Sunday Stills: #Signs of …Autumn? Spring?

This week, as the Autumnal and Vernal equinoxes we experienced on Sept 22 have brought the planet to equal days and nights for a moment, I’m sure we are seeing weather and temperatures play out as such! In either hemisphere signs of the seasons are already playing out depending upon where you live. Fall Has … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Signs of …Autumn? Spring?

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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Legacy of Favorite #Places

Evanescent Spring Snow

The weekly photo challenge suggests sharing our fleeting moments, those memories that will soon disappear and pass out of sight. "It's a moment that I am after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment!" Andrew Wyeth When spring and summer descent upon Northern California, you know it! But when winter descends onto a perfectly … Continue reading Evanescent Spring Snow

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 34–Papery Poppy

My new camera and I are getting along just fine! Still have a lot to learn, but the macro close-ups are FUN!! I couldn't resist submitting another #April Flower for my Seasonal Sensations link-up, still going on! If you tried to link Friday, Inlinkz was having issues with my account. Everything is working perfectly, so … Continue reading Macro Moments Challenge: Week 34–Papery Poppy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Densely Blue

The month of April is a great time to photograph flowers, with the vast array of beautiful colors and floral types from which to choose. I discovered these densely-packed blue flowers in my neighbor's yard and couldn't resist stealing a shot (with my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone). This is submitted for the WordPress weekly photo … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Densely Blue

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Spring Poppies

I dearly love photography challenges and just discovered a "new" one (to me!) hosted by blogger Dutch Goes the Photo! Frank posts a new challenge every Tuesday. I just made it under the wire with my submission of California Poppies, wet and dry, for the "spring" theme! This freshly opened poppy enjoyed a spring shower … Continue reading Tuesday Photo Challenge: Spring Poppies

Seasons Beneath My Feet

“I think that to one in sympathy with nature, each season, in turn, seems the loveliest.” ― Mark Twain For the weekly photo challenge, my photos show the Seasons  beneath my feet. “Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations “Winter brings … Continue reading Seasons Beneath My Feet

Spring Cycling

Spring has sprung in the northern hemisphere and it came in with cool mornings and warm afternoons. Spring also brought tree pollen which aggravates my allergies. With hankie at the ready, and the American River Bike Trail calling my name, I set out for a one-hour morning ride. I use the app, Map My Ride, … Continue reading Spring Cycling


Fresh Celebrate the first day of Spring, the Vernal Equinox. Cosmically, there is a lot going on as described in this article excerpt by the Washington Post. At 6:45 p.m. EDT on March 20, the sun appears directly overhead at Earth’s equator, marking the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, the spring … Continue reading Re-FRESH-ing