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
In our rushed world, now filled with fears of viruses, etc, many of us have forgotten what it's like to be cozy. The last two years have hopefully taught us that being safe in our own homes and neighborhoods provides contentment and that feeling of coziness if we can't be close to our loved ones. … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Getting #Cozy
This might seem like a strange theme this week, but between Halloween and Autumn (or Spring) decorations, I thought it would be fun to see what everyone else sees. I like to surround myself with the colors and signs of the season. As the holidays approach, seems like indoor and outdoor décor is all around … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Indoor/Outdoor #Décor
I know, I know, another color challenge, well, kinda… I enjoyed all of your fabulous oranges last week for the monthly color challenge. But Elle Woods would argue... "Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed."Elle Woods, Legally Blonde These "pretty in pink" adorable twins enjoyed riding the harvest train and frolicking all … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The #Pink Side of October
Beware! This post has something for everyone today, including cute dogs, pumpkins, and lots of orange! I don’t know what it is about October that it seems to represent the various shades of orange. Perhaps it's the variety of the fall leaves, pumpkins and Halloween jack o’ lanterns. Hence our color challenge this month, focusing … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Burnt or Blood #Orange
September's Sunday Stills color challenge is harvest gold. “All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not wither,Deep roots are not reached by the frost."JRR Tolkein, The Fellowship of the Ring As I enjoy an Eastern Washington Autumn with all the golden colors so typical … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: All that is #Gold
I’m back…as this week’s title might suggest. I can’t thank Natalie enough for hosting Sunday Stills in my absence and with her amazing themes, no less! Thank you to all my fellow bloggers who continued to participate in Sunday Stills and support Natalie while I was on my three-week break. That is if you can … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Going #Back … ?
I am pleased to be a guest on Denyse Whelan’s blog this week in her series, “Women of Courage.” Denyse and I “met online” through blogging when she discovered my Sunday Stills photo challenge that I have hosted for over three years. Denyse is a resident of Eastern Australia and survivor of head and neck … Continue reading I’m a Guest on Denyse Whelan’s Blog in her “Women of Courage” Series
It has been a couple of years since Sunday Stills focused on geometry! You know, circles, squares, triangles and rectangles? Geometry appears in nature and becomes a photographer’s dream when angles fit together to enhance an image. This week, look through your archives or search for new geometric angles either made by human hands or … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Circles, Triangles, #Squares, Oh My!
Catch your attention, did I? Since I'm not posting for Sunday Stills this weekend as we are busy with a family gathering for the Independence Day holiday, I'm sharing for Lisa's Bird Weekly. Amazingly, to satisfy the prompt for Lisa’s Bird Weekly (birds starting with letter H), the scientific moniker of the American Bald Eagle … Continue reading Bird Weekly: “H” is for Hummingbird and Haliaeetus Lucocephalus
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?
We all love landscape photography. When you first began snapping photos, perhaps you naturally gravitated toward landscapes (or waterscapes—same thing), due to their ease of accessibility. Who doesn’t stand in awe of a wonderful vista and wish they had their phone or camera handy? This is an easy challenge this week as you share your … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Your Favorite #Landscape
Last weekend, I'd read in a local Spokane publication that bald eagles winter in Idaho's Lake Couer d'Alene in search of spawning Kokanee salmon. Sunday, we drove the short 30 minutes to the area and stopped at Higgins Point where the eagles are known to feed. Armed with my Lumix camera, our dogs, and wearing … Continue reading The Eagle Has Landed