Category Archives: Photography Challenge

Half Behind, Half Ahead: A Photo-a-Day Roundup

{January through March: Photo-a-Day Challenge: Part Diary, Part Experiment, Part Oh-No-I-Have-Nothing-to-Take-a-Picture-of-Today!} Day 170: Flower Power (inspired by a Max Wanger photo) I’m halfway through a project to publish a photo a day during 2017 and feel I am still going strong. … Continue reading

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Photo-a-Day Challenge: Part Diary, Part Experiment, Part Oh-No-I-Have-Nothing-to-Take-a-Picture-of-Today!

{Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard} Part diary, part experiment, part oh-no-I-have-nothing-to-take-a-picture-of-today!, I’ve been seeing the months parade by one click at a time in a photo-a-day project I started on the first of the year. The only “rule” I’m following … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day Paella, and Paella Through the Years

Gallery of paella through the years Even better than our long-standing tradition of making a paella on New Year’s Eve may be having a big pot of leftovers ready to go for a lazy New Year’s Day and beyond. My … Continue reading

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Fall Odds and Ends: Tailgating in Paradise

As fall marches toward winter, I’ve been getting out when I can. With a return to work after a long summer and both boys now away at college, I’ve not been doing much except for getting my work done at … Continue reading

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Feeling Blueberry: Summer Odds and Ends

{Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard.} Feeling blueberry — “Explored” on Flickr I’m a teacher who’s been off all summer, which means day after day of tennis and nothing, two things I adore, with both boys home before they leave … Continue reading

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Planet Amsterdam and Other Worlds

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.} “Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” ― Gary Snyder When you travel, do you feel like you’ve stepped onto another planet, a complete world of different sights … Continue reading

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Sunflowers (Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective)

Today, I photographed the third sunflower that’s bloomed in my basement this long, cold, lonely winter. It’s a little burst of summer sunshine that I thought was perfect for the weekly photo challenge theme of “perspective.” Despite its beauty, a … Continue reading

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Abstract lights

I avoided nagging my husband about putting away the Christmas tree, and aside from the household peace, there was an unexpected benefit. I loved trying out the photography challenge to create abstract light shots. OK, now that tree must go.

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A Month in the Life: 300 Photos in 2 Minutes

(Video link) My sons are on the brink of manhood, which makes the mundane bits and pieces of our lives — an egg sandwich prepared for Father’s Day, an Impressionist painting for a school project, a new account for a very … Continue reading

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Simplicity

#dpssimplicity If you’re ever looking to lighten the mood in a room full of seventh-graders, all you have to do is tell them where you’re going on vacation this summer. It’s guaranteed to produce an explosion of excited laughter. As … Continue reading

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