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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for the Great #Outdoors?
We all love landscape photography. When you first began snapping photos, perhaps you naturally gravitated toward landscapes (or waterscapes—same thing), due to their ease of accessibility. Who doesn’t stand in awe of a wonderful vista and wish they had their phone or camera handy? This is an easy challenge this week as you share your … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Your Favorite #Landscape
Welcome back to Sunday Stills! I am pleased to be back to the blogosphere after my 6-week blogging break. Thank you to all who continued to share your photography with Cathy at Picture Retirement for the month of August and with Hugh at Hugh’s Views and News in September. I’m sure you are dying to … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Towering Turmoil
Today is Mother’s Day in the US. In our current state of the world, many mothers will not see their families in person today. This is the first Mother’s Day I am without my own mother. Many of you know she passed away on March 3rd, thankfully before the coronavirus prevented folks from spending time … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Reflections of a Mother’s #Giving
Friday was the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of the official state legal lockdown here in California. It was a beautiful sunny day with mild temperatures. My neighbor and I walked our dogs, of course keeping the appropriate 6-feet of social distance. I was struck by how many … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Legacy of Favorite #Places
This week, our Sunday Stills photo challenge is to photograph something from afar, then get close to the object or scene and take a close-up or image from a reasonable distance to show more details. Reach into your archives or take some new photos for the challenge. This week’s challenge was inspired by the following … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Photographing #Near and #Far
Did you know that today, Sunday, August 25th is the National Park Service Anniversary? So what, right? The NPS celebrates this day along with two other days with FREE entrance to all US national parks! “For the first time in human history, land—great sections of our national landscape—was set aside, not for kings or noblemen … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The People’s National #Parks
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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Great #Outdoors
What is a bucket-list image you ask? We all know a "bucket list" is the list of things you want to do, see, experience before you die. A bucket-list image is that person, place or thing you want to photograph before you kick that bucket! It has always been my dream to take my photography … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Bucket-List Images
For the Sunday Stills challenge to celebrate the first week in July, share your favorite thing about summer. You can simply share one photo of your favorite summer experience or wow us with a gallery of what summer means to you. And it's not just about photos...perhaps you are inspired by a song, poem, artwork, … Continue reading Sunday Stills: What Does #Summer Mean to You?
While the U.S. celebrates Memorial Day this weekend (holiday observed Monday), my co-host Aixa at Mucho Spanish chose the theme “aroma” for the Sunday Stills photo challenge. Memorial Day weekend is the traditional “unofficial” kick-off to the summer season here in the Northern Hemisphere. I, myself, am at the Sacramento Delta for a long weekend … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Aroma
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
Alpenglow is an optical phenomenon in which a horizontal reddish glow is observed on the horizon opposite to the sun. Tuolumne Meadows, in the Eastern Sierra Nevada's high country of Yosemite National Park, is the place to witness the amazing alpenglow at sunset. The phenomenon often lingers for several minutes after the sun has completely … Continue reading The Glow from “The Range of Light”
I thought I would have some fun with this challenge using a photo of myself appearing to drink up Yosemite Falls. “When you drink in nature through your senses, you deepen your awareness of the great silent intelligence flowing through all things. You nourish your mind, body, and spirit as you connect to the divine … Continue reading Drinking It All In