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This week’s topic for the WordPress Photo Challenge is “On Top.” This got me to thinking about what photos I can share with you that shows you the perspective of being on top. So, here we go!

What better place to start on top than Half Dome in Yosemite!

The top of Half Dome!

The top of Half Dome!

How about this lovely cactus with a blossom adorning its top?

On top of the world

On top of the world

Here is a different spin. This is the topside of one of the many tarantulas that stop by during mating season!

Top side

Top side

Here is a shot in Big Trees State Park, CA, looking up at the tree tops. Make you a bit dizzy? It did me!

Looking up a big tree

Looking up a big tree

Here is a shot looking at the top of one incredible thunderhead. This was in Leavenworth, WA.

A massive thunderhead

A massive thunderhead

Thank you to Sara Rosso for choosing this topic for the now Daily Post Photo Challenge!

Be well and thank you for stopping by! ^..^

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“…show us your take on a monument (broadly defined). It could be a fresh angle on a well-known tourist site, or a place nobody knows outside your community. It doesn’t even have to be an official monument. A legendary coffeehouse, a churchyard cemetery, the remains of a treehouse you’d built as a kid — anything can be monumental as long as it’s imbued with a shared sense of importance.”

This is the topic for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge! Let’s see what I can come up with, shall we?

My first thought for this challenge was of the monumental Grand Tetons!

The Grand Tetons from afar

The Grand Tetons from afar

WordPress is currently having issues as I am unable to upload a small 800KB photo. I might add more later, so do check back!

Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!

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‘In a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that captures the threshold — that point just before the action happens, that oh-so-sweet moment of anticipation before that new beginning. It could be a door about to open, or something a bit more metaphorical like a flower about to bloom. Looking forward to seeing how you capture “threshold.”’ This is the challenge Krista at the WordPress Photo Challenge is giving us in this week’s challenge! Hmm…what photos do I have that fits this challenge? Let’s go take a look!

Let’s start with this one! Here are a number of river rafters on the threshold of going into the rapids on the South Fork of American River…

On the brink

On the brink

I cannot describe the feeling one gets when entering an old gold mine shaft! What will we find beyond?

The mine entrance

The mine entrance

On the metaphorical side…Here is a black-eyed Susan on the threshold of opening!

Opening

Opening

What lies beyond the throat of this lovely orchid?

Open wide and say ahhhh!

Open wide and say ahhhh!

Ready for a nap? Here is our dear sweet Toby on the threshold of a dream!

Ready for a nap

Ready for a nap

Did I do OK? Be sure to check out other entries by clicking here!

Have an amazing Saturday and enjoy your weekend! Thanks, of course, for dropping by!

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This week the WordPress Photo Challenge subject is street life. Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to “…capture a scene that reveals a bit about a place…” So, with this in mind, I will take you to a number of places that I have been that do just this! Ready? Let’s go!

Let’s begin with a photo of the town where I live: Placerville, CA.

A view of Main Street

A view of Main Street

Here is a shot of another town here in the foothills…Murphys, CA.

The main street in Murphys

The main street in Murphys

Here is a street scene from Columbia, CA.

A view down an old town street

A view down an old town street

Taking you somewhere different, this street scene is found on the island of Santa Catalina, just off the Southern California coast…

One of the streets in town

One of the streets in town

Going much further south, we took a couple of cruises that brought us south of the border. These next photos are a huge contrast to life here in the foothills!

Here is a street in Puerto Vallarta.

A street in Puerto Vallarta

A street in Puerto Vallarta

This next one is in Mazatlan.

A street in Mazatlan

A street in Mazatlan

And one final shot. This one is in the town of Ensenada!

One of the busy streets

One of the busy streets

II hope that you enjoyed these street scenes! Thanks Cheri for this challenge! And, thank you, dear readers, for taking the time to drop in for a visit!

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Reflections. This is the subject of this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. So, let’s take a look at what I have come up with, shall we?

Here is a photo that for me is a bit nostalgic.  This is one of our local lakes which I like to frequent. I love the range of colors in this photo. How about you?

Reflections of a distant bridge

Reflections of a distant bridge

Visiting this same lake in one of our earlier years here, there was a model boat race. I took this shot at this event…

Reflecting boats

Reflecting boats

I love the way the clouds reflect on Jackson Lake. In the background: The Grand Tetons!

