Perched hummingbird

Sunday Stills: The Essence of #Zen

The idea of “Zen” seems to be everywhere I look these days. I have to admit that I googled the definition just to be sure I understood its components. Zen: a state of calm attentiveness in which one's actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zen The essence of Zen is attempting …

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Macro Plumeria

Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for Your #Close-Up?

Calling all photographers and creatives who really like a challenge this week! Last July 2018, I challenged Sunday Stillers to a macro-photography challenge. I thought it was time to offer another macro or close-up photography challenge this week. Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. Dorothea Lange I felt …

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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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Sunday Stills Triangles

Sunday Stills: #Triangular Manifestation

“Triangles” is our theme this week for the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge. This Sunday I had looked forward to being back at our campground in the Sacramento Delta. But this week’s weather is simply too HOT to be anywhere but in an air-conditioned house. The delta breeze should return by next weekend and hopefully, I …

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Withering sunflower

Floral Friday Favorites

I'm busy getting my cast off today, so I'm taking this moment to share two of my floral favorites! I suppose it is like sending flowers to myself to celebrate! This first image is a stylized version of Teddy, who is withering a little each day. I know flowers don't last long, but Teddy was …

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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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Cal State Capitol

Sunday Stills: In Your #Town

Something about the month of December invokes images of quaint towns decorated for the holidays, like you might see in Norman Rockwell paintings. The theme for this week’s Sunday Stills challenge is “In Your Town.” What is special about your hometown or the town in which you currently reside? Last week, on the way to …

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