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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Fallen frosted leaves

Friday’s Frosted Festival of #Leaves

As Autumn begins to wane in most places, I wanted to share two photos of what was left of Autumn in Spokane, Washington, from our visit last weekend. In the featured image above, the last of the leaves abruptly fell overnight after the snow. Before the snow fell, it was a brisk 29 degrees when …

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Pink Autumn Leaves

Flowers of the Day are Festive Autumn Leaves

Today seems like a great day to add my Autumn leaves to Cee's Flower of the Day Challenge! What intrigues me about the colors are the pink tones, found in nature no less! This little tree was already decked out for Autumn while the rest of the tree is still green! Still waiting for Autumn …

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Textures of autumn flags

Sunday Stills: #Texture is All Around Us

This week's Sunday Stills Photography challenge is all about texture. Textures occur both in nature and in human-made materials, and it all around us. A random photo of a mundane item can yield extraordinary textures you might not have noticed with just the naked eye. In texture photography, it’s all about patterns, colors and depth, …

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Autumn leaves amid clovers

Festival of Leaves: An Inspired Start to Autumn

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know I love posting photo challenges on Fridays. I have gotten used to the fact the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has gone the way of the dinosaur, but we photo-bloggers have found continuing inspiration with each others' challenges. Having joined the pink party …

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From tree to tree for "Sunday Trees"

Sunday Trees: Autumn’s Transformation

As long as it is autumn, you will see a few more autumn-themed posts from me, and today is no exception. Both images are from my front and back yards. That redwood was planted 28 years ago (from a seedling I received at Cal Expo State Fair). It is the tallest tree in the neighborhood …

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