The Gratitude Attitude~A New Home

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A tree outside our kitchen balcony greets me each morning as I push open the shutters. How grateful I am to have this leafy bower right in front of our new home. We had seen a model of our apartment, but not the actual unit until we moved in. Talk about trust! A gift from the Universe, put here for me. I know it is.  I am grateful for our new home. Thank you.

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Phoneography Challenge~Nature as You See It

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Struggles to see in black and white

I vacillate

Nature is alive with color

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The Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge is prompted by Lens and Pens by Sally

 

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The Sunday Traveler’s Summer Wrapup

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Summer is wrapping up here in the Sunday Traveler’s corner of the world. Summer, slipping through my fingers, and through my mind’s eye. Only the picture in mind is of days and days of preparing for a move, the move, and the unpacking from the move; plus a few other assorted and sundry items of family business that seem to have gobbled up any thought of lazing about on a beach. The photo above was taken in Sayulita, Mexico, where I truly do remember lazing about and eating fish tacos in one of those chairs. A trip that began with last minute flight changes, running through airports to make connections, to finally get to our destination in Mexico….with the plane landing on the wrong runway. Aye chihuahua! More on that next week. But, as is our way, we’ve saved the best for last, and will take our summer vacation in the fall as we usually do, when we return to another tropical setting, a place that has our hearts wrapped around its aloha. 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue at The Museum

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“Dialogue | The Daily Post//

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Dialogue is an engaging conversational exchange.

When it comes to photography, dialogue can be perceived as a consensual interaction between two images.

Placed next to each other, each photograph opens up to meanings that weren’t there when viewed alone.

Each composition reveals the photographer’s specific sensitivity to certain content or visual elements. ” ~Frederic Biver

 

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The Gratitude Attitude ~ The Summer’s Bounty

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Brought to our kitchen

coming from the vine

labor of the sun

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Visit Colline’s blog for more to be grateful for.

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Phoneography Challenge; Goodbye to Picket Fences

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I took one last walk in the old neighborhood last Thursday before we moved on Friday. It was the bucolic little suburban neighborhood out on the edge of Northern California’s Central Valley country; a pretty good combination for me. But both my husband and I were ready for our move and change in living environment. Back to San Francisco’s East Bay and “civilization”, a fantastic vibrant life style; and we’ve moved back to apartment living, downsizing tremendously.  I’m sure I’ll have more to say about this later.  I’m eager to get out there with my camera….right after I unpack a few more boxes. 

For more phoneography in today’s challenge, move on over to Lens and Pens by Sally.

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Sunday Quick Shot in Valladolid, Mexico

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Sitting in the central plaza in Valladolid, Mexico; in Yucatan. 

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Keeping an Eye on Things

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I’m packing it up in earnest now, and moving to a new home over the next several days. I’ll be seeing you next week.

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Phoneography Challenge in Black and White: Riding a Wild Horse

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Life’s first adventures

begin in circles

picking up speed

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The weekly phoneography challenge is sponsored by the blog, Lens and Pens by Sally.

 

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Quick Shots on Sundays: Egyptian Beauty at The Luxor

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