Shadows & Reflections in Monochrome (Lens-Artist Photo Challenge 2-08-2023)

Good Morning Readers, The Lens-Artist Photo Challenge this week (here) has the theme of shadows and reflections in monochrome.  As I searched my photo archives, an outreach theme unfolded.  The first photo is of some confetti on the lawn. This confetti was leftover from my father-n-law’s  funeral service last year. I shook out some of … More Shadows & Reflections in Monochrome (Lens-Artist Photo Challenge 2-08-2023)

What the Dickens? (2023 #DickensChallenge: Read Three Novellas by June 9th)

HI Readers, Today (Feb 7th) is the birthday of Charles Dickens. Today also marks the start of the THIRD ANNUAL Charles Dickens reading challenge. The hosts are Trent, Marsha, and Yvette. Year one: 2021 –  Little Dorrit Year Two: 2022 –  Bleak House Year Three: 2023 – Three Novellas of Your Choice  This year’s Invitation: … More What the Dickens? (2023 #DickensChallenge: Read Three Novellas by June 9th)

Photos with Messages…. You Brighten My Day(Lens-Artist Photo Challenge 1-29-23)

Hello Everyone, The Lens-Artist Photo Challenge this week has the theme of “messages” – HERE I was not sure how I wanted to join in. Then I started to scroll photos and found this first image, “Nope, NOT TODAY.” It has a personal message for me from July 2022 and so that is why I … More Photos with Messages…. You Brighten My Day(Lens-Artist Photo Challenge 1-29-23)

Consider Shanna’s Birthday 💛(& Linger by Cranberries) Repost from 2021

For today’s post, I want to honor a young girl who passed away at the age of 15.  I met Shanna back in 1995 – we were all watching fireworks at a park in Colorado. She and her family  came to my house the next day for lunch. We stayed in touch via snail mail (remember … More Consider Shanna’s Birthday 💛(& Linger by Cranberries) Repost from 2021

Photos that remind us of the passing of time…. (Lens-Artist Photo Challenge 1-15-23)

Hello Everyone, The second Lens Artist Photo Challenge of 2023 – hosted by Sofia of Photographias – HERE – invites us to share photos that show the passing of time while looking back.  Sofia’s post has the theme of art and that led me to sharing some art too. We recently attended the Storied Strings exhibit … More Photos that remind us of the passing of time…. (Lens-Artist Photo Challenge 1-15-23)

Some Favorite Photos from 2022 (Lens-Artist Photo Challenge 1-13-23)

Hello Everyone, The first Lens Artist Photo Challenge of 2023 – hosted by Journeys with Johnbo,  invites us to share some favorite photos from 2022. So this post has some favorite images, not necessarily the best quality or best composition – just some favs.  Ready? 1) Chihuly Red Reeds at Virginia’s Museum of Fine Arts … More Some Favorite Photos from 2022 (Lens-Artist Photo Challenge 1-13-23)

2022 in Review: Photos & Songs: Paradigm by All Together Separate & All the Same by Sick Puppies

Hello Everyone, Here are some highlight photos from 2022.  The first photo has some art (of course) and do you know why I like this first photo? Well for a few reasons: The art, the “old” being preserved for the “new” or next generation, and the scale.  However, I also like the above photo because … More 2022 in Review: Photos & Songs: Paradigm by All Together Separate & All the Same by Sick Puppies

Flights of Fancy (LA Photo Challenge, 31OCT2022)

The Lens-Artist Photo Challenge is Flights of Fancy,  which is hosted by Johnbo this week.  I will start with photos that whispered “flight of fancy” to me: ABOVE: Up, up, and away – a fancy visual flight ABOVE: After many a flight of fancy – the feathers always settle ABOVE: Fledglings dream of future flights of … More Flights of Fancy (LA Photo Challenge, 31OCT2022)

Mountain Hike in Virginia (LA Photo Challenge, 23OCT2022)

Amy chose the theme of “mountains” for the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge this 2nd last Saturday in October.  I decided to share some photos from a mountain hike in June 2022. It was special because there were so many flowers along the entire trail. The floral delight was unexpected and while there was a lot of pink and white … More Mountain Hike in Virginia (LA Photo Challenge, 23OCT2022)

October Leaves & Street Shots (19OCT2022) and Shame on the NFL for Gambling Promotions

Hello Everyone. Today’s post is to join in with Dawn’s 2022 Festival of Leaves – to share street shots, and then rant a little about the NFL and their Fall 2022 gambling commercials. LOOKING UP Now let’s look down…. A little down time allowed me to make letters with the leaves. The small colorful leaves reminded me … More October Leaves & Street Shots (19OCT2022) and Shame on the NFL for Gambling Promotions