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

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 …

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April Flowers Link-Up Showered Petals Online!

During the month of April, I offered a link-up to celebrate Spring and all the beautiful flowers it had to offer. With the abundance of rain here in Northern California, flowers were everywhere! Now the orange tree blossoms are scenting the air with delicate fragrances, even though we are experiencing a few HOT days (yes, …

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“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” Luther Burbank

MacArthur’s Park is Melting…

After a long, gray winter, I finally clawed my way out of the seasonal depression I experienced. With it, came anxiety like I have never experienced before. The sun came out, the flowers bloomed and my mood lifted. I also shed the three pounds I gained because of carb cravings. Almost every day I take …

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American Beauty Rose, "The Earth laughs in flowers." Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Earth Laughs in Flowers: Macro Moments Challenge

Spring is certainly here! By mid-April, I am a paper-grading machine! But I did stop to smell the roses, at least to capture some lovely photos for the Macro Moments Photography Challenge #36, hosted by Musin’ with Susan. This month’s macro theme explores “bokeh” shapes in the background. I’m still a newb in many ways, …

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A photographic study in blue densely packed flowers.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Densely Blue

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 …

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Seasonal Sensations Link-Up April Flowers

Seasonal Sensations Link-Up: April Flowers

The Seasonal Sensations Link-Up is back! For the entire month of April, we will celebrate the beauty of spring with our photos of flowers, blooms, blossoms, floral landscapes, Easter and Passover floral decorations, even photos of clothing or crafts featuring flowers. Be creative! Let's fill up cyberspace with virtual blossoms! I have already seen and …

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Winter Wonders Link-Up Still Going

The Winter Wonders Link-Up Continues

The Winter Wonders Link-up still going strong! If you want to meet and engage with new bloggers and share some holiday cheer, bring your Christmas posts and photos, winter scenes, holiday decor, seasonal recipes, and other winter holiday posts (past or present) to the link-up so we can all enjoy! I share each post on …

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Seasonal Sensations Winter Wonders Link-Up

Winter Wonders Link-Up

Announcing the next Seasonal Sensations Link-up! The theme for this holiday season is Winter Wonders. Share your favorite posts and photos, past and present, of your holiday celebrations, food and recipes, decor, winter landscapes--anything festive! You can link continuously from today through January 1st! This photo is of my pooch Aero, who sat under our …

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Autumn descends on students

I Feel Fall is in the Air

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 …

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The Leisure Link Week 9 Round-Up

After a nearly two-month break, The Leisure Link is back and brought together a new group of bloggers, and reunited other Leisure Linkers. This week’s link-up had 18 links and over 120 views. We had one clear winner….drum roll, please. The winner with the most clicks was LaNae Lein’s post “And Then I Fell in Love” …

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