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Sunday Stills: Favorite #Vacation Spot

To wrap up the month of May at Sunday Stills, let’s share our favorite vacation spots. As more of the world gets vaccinated against Covid-19, masks are coming off and the world is opening up! Hallelujah! “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and …

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Sunday Stills: #Towering Turmoil

Welcome back to Sunday Stills! I am pleased to be back to the blogosphere after my 6-week blogging break. Thank you to all who continued to share your photography with Cathy at Picture Retirement for the month of August and with Hugh at Hugh’s Views and News in September. I’m sure you are dying to …

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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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Opening a Thousand Windows

While the featured image is not your typical glass-pained window, the frame of the pine trees yields a glorious view of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. "Oh these vast, calm measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God." John Muir For all its natural …

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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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Seven Summer Fitness Strategies

It is no secret that being physically fit prevents illness, keeps or gets us lean, and is ideal for overall health. Everyone has their own definition of fitness. Although May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, fitness should be an attainable goal all year long. The trouble with summer fitness is…it’s hot outside! Heat for …

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Tuolumne Meadows

No Room; But There’s a View

I never get tired of visiting Tuolumne Meadows in the high country of Yosemite National Park in California. My parents traditionally took their two-week vacation to the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which from San Diego was about an 8 hour drive. By the time I was eight years old and my brother was five, we …

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Bleary-eyed Blur

Bleary-Eyed Blur: What Stays in Vegas…

Blur In Las Vegas, a late night may contribute to a bleary-eyed view of the strip.  This week, we were challenged to share a blurry photo for the weekly photo challenge. Apparently, I had several from which to choose. Here is the bonus photo. On a forest trail in Portland, Oregon, I captured yet another blurry photo. …

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