Winter Sunrise

Sunday Stills: #Early to Rise

The word “early” invokes a variety of quotes, phrases, and conditions. Let your mind run wild with these concepts of early: Are you an early-bird, an early riser, or just love being early to events?Were you highly intelligent at an early age or naïve in your early years?Perhaps you are a “later-in-the-day” person and dread …

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Ice Frozen in Fountain

Sunday Stills: Unexpectedly #Frozen

This week’s theme for Sunday Still is frozen! I figure we can endure one more week of winter scenes and freezing weather in some places, then start dreaming of spring! This week’s images demonstrate snow and ice appearing in unlikely places at unexpected times of the year. Most of you already know of my slightly …

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Moon shot

Winter Solstice Moon

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, the solstice arrives one day before the full moon. I couldn't resist posting my full moon shot for Becky B's December Squares Challenge! Click on the link for her round-up of posts. Friday also marks the astronomical beginning …

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Festive Graphic

Sunday Stills: #Festive!

Nothing is more festive than the decorations and lights people use for their holiday celebrations! That is our theme for this week's Sunday Stills photo challenge! Last week we looked at traditions as we explored Christmas light displays in some of the neighborhoods with my darling Japanese exchange student! Here are some images. Quick selfie with …

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snowy bough

Winter Macro in #DecemberSquares

I don't always get to see snow, but when I do, I am so happy to capture an image that depicts a winter day. We still have some colorful autumn leaves hanging on for dear life, but wintertime is here! The pine stays green in winter, wisdom in hardship. - Norman Douglas Submitting for December …

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Fallen frosted leaves

Friday’s Frosted Festival of #Leaves

As Autumn begins to wane in most places, I wanted to share two photos of what was left of Autumn in Spokane, Washington, from our visit last weekend. In the featured image above, the last of the leaves abruptly fell overnight after the snow. Before the snow fell, it was a brisk 29 degrees when …

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Finding Your Fitness

Fitness is Still Where You Find It

January is the time of year when folks think and do something about their fitness and exercise regimens. It is very easy to give up on attempts at exercise when the weather is freezing cold or you and everyone around you are dealing with illnesses and colds. Even I have to force myself to get …

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How I Dealt with SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Ten Ways I Beat the Winter Blues

If you reside on planet Earth, you are aware of the storms and wild weather that have affected the U.S. and beyond. California has made the news, not for its famous 5-year drought, but for the record rain and mountain snowfall the entire state has experienced all winter. The rain and foul weather is a …

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Taking a Christmas Blogging Break

Let’s All Take a Blogging Break!

What would happen if all bloggers just took a blogging break for one day, or one week, all at once? Would google explode? WordPress or Blogger might. Just wondering… I admire the bloggers who share something EVERY DAY. We all know it takes a lot of time and effort to publish a post. My hat's …

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Winter Wonders Link-Up Still Going

The Winter Wonders Link-Up Continues

The Winter Wonders Link-up still going strong! If you want to meet and engage with new bloggers and share some holiday cheer, bring your Christmas posts and photos, winter scenes, holiday decor, seasonal recipes, and other winter holiday posts (past or present) to the link-up so we can all enjoy! I share each post on …

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spread your wings and seek new horizons

Seek New Horizons

In my daily walks with my dog, Aero, we pass by the local elementary school every day. The setting winter sun illuminated the almost-full moon that hung just over the school as if to announce the coming of the winter solstice. As a school kid, I always loved this time of year. Excitement permeates the …

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Seasonal Sensations Winter Wonders Link-Up

Winter Wonders Link-Up

Announcing the next Seasonal Sensations Link-up! The theme for this holiday season is Winter Wonders. Share your favorite posts and photos, past and present, of your holiday celebrations, food and recipes, decor, winter landscapes--anything festive! You can link continuously from today through January 1st! This photo is of my pooch Aero, who sat under our …

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Step carefully, spring green beneath my feet, but watch out for the ladybug!

Seasons Beneath My Feet

“I think that to one in sympathy with nature, each season, in turn, seems the loveliest.” ― Mark Twain For the weekly photo challenge, my photos show the Seasons  beneath my feet. “Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations “Winter brings …

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