Sunday Stills: #Daylight in Black and White

In the US last weekend, we (reluctantly) turned the clocks forward for daylight saving time for most of the states. What happened to the choice voters made a few years ago to end this madness? I enjoy more evening daylight, but the morning is dark again. And my inner clock will be fouled up for … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Daylight in Black and White

Sunday Stills: Under (And Over) the #Trees

Welcome back to Sunday Stills! I took a weekend break over the July 4th holiday, but I managed to publish two posts between July 2 and 7…whaaatt? I do like my once a week blogging schedule, but I enjoy mixing it up a little now and then, so thanks for reading. Most of you know … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Under (And Over) the #Trees

Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge: Writer’s Choice or Culture

I took a one day break from Sunday Stills to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. My good friend Marsha is busy with her new property as they prepare to get it ready for its new AirB&B status! So I offered to return the favor to host her weekly blog feature Writers Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge … Continue reading Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge: Writer’s Choice or Culture

Sunday Stills: A Solstice #Sunrise-Sunset

Sunday, June 20th marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. What a perfect week to show off our sunrises and sunsets! But First, The Solstice! If being celestial two weeks ago wasn't enough "geek" for you science buffs, let's talk about the solstice. The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol ("sun") and … Continue reading Sunday Stills: A Solstice #Sunrise-Sunset

Sunday Stills: The People’s National #Parks

Did you know that today, Sunday, August 25th is the National Park Service Anniversary? So what, right? The NPS celebrates this day along with two other days with FREE entrance to all US national parks! “For the first time in human history, land—great sections of our national landscape—was set aside, not for kings or noblemen … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The People’s National #Parks

Sunday Stills: In Your World of #Blue

Sunday Stills this week is all about “Blue.” Why? Because I am helping Becky B promote her July Squares photography challenge, which is, you guessed it, BLUE. I am also continuing with Journaling in July hosted by Sue of Sizzling Toward Sixty. The journal prompt for today, July 7th is “My Favorite Quote and Why.”I … Continue reading Sunday Stills: In Your World of #Blue

Sunday Stills: The Great #Outdoors

The last day of June 2019 is a wonderful way to spend in the outdoors, our theme for this week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge. June was National Great Outdoors Month, which seems appropriate as many folks begin their summer vacations. To help inspire you, today I am sharing some of my favorite photos of this … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Great #Outdoors

Sunday Stills: Veering off the #Path

I’m ba-a-ack!This week’s Sunday Stills theme is “paths.” When I think of a path, my literal brain takes me to pathways, roads, and trails. As we celebrate Father’s Day in the U.S. this Sunday, I think of how my own father blazed trails in our leisure lives and set in motion the way we choose … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Veering off the #Path

Sunday Stills: The #Spirit Moves Us

There is much we can do with this week’s Sunday Stills theme: SPIRIT. Humankind yearns for spiritual connections, whether to nature, to other people, to the God of the Bible or to an un-named higher being. I want to take a moment to acknowledge this week’s devasting news about the horrific fire that all but … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The #Spirit Moves Us

Sunday Stills: #Gates to Fun

Today’s photo challenge is that indeed, at least for me. I had a whopping total of five gates in my vast digital photo file, including one I had posted over 4 years ago! I found lots of doors, windows, fences, and marinas with ramps, but few gates. To assist with inspiration for this week's Sunday … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Gates to Fun

Sunday Stills: Can You Capture the #Wind?

Today's Sunday Stills theme challenges you to capture the wind! Wind is a very broad theme which is open to much interpretation. Like last week, I challenge you to get creative with your photography or other projects! Perhaps you captured the wind in a poem, a song, a quote. I'm sure there are hundreds of … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Can You Capture the #Wind?

Sunday Trees: Autumn’s Transformation

As long as it is autumn, you will see a few more autumn-themed posts from me, and today is no exception. Both images are from my front and back yards. That redwood was planted 28 years ago (from a seedling I received at Cal Expo State Fair). It is the tallest tree in the neighborhood … Continue reading Sunday Trees: Autumn’s Transformation

Where are You Going? Here’s to Strong Women

With all the turmoil and sickness plaguing us these last few weeks, I want to take a moment to celebrate my daughters’ January birthdays. If we were having coffee today, I would invite you in for a hot beverage of your choice (coffee’s ready!) and perhaps some virtual birthday cake. Today is my oldest daughter’s … Continue reading Where are You Going? Here’s to Strong Women

Half-Dome in the Half-Light

Another entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light. While recently in Yosemite National Park, I captured several photos of Half-Dome. The image of Half-Dome is the well-known icon of Yosemite. I usually visit in the summertime, so it was nice to get my own photos with snow on the peaks. "Come forth into the light … Continue reading Half-Dome in the Half-Light

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rain Dance

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time, like dew on the tip of a leaf. -Rabindranath Tagore Dance is the theme for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Plenty of rain in Northern California and a couple of new tricks with my Samsung Galaxy gave me new perspectives of rain droplets on leaves and … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Rain Dance