Sunday Stills: Making Meaningful #Memories

Those of us who are photographers understand how important capturing that perfect memorable moment is when trying to create lasting memories with our lenses. Some of those skills include: Being in the right place at the right timeHaving a lens readyRecognizing a seemingly mundane moment and capturing it anywayOrganizing image composition and photo-editing In the … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Making Meaningful #Memories

Fitness Friday: Forget These Four New Year’s Resolutions

Over the years, I have seen too often how New Year’s resolutions are abandoned. Raise your hand if you have resolved to change something in 2022 and have already broken it…c’mon raise your hand higher. I know mine is raised! We make New Year’s resolutions out of good intentions motivated in part by guilt, media … Continue reading Fitness Friday: Forget These Four New Year’s Resolutions

Sunday Stills: The #Future Is Ours

Last week I hinted at the future as I looked back to 2021 and shared images of my events and life. Please join me as I look back again to the future to see where the journey might lead and how I might like to spend 2022. But first, while researching this topic, I had … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The #Future Is Ours

Sunday Stills: #Awakening of Leisure

Have the last few weeks of staying at home awakened something in you? The dictionary describes awakening as a recognition, realization, or coming into awareness of something. The example? a rude awakening to the disagreeable facts. That about explains it! Awakening can mean the revival of an old interest or trying a new hobby. Lately, … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Awakening of Leisure

Sunday Stills: It’s A #Bug’s Life

This week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge theme is all about a bug’s life. Do bugs bug you? I am tolerant of most bugs except black widows, ants, and cockroaches. In other words, I will go out of my way to save a hapless spider or insect that is trapped in the tub, or the random … Continue reading Sunday Stills: It’s A #Bug’s Life

Being Amazing Over 50

I am thrilled to be featured as Sam’s guest this month in her series Amazing Over 50’s. Her blog Loving the Fifty-Something caught my eye a while back and I’ve been following Sam’s outdoor adventures ever since! We seem to have a lot in common, and I have enjoyed reading about her previous 50-something guests. … Continue reading Being Amazing Over 50

Sunday Stills: Back to #School

Last week I took a short break from Sunday Stills to travel to San Diego for my high school’s 40th year class reunion (1978). Did you enjoy the break? I know a few bloggers posted a couple of Sunday Stills’ favorites! By the looks of my e-mail inbox, I see more folks are posting more … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Back to #School

Guest Post: Riding a #Bicycle

As summer winds down, more folks may be getting out on their bicycles to enjoy the cooler weather. More riders on the roads and trails may mean more chances for accidents and injuries. Bicycling is a fun activity, but, unfortunately, like any other activity, there are dangers and injuries that may arise from accidents. I am … Continue reading Guest Post: Riding a #Bicycle

The Wonders of the Public Pool

I have managed to combine three photo challenges into this one photograph. Summer in July finds children counting the minutes until their neighborhood public swimming pool opens for the day. Although I no longer oversee the daily operations of these pools, I do appreciate the lengths leisure professionals must go to to ensure clean, safe … Continue reading The Wonders of the Public Pool

Sunday Stills: Who Are #Tourists?

The last week in June finds the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge exploring the theme "tourist." Summer in the Northern Hemisphere sees an abundance of tourists. We all think we know who tourists are, but did you know that YOU are a tourist? Any time you step out of your locale, you become a tourist. “Stop … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Who Are #Tourists?

Sunday Stills: The #Future Is Ours

The future, the Sunday Stills theme this week, asks us to think about what this means to us. Nothing says “future” like a commencement ceremony. Recently I had the pleasure of attending the college graduation of one of my students (who was also a long-time employee of mine and one of my daughter’s best friends). … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The #Future Is Ours

Sunday Stills: #Furry and #Feathered Friends

Today’s Sunday Stills theme is “fur and feathers” but feel free to add photos of your scaled and slithering friends as well. Did you know today is National Animal Rights Day? Many organizations dedicate themselves to the betterment and loving treatment of ALL animals. According to Christian author Gary Kurtz, who wrote Cold Noses at … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Furry and #Feathered Friends

Sunday Stills: #Recreational

This theme is right up this blog’s alley…that’s right, when you’re the host of a photo challenge, you get to pick them! I know you will love it though, since recreation and leisure are essential in our lives. I bet you find yourself participating in something recreational or leisurely every day. Why not share what … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Recreational

My Place in the World as a (Leisure) Educator

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela I spent 35 years in the world of public parks and recreation providing clients with quality leisure experiences. The last 13 years before I retired in 2014 was spent as the aquatics director overseeing 15 … Continue reading My Place in the World as a (Leisure) Educator

Ascending Steps to Greatness

The weekly photo challenge asks us to show  our interpretation of upward movement with the theme Ascend. This was my last week of teaching classes for the semester. As I graded my last online final, I recalled how, the week before, I asked students in my classes to stand and be acknowledged for their achievement … Continue reading Ascending Steps to Greatness