Winter Sunrise

Sunday Stills: #Early to Rise

The word “early” invokes a variety of quotes, phrases, and conditions. Let your mind run wild with these concepts of early: Are you an early-bird, an early riser, or just love being early to events?Were you highly intelligent at an early age or naïve in your early years?Perhaps you are a “later-in-the-day” person and dread …

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Pergola Gate with Quote

Sunday Stills: #Gates to Fun

Today’s photo challenge is that indeed, at least for me. I had a whopping total of five gates in my vast digital photo file, including one I had posted over 4 years ago! I found lots of doors, windows, fences, and marinas with ramps, but few gates. To assist with inspiration for this week's Sunday …

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SUP session at the delta

Sunday Stills: Water, #Water Everywhere, My #Paddleboard Can Shrink

How do you typically spend your last Sunday in August? For lots of folks, August is still a hot month in the Northern hemisphere, so the beach fronts of rivers, lakes, and oceans see huge crowds spending their last summer weekend around the water. Water is our “over-arching” theme this week for Sunday Stills. Since …

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Sunday Stills Summer graphic

Sunday Stills: What Does #Summer Mean to You?

For the Sunday Stills challenge to celebrate the first week in July, share your favorite thing about summer. You can simply share one photo of your favorite summer experience or wow us with a gallery of what summer means to you. And it's not just about photos...perhaps you are inspired by a song, poem, artwork, …

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Deciding to sail in Baja

Growth is Intentional

  There is nothing like a new year to inspire us to reflect on personal growth. Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth. Bryant McGill I haven't posted anything about my windsurf journey in a while, so this seemed like a great time to demonstrate my growth in the sport of windsurfing. …

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Whale shark also plays peek-a-boo

A Peek at Creatures Great and Small

What is lurking just below the surface of the water? Why, a gigantic whale shark, of course. Would you like to play Peek -a-boo with the largest animal on planet Earth? C'mon, there's nothing to it! Almost two years ago, I had the opportunity to swim with whale sharks on our vacation in Mexico in …

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Highly decorated chaotic car drives through Baja streets

Carcancha Chaos

Does chaos breed creativity? For some, yes; for others (those who need order...like myself), no! The weekly photo challenge shows great examples of Chaos at work (or play)! While on vacation in La Ventana, Baja, Mexico last January, a friend of a friend pulled up in his highly decorated "carcancha" (jalopy). When I came across …

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Glorious

Glorious... "having a striking beauty or splendor that evokes feelings of delighted admiration." Glory comes in the form of a Baja sunrise over the Sea of Cortez.   “After every dark night comes a glorious morning of a new day”― Sunday Adelaja Glory also comes with admiring a view of lower Yosemite Falls in the spring …

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What swimming with whale sharks taught me

What Swimming with Whale Sharks Taught Me

Several weeks ago, while vacationing in Baja, Mexico, I had an amazing opportunity to swim with whale sharks. If we were having coffee today, I would recount that experience with you and explain what the experience taught me about my life. I’ve got a lot of coffee and tea, so please don’t be shy! About …

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Alphabet Doors

The garage doors at Baja Joe's Resort are the topic again for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's theme is Alphabet. After spending two weeks in Baja Sur, Mexico, I was able to capture the updated doors on the garage. Have you noticed that the words "coffee" and "bar" seem to be the biggest words? …

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A flying windsock promises wind for kite surfing

Windy Weightlessness

The theme of the weekly photo challenge asks us to show the effects of gravity. Wind is the name of the game for windsurfers and kiteboarders. On a low wind day, the windsurf sail can feel like a heavy weight to push up and out of the water. Kite boarders can still fly on much …

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Throwing-football

Happiness Is…Being Happy

What makes you happy? I spent an entire weekend at home...during the summer! A rare occurrence for me. After all the traveling I have done this month, a weekend at home made me really happy. Because my slight knee injury is preventing me from taking part in my usual leisure activities, I will share two …

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Beach-Chair-View

A Good Day in La Ventana

Today Was a Good Day The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is to share a gallery of what a good day looks like. My gallery shows photos of what a typical day looks like in La Ventana, Baja Sur, Mexico. I have been there twice and already have made plans to visit again in …

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35 Pelicans

35 Pelicans: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

Most bloggers know of Cee's Photography Challenges. Her latest challenge is the Fun Foto Challenge: More Than 5 Items. Here is my entry for this challenge: I present 35 pelicans. That's six times the required number, so I win. (What, I don't know...). I must have photographed this from my stand-up paddleboard last time we were …

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