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)

Candid Street Shots (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66)

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week invited bloggers to share candid photos of people or animals (here) For my entry this week. I chose some photos taken in one afternoon last month. Ready?   These next two are for Life of B’s Squares and lines this month (here) And just for fun – a rather candid … More Candid Street Shots (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66)

Filling the Frame in Alabama (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66)

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week invited bloggers to “fill the frame” (here) For my entry, I have more photos from Alabama. First, this flower from a rest area: Let’s fill the frame as Patti suggested: An employee saw me taking a photo of that first flower. She went out of her way to come over … More Filling the Frame in Alabama (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66)

Black and White Photography (Quote and Old Dog Photos)

Travel with Intent offers a weekly quotation to inspire bloggers.  The quote this week is from Robert Frank: “Black and white are the colors of photography, which symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”     Linked to PULL UP A SEAT week – sit for the artist… This next one is to join in with … More Black and White Photography (Quote and Old Dog Photos)

Trent’s Weekly Smile: Nick Cave Soundsuit now at VMFA

Hello Readers – I hope everyone is having a nice week. Joining in with Trent’s Weekly Smile (here) to share what brought a smile. Ready for it… I smiled to see a Nick Cave Soundsuit at our local museum!  Nice Cave is a fiber artist and his iconic Soundsuits were first inspired after the Rodney … More Trent’s Weekly Smile: Nick Cave Soundsuit now at VMFA

Keep Looking Upward – but not too much (Quote and Photo)

Deb, at Travel with Intent (here), offers a weekly quotation for bloggers to connect a post with – and the quote this week is: “I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” Charlotte Bronte This is the photo that came to mind for a direct response to Bronte’s quote, especially this part: “Try … More Keep Looking Upward – but not too much (Quote and Photo)