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Sunday Stills: Your Best #Black-and-White Photos

Black and white photography is not at the top of my list of favorite photography techniques. I prefer color photography, but I enjoy seeing others’ black and white images and I recognize the special eye and techniques it takes to create just the right image. “Black and white photography removes any distraction of color and …

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Sunday Stills: #Rain, Rain…Another Day

March 1st was the first day of Meteorological spring in the northern hemisphere, and here in Spokane, the temps were in the balmy mid-50s (Fahrenheit) all week. Not much rain, but I do have some rainy-day pics from my archives to share for the theme today. An abstract view of a downpour in our backyard …

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Sunday Stills: A #White-Washed World

With winter still in full swing in the northern hemisphere, I wanted to challenge us all to look at and photograph objects that are the color white. If you live in or around snow, then show us your snowy scenes. If not, the color white is all around us. I'm still a newbie to living …

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Sunday Stills: #Feeding Those Birds!

February is National Bird Feeding Month if you are wondering what inspired the Sunday Stills challenge theme this week. Black-Billed Grosbeak I shared a similar post last year about the need to provide food for the birds, especially in the winter months. By February in the northern hemisphere, seeds, grains and other feed are buried …

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Wake Me Up When September Ends

One of my favorite blogging features has been to participate in Diana’s Weekend Coffee Share*. I got away from it for a very long time, and I love the idea of a weekly, chatty catch-up post. I was in the habit of posting on Thursdays and Fridays, but found myself stretched too thin. Posting on …

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May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

Where are You Going? Here’s to Strong Women

With all the turmoil and sickness plaguing us these last few weeks, I want to take a moment to celebrate my daughters’ January birthdays. If we were having coffee today, I would invite you in for a hot beverage of your choice (coffee’s ready!) and perhaps some virtual birthday cake. Today is my oldest daughter’s …

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What swimming with whale sharks taught me

What Swimming With Whale Sharks Taught Me

The beginning of a brand new year can be inspiring for most of us. Last year I experienced something I never thought I would do. This is a re-post from January 2016. I hope you enjoy reading this once more. Several weeks ago, while vacationing in Baja, Mexico, I had an amazing opportunity to swim …

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“That’s What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown” Redux

In the spirit of the Christmas season, as families everywhere celebrate the holidays, I offer a re-post of one of my favorite and popular posts from 2015. If we were having coffee on this fourth and final day of Advent, in which we celebrate love, we would sip a hot beverage while our church choir …

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Glimpses Book Review and Author RoundUp

Glimpses Book Review and Author Round-Up

If we were having coffee today, I would share with you my review of a fabulous new book from one of my favorite bloggers! To me there is nothing like enjoying a few moments with a hot beverage while reading a good book. Let me introduce you to Hugh Roberts, blogger at Hugh’s Views and …

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Coffee, Birthdays and Colds

I had big plans this weekend: finish my Christmas decor, attend church to enjoy some advent and share some coffee with my readers today, while enjoying my birthday. If we were having coffee (or tea) today, I would sit in another room so as not to give you my germs from the head cold that …

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What I’m Writing in My Next eBooks: Weekend Coffee Share

Last November, as we shared coffee, I mentioned that I was taking some time to start a writing project, namely an eBook. As I gathered information for case studies and other research for my (work-in-progress) eBook "How Midlife Women Reclaim Their leisure Time," another eBook made its way into the world of self-publishing first. Better …

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Weekend Coffee Share: Blogging Strategies

If we were having coffee today, (and yes, I admit, it has been a few weeks), it would be nice to have your company. Hubby was gone all weekend at a retreat in Lake Tahoe and I stayed home and caught up. Try some of this caramel-flavored coffee I just bought. Lecturing at the university …

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My Mother’s Feet No Longer Touch the Earth

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you how much I have missed sharing posts in the Weekly Coffee Share, and bid a Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms. If we were having coffee, I would share my heart with you today. On this Mother’s Day, I miss my mom, who …

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We Chose You!

If we were having coffee today on this lovely Valentine's Day, I would ask you to sit down for a few moments while I tell you the true story of how love conquered fear and loneliness and expanded our family. I dusted this post off out of the archives for just this very moment. LOVE. Nothing …

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What swimming with whale sharks taught me

What Swimming with Whale Sharks Taught Me

Several weeks ago, while vacationing in Baja, Mexico, I had an amazing opportunity to swim with whale sharks. If we were having coffee today, I would recount that experience with you and explain what the experience taught me about my life. I’ve got a lot of coffee and tea, so please don’t be shy! About …

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