What does summertime mean to you? Join me and others this week as we share our versions of summer for #SundayStills.
Welcome to the first-ever Sunday Stills song lyric photo challenge! This type of challenge is not new to bloggers but I thought it would be fun to try it. This theme was a challenge for me because I love all types of music, but I wanted to choose songs that made sense in my own … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Song Lyric Photo Challenge–Summers of My Dreams
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
Welcome to the Sunday Stills Monthly Color challenge this week! June's color is any shade of pink. “Pink is a beautiful color, because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawns.”C. JoyBell Depending on where you live geographically, you may be experiencing shades of pink all around … Continue reading Sunday Stills Color Challenge: A Portland Summer in #Pink
Don’t you love photo challenges? Even if you are not a photographer yourself, I’m sure you appreciate the lovely images your fellow bloggers share. Over the years, I’ve been inspired by the perspectives and stories of their images. This week’s Sunday Stills theme is “perspective.” Yes, I borrowed the theme from Becky B’s Squares July … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Perspectives on …
If you reside in the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice arrived on Friday, marking the longest day of the year. I acknowledge my friends in the southern hemisphere as midwinter has arrived! Is the notion of stillness even possible during the summer? For most of my adult life, summer was constantly go-go-go, with work demands … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Stillness of Summer
There is no excuse more prevalent than dealing with extreme weather conditions to thwart your plans for physical activity. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Henry David Thoreau “But it’s too HOT to exercise!” Everyone In the northern hemisphere, today marks the summer solstice, the first day of summer. Here in … Continue reading No Excuses #Fitness for Extreme Weather
Saturday was the official start of Autumn with the autumnal equinox. According to Internet sources, ...the Autumnal equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above Earth's Equator – from north to south. This happens either on September 22, 23, or 24 every year. When this happens, … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Signs of #Autumn
This holiday weekend, Labor Day (in the U.S.), is the traditional end to the summer, as school begins, and vacations are all but over. According to the US Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Whistle While You #Work
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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Water, #Water Everywhere, My #Paddleboard Can Shrink
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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Objects Over #100-Years-Old
We are almost at the midpoint of August which means for many, summer is nearly over. Sure the weather will still be warm in the northern hemisphere, and maybe too hot on the West Coast (the wildfires aren’t helping matters), but school starts for many youth, teens and young adults in mid- and late-August! The … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Lazy Days of Summer
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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Drunk with…? or #Summer Drink
I have managed to combine three photo challenges into this one photograph. Summer in July finds children counting the minutes until their neighborhood public swimming pool opens for the day. Although I no longer oversee the daily operations of these pools, I do appreciate the lengths leisure professionals must go to to ensure clean, safe … Continue reading The Wonders of the Public Pool
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, … Continue reading Sunday Stills: What Does #Summer Mean to You?