Walking Along Pacific Beach Bayfront

Sunday Stills: Walking Through the #Calm Before the Storm

One View of My Weekly Walk Despite the cliché post title, this week for me is seriously the calm before the storm! Not only are we making the 15-hour drive in one day up to Spokane Washington this Friday, but I also have 80 final papers to grade to the tune of 135,000 words, over …

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yellow bee sunflower

Sunday Stills: Mellow #Yellow

Isn’t yellow a lively, cheery color? When I think of August, I think of heat, which makes me think of cloudless, sunny skies, at least out here in the West. I've always associated the month of August with the color yellow. You guessed it, this week’s Sunday Stills theme is anything yellow. I added “mellow” …

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Festive Graphic

Sunday Stills: #Festive!

Nothing is more festive than the decorations and lights people use for their holiday celebrations! That is our theme for this week's Sunday Stills photo challenge! Last week we looked at traditions as we explored Christmas light displays in some of the neighborhoods with my darling Japanese exchange student! Here are some images. Quick selfie with …

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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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Windy clouds at sunset

Sunday Stills: Can You Capture the #Wind?

Today's Sunday Stills theme challenges you to capture the wind! Wind is a very broad theme which is open to much interpretation. Like last week, I challenge you to get creative with your photography or other projects! Perhaps you captured the wind in a poem, a song, a quote. I'm sure there are hundreds of …

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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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Tourists gather on the beach in Coronado

Sunday Stills: Who Are #Tourists?

The last week in June finds the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge exploring the theme "tourist." Summer in the Northern Hemisphere sees an abundance of tourists. We all think we know who tourists are, but did you know that YOU are a tourist? Any time you step out of your locale, you become a tourist. “Stop …

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Sunday Stills Fur and Feathers Graphic

Sunday Stills: #Furry and #Feathered Friends

Today’s Sunday Stills theme is “fur and feathers” but feel free to add photos of your scaled and slithering friends as well. Did you know today is National Animal Rights Day? Many organizations dedicate themselves to the betterment and loving treatment of ALL animals. According to Christian author Gary Kurtz, who wrote Cold Noses at …

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Mouthwatering Aroma of canapes

Sunday Stills: #Aroma

While the U.S. celebrates Memorial Day this weekend (holiday observed Monday), my co-host Aixa at Mucho Spanish chose the theme “aroma” for the Sunday Stills photo challenge. Memorial Day weekend is the traditional “unofficial” kick-off to the summer season here in the Northern Hemisphere. I, myself, am at the Sacramento Delta for a long weekend …

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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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Cheeky creature of the Sea of Cortez

My Cheeky Hans

If you are a blogger and/or photographer, the weekly photo challenges will take you on a roller-coaster ride of themes, for which to submit the appropriate image! Last week we enjoyed serene views of sunsets, peaceful moments and other settings which, as we prepare for the hectic holidays, was a much needed respite. The goal …

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Summer Pool or Beach Style by Jodie Filogomo

#Summer Pool and Beach Style for Women over 50

One of my favorite fashion bloggers featured me and my water-sports' lifestyle on her blog this week. If you haven't met Jodie at Jodie's Touch of Style yet, please stop by and read her blog. Jodie tells readers "You may not love the idea of putting on a bathing suit or being seen in one, …

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Legs cast shadows and reflections

Out of the Shadows

This week’s photo challenge asks us to depict Shadow. Not only did I get some great shots with the new camera, I got double pleasure with shadows and reflections at Coronado's dog beach in San Diego last December. Aero cavorts on dog beach accompanied by his shadow and reflection. Legs also cast shadows and reflections. …

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They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

Thursday Doors: The Mariner

While visiting sunny San Diego over the holidays, we visited Coronado for a quick walk on the dog beach area. Walking back to the car, I saw this amazing door! They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in …

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patiently waiting for Christmas in San Diego

Anticipa-a-tion, It’s Keeping Me Waiting…

Last year, while visiting family in San Diego during Christmas week, I snapped this photo of my nieces contemplating with Anticipation  the coming of Santa on Christmas Eve. We took a leisurely stroll on Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach to get out of the house and watch the surfers. My nieces may look patient, but …

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