Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: February’s #Amethyst Leads to Spring

After enduring a long, grey and white winter, I’m ready for some color! How about you? Rather than use the predictable reds or pinks typical for February in recognition of Valentine's Day, I thought the purple tones of amethyst would be fun to explore. Photo by Jonny Lew on Pexels.com Photo by Anni Roenkae on … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: February’s #Amethyst Leads to Spring

Sunday Stills: Are You a #Bird Feeder?

February is National Bird-feeding Month. The Sunday Stills photo challenge has shared this theme three years in a row to educate the public on the seasonal journeys of birds, and help bring awareness to keeping wild birds fed during the harsh winter months in the northern hemisphere. "National Bird Feeding Month is a chance for … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Are You a #Bird Feeder?

Sunday Stills: The Power of the #Elements

This week, we take a look at the elements in nature and beyond. Consider these four main elements: water, air, fire, and earth, substances formerly believed to compose the physical universe. Within each element are versions, for example, earth--which includes rocks, stones, soil, wood, etc. Water takes three forms: ice, vapor (clouds, steam), and liquid. … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Power of the #Elements

Sunday Stills: It’s a #Wild(Life) World

I’ve been very global-oriented lately in my perspectives as I consider what I share for Sunday Stills. Last week my world felt confined to the inside of a snowglobe, in a good way. This week, wildlife is the theme as I share wildlife in my current world of Eastern Washington and beyond. Some people talk … Continue reading Sunday Stills: It’s a #Wild(Life) World

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge #White: Life Inside a Snow Globe

Welcome to the first monthly color challenge of 2022. With only so many colors from which to choose, there will always be repeats. We looked at the color white last February 2021. Without resorting to black and white photography, show us the color white. Renoir said once that nothing was so difficult, and at the … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge #White: Life Inside a Snow Globe

Sunday Stills: The #Future Is Ours

Last week I hinted at the future as I looked back to 2021 and shared images of my events and life. Please join me as I look back again to the future to see where the journey might lead and how I might like to spend 2022. But first, while researching this topic, I had … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The #Future Is Ours

Sunday Stills: 2021 In the #Rear-View Mirror, Nothing Like the Present, The Future is Ours

What a year 2021 has been! When we anticipated 2021, most of us thought we would be done with Covid and our hopes for a healthier and stress-free new year were, well, … dashed? Postponed? Maybe never existed? 2021 was a truly eventful year for my family as we spent our first full winter living … Continue reading Sunday Stills: 2021 In the #Rear-View Mirror, Nothing Like the Present, The Future is Ours

Happy New Deer! And a Note About Sunday Stills

Happy New Deer! Join me this Sunday, January 2 (instead of January 9), for Sunday Stills, a week early, as we look back at a strange 2021: Sunday Stills: 2021 In the #Rear-View Mirror Share your favorite images and significant events with us as we reflect back on the year. Here is the link to … Continue reading Happy New Deer! And a Note About Sunday Stills

Sunday Stills: #Light the Night

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”Ann Frank Depending on where you live geographically, the holidays invoke a variety of emotions and feelings. Some of us enjoy a white Christmas or festive winter holiday while others are celebrating the holidays in the warmth of full summer. Not only are … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Light the Night

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: #Metallic Taste

This is our last color challenge for 2021 and we’re going out with a bang—metallic! Just in time for holiday decorating. Nothing says festive like silver bells, gold stars, and coppery tree ornaments. If you decorate a Christmas tree, I imagine you’ll find a few metallic objects readily available to photograph. As for “metallic taste” … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: #Metallic Taste

Sunday Stills: Christmas #Song Lyric Photo Challenge

Welcome to the holiday version of the Sunday Stills Song Lyric Photo Challenge! The idea of this challenge is to match images related to your favorite song lyrics. If this is unclear, it might be best to think of your favorite song(s) and highlight some lyrics with your new or existing photos that help tell … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Christmas #Song Lyric Photo Challenge

Sunday Stills: Getting #Cozy

In our rushed world, now filled with fears of viruses, etc, many of us have forgotten what it's like to be cozy. The last two years have hopefully taught us that being safe in our own homes and neighborhoods provides contentment and that feeling of coziness if we can't be close to our loved ones. … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Getting #Cozy

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Drinking in the Ruby #Wine

Welcome to the November monthly color challenge! This month’s color is “ruby wine.” Think rich burgundies, deep red fall leaves and loads of florals, food, maroon automobiles, animals… well the list is endless. This image shows the color that heads toward the brownish-red part of the spectrum but any color that is close will do! … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Drinking in the Ruby #Wine

Sunday Stills: #Leaves have Fallen from the #Trees

Welp, it’s happened. Fall fell, at least here in Eastern Washington. Despite a lengthy Autumn due to warmer than normal temps in September and October, we experienced weeks of unprecedented Autumn color. Now comes November with the first frost and the leaves have danced to the ground into piles of color. Thankfully, no leaves in … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Leaves have Fallen from the #Trees

Sunday Stills: Fur-tastic Paws and Birds of a Feather

This week’s Sunday Stills challenge is all about fur and feathers. Or how about plumage and paws? Although I draw inspiration from a variety of sources, this week, I’m extra-inspired by Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Feet or Paws and Marsha’s WQWWC: Cold. Images of my fur-babies will demonstrate this week's theme, while my feathered … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Fur-tastic Paws and Birds of a Feather