Japanese Tea Ceremony Graphic

Sunday Stills: #Traditions

December is the time of year when we experience a variety of traditions. Some are long-standing, while others may be brand-new. Many families celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or other traditional events that may not be related to spiritual expression during the holidays. Of course, celebrating holiday traditions means spending time with loved ones. I caught …

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Sunday Stills Thankful

#Thankful Thoughts for Sunday Stills

This week I have much to be thankful for as I prepare for Thanksgiving. While we were on the road over the Veteran’s Day holiday weekend visiting family in Eastern Washington, I learned from Facebook about the devastating wildfires raging in northern and southern California. We experienced the first snow of the season in Spokane …

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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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Flowers twinned

Sunday Stills: #Twin Fathers

This week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge theme is “twin.” I posted the above image on Instagram a few weeks ago. The dandelion weed with its twinned shadow, grew in a crack in my driveway and the dual colors of cement made an interesting yin-yang effect. When I think of the month of June, I can’t …

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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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Brodie's home and missed his orange pillow.

Sunday Stills: Embrace

This week’s Sunday Stills theme falls on Mother’s Day celebrated in the U.S. The theme is embrace (thanks to Hugh for the great theme idea)!  To get you started, is my interpretation of embrace. A photo of me and my dog Brodie last summer when we brought him home after two days in the Emergency Vet …

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Sentence a Day December

December #Sentence A Day: Reflecting Upon a Busy Month

I am very happy to be able to participate in December’s Sentence a Day link-ups. Rather than bore you with each of my sentences, in which some appear repetitive (all 31 of them for December), I am theming them and presenting some of them under each heading. I journaled each day using the phone app …

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