lines in a jump center

Sunday Stills: All #Lined Up

October kicks off another month of Sunday Stills photo challenges, but did you know that Becky B, square photographer extraordinaire, is back to hosting her squares challenge this month? October’s theme is “lines and squares.” Why not join in for Sunday Stills this week and post some lines and squares for both challenges! Think of …

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SUP session at the delta

Sunday Stills: Water, #Water Everywhere, My #Paddleboard Can Shrink

How do you typically spend your last Sunday in August? For lots of folks, August is still a hot month in the Northern hemisphere, so the beach fronts of rivers, lakes, and oceans see huge crowds spending their last summer weekend around the water. Water is our “over-arching” theme this week for Sunday Stills. Since …

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Tiki Bar Ready for Fun

Sunday Stills: #Drunk with…? or #Summer Drink

The last Sunday in July challenges Sunday Stills participants to find an image depicting “Drunk with…?" Since this is indeed a challenging theme, I thought I would add an optional related theme “Summer Drink.” Your theme can be centered around alcohol but it doesn’t have to be. I’m not much of a drinker although a …

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Sunday Stills Summer graphic

Sunday Stills: What Does #Summer Mean to You?

For the Sunday Stills challenge to celebrate the first week in July, share your favorite thing about summer. You can simply share one photo of your favorite summer experience or wow us with a gallery of what summer means to you. And it's not just about photos...perhaps you are inspired by a song, poem, artwork, …

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Mouthwatering Aroma of canapes

Sunday Stills: #Aroma

While the U.S. celebrates Memorial Day this weekend (holiday observed Monday), my co-host Aixa at Mucho Spanish chose the theme “aroma” for the Sunday Stills photo challenge. Memorial Day weekend is the traditional “unofficial” kick-off to the summer season here in the Northern Hemisphere. I, myself, am at the Sacramento Delta for a long weekend …

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recreational fishing on Hilo Bay

Sunday Stills: #Recreational

This theme is right up this blog’s alley…that’s right, when you’re the host of a photo challenge, you get to pick them! I know you will love it though, since recreation and leisure are essential in our lives. I bet you find yourself participating in something recreational or leisurely every day. Why not share what …

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Finding Your Fitness

Fitness is Still Where You Find It

January is the time of year when folks think and do something about their fitness and exercise regimens. It is very easy to give up on attempts at exercise when the weather is freezing cold or you and everyone around you are dealing with illnesses and colds. Even I have to force myself to get …

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Creativity Flows When Bloggers Meet Up

Creativity Flows When Bloggers Meet Up

Every so often, as I sit down to write a new blog post, I get that nagging sense of discouragement and seriously ask myself “Why do I blog?” “What would happen if I stopped?” Do you ever ask yourself questions like that? I think we all question our commitment to our blogging journey from time …

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Whale shark also plays peek-a-boo

A Peek at Creatures Great and Small

What is lurking just below the surface of the water? Why, a gigantic whale shark, of course. Would you like to play Peek -a-boo with the largest animal on planet Earth? C'mon, there's nothing to it! Almost two years ago, I had the opportunity to swim with whale sharks on our vacation in Mexico in …

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-...it still seems above all others the Range of Light.- john muir

The Glow from “The Range of Light”

Alpenglow is an optical phenomenon in which a horizontal reddish glow is observed on the horizon opposite to the sun. Tuolumne Meadows, in the Eastern Sierra Nevada's high country of Yosemite National Park, is the place to witness the amazing alpenglow at sunset. The phenomenon often lingers for several minutes after the sun has completely …

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Layers of Yellow Leaves

Layers of Autumn

As the autumnal equinox makes its mark today on the Northern Hemisphere, (Fall is here), I'm sharing these photos of layers of leaves. Fall is my favorite time of year, and this week the unseasonably cool weather brought a hint of Autumn to Northern California. I am so ready. I got some good news this …

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Park Swings begging for children

Our Leisure Heritage

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure. Laurence J. Peter Our Heritage of leisure, recreation and play has roots deep in our government infrastructure. Not just here in the US, but in most countries world-wide. This is not a post about a political statement (Heaven forbid!), but rather a reminder of the …

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Yosemite Valley with Bridalveil Falls

I Feel the Earth Move

If you are a wilderness geek like me, you might know that today, April 21st is the 179th birthday of John Muir. If you didn’t know, let me tell you why he may have been considered (in my eyes) one of the most important men on Planet Earth. John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, …

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Bottom shelf of the alcohol cabinet. I see things I like!

The Density of Alcohol

There is nothing like a photography challenge to make you look for photo ops in unusual places. Um, yes, my hubby's liquor cabinet is full. Actually Dense! Two shelves are full! You will notice quite an array of choices here. Oh, this must be MY shelf--I see the makings of vodka margaritas. Where is the …

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