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Sunday Stills: City #Sidewalks

In a few days, I am trading my city/suburban sidewalks for rural ones, as we make our way north to the Spokane, Washington area. This week’s Sunday Stills theme is sidewalks, walkways, rural paths, etc! Join me for a walk down memory lane as I share some of my favorite walks. One of my favorite …

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Sunday Stills: The #Textures of Our Lives

A similar theme to weathered from a few weeks ago, textures all around us seem to be abundant in Autumn. As we bundle up for warmth in the northern hemisphere, we wrap ourselves in textures. Art is the colors and textures of your imagination.Meghan Trainor This week's theme for Sunday Stills is texture if you …

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Sunday Stills: We Are #Thankful Through it All

As folks prepare for Thanksgiving in the US this week, it will be a completely different holiday this year. As we navigate through a pandemic that has sickened millions and taken the lives of loved ones, we stand in fear of continuing the spread of the Covid virus by reducing our time spent with family …

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Sunday Stills: Fall Color Challenge—Shades of #Auburn

Welcome to this month’s Fall color challenge. In October we explored the color ochre and its myriad interpretations. We aim to discover the various shades of auburn this month. In the image above you get an idea of the range of Auburn shades. November, with its Autumn colors, seems like a great month to enjoy …

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Sunday Stills: A Celebration of #Leaves

How is it November first already? This morning, here in the US, we set the clocks back to end daylight saving time. Lighter in the morning, darker at night, but I am glad to get that hour back! This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is all about leaves. No matter where you live, you may …

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Sunday Stills: Your #Happy Place

If you have followed my blog for very long, you know that I write about the concepts of recreation and leisure and our ultimate pursuit of happiness. The year 2020 has shown most of us that, like it or not, we are living in a new normal. Oh, how I resisted that notion! After all, …

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Sunday Stills: Fall Color Challenge–Acres of #Ochre

I’m introducing some color into the Sunday Stills photo challenge! Once a month, I will feature a seasonal color, which I hope will spark loads of creativity on your part as a photographer or writer. Photo by Adonyi Gu00e1bor on Pexels.com October’s color is ochre, a brownish yellow, as shown above, but can range from …

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Sunday Stills: Walking Through the #Calm Before the Storm

One View of My Weekly Walk Despite the cliché post title, this week for me is seriously the calm before the storm! Not only are we making the 15-hour drive in one day up to Spokane Washington this Friday, but I also have 80 final papers to grade to the tune of 135,000 words, over …

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Sunday Stills: #Yellow Leaves of Autumn

This Veteran’s Day weekend finds me relaxing at home amidst the changing Autumn landscape here in Sacramento. As a city with a large urban forest and a “City of Trees” distinction, Sacramento's Autumn show does not disappoint once the leaves begin to color. Between Vet’s Day and Thanksgiving (barring any crazy wind or storms) the …

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Sunday Stills: Honoring #Pink

October has always been a reflective month for me. For one, many family members share birthdays this month (more about this in next week’s Sunday Stills challenge). Secondly, I enjoy the visible weather changes in October, with Autumn finally making a more-than-vague appearance, the cooler days and sometimes cold nights, and the overall feeling that …

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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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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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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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