The Grand Tetons

The Grand Tetons

In Yellowstone, I fell in love with the reflections in this colorful photo! This is at the Grand Prismatic Pool.

Reflection in a pool in Yellowstone

Reflection in a pool in Yellowstone

One of my most favorite reflection shots, which is the final one for this post, is when my husband and I took a walk along the San Francisco Bay early in the morning. This shot, which I have featured before, is of the sun rising over the San Mateo Bridge. The sun is behind the ever present fog, and gave me this lovely shot!

The rising sun over the San Francisco Bay

The rising sun over the San Francisco Bay

I hope that you enjoyed this challenge and the photos that I have chosen! Please take some time to check out what others have done for this challenge! You can get there by clicking HERE!

Have a great weekend, and thank you for dropping by!

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The WordPress Photo Challenge this week is to go inside! After thinking about the subject overnight, I decided to feature the lovely features one can find inside flowers! I hope that you will enjoy these photos!

The inside scoop of an apple blossom

The inside scoop of an apple blossom

The inside of broccoli

The inside of broccoli

Crawling inside a plum blossom

Crawling inside a plum blossom

Inside a daffodil!

Inside a daffodil!

Inside vinca major

Inside vinca major

Inside a helleborus

Inside a helleborus

Check out these other posts that I really like that capture this subject well!

In Da Campo

Fire Bonnet

Chris Breebaart

Travel Words

Captured by Kylie

I hope that you found my photos amazing! Enjoy your weekend! And, as always, thank you for dropping by!

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This week’s topic for the WordPress Photo Challenge is “perspective.” Ash asks us to post photos of something that is not what it appears to be! So, here are some perspectives!

A daffodil

A daffodil

A nectarine blossom

A nectarine blossom

A peach blossom

A peach blossom

Plum blossoms

Plum blossoms

A different perspective! I played with my photos using Lunapic!

Thanks for stopping by today, and have an amazing Saturday! Enjoy your weekend!

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This week the folks over at WordPress have chosen “Threes” for their Weekly Photo Challenge! Here is what they are asking for:

“In a nutshell, a three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather:

1) An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject.
2) A relationship: two elements interacting with one another.
3) A detail: a close-up of one part of your subject.”

So, let’s head into the world of wine making!

Here is my establishing shot. These bins are loaded with grapes ready for processing!

Grapes ready for crush

Grapes ready for crush

My relationship shot: The grapes have been sorted and are dropping into the destemmer.

In process

In process

For the detail shot, here is a close up of juice coming off the press!

Juice from the press

Juice from the press

Did I meet this challenge? Here are three that I really liked!

Elizabeth Krall Photos

Beyond the Brush

The Adventures of Inigo Boy

Well, it is the start of the weekend! Go out and have a good one, and of course, thank you for dropping in! ^..^

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This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge subject is “Treasure.” The objective is to share with you what I treasure. What I treasure most are my family, friends and life itself. I also treasure the beauty that can be found in the world around us! Here are some photos of beauty!

The art found in nature

The art found in nature

A baby acorn woodpecker

A baby acorn woodpecker

Developing fruit

Developing fruit

One colorful gecko

One colorful gecko

Beauty in a flower

Beauty in a flower

Stacked stone

Stacked stone

I hope that you enjoyed these photos! Here are some other posts with some really great photos of other peoples treasures!

What Is It?!?

Alexandra’s Blog

Veronica Roth

Filimages

Thank you for taking the time to drop in and visit! May you have an amazing Saturday! Enjoy your weekend!

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This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is “Selfie.” This is something new that has come about with the new cell phones where one takes a photo of themself. I must say that the last thing I ever think of when I am taking photos is to take a photo of myself. There is certainly a lot more of the world out there that is more interesting to me than to share than a photo of myself! So, with this in mind, here are my photos of “Selfie:” Photos that represent my personality and interests!

Inside the Birds Nest

Inside the Birds Nest

Reflections

Reflections

A lone wolf

A lone wolf

Face in the Desert Stone

Face in the Desert Stone

For the women

For the women

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

Well, there you have it! My version of “selfie!”

Enjoy your Saturday, and thanks for dropping in today!

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