Sunset over wind turbines

Sunday Stills: #Towering Turmoil

Welcome back to Sunday Stills! I am pleased to be back to the blogosphere after my 6-week blogging break. Thank you to all who continued to share your photography with Cathy at Picture Retirement for the month of August and with Hugh at Hugh’s Views and News in September. I’m sure you are dying to …

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Wing Surfers

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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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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Let Freedom Ring

Sunday Stills: Let #Freedom Ring

Freedom. I chose this week’s theme with some trepidation if only to be challenged myself. The uncertainty of Covid-19 still looms, and civil unrest continues to make tragic headlines world-wide. As many countries are still confined to “stay-at-home” orders, we may feel anything but free. States and counties continue to impose public safety guidelines for …

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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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Dogwood Trees bloom in May

Sunday Stills: #Plant Life Grows Around Us

This week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge is all about plant life. Many folks are still limited to where they can go, but we can all walk in our backyards and gardens and enjoy plant life. While there, why not snap a few new pics to share with us this week? To plant a garden is …

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Hummer Straight Beak

Sunday Stills: Let’s Get Something #Straight

Straight is this week’s theme for Sunday Stills photo challenge. Thank you to Graham of Graham’s Island for the theme idea! Straight conjures up endless meanings in phrases like “Let’s get something straight,” as my post suggests. Or "on the straight and narrow"…you get the idea. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look …

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Sunday Stills duck banner

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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Hobbies

Sunday Stills: #Awakening of Leisure

Have the last few weeks of staying at home awakened something in you? The dictionary describes awakening as a recognition, realization, or coming into awareness of something. The example? a rude awakening to the disagreeable facts. That about explains it! Awakening can mean the revival of an old interest or trying a new hobby. Lately, …

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SUPping with Aero

Sunday Stills: Who’s Your Top #Dog?

Today is National Pet Parents Day, but you don't have to own a pet or even a dog to participate in this week's Sunday Stills Photo Challenge. Our pets give us comfort with their unconditional love in times of need and uncertainty. If you have followed my blog very long, you know I have been …

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Sacramento River Delta Clean Up

Sunday Stills: Honoring Mother #Earth

In a normal universe, we would likely be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (April 22) outside, perhaps at a large event venue. Even before this popular annual event, volunteers typically gather in various locations during April to clean up litter in the parks, rivers, creeks, and beaches. Doing my part for the Delta …

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Sunday Stills Lifted Spirits

Sunday Stills: Lifted #Spirits

Last Tuesday, as I mused over what images I could use to depict this week’s theme “Lifted Spirits,” something wonderful happened which lifted mine. April is usually the month we move our travel trailer to our windsurf campground for the summer. Of course, this is on hold since the campground is closed until further notice …

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