Sunday Stills: #Drunk with…? or #Summer Drink

Tiki Bar Ready for Fun

The last Sunday in July challenges Sunday Stills participants to find an image depicting “Drunk with…?” Since this is indeed a challenging theme, I thought I would add an optional related theme “Summer Drink.”

Your theme can be centered around alcohol but it doesn’t have to be. I’m not much of a drinker although a special occasion may find me enjoying a skinny cocktail.

What is your take on “Drunk with…?” I’ve heard the expression “drunk with power,” or “drunk with pleasure.” Perhaps one of my blogger friends can show us what this means in a photo, a poem, a short story, or…?

For my own purposes, I chose to go with Summer Drink. I admit I may need more literal themes to inspire me on these hot, lazy days of summer.

This is one of my backyard hummers enjoying his summer drink.

Is a hummingbird really ever satisfied?

My hubby’s collection of steins from Germany and Europe.

Hubby's Stein Collection, from Germany and Hungary

A leisurely sip of cold beer on a hot summer day.

Lounge chair and beer

Again, I rarely drink these days, not that I did before. I’ve only been really drunk a couple of times and I HATED the feeling of being out of control, the accompanying sick stomach and the inevitable hangover.

I suppose I can be simply drunk with joy whenever I am out experiencing summer leisure activities.

Dancin'

Sunday Stills Stats

In July, during just the 4 weeks, we had over 60 bloggers share their posts.

 

We’ve had over 100 links since we started Sunday Stills in May.

Thank you to those who regularly share posts for Sunday Stills! I hope you are enjoying this as much as I am!

Link up here with your post! I share all posts on my Second Wind Leisure Facebook page, on Twitter and on Flipboard or Pinterest.

August themes are up for view! Visit my Sunday Stills page here!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Densely Blue

A photographic study in blue densely packed flowers.

A photographic study in blue densely packed flowers.

The month of April is a great time to photograph flowers, with the vast array of beautiful colors and floral types from which to choose. I discovered these densely-packed blue flowers in my neighbor’s yard and couldn’t resist stealing a shot (with my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone).

This is submitted for the WordPress weekly photo challenge Dense.

I opened my Seasonal Sensations April Flowers link-up today and I am submitting this into the cyber-garden we can all create together. Please join!

I Feel Fall is in the Air

Autumn descends on students

Autumn descends on students

My photo was taken on the Sacramento State University campus where I am teaching three classes this Fall. I captured this particular photo early last Friday morning on my way to class.

As I aimed for the trees, I inadvertently captured two students strolling to class and they seemed to be discussing something. I figured they were as impressed as I was with the beautiful leaves.

I wonder if they know that Sac State is “Tree Campus USA”?

This article explains:

Many of the campus’ beautiful trees date back to 1953, during early construction of the campus. Some 3,000 saplings were planted, helping create the foundation for today’s 3,500 plus trees that now shade the main campus, the University Arboretum, and Alumni Grove.

“I feel FALL is in the air.”

Indeed! This student gets an A+ for the day!

The Seasonal Sensations Link-Up is open again for Autumn Weekly Leaves theme. Link a blog post that features a story and/or photo relating to Autumn, Fall, flowers, leaves, nature, well, you get the idea.

I’ve been checking the WordPress Reader recently and I know you have some great Autumn photos to share!

Click the blue frog below and link up!