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Sunday Stills: Wishing for Water, But #Droplets Will Do

My return to blogging was fun and satisfying after a tumultuous break! Thank you for welcoming me back last week. It was great to catch up with you! If you are confused by this week’s Sunday Stills post, we are examining the world of water droplets. In my dry, still excessively warm part of the …

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Sunday Stills: #Wild and #Weird Perspectives

This week’s theme of “wild and weird” offers photobloggers a chance to share your random photos for Sunday Stills. You know, the ones you take that you can’t classify or end up in the miscellaneous file? I have quite the collection, but will share just a few with you today. Take Your Medicine… ...If you …

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My Guest Post About Photo Challenges

I was proud to be featured on Marsha's blog yesterday! If you enjoy photo and writing challenges, visit Always Write for more. Here is an excerpt from her interview: Allow me to introduce you to my friend, Terri. When I started this series on hosting challenges, the intent was to focus just on writing challenges. …

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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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Sunday Stills: Reflections of a Mother’s #Giving

Today is Mother’s Day in the US. In our current state of the world, many mothers will not see their families in person today. This is the first Mother’s Day I am without my own mother. Many of you know she passed away on March 3rd, thankfully before the coronavirus prevented folks from spending time …

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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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Sunday Stills: For the #Birds

What’s up with the expression “for the birds?” Easy enough to google…it’s an expression that “became army slang for anything that was pointless, ridiculous, or simply without value to any but the most pathetic or least capable.” Someone who announces, “that idea is for the birds” is saying the idea is useless or meaningless. A …

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Sunday Stills: #Sweet Deals Ahead

Before we begin with this week’s photo challenge, last week our theme was “shadows” and there were many fine examples of shadows. There was also debate and suggestions that some images were really reflections or better yet, projections, rather than a true shadow as the absence of light. As an amateur photographer, I am still …

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Sunday Stills: What Do the #Shadows Have to Say?

Shadows. This was a theme I had been considering from my long list for Sunday Stills, then realized I instinctively chose it for Groundhog Day. This seems to be an East Coast tradition, as Punxsutawney Phil, the long-lived groundhog, makes his annual weather prediction of when we can expect spring to unofficially begin. Although we …

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Sunday Stills: Living in Shades of #Gray

The end of January in the dead of winter is, well, just that…dead. Here in the Central Valley where Sacramento is situated between the snowy Sierra Nevada Mountain range to the East and the Coast range to the West, gray seems to be the predominant color. Most everything is colored in shades of gray and …

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Wordless Wednesday: Afternoon De-Light

I'm sharing three photos for Becky B's January Squares Challenge today for Wordless Wednesday. The theme for these images is "Afternoon Delight" taken while on our winter road trip. Before dinner on Christmas Eve, we walked along the Sail Bay side of Pacific Beach in San Diego. The light was amazing! Afternoon Light on Pacific …

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South Rim of the Grand Canyon in snow

Winter Road Trip Preview: Walking in the Desert Light

Join me today as I share a preview of my winter road trip and where some of my walks took me. With a camera and phone in hand, I took loads of photos on my daily walks. I managed to walk over 10,000 steps a day as recorded by my Fitbit. I needed to with …

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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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Sunday Stills: December #Chill is in the Air

Today we welcome the first day of the last month of this decade! Traveling back from our Thanksgiving holiday road trip to Spokane Washington, we certainly got our fill of chilly weather! Wintery frost along Hwy 84 in Northern Oregon Chill December brings the sleet, blazing fire and Christmas treat.Sara Coleridge The icy twigs you …

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Brodie pretty in pink

Sunday Stills: All About #Pets

While selecting November’s Sunday Stills themes, I discovered that the entire month is “Adopt a Senior Pet Month.” Awww. The first week in November is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, so why not make this challenge All About Pets? We had a similar photo challenge in April (It’s a Dog’s Life) which was a very …

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