Blue and purple hydrangeas

Celebrate #Blue with Flowers

These blue hydrangeas have inspired me to share their loveliness for not only two photo challenges today, but to introduce a daily journal challenge for the month of July. Journaling in July Journaling has been a challenge for me most of my adult life. I did keep a journal when I was between 18-20 years …

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Sunday Stills Moves to Hugh’s Views and News June 2 and 9

Hello, Sunday Stills fans! Just a reminder that the Sunday Stills photo challenge can be found over on Hugh’s Views and News hosted by Hugh Roberts on June 2 and June 9. Please visit Hugh and link to his photo challenge prompts! Themes are published on the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge page. June 2 finds …

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What I’m Doing on My #Summer Vacation

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you recall that my job as a part-time university lecturer gives me summers off! I spent 35 years as a public park and recreation practitioner working every summer with no days off and putting in lots of overtime. Summer was a season to get over …

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Spokane's Urban Forest

On the #Road for Sunday Stills

I enjoy road trips. I love to drive and see the countryside as I travel. This Veteran’s Day holiday weekend finds me “on the road.” Well, in the air, actually, as I fly home from the Eastern Washington state. Believe it or not, when I planned this theme, I did not know I would be …

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Sunday Stills: Make Mine #Pink

Most of us are aware that October is traditionally the month we acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing and or displaying the color pink. Of course, we should acknowledge cancer awareness all year long. In keeping with my overarching theme of inspiration this weekend (see Friday’s post), I’m hoping to inspire you to think pink, …

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Hot #August Sunshine: A Sentence A Day

Journaling a sentence each day for a month makes for a reflective blog post. I joined this challenge in 2017 and have sincerely enjoyed keeping track of my daily adventures. I had time to participate for the month of August so far this year. August 1st! Half of 2018 whizzed by! Today I cleaned and …

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49 Days In 1988: Week 31 – First Night – Hugh’s Views & News

Many thanks to Hugh for featuring me on his blog today! This weekly feature shares accounts from his journal written in the 1980s and introduces bloggers' book project and favorite 80s songs! If you have not visited Hugh's blog yet, please stop by! Photo by Emre Gencer on Unsplash via 49 Days In 1988: Week …

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Sunday Stills: You’ve Got a #Friend

Who among us doesn’t have a friend? Some have a larger circle of friends, while others have a choice few. Sunday Stills asks us to share an image of “friend.” The featured image above shows my daughter with her best friend Gideon! Here are some of my examples of "friend." A surprise wedding shower for me …

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Quote by Hans Christian Andersen

Sunday Stills: A Plant’s Life

Thank you to Betty Louise, at Idaho Bluebird, whose blog I have followed for several years. She suggested the theme “plant life” for this week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge. I am enjoying a wonderful weekend in San Diego attending my brother’s wedding. Today’s shots of plants and flowers are mostly associated with the San Diego …

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Over 50 & Thriving Series Three ways to thrive when your leisure time expands

Three Ways to Thrive When Your #Leisure Time Expands: A Guest Post

Join me today as I share my thoughts on ways to thrive when your leisure time expands. I discuss these concepts on Sue’s lovely blog as part of her Over 50 & Thriving Guest Series. Thriving at midlife is a concept our parents and grandparents probably didn’t think about. Baby Boomers today have so many …

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Calling All Instagrammers: Join the #Instagram Summer Photo Challenge

Summer is a great time for getting outside and taking pictures! Join myself and fellow blogger Leslie  for her second annual Instagram Summer Photo Challenge. This challenge on Instagram begins July 1st and runs the entire month. If you can't post something every day you can pick the daily themes you like and post then. The …

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Hans & Brodie on SUP

Sunday Stills: Refreshing

Welcome to the inaugural post for the rebirth of the popular photo challenge Sunday Stills! Aixa at Mucho Spanish and I are thrilled to co-host this weekly feature! What is different about this reincarnation of Sunday Stills is that we have added a link-up using InLinkz. Link-ups are a popular way to share your posts with …

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