Perched hummingbird

Sunday Stills: The Essence of #Zen

The idea of “Zen” seems to be everywhere I look these days. I have to admit that I googled the definition just to be sure I understood its components. Zen: a state of calm attentiveness in which one's actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zen The essence of Zen is attempting …

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Graphic Taste of Summer

Sunday Stills: #Tastes of Summer

This week we celebrate summer (some are celebrating winter) with this week’s Sunday Stills theme TASTE. The month of July is all about the food where many folks taste new foods while enjoying holidays and vacations. This year's California State Fair, going on now here in Sacramento, added the new tagline "and Food Festival" to …

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Blue and purple hydrangeas

Celebrate #Blue with Flowers

These blue hydrangeas have inspired me to share their loveliness for not only two photo challenges today, but to introduce a daily journal challenge for the month of July. Journaling in July Journaling has been a challenge for me most of my adult life. I did keep a journal when I was between 18-20 years …

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Molten Delta Sunset

Sunday Stills: #Stillness of Summer

If you reside in the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice arrived on Friday, marking the longest day of the year. I acknowledge my friends in the southern hemisphere as midwinter has arrived! Is the notion of stillness even possible during the summer? For most of my adult life, summer was constantly go-go-go, with work demands …

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Sunday Stills Moves to Hugh’s Views and News June 2 and 9

Hello, Sunday Stills fans! Just a reminder that the Sunday Stills photo challenge can be found over on Hugh’s Views and News hosted by Hugh Roberts on June 2 and June 9. Please visit Hugh and link to his photo challenge prompts! Themes are published on the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge page. June 2 finds …

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What I’m Doing on My #Summer Vacation

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you recall that my job as a part-time university lecturer gives me summers off! I spent 35 years as a public park and recreation practitioner working every summer with no days off and putting in lots of overtime. Summer was a season to get over …

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Sunday Stills Photo Challenge The Lonely Playground

Sunday Stills: The Lonely #Playground

In my world, a lonely playground is just wrong! Together, we can fix this serious problem. Kids, you work hard every day. It's time to show your parents just how hard you work. After all, your primary job is to play, and the third Sunday in May is "National Take Your Parents to the Playground …

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