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Sunday Stills: Circles, Triangles, #Squares, Oh My!

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 …

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suburban pine forest

Sunday Stills: Under (And Over) the #Trees

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 …

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Walking dogs on a trail

Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for the Great #Outdoors?

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 …

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Sunday Stills: A Solstice #Sunrise-Sunset

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 …

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Painnted Rose

Sunday Stills Color Challenge: A Portland Summer in #Pink

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 …

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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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