Colors of Autumn on the Appalachian Trail (and Mental Health Message )

Hello Readers, the Lens-artist theme is to share Colors of Autumn. We enjoyed a two-day hike on a tiny section of the Appalachian Trail.  Sweet September brought a dash of autumn color – but there is still a lot of green – as shown in this first collage. The tree on the right reminded me … More Colors of Autumn on the Appalachian Trail (and Mental Health Message )

Monday Morning Blooms: Roses & Hope Now song by Addison Road

A little floral lift today: Cut flowers have been on a “blow out” sale this September and so we have enjoyed a few different bundles. Mostly multi-colored roses, but if you scroll down – then you can see some sunflowers too.  I have always known that flowers offer a lift, yet I was reminded again … More Monday Morning Blooms: Roses & Hope Now song by Addison Road

Artificial Light in Photos from Dec 2018 (Lens Artists Photo Challenge 9-19-2021)

Hello Readers,  The theme this week is “artificial light” and I decided to dig into the archives. At first I was going to share some of my recent “fresh flowers” photos (with some backlight and different angles) but then decided to use those for an upcoming Monday Morning Blooms post. So – into the archives … More Artificial Light in Photos from Dec 2018 (Lens Artists Photo Challenge 9-19-2021)

Thursday Doors (Leftovers)

Time for Thursday Doors with some leftovers from months past. So this will have some variety (all from Virginia)        In closing, I grabbed these quilt photos from the Fair we went to in early summer and have been meaning to share them with Tierney: https://tierneycreates.com/2021/08/30/rocky-mountain-quilt-shop-hop-2021-part-v/ if you are into quilting- you will want to … More Thursday Doors (Leftovers)

Wide-Angles from Downtown RVA (Lens Artists Photo Challenge 9-10-2021)

Hello Readers,  During August, we had some fun dog-sitting days. A couple of times we walked them around downtown Richmond, VA. Today’s photos are from those walks and join in with the Lens-Artists theme of Going wide *** First, the doggies, and following up with my chat with Trent about a weekly smile.    Second, a view from the footbridge: Third, … More Wide-Angles from Downtown RVA (Lens Artists Photo Challenge 9-10-2021)

Capital Trail in RVA (Lens Artists Photo Challenge 9-10-2021)

Hello Readers,  Yesterday we had the chance to ride our bikes along part of the Capital Trail (in Richmond, VA) with some wonderful September weather. I was thinking of photo challenges and here are some photos to join in with the Lens-Artists theme of ‘Looking Up & Looking Down’ and #Thursday Doors Next up, Old meets … More Capital Trail in RVA (Lens Artists Photo Challenge 9-10-2021)

Last on Card – Heal Soul Soap (August 2021)

Joining Bushboy’s challenge, which is to share our last photo of the month. The last photo on my phone was a screen shot of the Dr. Bronner’s soap called  “heal Soul” –  We actually bought this soap because we like this brand and their latest release had a fresh almond essence and jojoba. Then! One day I … More Last on Card – Heal Soul Soap (August 2021)

Keep Walking & Kam Ng’s Book Journey of a Life-Long Learner

Hello Readers – Joining in with the Lens-Artists for the KEEP WALKING theme Earlier this summer, my former colleague and friend, Kam Ng, released an e-book, which featured a brief memoir and some tips to keep walking on this life journey with some small tips for living a long life.  Want to keep walking?  Let’s … More Keep Walking & Kam Ng’s Book Journey of a Life-Long Learner

Don’t Unplug Book & Work Quotes (#WQWWC Sept 1, 2021)

The Always Write quote challenge has the theme of WORK this week and Priorhouse Blog is hosting. *** Months ago, when Marsha and I set up this theme, I originally planned to share quotes about work from Paul Muchinsky, Drucker, and Tarthang Tulku. However, that will have to wait because my reading this month led to a … More Don’t Unplug Book & Work Quotes (#WQWWC Sept 1, 2021)

Light Rays (Lens Artists Photo Challenge 8-24-2021)

Hello Readers – Joining with the Lens-Artists for the theme of exploring the magic of light.     Next up, a highlighting the blue sky and stream of light  *** This next image, looking up at the trees at sunrise, reminded me of the Tudor Dresses.      This next photo reminded me of “knocked down … More Light Rays (Lens Artists Photo Challenge 8-24-2021)

No Shoes for Electron Infuse & Rubik’s Cube Sneakers (Lens Artists Photo Challenge August 16- 2021)

Hello Readers – Joining with the Lens-Artists group this week here. The theme is shoes and feet and I am starting with street shots. The first two photos are of brands that have staying power- Crocs and Nike. These brands are not going away. That last photo – with the Rubik’s cube purse, first reminded me of Snowden, and then … More No Shoes for Electron Infuse & Rubik’s Cube Sneakers (Lens Artists Photo Challenge August 16- 2021)

#ThursdayDoors from South Florida (08-12-2021)

Hello readers, this week’s Thursday Doors are from South Florida – with a splash of street shot flair. I had a little fun cropping the images and I think I might have featured one or two of these doors before – but here is what unfolded from the archives today:         Now for some TUNES      Decided to close … More #ThursdayDoors from South Florida (08-12-2021)