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
January has usually been a month where it feels like my head is either in a fog or UP in the clouds. So far this year, with so much going on with our move to Washington, I feel slightly unmotivated and a little out-of-sorts. I have a lot to look forward to and I am … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Fog at My Feet, Head in the #Clouds
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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Rise and Set of the Sun
Today marks Daylight Saving Time in North America and 81 other countries in the world. Daylight is this week's theme for Sunday Stills.
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
Today's Sunday Stills theme challenges you to capture the wind! Wind is a very broad theme which is open to much interpretation. Like last week, I challenge you to get creative with your photography or other projects! Perhaps you captured the wind in a poem, a song, a quote. I'm sure there are hundreds of … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Can You Capture the #Wind?
There is nothing like a gorgeous sunrise to kick-start one's day into full motion (perhaps with some caffeine to help it along)! WordPress posted the theme Rise/Set for the weekly photo challenge. I am a photo addict of sunrises and sunsets, so I couldn't pass this one up while on my continuing blogging break. The timing was perfect … Continue reading Inspiration of a Morning Sunrise
A late spring storm paints beautiful textures in the sky, the water and the land. "A subtle amount of texture attracts the eye." Clyde Aspevig As the weekly photo challenge suggests, Textures in photography feed our tactile perceptions. A delta sunset captures textures in the sky and water. The textures of this splint on my … Continue reading Photographing the Textures of Our Lives
For Cee's Fun Foto Challenge, the theme is Peach or Apricot. Here is a peachy sunset for your pleasure today! This is a photo of the sunset over the Sacramento River delta looking northwest. After a fun day windsurfing, exhausted sailors enjoy an adult beverage with a spectacular view!
This un-retouched photo (except for cropping) depicts a sunset with a rosy glow. I took this photo at the Sacramento delta late last summer as a storm front moved through, which gave us a beautiful show! I am posting this photo today for two photo link-ups: Julia's Red Page: Camera Lucida and Lucile de Godoy' … Continue reading Rosy Sunset
Friday night in Northern California was alive with thunderclouds, lightning and spectacular sunsets. I captured this from the top of the levee on Sherman Island in the Sacramento delta. This scene looks northeast toward Sacramento (an hour's drive). Friends in town said there was lots of lightning, thunder and enough rain to get cars good … Continue reading Stormy Sunset: Sunday Stills