Winter Yin-Yang

Sunday Stills: The Light in #Yin-Yang

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 …

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SUP session at the delta

Sunday Stills: Your Favorite #Sport or #Hobby

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 …

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Great Outdoors American Flag

Sunday Stills: The Great #Outdoors

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 …

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Early morning steam on fence

On the Edge of Unusual

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 …

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I think our liquor cabinet needs pruning.

Sunday Stills: Revenge of the #Fifth and More

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 …

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Yosemite Falls John Muir Quote

Sunday Stills: The #Spirit Moves Us

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 …

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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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Yellow birds perch on twisted wire

Twisted Twitter

Curved and straight lines appear in nature and in items made by humans. In the WordPress weekly photo challenge, those curved or Twisted lines are the theme for this week. In Hawaii last January, we encountered so many colorful birds! These two Saffron Finches were happily enjoying the sunshine. The one on the right really contorted …

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Fish appear to be floating in air

The Nature of #Liquid

The weekly photo challenge offers a seemingly common theme Liquid. What we as photographers do with it remains to be seen. My favorite leisure spaces are all about water, but today I wanted to give you a new way of looking at this most important element of life. While on a blogging break I posted …

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University students blow bubbles to prove that spontaneity in leisure is rewarding.

My Place in the World as a (Leisure) Educator

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela I spent 35 years in the world of public parks and recreation providing clients with quality leisure experiences. The last 13 years before I retired in 2014 was spent as the aquatics director overseeing 15 …

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SpaceX Launch

“Filed Under ‘Unlikely'”

What is the likelihood of watching a live satellite launch appear above your family home? Unlikely perhaps, but as you can see by the photo it was real! On December 22, after just arriving in San Diego after a long road trip, we piled into my daughter's new car preparing to meet the rest of the family …

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Happy spring poppies!

Prolific Poppies

As a blogger, do you ever get a sense of deja'vu with that nagging feeling that you have posted something similar before? When I saw the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme Prolific, I remembered this word and something to do with poppies. And guess what? I searched google and found my own post from three years …

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