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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Color Planet

Sunday Stills: Life in a #Waterworld

Memorial Day in the US is the traditional start to summer, which brings throngs of people to lakes, rivers and oceans. Perhaps, but not in 2020… ...as the threats of exposure and illness from the coronavirus keep people home and away from their favorite leisure spaces. Even as most US states have opened up for …

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Tuolumne Meadows

Sunday Stills: The Legacy of Favorite #Places

Friday was the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of the official state legal lockdown here in California. It was a beautiful sunny day with mild temperatures. My neighbor and I walked our dogs, of course keeping the appropriate 6-feet of social distance. I was struck by how many …

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South Rim of the Grand Canyon in snow

Winter Road Trip Preview: Walking in the Desert Light

Join me today as I share a preview of my winter road trip and where some of my walks took me. With a camera and phone in hand, I took loads of photos on my daily walks. I managed to walk over 10,000 steps a day as recorded by my Fitbit. I needed to with …

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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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Early morning steam on fence

On the Edge of Unusual

Today I am catching up with my own Sunday Stills photo challenge. I missed the first two weeks in June due to travel and foot surgery, while Hugh graciously hosted. If you recall, the first two June themes were “edge” and “unusual.” I wanted to take this opportunity to share a little about the beginning …

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Pergola Gate with Quote

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 …

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pink plumeria

Squares in September: Pink #Plumeria

I am excited to contribute to Becky's photo challenge Squares in September, In the Pink! While in San Diego for my 40th high school reunion last week, we stayed at my daughter's house. All around her neighborhood are yards and gardens lush with plumeria, my other favorite flower! I love how this cluster peeked at me …

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graphic for back to school

Sunday Stills: Back to #School

Last week I took a short break from Sunday Stills to travel to San Diego for my high school’s 40th year class reunion (1978). Did you enjoy the break? I know a few bloggers posted a couple of Sunday Stills’ favorites! By the looks of my e-mail inbox, I see more folks are posting more …

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Greek Church

Sunday Stills: Objects Over #100-Years-Old

Attention globetrotters! This photo challenge theme is for you! Well, it’s for anyone, of course, but since our Sunday Stills theme this week is “Objects Over 100 Years Old,” your photos from countries abroad will likely showcase places and spaces that have been around for over 100 years. Just be careful about publishing images of …

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Quote by Hans Christian Andersen

Sunday Stills: A Plant’s Life

Thank you to Betty Louise, at Idaho Bluebird, whose blog I have followed for several years. She suggested the theme “plant life” for this week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge. I am enjoying a wonderful weekend in San Diego attending my brother’s wedding. Today’s shots of plants and flowers are mostly associated with the San Diego …

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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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SpaceX Launch

“Filed Under ‘Unlikely'”

What is the likelihood of watching a live satellite launch appear above your family home? Unlikely perhaps, but as you can see by the photo it was real! On December 22, after just arriving in San Diego after a long road trip, we piled into my daughter's new car preparing to meet the rest of the family …

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Sentence a Day December

December #Sentence A Day: Reflecting Upon a Busy Month

I am very happy to be able to participate in December’s Sentence a Day link-ups. Rather than bore you with each of my sentences, in which some appear repetitive (all 31 of them for December), I am theming them and presenting some of them under each heading. I journaled each day using the phone app …

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