WPC: Ambience

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of January 13, 2017. Ambience has the power to uplift your mood. What have you photographed with exceptional ambience? I was in the middle of the Botanical Garden in San Francisco, but as I climbed that steep, narrow trail, surrounded by beautiful plants and trees that were unfamiliar, I felt transported […]

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Dark and Light

The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Dark and Light: You can have light and dark in the same photo.  Or you can have at least one very light and bright photo and at least one darker toned photo.  What I am looking for is great contrast.  Use your imagination if you want for this theme.  The […]

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Chutes and Ladders

The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Chutes and Ladders. This week the topic is Chutes and Ladders.  Your photos this week can have anything to do with chutes, slides and ladders of any type. I used my imagination a little bit for this challenge! Knowing that in French, the word chute means “fall,” (I learned this while […]

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Happy Trails

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Happy Place.” I often have a hard time dragging myself out of bed early in the morning, or pulling myself together enough to leave the house.  But man, is it worth it!  I can get lucky enough to watch the sun come up, walk through a neighborhood that’s not yet awake. And I get the dirt trails mostly to myself. There’s something so special about walking through a tunnel of old oak, pine, and redwood trees, or a maze of berry bushes and overgrown grapevines.  The cool morning air, the twittering of birds, the honking of geese passing overhead, the occasional sight of a deer or two. It’s almost impossible for me to resist an unexplored trail, one that curves around a bend and leads off to who-knows-where.  When I reach a fork in the road, my only question is, “Which one shall I explore first?” And if the path takes me over an old wooden bridge, that’s even better! Off I go… I’ll see you when I get back!

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