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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Macro Plumeria

Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for Your #Close-Up?

Calling all photographers and creatives who really like a challenge this week! Last July 2018, I challenged Sunday Stillers to a macro-photography challenge. I thought it was time to offer another macro or close-up photography challenge this week. Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. Dorothea Lange I felt …

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yellow bee sunflower

Sunday Stills: Mellow #Yellow

Isn’t yellow a lively, cheery color? When I think of August, I think of heat, which makes me think of cloudless, sunny skies, at least out here in the West. I've always associated the month of August with the color yellow. You guessed it, this week’s Sunday Stills theme is anything yellow. I added “mellow” …

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Sunday Stills Triangles

Sunday Stills: #Triangular Manifestation

“Triangles” is our theme this week for the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge. This Sunday I had looked forward to being back at our campground in the Sacramento Delta. But this week’s weather is simply too HOT to be anywhere but in an air-conditioned house. The delta breeze should return by next weekend and hopefully, I …

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Withering sunflower

Floral Friday Favorites

I'm busy getting my cast off today, so I'm taking this moment to share two of my floral favorites! I suppose it is like sending flowers to myself to celebrate! This first image is a stylized version of Teddy, who is withering a little each day. I know flowers don't last long, but Teddy was …

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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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Boats in San Diego Harbor

Wordy Wednesday: Summer Blues

The middle of July finds me reflecting on the fact that half of my summer is gone! Most of you know, it has been a very different summer for me as I recover from foot surgery, spending almost two months in a cast. Prior to the early June surgery date, I spent a few weekends …

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