Flowers & Fine Art @VMFA (Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #171: 10-26-2021)

Hello Readers, the Lens-artist’s theme is Weird and Wonderful this week.  In this post you will find some weird and wonderful combinations of FRESH FLOWERS and FINE ART. Over the weekend I met with a former student. The coffee shop we were at was seven minutes from our local art museum. We decided to take a slow … More Flowers & Fine Art @VMFA (Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #171: 10-26-2021)

Street Art in Austin, TX – (Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge #170: 10-17-2021)

  Hello Readers, the Lens-artist’s theme is Street Art this week (here).   Initially I was “only” going to feature an art installation at the Austin, Texas airport – however, I realized that the art connected to the entire central Texas area and so decided to show part of that in today’s post.  Here is the … More Street Art in Austin, TX – (Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge #170: 10-17-2021)

Ordinary Colors with Extra-Ordinary Vibes (Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge #169: 10-09-2021)

Hello Readers, the Lens-artist theme is Ordinary this week: The host, I.J., noted this:  “I’m sure you have experienced it yourself as you walk about with a camera in your hand, thinking only that you want to take photos. Perhaps you are wishing you had found a less ordinary place. But then something happens as … More Ordinary Colors with Extra-Ordinary Vibes (Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge #169: 10-09-2021)

Seen Better Days (Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge #168: 10-2-2021)

Hello Readers, the Lens-artist theme is “Seen Better Days“ *** This next image shows an old paint can that has seen better days. I think there is a slight reflection of the sky and trees in the image on the left.  This paint can sits outside of a door at this building and people used to use … More Seen Better Days (Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge #168: 10-2-2021)

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 )

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)

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)

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

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)

Virginia Beach & Swindell’s Single Saturday Night Song (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 8-8-2021)

The theme this week for the Lens-Artists photo challenge is: What does your inspiration look like?  *** The beach always inspires me. That salt water can renew and refresh the mind and body   The beach gets even better when there is a memorial or small connection to history – like this memorial sign about the Sister … More Virginia Beach & Swindell’s Single Saturday Night Song (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 8-8-2021)