“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”Ann Frank Depending on where you live geographically, the holidays invoke a variety of emotions and feelings. Some of us enjoy a white Christmas or festive winter holiday while others are celebrating the holidays in the warmth of full summer. Not only are … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Light the Night
My last Sunday Stills Photo Challenge post of August before my short break is the popular monthly color challenge. This month’s color is burlywood, a light shade of brown, kind of like khakis. A very non-descript color in the world of browns and tans, but it seems to be a popular neutral as well. August … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Walking in a #Burlywood World
How is it the first of August already? For folks living in the northern hemisphere, most of us are experiencing the hottest outdoor temperatures of the year. With hot temps, guess who comes to visit? Bugs! Whether or not you are a fan of insects, this is an opportunity to look closely in your gardens … Continue reading Sunday Stills: What’s #Bugging You?
It has been a couple of years since Sunday Stills focused on geometry! You know, circles, squares, triangles and rectangles? Geometry appears in nature and becomes a photographer’s dream when angles fit together to enhance an image. This week, look through your archives or search for new geometric angles either made by human hands or … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Circles, Triangles, #Squares, Oh My!
Welcome back to Sunday Stills! I took a weekend break over the July 4th holiday, but I managed to publish two posts between July 2 and 7…whaaatt? I do like my once a week blogging schedule, but I enjoy mixing it up a little now and then, so thanks for reading. Most of you know … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Under (And Over) the #Trees
As you read last week, the northern hemisphere experienced the summer solstice and people are heading for the great outdoors. According to the US National Park Service and National Today, June is Great Outdoors Month. There are still 4 days left in June to get outdoors and of course, that door is still open next … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for the Great #Outdoors?
Sunday, June 20th marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. What a perfect week to show off our sunrises and sunsets! But First, The Solstice! If being celestial two weeks ago wasn't enough "geek" for you science buffs, let's talk about the solstice. The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol ("sun") and … Continue reading Sunday Stills: A Solstice #Sunrise-Sunset
Welcome to the Sunday Stills Monthly Color challenge this week! June's color is any shade of pink. “Pink is a beautiful color, because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawns.”C. JoyBell Depending on where you live geographically, you may be experiencing shades of pink all around … Continue reading Sunday Stills Color Challenge: A Portland Summer in #Pink
I am pleased to be back to hosting the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge and appreciate everyone who took part in Hugh's themes over the last two weeks! We are back with what I thought was a difficult theme: Yin-Yang. So difficult, I had to google it for definitions and hunt up some example images! I … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Light in #Yin-Yang
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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Your Favorite #Sport or #Hobby
The last day of June 2019 is a wonderful way to spend in the outdoors, our theme for this week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge. June was National Great Outdoors Month, which seems appropriate as many folks begin their summer vacations. To help inspire you, today I am sharing some of my favorite photos of this … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Great #Outdoors
Today I am catching up with my own Sunday Stills photo challenge. I missed the first two weeks in June due to travel and foot surgery, while Hugh graciously hosted. If you recall, the first two June themes were “edge” and “unusual.” I wanted to take this opportunity to share a little about the beginning … Continue reading On the Edge of Unusual
I have said this before that when I create Sunday Stills photo challenge themes, they are meant to challenge me, too. This is definitely true today, May 5th, as I use “fifth” as this week’s theme. As you read today’s post, I am finishing my weekend in Lake Tahoe with our Women’s Retreat. Our retreats … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Revenge of the #Fifth and More
There is much we can do with this week’s Sunday Stills theme: SPIRIT. Humankind yearns for spiritual connections, whether to nature, to other people, to the God of the Bible or to an un-named higher being. I want to take a moment to acknowledge this week’s devasting news about the horrific fire that all but … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The #Spirit Moves Us
Today, April 7 marks the beginning of National Library Week! This week’s Sunday Stills theme is “For the Love of Reading and Books.”