Are flowers blooming in your neighborhood? Visit Sunday Stills this week to check out all the fabulous florals!
As you read last week, the northern hemisphere experienced the summer solstice and people are heading for the great outdoors. According to the US National Park Service and National Today, June is Great Outdoors Month. There are still 4 days left in June to get outdoors and of course, that door is still open next … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for the Great #Outdoors?
This week, for Sunday Stills, let’s blow up WordPress and the rest of the Internet with gorgeous flowers! We all need some hope and beauty in our lives. Linking to Sunday Stills this week will be like we are sending each other wonderful bouquets. From Hawaii Botanical Gardens in Hilo, 2019 "Blue Bayou" Hibiscus hybrid … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Power of Fantastic #Florals
The word “early” invokes a variety of quotes, phrases, and conditions. Let your mind run wild with these concepts of early: Are you an early-bird, an early riser, or just love being early to events?Were you highly intelligent at an early age or naïve in your early years?Perhaps you are a “later-in-the-day” person and dread … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Early to Rise
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 … Continue reading Celebrate #Blue with Flowers
Spring is here, but if you live in a tropical locale, warm temps and flowers are everywhere. This week's Sunday Stills Photo Challenge theme is "tropical." Show us your tropical images!
Sharing images today for two photo challenges! Come check them out.
On this last Friday of Pink Squares in September, I have some images to share. Not just my standard fare, but some used with a mobile app called Painnt (available for Android devices in Google Play Store). My pink hydrangea with an Autumn flair! Here are two Painnt images of the same hydrangea. I found … Continue reading Square in September: “Painnt”-ing with #Pink
I am excited to contribute to Becky's photo challenge Squares in September, In the Pink! While in San Diego for my 40th high school reunion last week, we stayed at my daughter's house. All around her neighborhood are yards and gardens lush with plumeria, my other favorite flower! I love how this cluster peeked at me … Continue reading Squares in September: Pink #Plumeria
Nothing is more distracting on my walks with the dogs than the lovely flowers I see all around me. Even in my somewhat mundane neighborhood, many folks plant some wonderful flowers. Intent on walking a large number of steps, I have to STOP for several photo ops. The Weekly photo challenge theme is Ooh, Shiny! "Diversions, … Continue reading I Stare at Naked Ladies… and Other Flowers!
The month of April is a great time to photograph flowers, with the vast array of beautiful colors and floral types from which to choose. I discovered these densely-packed blue flowers in my neighbor's yard and couldn't resist stealing a shot (with my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone). This is submitted for the WordPress weekly photo … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Densely Blue
I dearly love photography challenges and just discovered a "new" one (to me!) hosted by blogger Dutch Goes the Photo! Frank posts a new challenge every Tuesday. I just made it under the wire with my submission of California Poppies, wet and dry, for the "spring" theme! This freshly opened poppy enjoyed a spring shower … Continue reading Tuesday Photo Challenge: Spring Poppies
From Every Angle The Weekly Photo Challenge focuses on the different angles the same subject can be seen and photographed. During the summer, I keep vase of yellow silk flowers near a window. I love how the subdued morning light captures the yellow. The next three photos are the different angles I photographed. I took the … Continue reading Angles of Yellow
Fresh Celebrate the first day of Spring, the Vernal Equinox. Cosmically, there is a lot going on as described in this article excerpt by the Washington Post. At 6:45 p.m. EDT on March 20, the sun appears directly overhead at Earth’s equator, marking the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, the spring … Continue reading Re-FRESH-ing