Bald Eagle in the Tree

The Eagle Has Landed

Last weekend, I'd read in a local Spokane publication that bald eagles winter in Idaho's Lake Couer d'Alene in search of spawning Kokanee salmon. Sunday, we drove the short 30 minutes to the area and stopped at Higgins Point where the eagles are known to feed. Armed with my Lumix camera, our dogs, and wearing …

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Sunday Stills: Your 2020 #Retrospective

I had originally thought to take a break until January 10, then realized I’m a bit bored, so why not jump back into blogging? Especially with this theme of looking back on our 2020 retrospective. A retrospective shows our year in words, photos, stories, and other creative endeavors. Share your good and bad, your best …

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Sunday Stills Moves on Sunday, Dec 13

Photo by Craig Adderley on Pexels.com Most of you know I am moving out of Northern California to Eastern Washington state. Our move-out date fluctuates with what still needs to be packed and the weather forecast. We now expect to leave on Saturday, December 12. As the host of Sunday Stills, I like to be …

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Auburn leaf carpet

Sunday Stills: Fall Color Challenge—Shades of #Auburn

Welcome to this month’s Fall color challenge. In October we explored the color ochre and its myriad interpretations. We aim to discover the various shades of auburn this month. In the image above you get an idea of the range of Auburn shades. November, with its Autumn colors, seems like a great month to enjoy …

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Hummingbird ready to feed

Sunday Stills: Kinda Backyard #Birding

This week’s Sunday Stills’ post is partially inspired by Lisa’s Weekly Bird Challenge. What kinda birds live or visit in your backyard? As you read in my post last week, I have enjoyed my backyard as a happy place. Not a huge backyard, but it does the job with the 5 redwood trees I planted …

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Sunday Stills: Your #Happy Place

If you have followed my blog for very long, you know that I write about the concepts of recreation and leisure and our ultimate pursuit of happiness. The year 2020 has shown most of us that, like it or not, we are living in a new normal. Oh, how I resisted that notion! After all, …

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Sunday Stills: Fall Color Challenge–Acres of #Ochre

I’m introducing some color into the Sunday Stills photo challenge! Once a month, I will feature a seasonal color, which I hope will spark loads of creativity on your part as a photographer or writer. Photo by Adonyi Gu00e1bor on Pexels.com October’s color is ochre, a brownish yellow, as shown above, but can range from …

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Dried and gone to seed

Sunday Stills: Kinda #Dry

If you haven’t guessed it, this week’s Sunday Stills theme is DRY. I’m using the literal version of dry, as in lack of water, to share my version of dry. This post marks my first entry to Becky B's October Kinda Squares Photo Challenge. Many of my photos today are square, some are not. Last …

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Sunday Stills: Wishing for Water, But #Droplets Will Do

My return to blogging was fun and satisfying after a tumultuous break! Thank you for welcoming me back last week. It was great to catch up with you! If you are confused by this week’s Sunday Stills post, we are examining the world of water droplets. In my dry, still excessively warm part of the …

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Sunset over wind turbines

Sunday Stills: #Towering Turmoil

Welcome back to Sunday Stills! I am pleased to be back to the blogosphere after my 6-week blogging break. Thank you to all who continued to share your photography with Cathy at Picture Retirement for the month of August and with Hugh at Hugh’s Views and News in September. I’m sure you are dying to …

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Sunday Stills: #Yellow Discoveries in the Golden State

The color yellow and all things associated with it is the theme for this week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge. I had a slightly different post planned, but my journalist tendencies would not allow me to bury the lead. Blogger Meet-Up This week I got to spend a day with my blogger pal Marsha Ingrao of …

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Sunday Stills: Look! Up in the #Sky!

The theme for Sunday Stills photo challenge this week is “sky.” Three weeks ago, we shared our sunsets and sunrises. This week let’s look at the sky from other perspectives. Hot air balloons float in a desert sky. Taken in North Phoenix in early January 2019 with my pal Ingrid. “The sky is the daily …

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Dogwood Trees bloom in May

Sunday Stills: #Plant Life Grows Around Us

This week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge is all about plant life. Many folks are still limited to where they can go, but we can all walk in our backyards and gardens and enjoy plant life. While there, why not snap a few new pics to share with us this week? To plant a garden is …

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