Painnted Rose

Sunday Stills Color Challenge: A Portland Summer in #Pink

Welcome to the Sunday Stills Monthly Color challenge this week! June's color is any shade of pink. “Pink is a beautiful color, because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawns.”C. JoyBell Depending on where you live geographically, you may be experiencing shades of pink all around …

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Sunday Stills: Being #Celestial

I’ve always been fascinated by cosmic events, the night sky and constellations, moonrises, comets, and meteor showers. Years ago I witnessed the Space EX launch that we saw in the skies over San Diego. SpaceX Launched 10 satellites into space from Southern California The Northern hemisphere reached meteorological summer this week and in light of …

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Sunday Still banner vacation

Sunday Stills: Favorite #Vacation Spot

To wrap up the month of May at Sunday Stills, let’s share our favorite vacation spots. As more of the world gets vaccinated against Covid-19, masks are coming off and the world is opening up! Hallelujah! “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and …

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Slender Snake Cotton

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: May #Gray

Welcome to the Sunday Stills monthly color challenge! This month’s theme is gray. I chose gray, because, a) I’m running out of interesting colors, and b) I recall years of gray days during the month of May growing up in my home town of San Diego. Marine fog typically rolls in between May and July …

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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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Fallen debris from spring storm

Sunday Stills: I’ve #Fallen For…

This week’s theme is “fallen.” With Valentine’s Day approaching, you can use a play on words like “fallen” in love, or go with the more obvious showing things that have fallen: leaves, branches, flower petals, night, rain, hail, windsurfers, heroes, people… well, I will leave it to your creative and capable imaginations! Here are some …

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