This weekend I travel back to Sacramento to honor my former mother-in-law, Ellie Jeffus Matal, who passed on Halloween. She celebrated her 90th birthday in early October.
Happy New Deer! Join me this Sunday, January 2 (instead of January 9), for Sunday Stills, a week early, as we look back at a strange 2021: Sunday Stills: 2021 In the #Rear-View Mirror Share your favorite images and significant events with us as we reflect back on the year. Here is the link to … Continue reading Happy New Deer! And a Note About Sunday Stills
“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”Ann Frank Depending on where you live geographically, the holidays invoke a variety of emotions and feelings. Some of us enjoy a white Christmas or festive winter holiday while others are celebrating the holidays in the warmth of full summer. Not only are … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Light the Night
This is our last color challenge for 2021 and we’re going out with a bang—metallic! Just in time for holiday decorating. Nothing says festive like silver bells, gold stars, and coppery tree ornaments. If you decorate a Christmas tree, I imagine you’ll find a few metallic objects readily available to photograph. As for “metallic taste” … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: #Metallic Taste
Welcome to the holiday version of the Sunday Stills Song Lyric Photo Challenge! The idea of this challenge is to match images related to your favorite song lyrics. If this is unclear, it might be best to think of your favorite song(s) and highlight some lyrics with your new or existing photos that help tell … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Christmas #Song Lyric Photo Challenge
When I selected the theme of lights, I thought about the traditional holiday lights we all enjoy seeing this time of year. But as usual, the theme morphed into other interpretations, as it should. Join me this week from my temporary home in Spokane, Washington. Lights on the Road We drove out of the driveway … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Holiday #Lights and Beyond
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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: City #Sidewalks
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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: We Are #Thankful Through it All
Join me today as I share a preview of my winter road trip and where some of my walks took me. With a camera and phone in hand, I took loads of photos on my daily walks. I managed to walk over 10,000 steps a day as recorded by my Fitbit. I needed to with … Continue reading Winter Road Trip Preview: Walking in the Desert Light
As we near Christmas and other traditional holidays, no doubt you have managed to decorate your home or yard. Neighbor's Christmas Scene I adjusted my holiday travel plans a bit which means I combined this week's theme, Holiday Decor, with what would have been next week's theme, Something Red or Green. See end of the … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Holiday #Décor with Optional Red and Green
Festive birthday table Well, I did it, I turned 60 last Wednesday. And yes, I feel peaceful about this slightly scary event! I admire and have many friends and relatives who are 60 and older, and most don’t look like the traditional perception of “60.” Whether it is their smooth but slightly weathered skin, graying … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Reflections of #Peace at 60
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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Walking Through the #Calm Before the Storm
Join me on part one of my three-part Winter Road Trip and learn some dos and don'ts to traveling.
While I take an extended travel break, the Sunday Stills photo challenge is being temporarily hosted by bloggers Carol Carlisle and Hugh Roberts.
During the holiday season, it is nearly impossible to find something red to photograph, right? Whether or not your image is holiday-themed, show us something red for Sunday Stills!