Today marks Daylight Saving Time in North America and 81 other countries in the world. Daylight is this week's theme for Sunday Stills.
For this week's Sunday Stills challenge, show us a fresh perspective on something, some fresh food or flowers, even fresh snow! In the middle of February, show us the promise of spring.
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 … Continue reading WPC: Thanks for the Photographic Memories
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 … Continue reading Twisted Twitter
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 … Continue reading The Nature of #Liquid
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 … Continue reading My Place in the World as a (Leisure) Educator
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 … Continue reading “Filed Under ‘Unlikely'”
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 … Continue reading Prolific Poppies
There is nothing like a gorgeous sunrise to kick-start one's day into full motion (perhaps with some caffeine to help it along)! WordPress posted the theme Rise/Set for the weekly photo challenge. I am a photo addict of sunrises and sunsets, so I couldn't pass this one up while on my continuing blogging break. The timing was perfect … Continue reading Inspiration of a Morning Sunrise
Surprise! No, your eyes do not deceive you, and yes, I am publishing a post a few weeks early! It is spring break for me and while I am still busy creating lectures and grading papers for this new class, I actually have some down time. Plus, I couldn’t resist posting for this week’s photo … Continue reading My New Favorite Place
The above image is of myself and my Beloved daughters enjoying a summer day in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. We just celebrated their late January birthdays, 30 for Lauren, 33 for Megan. I am honored to have passed on a strong leisure ethic to them. This photo of Lembert Dome from the Tuolumne … Continue reading This is So Long For Now, Beloved Bloggers
The Weekly Photo Challenge does just that: it offers a challenge to photographers and photo-bloggers to find or take pictures of people, places and things of interest. This week, my challenge was going back into the classroom to teach a new set of university students on the subject of management. I really wouldn't say it … Continue reading Variations of Higher Education
In early January, my husband and I spent a glorious week in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Silence of Leisure Spaces We spent several days exploring the nearby beaches and waterfalls just enjoying the sounds of nature. We sat and ate our lunch in silence and simply enjoyed the show the surfers … Continue reading False Alarms and the Silence of Leisure Spaces
Although our week on the Big Island of Hawaii is nearing its end, I managed to incorporate our visit to Volcanoes National Park into the Weekly Photo challenge: Weathered. Where did the sand of the famous Black Sand Beach at Punahu'u come from? Weathering is the change of appearance or texture of dried lava rock over … Continue reading Weathered: Lava’s Journey to the Bottoms of My Feet
There is nothing like a new year to inspire us to reflect on personal growth. Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth. Bryant McGill I haven't posted anything about my windsurf journey in a while, so this seemed like a great time to demonstrate my growth in the sport of windsurfing. … Continue reading Growth is Intentional