Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

This week’s photo challenge is Earth.

Share your vision of our magnificent Earth through your lens.

Since the Earth is 75% water, I choose a photo of our beautiful Pacific ocean. It amazes me that only 5% of this vast liquid space has been explored. It makes me wonder what’s out there for us to discover.

In the meantime, I hope we can respect our oceans so we can continue to enjoy them as only oceans can be enjoyed.


for whatever we lose
(like a you or a me)
it’s always our self
we find in the sea.

– e.e. cummings

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

This week’s photo challenge is Admiration.

Show us someone or something you admire (and tell us about them, too)!

I admire independent bookstores! This one below is a store called Face In a Book. I just love the name. Who knows what treasures await inside for a youngster who enters. It could be the beginning of a lifelong love of reading and books.


I visited this store yesterday in honor of the Independent Bookstore Day.


Such an inviting store with lots of displays and special touches.


With everything close by and in reach, including a section for local authors.


A great visit and I bought a book I can’t stop reading. Everyday should be Independent Bookstore Day! Don’t forget to support your local bookshop. We can’t take it for granted it will always be there.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape

The Weekly Photo Challenge is Landscape.

This week, it’s all about landscape photography. Show us your best establishing shot, out in nature or in an urban setting.

I’m sharing some photos of Lake Tahoe. It truly is one of my most favorite places. I couldn’t choose just one. Do you have a favorite?








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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

This week’s photo challenge is Half-Light.

Share a photo inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story.

I actually wrote my poem for the photo. These little birds sure enjoyed this puddle after a rain.


Two little birds
companions in the liquid light
dunk their heads
it feels just right

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony

This week’s photo challenge is Harmony.

The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords having a pleasing effect; the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole.

I think I can just squeak by this week with my entry. I’m a Libra so I’m all about harmony. Harmony is my middle name. And now there has never been a better time to capture harmony in action.

Getting outside in the fresh air seems to smooth out those edges and allow for harmony to step in.

A morning in the square:


Animals understand harmony the best. It’s all about the smell.

Frolicking at the dog park:


Take a sniff:


Sometimes you have to move over…or just lie down.

Seals on their rock:


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Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind

This week’s photo challenge is State of Mind.

This week, let your inner world and the outside one converge in a photo.

Whenever I take photos, I certainly view them as mini, visual stories. But more than that, they can depict what the photographer is thinking or the mood he/she is in. 

State of Mind: Calm

I took this photo below while on a walk. My mood and my surroundings were calm. I like this photo because it’s not clear what’s behind the bend, But with a calm mind, I’m fine with that. Although you don’t see it, there’s water out there. I like these little bridges; I pretend I’m somewhere else, some little village, far, far away. A nature walk always clears my head.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

This week’s photo challenge is Seasons.

Share an image evocative of the weather or represent the current “season of your life” in metaphor.

Recently, I took quite a few photos and I had trouble choosing one. I may post more of them later.

This photo I really like. For me, it represents the many layers of nature, as in life, as with people. Here we have the coming spring when everything is bubbling underneath the surface waiting to sprout. I took this photo near my home in a wetlands preserve.


And the pond is full and bursting with activity.


Speaking of layers, here is the bunny’s camouflaged home. Can you spot the bunny?


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