Blue Sky Half Moon

Sunday Stills: Look! Up in the #Sky!

The theme for Sunday Stills photo challenge this week is “sky.” Three weeks ago, we shared our sunsets and sunrises. This week let’s look at the sky from other perspectives. Hot air balloons float in a desert sky. Taken in North Phoenix in early January 2019 with my pal Ingrid. “The sky is the daily …

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Pinnacle Peak

Sunday Stills: #Perspectives on …

Don’t you love photo challenges? Even if you are not a photographer yourself, I’m sure you appreciate the lovely images your fellow bloggers share. Over the years, I’ve been inspired by the perspectives and stories of their images. This week’s Sunday Stills theme is “perspective.” Yes, I borrowed the theme from Becky B’s Squares July …

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Sun sets on Hilo Bay fisherman

Sunday Stills: The Rise and Set of the Sun

Sharp-eyed bloggers may remember this theme offered by the now-defunct WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge a few years ago. I thought it would fun to challenge ourselves again by sharing our images of sunsets and sunrises as we celebrate yesterday’s solstice. “There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss …

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Walking into the Slot Canyon in Valley of Fire

Walking in the Valley of Fire

Hello fellow walkers! Walking is about the ONLY exercise I have engaged in since California’s Stay-At-Home order on Friday, March 20. Believe me, I am happy and grateful to walk outside in my neighborhood, and my dogs never complain, but why does it feel like it’s been longer than 9 days? Thankfully, we can ride …

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Lighthouses from Afar

Sunday Stills: Photographing #Near and #Far

This week, our Sunday Stills photo challenge is to photograph something from afar, then get close to the object or scene and take a close-up or image from a reasonable distance to show more details. Reach into your archives or take some new photos for the challenge. This week’s challenge was inspired by the following …

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Yard decor for Winter Wonders

Sunday Stills: Holiday #Décor with Optional Red and Green

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 …

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Windsurfer

Sunday Stills: #Bucket-List Images

What is a bucket-list image you ask? We all know a "bucket list" is the list of things you want to do, see, experience before you die. A bucket-list image is that person, place or thing you want to photograph before you kick that bucket! It has always been my dream to take my photography …

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Stack of papers to be graded

Sunday Stills: Whistle While You #Work

This holiday weekend, Labor Day (in the U.S.), is the traditional end to the summer, as school begins, and vacations are all but over. According to the US Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of …

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Children playing in swimming pool

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 …

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