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Hot #August Sunshine: A Sentence A Day

Journaling a sentence each day for a month makes for a reflective blog post. I joined this challenge in 2017 and have sincerely enjoyed keeping track of my daily adventures. I had time to participate for the month of August so far this year. August 1st! Half of 2018 whizzed by! Today I cleaned and …

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Sunday Stills: #Lazy Days of Summer

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 …

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Macro view of sunflower

Sunday Stills: #Macro or Close-Up Photography; Is there a Difference?

This week's Sunday Stills theme is "macro-anything." Now what does this mean exactly? Macro photography is also considered close-up photography. However, using a true macro lens yields the sharpest, tiniest details whereas a closeup may not show each detail. I got a close-up shot of my resident Anna hummingbird perched after feeding. She was quite …

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Sunflower and worm love a summer day

I Stare at Naked Ladies… and Other Flowers!

Nothing is more distracting on my walks with the dogs than the lovely flowers I see all around me. Even in my somewhat mundane neighborhood, many folks plant some wonderful flowers. Intent on walking a large number of steps, I have to STOP for several photo ops. The Weekly photo challenge theme is Ooh, Shiny! "Diversions, …

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How can I show you the sunshine?

#prayers

I have started a Tuesday “reblog” feature where I find posts relevant to my life that may be of interest to others.

Today, I am happy to reblog Send Sunshine’s Jessica Edouard’s post. Her quote “How can I show you the sun when you choose to look down” unexpectedly impacted me.

Do you have those people in your life? Those who are not willing to be positive or happy? Of course, circumstances can cause some people to be unhappy due to conditions and life events beyond their control. But if someone can show you a glimmer of happiness, get that dose of it, even if seemingly too small to matter.

Jessica and I go way back to Fall 2014 when we found each other’s blogs. She never fails to post daily, inspirational quotes with beautiful sunflower images.

When I take photos of sunflowers, I send her some she can use. Coincidentally, she used one of them today in her post! These sunflowers were slowly wilting in the late August sun. The image she chose symbolizes a bit of sadness as the sunflower tilts its heavy head a little downward.

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Sunflowers Reflected in the Edge of the Mirror

I loved "styling" this double WordPress weekly photo challenge! As I enjoy the end of summer here in Northern California, I am attracted to the beauty of sunflowers and how they seem to gently wave farewell to summer while ushering in the Fall season. Don't get me wrong, where I live, we are still experiencing …

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