Weekly Photo Challenge

silence at sunset

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Weekly Photo Challenge | 1 comment

Silence is the order of the day when fishing. This scene makes me happy in ways that begin and end with gratitude.

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weekly photo challenge: weathered

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Weekly Photo Challenge | 2 comments

This week’s challenge, to take a photo of something weathered, thrilled me. If nothing else, I love pictures of old things. The uglier and more used up it is, the more I see its beauty in years of use, or possibly, abuse. I love this selection because of the juxtaposition of the once useful cast iron now rusted and the wildflowers growing around it. It looks like a fallen tombstone in an empty field — the name worn off and left as an anonymous reminder of our mortality.

Or maybe it’s just a pretty picture.

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Photo of the week: Growth

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Weekly Photo Challenge | 2 comments


This week’s photo challenge is a little food for thought: growth. These lemons grew in our yard. We planted a Meyer lemon tree last year, and delighted in the blooms and little green baby lemons in spring and summer. Today, I picked the last of the lemons on the little tree. They are delightful – sweet and tart-but-not-too-tart. They are perfect to squeeze on homemade beignets (try it!) and grilled fish. Yum!

Meyer lemons are filled with goodness! Isn’t that something to strive for? Goodness? It’s the perfect time of year to ponder how we are working on our growth in all aspects of our person, especially our quest for the good. I haven’t really set out any resolutions this year, but I am on a continuing path to grow in faith.

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early morning serenity

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge | Comments Off on early morning serenity


I love watching the fisherman do their work in the serene silence of a foggy morning. They dropped their nets and drifted for a little while, long enough for a pod of pelicans to draw near. There’s a huge brown pelican nesting area near us, so when I spy the occasional small squadron of white pelicans I bring out the camera in hopes of getting a picture or two. Unfortunately, today was very foggy, and although the water was calm, and conditions were lovely (minus the fog), the lighting was not great. Still, I got a few good shots — all unfiltered and short of a little cropping, untouched. I hope the white pelicans hang around for a while!

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Scale: Big and Small

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge | Comments Off on Scale: Big and Small

Lying on the pier and looking at the sky from this perspective gave it a new scale. I feel huge in contrast with the sky, which looks tiny from this angle.

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Elemental: birds by the water

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge | 2 comments

This week’s photo challenge takes us to earth, wind, fire, and air. My contribution covers two of the elemental challenges, air and water. You might say I capture two birds with one lens.

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