Layers of Yellow Leaves

Layers of Autumn

As the autumnal equinox makes its mark today on the Northern Hemisphere, (Fall is here), I’m sharing these photos of layers of leaves. Fall is my favorite time of year, and this week the unseasonably cool weather brought a hint of Autumn to Northern California. I am so ready. I got some good news this…

Colorful Cabin Door

Cabin Doors of Lake Tahoe

What is a blogger to do when there is no Weekly Photo Challenge scheduled this week? Why, post for Thursday Doors, of course! Back in July (seems so long ago now), we stayed with friends in their cabin near the west shore of Lake Tahoe. It was another endlessly hot weekend in the Sacramento Valley,…

Leisure Connects Us

What Does Waiting Look Like to You?

Each week, I eagerly await the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge that asks bloggers to share appropriate images based on that week’s theme. As I anticipate my last weekend at the Sacramento River delta, I keenly recall animated conversations during the late winter and early spring of how we were going to spend every weekend windsurfing.…

Mangrove Tree in Palm Grove, Balboa Park, San Diego

A #Sunday of #Trees in Balboa Park

Welcome to my first post for Sunday Trees! As I continue my extended blogging break (more of a break from writing, with an emphasis on photography), I wanted to add another photo challenge and this fits the bill nicely! I will be digging up some of my “oldies-but-goodies” tree photos to give them a chance…

Dragonfly nymph sheds into adulthood

The Structured Life of a #Dragonfly

As bloggers, I believe most of us are quite structured in our daily approach to writing; at least we try to be. The weekly photo challenge asks us to share images that show Structure of something typically overlooked. This past summer, as I enjoyed a day on the beach where we windsurf, I had the chance…

Partial solar eclipse leaves wondrous crescent shadows on a windsurf sail

Cosmic Corners

  In our little corner of the galaxy here on Planet Earth, lucky folks on the North American continent got to see perhaps a once-in-a- lifetime experience, a total solar eclipse. The eclipse painted sublime, crescent-shaped pools of light filtered through the trees onto a nearby windsurf sail in the above featured image. I regret somewhat…

Sunflower and worm love a summer day

I Stare at Naked Ladies… and Other Flowers!

Nothing is more distracting on my walks with the dogs than the lovely flowers I see all around me. Even in my somewhat mundane neighborhood, many folks plant some wonderful flowers. Intent on walking a large number of steps, I have to STOP for several photo ops. The Weekly photo challenge theme is Ooh, Shiny! “Diversions,…