I spy with my little Eye

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Eyes. This week’s topic is Eyes. Eyes have such an expression in animals and humans.  Have fun with this challenge this week.  Use your imagination if you want for this theme.  The thing is to have a lot of fun with this challenge. I was sitting at my desk one morning when I suddenly had […]

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WPC: Partners

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of June 24, 2016. This week, share an image of partners. A pair, a trio, a sextet; people, buildings, plants — whatever you choose to shoot, give us subjects that are in tune with one another. They were partners from the very beginning… … all the way to the end.  

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WPC: Curve

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of June 17, 2016. For this week’s challenge, get inspired by the curves around you. From curves in architecture to bends in nature to man-made undulations, you have lots to work with!   There’s not too many things more curved than a snake — especially when you disturb him while he’s trying […]

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WPC: Earth

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of May 6, 2016. Share your vision of our magnificent Earth through your lens. This is a great challenge; it’s something I usually try to do in my blog, which sometimes feels like a challenge in itself since I’m not much of a traveler these days.  Still, I think that earth’s beauty […]

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Cats Rule the Neighborhood

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Pets. Your entry can be photos your pets or any pet.  It can be anything from a cat or dog to hamster, to snakes or even a pet rock. Anything that can be considered a pet. It’s a little bittersweet for me; we lost our three dogs a few years ago and are still […]

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Things That Are Wet

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Things That Are Wet.  Interesting topic for me, living in drought-stricken California!  Here’s what came to mind: This was a few years ago; if you look carefully, you can see the gutters are filled with rushing water (not to mention the wind has blown some branches out of our tree). On this cold, wet day I was walking across the bridge when I looked down and saw someone had dropped some Hershey Kisses.  It made me feel just a little bit sad. 🙁 This fair-sized sturgeon lives in the giant tank at Bass Pro Shops store in Rocklin, California.  He’s definitely wet and plans on staying that way. Here are Buster and Pinkie going a little bit crazy and trying to bite the cascade of water shooting out of the sprinkler.  The game was never over until they were both completely drenched. And of course, there’s not too many things wetter than the ocean!  I took this video because I wanted to be able to revisit the Northern California coast and listen to the relaxing sound of the surf any time,  even if I was stuck at home in the hot Sacramento Valley.  The only thing missing is the smell of the salty air.

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Eye in the Sky

I was very lucky on my walk yesterday to notice a Red-shouldered Hawk keeping an eye on proceedings from above the bike trail. He didn’t seem the least bit bothered by my presence. As much as I love my pocket-sized Fujifilm Finepix AX, it would have been nice to have a more powerful zoom in shooting this guy.  Still, I can’t complain too much! These pictures brought to you by 16 megapixels and some image-editing software. 😀

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Things That Are Smooth

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week is Things That Are Smooth: “Anything that your hand and touch and it feels smooth is allowed in this week’s challenge.” Birch trees at Caples Lake. Velveteen rabbit — smooth coat and liquid eyes. Pure silk in pink and purple (Artyarns Regal Silk).    

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