Weekly Photo Challenges: The Calm…After The Rain

  As a blogger and amateur photographer, I love it when the planets align and I can submit one photo for two photo challenges. This week, Hugh Roberts of Hugh's Views and News, challenges bloggers to depict "after" in a photograph. If that wasn't hard enough, trying to find an appropriate photo for WordPress' Weekly …

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Glorious

Glorious... "having a striking beauty or splendor that evokes feelings of delighted admiration." Glory comes in the form of a Baja sunrise over the Sea of Cortez.   “After every dark night comes a glorious morning of a new day”― Sunday Adelaja Glory also comes with admiring a view of lower Yosemite Falls in the spring …

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Dinnertime for a Group of Hungry Bloggers

Last weekend I had the honor and privilege of attending the Bloggers at Midlife (BAM) Conference in Las Vegas. Enjoying the company of like-minded women (and a couple of men), discussing our passions for writing and publishing was the inspiration and lift I needed to move forward with self-hosting my blog and taking it to …

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simply because I need solitude

How Do You Find Solitude?

"Solitude" is the theme for this week's photo challenge hosted by Hugh's Views and News.  Featured in this photo is my daughter finding a moment of solitude on the beach surrounded by other swimmers. Lost in her own world, she simply sits in the wet sand enjoying the sun as waves roll back and forth …

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Experiential Education allows students to attempt challenges and face their fears.

Are Challenges Beneath You?

Teaching at a university certainly gives me interesting perspectives. Recently, as part of one of my classes in the recreation and parks major, we got to spend the day team-building and climbing. On our university campus, Peak Adventures Challenge Center offers a high-ropes course, open to students, staff and the public. Students are required to …

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Holding his daughter in the palm of his hand

Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Wrong Position?

Have you ever taken a photo that did not come out the way you expected? Most of us have seen the strange things growing out of heads or bodies in an otherwise beautiful picture. This week, Hugh is challenging us to share a photo of something in the wrong position. Either I take really great …

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Wetsuit is the best gift ever. Celebrate leisure.

Love Means Never Having to Buy Your Own Wet Suit

Nothing says "LOVE" more than the gift of leisure. My very first gift from my husband (back when he was my boyfriend) was this wet suit. He REALLY wanted me to learn how to windsurf. Isn't it cute and girlie? It even says "pure girl." Read my post "Wet Suit Dreams" for the full story. …

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