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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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 2020 Banner

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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