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)

Flashback Friday: Chihuly Red Reeds and art from VMFA (Trent’s Weekly Smile)

Hello Readers – Do you want to know what had me flashing back this Friday? ART! It all started after reading this recent post from Gallivance (here) featuring colorful Chihuly art. The Galliavnce post had some wonderful Chihuly art outdoors, which included the red spikes of glass that reminded me of our local art museum’s permanent Chihuly installation: … More Flashback Friday: Chihuly Red Reeds and art from VMFA (Trent’s Weekly Smile)

Frooze Balls and Black Tea (Virtual Tea & Weekly Smile)

Hello Readers. … Welcome to the February Virtual Tea Party One of my favorite teas this month (not officially a tea to some folks – more of an herbal mix) was Tazo’s “Wild Sweet Orange”    Offering some Frooze Balls for today’s virtual tea party, which is also to share with Trent’s weekly smile Finding this Frooze Balls at … More Frooze Balls and Black Tea (Virtual Tea & Weekly Smile)

Consider Tea & a Smile (#Squareup Day 15)

Hello Readers. Linking up with Su’s virtual tea party  and Trent’s weekly smile for today’s Square Up. Last month, we unexpectedly were able to visit my niece. She is an awesome young woman. We had dinner and tea — then she showed us her HUGE tea assortment (a picture for another time). Today, I wanted to share her favorite mug, … More Consider Tea & a Smile (#Squareup Day 15)

October Virtual Tea Party, Trent’s Weekly Smile, & #kindasquare Day 15 too

Hello Readers. This is the second time I have been able to join in with Su’s virtual tea party and because it is also B’s “#kindasquare” month, all the images are square.  … I am serving up some cashews at today’s tea party. Yes, there are other options for snacking – so do check out some other … More October Virtual Tea Party, Trent’s Weekly Smile, & #kindasquare Day 15 too

Virtual Tea Party – and Trent’s Weekly Smile (flowers and coffee too)

Hello Readers. This is the first time I have been able to join in with Su’s virtual tea 9.17.20 … Okay – if you prefer coffee – I can make you some leftover Italian Roast in the press pot: … Now – here is what made me smile today (linking to Trent’s weekly smile) Flowers … More Virtual Tea Party – and Trent’s Weekly Smile (flowers and coffee too)

Summer 2020 with COVID Flair (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #104 )

The theme for the lens-artists’ photo challenge is Summer (here) I decided to share photos unique to summer 2020, which has that Covid flair.          …         Anyhow, as the world slowly reopens after COVID shutdowns, let’s walk through that door and get outside- and focus on rebuilding our … More Summer 2020 with COVID Flair (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #104 )

APPRECIATION -Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78 – Special Spot Shots

  This week, Ann-Christine invited us to share “Special Spot Shots” for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78 We took a yin yoga class (long stretches) on New Year’s Day and near the end of class, the instructor (Leo) had some words of wisdom about appreciating what we have. Something like this: Let’s appreciate each … More APPRECIATION -Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78 – Special Spot Shots

TOP PHOTOS OF 2019 (WOODSTOCK Part 1, GERBERA DAISY, CAKE, FRIENDS, DOGGY

  Patti invites bloggers to share some favorite photos of 2019 for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #77 Patti shared words to connect to her photos and so I borrowed the idea: ~ THE THEME FOR THIS POST IS PAUSE, LOOK, AND SEE – BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT 2019 WAS TO ME.  __     __  _ Happy New year Everyone…. CARE TO … More TOP PHOTOS OF 2019 (WOODSTOCK Part 1, GERBERA DAISY, CAKE, FRIENDS, DOGGY

BOOK: Towards the Light and The Mad Quest by Trent P. McDonald (and Peanuts Comics)

Hello Readers, I wanted to share my top three takeaways from Trent McDonald’s book, Towards the Light and The Mad Quest: Two Novellas – on sale here at Amazon  Last April, I featured Trent’s book cover – here –   because the artwork reminded me of a painting by Forthemo: Well today it is time to briefly … More BOOK: Towards the Light and The Mad Quest by Trent P. McDonald (and Peanuts Comics)

Thursday Doors & 13 STREET SHOTS (2020 Countdown Day 12)

Hello Readers – To join in with Norm’s Thursday Doors (here) I have some doors to share with a street photography post.   __         HERE ARE THE REST OF TODAY’S STREET SHOTS. CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE THE LARGER VERSION.  _____________________________________________________________ In closing – can you guess when this photo was … More Thursday Doors & 13 STREET SHOTS (2020 Countdown Day 12)