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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Boats in San Diego Harbor

Wordy Wednesday: Summer Blues

The middle of July finds me reflecting on the fact that half of my summer is gone! Most of you know, it has been a very different summer for me as I recover from foot surgery, spending almost two months in a cast. Prior to the early June surgery date, I spent a few weekends …

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Sunday Stills Beach Graphic

Sunday Stills: Seeking #Warmth

The theme “warmth” for this week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge conjures a variety of ideas. For many, it has been a cold, harsh winter. I spent last weekend in South Lake Tahoe for our Ladies Retreat. The Sierra Nevada mountains in May can be warm, cold or both! This time, although the nights and early …

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Graphic Sentence a Day

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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Take time to relax

Sunday Stills: #Lazy Days of Summer

We are almost at the midpoint of August which means for many, summer is nearly over. Sure the weather will still be warm in the northern hemisphere, and maybe too hot on the West Coast (the wildfires aren’t helping matters), but school starts for many youth, teens and young adults in mid- and late-August! The …

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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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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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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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Clouds and waves combined with a sunset provide lovely textures in nature

Photographing the Textures of Our Lives

A late spring storm paints beautiful textures in the sky, the water and the land. "A subtle amount of texture attracts the eye." Clyde Aspevig As the weekly photo challenge suggests, Textures in photography feed our tactile perceptions. A delta sunset captures textures in the sky and water. The textures of this splint on my …

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Trio of Sailors Windsurfing

How the Delta Changed My Life

I find this photo challenge interesting in that the word “delta” is used to signify change or transition. Delta is a five-letter word that has been a huge part of my vocabulary since I met my hubby over 8 years ago. Much of my leisure time involves the Sacramento River Delta in Northern California where …

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Bottom shelf of the alcohol cabinet. I see things I like!

The Density of Alcohol

There is nothing like a photography challenge to make you look for photo ops in unusual places. Um, yes, my hubby's liquor cabinet is full. Actually Dense! Two shelves are full! You will notice quite an array of choices here. Oh, this must be MY shelf--I see the makings of vodka margaritas. Where is the …

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Inseparable Partners

  My dogs, both six years old now, are inseparable partners. Gideon, the blonde terrier mix who loves to chase the ball, makes a soft headrest for his younger brother from another litter, Aero. Aero ended up with the Cocker genes. Although Gideon belongs to my daughter, these two pals go everywhere we go, including …

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Celebrating my wedding shower

Surprise Victory

Victory ...the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge! So many interpretations! This was taken in August 2013 a week before my wedding. My windsurf buddies threw me a surprise wedding shower at the delta and it felt like a victory for not only having my valued friendships, but the victory of a wonderful relationship culminating …

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Windsurf-Collage

Got Wind? One Word Photo Challenge

For this week's One Word Photo Challenge, the theme is WIND! No self-respecting windsurfer would be without a plethora of photos of the sport!  I am going to dial it back and give you this one shot... in a collage. I went out earlier when the wind was blowing about 30 mph. First time on …

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