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Sunday Stills: Objects Over #100-Years-Old

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 …

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Flowers twinned

Sunday Stills: #Twin Fathers

This week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge theme is “twin.” I posted the above image on Instagram a few weeks ago. The dandelion weed with its twinned shadow, grew in a crack in my driveway and the dual colors of cement made an interesting yin-yang effect. When I think of the month of June, I can’t …

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Girl on unicyle rolls by motel door

Can You Ride A Unicycle? 

Something unique for Thursday Doors today! As I turn my attention to taking part in new and old photo challenges, I came across these photos of not one, but two cute girls, with doors as their backdrop for some fun! In the featured image above, I saw this cutie riding a unicycle around the hotel …

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Dragonfly nymph sheds into adulthood

WPC: Thanks for the Photographic Memories

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has been a staple on my blog since January 2015, when I began submitting to its new theme each week.  This is the last week that the weekly photo challenge will prompt bloggers like myself to stretch our imaginations and take a photograph that depicts the theme. The last theme, appropriately is All-Time …

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Raindrops sit delicately atop a spring rose bud

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

The WordPress weekly photo challenge asks us to... ..."celebrate the end of the year, by sharing the most meaningful (or favorite) photo you’ve taken in 2017." It has been a great year for photography buffs. I certainly was excited to get my first "real" camera, although I have great success with my mobile phone! Today …

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Colorful Cabin Door

Cabin Doors of Lake Tahoe

What is a blogger to do when there is no Weekly Photo Challenge scheduled this week? Why, post for Thursday Doors, of course! Back in July (seems so long ago now), we stayed with friends in their cabin near the west shore of Lake Tahoe. It was another endlessly hot weekend in the Sacramento Valley, …

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Is there a doorway under the Sunrise Bridge?

The Doorway Under the Bridge Leads To…?

With all the rain we got this past winter in Northern California, epic flooding in the rivers, lakes and streams was at an all-time high in 20 years. This photo shows a “doorway” view of the American River from under the Sunrise Bridge. Interesting perspective! Hmmm, to where does that "doorway" lead and what could …

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Bright orange door graces Sutter Creek Inn

Thursday Doors: Green Doors in Sutter Creek

I am celebrating my spring break from teaching with some down time! We took a short, 45-minute drive to the Gold Country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Northern Californians know where I am talking about, as popular must-see’s along the scenic, historic drive of Highway 49 include Sutter Creek, Daffodil Hill, Jackson Rancheria …

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They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

Thursday Doors: The Mariner

While visiting sunny San Diego over the holidays, we visited Coronado for a quick walk on the dog beach area. Walking back to the car, I saw this amazing door! They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in …

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Fall and Christmas come together for Thursday Doors

It’s Not This Time of Year Without Holiday Thursday Doors

It's not this time of year without... ...holiday decorations on porches and doors! We spent the Thanksgiving holidays in Spokane, Washington.  After eating wa-a-ay too much dessert (yes, all week long), I took one of many walks. Our family lives in the beautiful Dishman Hills area and walking up and down those hills is great …

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Columbine flower found at alpine altitudes

A Rare Anniversary: National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years

Who knew that my backyard would celebrate its 100-year anniversary? That’s right, I consider Yosemite National Park to be MY backyard, although it may be a little far away from my actual house. Because of the efforts of visionary leaders like Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir, the National Park Service was created to preserve and …

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Wish you were here in Yosemite

Commemorative Cherry on Top

If you are a fan of the US National Parks, 2016 marks to 100th Anniversary of the NPS (National Park Service). Without these national treasures, visited by people worldwide, our planet would be a sorry place indeed. "The Centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America's national parks through recreation, conservation and …

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Thursday Doors: Earthen Tunnel Opens Onto Grandeur

  "Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." -Rachel Carson What is better than a view of Yosemite Valley? Not much really, unless you drive through the nearly mile-long Wawona Tunnel carved out of solid granite...which bursts open to this view of …

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Ahwanee Hotel Patio Doors

Thursday Doors: The Ex-Ahwahnee Hotel

While in Yosemite Valley a few weeks ago, we road our bikes to the Ahwahnee Hotel…oops, I mean the Majestic Yosemite Hotel…huh? No doubt you may have heard of the naming rights and trademark dispute that has led to the renaming of Yosemite’s landmark spots. The Ahwahnee Hotel opened July 14, 1927. The hotel was …

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