here in Spokane, the temps were in the balmy mid-50s (Fahrenheit) all week. Not much rain, but I do have some rainy-day pics from my archives to share for the theme today. An abstract view of a downpour in our backyard …

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Whietwashed world

Sunday Stills: A #White-Washed World

With winter still in full swing in the northern hemisphere, I wanted to challenge us all to look at and photograph objects that are the color white. If you live in or around snow, then show us your snowy scenes. If not, the color white is all around us. I'm still a newbie to living …

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Grosbeak Feeder

Sunday Stills: #Feeding Those Birds!

February is National Bird Feeding Month if you are wondering what inspired the Sunday Stills challenge theme this week. Black-Billed Grosbeak I shared a similar post last year about the need to provide food for the birds, especially in the winter months. By February in the northern hemisphere, seeds, grains and other feed are buried …

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Rosy Quince blossom

Sunday Stills Color Challenge: A #Rosy Outlook

It is time for another Sunday Stills monthly color challenge! This one is rosy red. Just in time for Valentine’s Day (if you celebrate), you can show us your favorite things that are rosy red. “Rosy” implies a little pink in the red, but the range can be dark pink to deep burgundy for this …

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Water fall on the Feather River

Sunday Stills: Your Favorite #Landscape

We all love landscape photography. When you first began snapping photos, perhaps you naturally gravitated toward landscapes (or waterscapes—same thing), due to their ease of accessibility. Who doesn’t stand in awe of a wonderful vista and wish they had their phone or camera handy? This is an easy challenge this week as you share your …

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lenticular clouds over delta

Sunday Stills: #Fog at My Feet, Head in the #Clouds

January has usually been a month where it feels like my head is either in a fog or UP in the clouds. So far this year, with so much going on with our move to Washington, I feel slightly unmotivated and a little out-of-sorts. I have a lot to look forward to and I am …

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Book Review Against All Odds

Book Review: Against all Odds by Jacqui Murray

Jacqui Murray’s wonderful book, Against All Odds, was published in August 2020, and her successful blog tour was picked up by many bloggers eager to share the latest book in the Crossroads Trilogy. I missed joining the tour due to a planned blogging break. Then the rest of 2020 happened. I am beyond excited today …

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