SUP session at the delta

Sunday Stills: Your Favorite #Sport or #Hobby

This week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge is all about showcasing your favorite sports and/or hobbies. Your images of sports might show others participating or yourself engaged in one. The same is true for your hobbies. Please share any image depicting doing what you love and engaging in leisure! I will start you off with some …

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Perched hummingbird

Sunday Stills: The Essence of #Zen

The idea of “Zen” seems to be everywhere I look these days. I have to admit that I googled the definition just to be sure I understood its components. Zen: a state of calm attentiveness in which one's actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zen The essence of Zen is attempting …

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Boogie Boarder

Blue July #Squares: Surf’s Up in Hilo

I caught these young surfers shredding waves on Hilo Bay last January. Three boys and one girl surf and boogie board on a warm winter’s day. It was a school holiday; the temps were warm and who wouldn’t surf if they could? Even more amazing was how they managed to dodge the large lava rock …

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Dogs alert for Danger

Sunday Stills: Is #Danger Closer Than You Think?

Dogs appear to be guarding me on the water. What could be dangerous about a sublime day paddling on the river? Don’t get me started. As the former aquatics director for a public parks and recreation organization, it continues to be my duty to remind people to be safe in the water. This week’s Sunday …

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SUP transportation

Being Amazing Over 50

I am thrilled to be featured as Sam’s guest this month in her series Amazing Over 50’s. Her blog Loving the Fifty-Something caught my eye a while back and I’ve been following Sam’s outdoor adventures ever since! We seem to have a lot in common, and I have enjoyed reading about her previous 50-something guests. …

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Jet Shadow

Sunday Stills: How Do You Get There?

Transportation is the theme for this week’s Sunday Stills challenge. “Commute” can also work, pun intended, which means to travel some distance regularly between one's home and one's place of work, school or vocation. Or, by definition, to travel as a commuter. Even if we are not working a full-time job I think we all …

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Graphic Sentence a Day

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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SUP session at the delta

Sunday Stills: Water, #Water Everywhere, My #Paddleboard Can Shrink

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 …

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Hans & Brodie on SUP

Sunday Stills: Refreshing

Welcome to the inaugural post for the rebirth of the popular photo challenge Sunday Stills! Aixa at Mucho Spanish and I are thrilled to co-host this weekly feature! What is different about this reincarnation of Sunday Stills is that we have added a link-up using InLinkz. Link-ups are a popular way to share your posts with …

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The silence of nature is very real...

False Alarms and the Silence of Leisure Spaces

In early January, my husband and I spent a glorious week in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Silence of Leisure Spaces We spent several days exploring the nearby beaches and waterfalls just enjoying the sounds of nature. We sat and ate our lunch in silence and simply enjoyed the show the surfers …

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Leisure Connects Us

What Does Waiting Look Like to You?

Each week, I eagerly await the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge that asks bloggers to share appropriate images based on that week's theme. As I anticipate my last weekend at the Sacramento River delta, I keenly recall animated conversations during the late winter and early spring of how we were going to spend every weekend windsurfing. …

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Sentence A Day: Getting Through July

A Sentence a Day: Getting through July

  Journaling a sentence each day for a month makes for a reflective blog post. I joined this challenge in June and have sincerely enjoyed keeping track of my daily adventures. I always look forward to July. It sits nicely right in the middle of the year and the summer. There always seems to be …

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At least the pups wear their PFDs.

Safely Secure at Leisure

Many outdoor leisure activities require a measure of Security. Kayaking with the pups is no exception! Though Gideon and Aero sport their Pup PFDs, I'm guessing my daughter's PFD is behind her instead of on her. Sigh. However, the kayak offers supreme flotation in an accident, and paddles can be used as reaching devices in …

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Holding his daughter in the palm of his hand

Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Wrong Position?

Have you ever taken a photo that did not come out the way you expected? Most of us have seen the strange things growing out of heads or bodies in an otherwise beautiful picture. This week, Hugh is challenging us to share a photo of something in the wrong position. Either I take really great …

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Make treating yourself a priority,and always remember your life is happening now. Don't put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. Mireille Guiliano

Treat Yourself

Treat Make treating yourself a priority and always remember your life is happening now. Don't put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. Mireille Guiliano In honor of Halloween, the weekly photo challenge asks us to share our treats and indulgences. Being able to enjoy a serene morning on my stand-up paddle board, …

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