A photographic study in blue densely packed flowers.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Densely Blue

The month of April is a great time to photograph flowers, with the vast array of beautiful colors and floral types from which to choose. I discovered these densely-packed blue flowers in my neighbor’s yard and couldn’t resist stealing a shot (with my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone). This is submitted for the WordPress weekly photo…

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Seasonal Sensations Link-Up April Flowers

Seasonal Sensations Link-Up: April Flowers

The Seasonal Sensations Link-Up is back! For the entire month of April, we will celebrate the beauty of spring with our photos of flowers, blooms, blossoms, floral landscapes, Easter and Passover floral decorations, even photos of clothing or crafts featuring flowers. Be creative! Let’s fill up cyberspace with virtual blossoms! I have already seen and…

Freshly opened California poppy droops with recent raindrops.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Spring Poppies

I dearly love photography challenges and just discovered a “new” one (to me!) hosted by blogger Dutch Goes the Photo! Frank posts a new challenge every Tuesday. I just made it under the wire with my submission of California Poppies, wet and dry, for the “spring” theme! This freshly opened poppy enjoyed a spring shower…

Mountain Greenery; Green Sierra foothills

Mountain Greenery

Still on my Spring Break and reveling in some quiet time. The Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to share images that are green this week with the theme It IS Easy Being Green! Not that difficult since green is my favorite color! Some of the photos of Yosemite were taken at this time last year when…

Bright orange door graces Sutter Creek Inn

Thursday Doors: Green Doors in Sutter Creek

I am celebrating my spring break from teaching with some down time! We took a short, 45-minute drive to the Gold Country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Northern Californians know where I am talking about, as popular must-see’s along the scenic, historic drive of Highway 49 include Sutter Creek, Daffodil Hill, Jackson Rancheria…

It is a happy talent to know how to play quote

Blog of the Day: Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Originally posted on Suzie Speaks:
Meet Terri! Terri is the creator of Second Wind Leisure Perspectives, a lifestyle blog that focuses predominantly on leisure, while including examples of her writing for various challenges and photography. She explains more in her About Page: I am a leisure educator, self-published author, blogger, and retired recreation and parks…

Raindrops sit delicately atop a spring rose bud

Atop: Raindrops on Roses

Atop , this week’s photo challenge theme, can mean so many things and provide hundreds of different perspectives. I decided to go macro and explore raindrops atop roses. The featured image of this American Beauty rosebud is also submitted for the Macro Moments Challenge: Week 34 “Spring Has Sprung,” hosted by Musin’ with Susan. Just for…