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Sunday Stills: Wishing for Water, But #Droplets Will Do

My return to blogging was fun and satisfying after a tumultuous break! Thank you for welcoming me back last week. It was great to catch up with you! If you are confused by this week’s Sunday Stills post, we are examining the world of water droplets. In my dry, still excessively warm part of the …

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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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Unexpected Beauty of a Dying Rose

Spring is still in the air with crazy weather in the form of hot temps one day and cold rain two days later. With big changes, spring flowers are abundant. I just love smelling the fragrant air as I walk through my neighborhood, especially with the star jasmines and roses blooming! For Musin' with Susan's …

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Defying Gravity

Weight(less) I am traveling home after a nice long vacation in Baja Sur, Mexico. For my Leisurely Thursday post, I could not resist including another set of photos for the Weekly Photo Challenge. I took these photos on my last day in La Ventana.  The warm desert air combined with the 72 degree water of the Sea …

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Waiting Can be (Extra) Ordinary

(Extra)ordinary The weekly photo challenge asked us to focus on the mundane, the every day things we may find beautiful. As I took these photos, a theme emerged: waiting. My fall tealight candle holders are patiently waiting for a match to strike so that they may illuminate the fireplace mantle. Conversely, as we continue the …

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Turquoise Waters and Sky

Turquoise is the theme for Cee's Fun Foto Challenge. While the photos themselves are full of turquoise and other hues of blue, the fun they exude is in the eye of the beholder. I love how the kites from the nearby kite boarders are juxtaposed over the area where the windsurfers enter the water. Of …

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35 Pelicans: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

Most bloggers know of Cee's Photography Challenges. Her latest challenge is the Fun Foto Challenge: More Than 5 Items. Here is my entry for this challenge: I present 35 pelicans. That's six times the required number, so I win. (What, I don't know...). I must have photographed this from my stand-up paddleboard last time we were …

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Wind and Water: Muses from Leisure

Muse What inspires you? What gets your blood pumping? Is it great food, good company or a task well-done? If you are a photographer or writer, amateur or pro, what is your muse for a beautiful photo or an insightful blog post or story? The Weekly Photo Challenge asks us this question. If you follow …

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Don’t Become a Memory: Three Easy Ways to Be Safe in the Water

Memorial Day Weekend in the United States heralds in the summer season. This three-day holiday weekend kicks off warm temperatures, family outings, BBQs, and of course, swimming and water recreation. Memorial Day Weekend also brings an increased risk of child drownings, reports this article.  Pool, lake, and beach parties are favorite ways to celebrate, but …

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Water Envelops Us

Enveloped Water, in its three forms, ice, liquid and vapor, envelops us and our surroundings. These two photos show how water in liquid form envelops its users, either on purpose, like the little girl under the swimming pool mushroom.... or ... ...the big girl (me), gracefully (ha!) falling off my paddle-board. The next photo shows …

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Natural Intricacies: Weekly Photo Challenge

Intricate Intricacies abound in the natural world, whether it is in the beauty of a leafy carpet, in the falling splashes of water from a swimming pool play structure, or high above us inside an arboretum. Take the time to stops and notice the details today.

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Perspectives On…Water, Water, Everywhere!

The photography 101 assignment is to interpret the theme of water. I am surrounded by water in my life. I grew up near the beaches of San Diego, and most of my leisure spaces involve water. I was a swimmer in high school then became a lifeguard and a swim instructor to put myself through college. …

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