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growing – crowded – tangled – exuberant – comfortable  This is what makes photo challenges so much fun – looking at an archive from a different perspective. My offerings are as diverse as the chosen topics, selected to match each of the descriptive words above: GROWING CROWDED TANGLED EXUBERANT COMFORTABLE    

In Miami’s sub-tropical weather spring is barely noticeable, that is until you hit the summer heat. Coming to the mountains in the spring is like a right of passage for us. I think my favorite sign, is the beautiful peonies that are gone way too soon.   Other indications are sightings of baby animals (groundhogs here), the first bird nests and hatchlings, elegant blooms such as iris and clematis, and the return of… Read More

I am super behind on this month’s seasonal photo challenges, but I figure better late than never. Nothing says summer to me like the lifeguard stands on Miami Beach, among my most favorite photo subjects. Sunny or cloudy it’s great to just people and wave-watch. I love to walk along the “boardwalk” with a camera in hand. I have boardwalk in quotes because part is paved. Of course, we are missing all… Read More

Living on the coast most of the year, I have a fair number of boat-related shots. This is a random selection of some of my favorite pics.

On a quiet Sunday – pretty lilies from our daughter’s new garden.

It’s great to take road trips around the USA and look for the quirky and unusual. I often rely on the app RoadsideAmerica to keep us entertained with trivia-Americana and alerts to unusual finds along the way. Even on those long roads to nowhere, it’s amazing what secrets are hidden off the next exit or slightly off the beaten path.  Here are a couple of my favorite surprises. The Corn Palace |… Read More

You inspired me to try a bit of selective color in this shot from Bodega Bay, California. BTW – amazingly delicious chowder and more at this spot, the Spud Point Crab Co. 

That halfway time, neither day nor night . . . . dusk. I always feel slightly suspended between two worlds.

This may be a bit of a twist, but today I am featuring doors from three historic facilities that once housed prisoners. As you can see, in less than inspiring conditions . . .

Photo challenge about a quiet moment features pics from India.

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