Birds have been flocking to our backyard this spring. I hope you are inspired for Sunday Stills Photo Challenge this week!
Sunday Stills: Are You a #Bird Feeder?
February is National Bird-feeding Month. The Sunday Stills photo challenge has shared this theme three years in a row to educate the public on the seasonal journeys of birds, and help bring awareness to keeping wild birds fed during the harsh winter months in the northern hemisphere. "National Bird Feeding Month is a chance for … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Are You a #Bird Feeder?
Sunday Stills: Celebrating #Pets and #Kids
Monday, April 26 is National Kids and Pets Day, so let's share our favorite images of kids and pets. Last week I hinted at some ideas to get you thinking: No kids or pets? Improvise! Images of other’s kids or grandkids will work, as well as any kinds of images of animal, bird, reptile, fish … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Celebrating #Pets and #Kids
Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Spring #Green
Just in time to celebrate the spring equinox and last week's “wearin’ o’ the green” for St. Patrick’s Day, this week's Sunday Stills theme is all about the color green. Not just any green but “spring” green as seen below. Think of fresh, lively greens as dormant plants and trees open their sleepy blooms to … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Spring #Green
Sunday Stills Color Challenge: A #Rosy Outlook
It is time for another Sunday Stills monthly color challenge! This one is rosy red. Just in time for Valentine’s Day (if you celebrate), you can show us your favorite things that are rosy red. “Rosy” implies a little pink in the red, but the range can be dark pink to deep burgundy for this … Continue reading Sunday Stills Color Challenge: A #Rosy Outlook
Sunday Stills: Kinda Backyard #Birding
This week’s Sunday Stills’ post is partially inspired by Lisa’s Weekly Bird Challenge. What kinda birds live or visit in your backyard? As you read in my post last week, I have enjoyed my backyard as a happy place. Not a huge backyard, but it does the job with the 5 redwood trees I planted … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Kinda Backyard #Birding
Sunday Stills: Kinda #Dry
If you haven’t guessed it, this week’s Sunday Stills theme is DRY. I’m using the literal version of dry, as in lack of water, to share my version of dry. This post marks my first entry to Becky B's October Kinda Squares Photo Challenge. Many of my photos today are square, some are not. Last … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Kinda #Dry
Sunday Stills: Let’s Get Something #Straight
Straight is this week’s theme for Sunday Stills photo challenge. Thank you to Graham of Graham’s Island for the theme idea! Straight conjures up endless meanings in phrases like “Let’s get something straight,” as my post suggests. Or "on the straight and narrow"…you get the idea. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Let’s Get Something #Straight
Sunday Stills: For the #Birds
What’s up with the expression “for the birds?” Easy enough to google…it’s an expression that “became army slang for anything that was pointless, ridiculous, or simply without value to any but the most pathetic or least capable.” Someone who announces, “that idea is for the birds” is saying the idea is useless or meaningless. A … Continue reading Sunday Stills: For the #Birds
Sunday Stills: Is Anything #Scarier than a Two-Headed Hummingbird?
This week’s theme is all about “something scary” since Halloween is right around the corner. Aside from the requisite ghouls, ghosts, witches and other scary things we associate with the season, I admit that there are scarier things! To answer my own question, “is anything scarier than a two-headed hummingbird” I would have to answer…probably! … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Is Anything #Scarier than a Two-Headed Hummingbird?
Sunday Stills: Creatures and Critters with #Wings
This week’s Sunday Stills photography challenge is all about creatures and critters, big or small, insect or mammal, bird or reptile, ugly or beautiful. I’m choosing to add creatures with wings to my selections today, well, just because. They need to tell their stories. Pink Lady Butterfly On a recent trip to the Sierra Nevada … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Creatures and Critters with #Wings
Sunday Stills: #Stillness of Summer
If you reside in the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice arrived on Friday, marking the longest day of the year. I acknowledge my friends in the southern hemisphere as midwinter has arrived! Is the notion of stillness even possible during the summer? For most of my adult life, summer was constantly go-go-go, with work demands … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Stillness of Summer
Sunday Stills: Show Us Something #Green
Tis the season for showing us something green, if you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Even if you don’t, the color green is all around us. If you want to get creative, you can use and interpret green idioms as in “green with envy,” or “going green” (environmental). Show us your version of green!
Sunday Stills: #Macro or Close-Up Photography; Is there a Difference?
This week's Sunday Stills theme is "macro-anything." Now what does this mean exactly? Macro photography is also considered close-up photography. However, using a true macro lens yields the sharpest, tiniest details whereas a closeup may not show each detail. I got a close-up shot of my resident Anna hummingbird perched after feeding. She was quite … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Macro or Close-Up Photography; Is there a Difference?
A Peek at Creatures Great and Small
What is lurking just below the surface of the water? Why, a gigantic whale shark, of course. Would you like to play Peek -a-boo with the largest animal on planet Earth? C'mon, there's nothing to it! Almost two years ago, I had the opportunity to swim with whale sharks on our vacation in Mexico in … Continue reading A Peek at Creatures Great and Small
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