Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge #White: Life Inside a Snow Globe

Welcome to the first monthly color challenge of 2022. With only so many colors from which to choose, there will always be repeats. We looked at the color white last February 2021. Without resorting to black and white photography, show us the color white. Renoir said once that nothing was so difficult, and at the … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge #White: Life Inside a Snow Globe

Sunday Stills: Christmas #Song Lyric Photo Challenge

Welcome to the holiday version of the Sunday Stills Song Lyric Photo Challenge! The idea of this challenge is to match images related to your favorite song lyrics. If this is unclear, it might be best to think of your favorite song(s) and highlight some lyrics with your new or existing photos that help tell … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Christmas #Song Lyric Photo Challenge

Sunday Stills: Lighting Up the #Night

This week, as the northern hemisphere languishes in gloomy, shortened Winter days, let’s explore night photography. For those enjoying sunny summers or climates, it gets dark somewhere, right? I admit right off that I am no expert when it comes to night photography. I know there are all kinds of aperture settings to capture images … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Lighting Up the #Night

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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Early to Rise

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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Unexpectedly #Frozen

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 … Continue reading Winter Solstice Moon

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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Festive!

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 … Continue reading Winter Macro in #DecemberSquares

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 … Continue reading Friday’s Frosted Festival of #Leaves

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 … Continue reading Fitness is Still Where You Find It

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 … Continue reading Ten Ways I Beat the Winter Blues

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 … Continue reading Seasons Beneath My Feet

Vibrant in Winter

Vibrant is the theme of this week's WordPress photo challenge. What could be more welcome on a cold, gray winter day than pops of color in the landscape? After teaching my Friday morning class today, having just seen "vibrant" as the theme, I saw the colorful tents on campus lined up for Greek week activities. Seeing these … Continue reading Vibrant in Winter