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This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge subject is “Summer Lovin’.” Krista asks that we “share a photo that says summer lovin’ to you. It might be a favorite pair of sandals you can’t bear to part with, the homemade salsa you made with veggies from your garden, the flowers you planted, or your family frolicking on the beach. If summer is on the way in your hemisphere, show us something hot hot hot: your homemade sriracha sauce, some friends shuckin’ and jivin’ on the dance floor, or even the furnace or boiler that heats your home.” Are you ready for some Summer Lovin’? In the summer time, I just have to be near water!

There is nothing like cold water on a hot day!

Going under!

Going under!

There is nothing like spending time on a black sand beach in Hawai’i!

One view of the black sand beach

One view of the black sand beach

Or sitting on the beach enjoying the sea!

The calm of the sea

The calm of the sea

Or, how about snorkeling in it?

A snorkeler in the ocean

A snorkeler in the ocean

And, at the end of the day, enjoying the warm evening sunsets!

Watching to sun set at the waters edge

Watching to sun set at the waters edge

This is my Summer Lovin’! What is yours?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Be well! ^..^

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Ben Huberman was chosen to pick out this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, and the topic he chose is “Containers.” He says, “From “Don’t judge a book by its cover” to “Don’t look at the jug, but at what it contains” (an old Rabbinic saying), we’re constantly taught that the contents of things are more important than the vessels, wrappers, and boxes that hold them in place. This week, let’s give outer shells their due and focus our lenses on things that contain other things.” So let’s go see what I have to share that fit this challenge!

Let’s celebrate the barrels that hold wine!

Barrels of wine

Barrels of wine

And the tanks too!

The tanks

The tanks

And the case boxes!

The tanks & wine boxes

The tanks & wine boxes

Let’s not forget the bottle!

5 Liter Wine Bottle

5 Liter Wine Bottle

I hope you enjoyed these containers!

Have a lovely Saturday and thank you for stopping by! Be well! ^..^

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Donncha Ó Caoimh has come up with the subject “Relic” for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge! He suggests that we share photos of what this topic means to us! So here we go with my version of relic!

From days past, here is a still standing relic from days gone by: The Jerome Grand Hotel, which was built in 1900.

The Haunted Jerome Grand Hotel

The Haunted Jerome Grand Hotel

Living in the Sierra Foothills, there are many old relics that date back to the gold mining days. Here is one such historic building found in Murphys, CA.

One of the many old buildings in Murphys

One of the many old buildings in Murphys

Old wagons can still be found in our area. This one is in the town of Columbia.

An old wagon

An old wagon

Here is a relic of days gone by. This wall is one of the last standing at the Kinishba Ruins in Arizona.

A look down a side wall of the village

A look down a side wall of the village

This tree is a different relic that the others above. This is one of the fallen trees found at Big Trees State Park. I believe this tree was about 1,500 years old! The man in the photo is 6’5.5″ tall!

One of the smaller trees

One of the smaller trees

One more…This relic is found on the island inside of Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe. Check out the little building on the peak of the Island. You will see it better if you click on the photo!

The island in Emerald Bay

The island in Emerald Bay

I hope that you enjoyed these photos of relics! Enjoy your Friday and thank you for taking the time to drop in!

Be well! ^..^

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Due to the birthday of the United States of America, Nilesh, another blogger, suggested that this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge should be about a party and how you celebrate! Let’s begin this with a photo featured on my 1st birthday of this blog!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

What better way to celebrate than with a glass of champagne!

Celebrating!

Celebrating!

And with a steak dinner!

A steak dinner!

A steak dinner!

Don’t forget the goofy glasses! At a party one needs to have some fun!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

How do you party?

Have a great Saturday and if you are in my neck of the woods, keep water with you during this heat wave!

Thanks for dropping by and be well! ^..^

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Michelle once again comes up with a great topic for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. This week she asks that we:

“Join me in navel-gazing, or show us something more everyday — your cat cuddled up with your dog, a red car in front of a yellow house, a figure silhouetted against a setting sun. Try a less literal take and snap a shot of the John Grisham and Shakespeare volumes sharing space on your bookshelf, or go totally figurative and share an image of a person you find full of contrasts.”

 

So here we go with the topic contrasts!

Contrasting textures

Contrasting textures

Contrasts

Contrasts

The amazing colors and contrasts

The amazing colors and contrasts

Contrasts of rust and yellow

Contrasts of rust and yellow

Beautiful color contrasts

Beautiful color contrasts

Contrasting colors

Contrasting colors

A contrast in colors

A contrast in colors

And one more…

A lovely contrast of colors in this reflection

A lovely contrast of colors in this reflection

I hope that you have enjoyed these contrasts! Be sure to check out some of the other posts at Contrasts!

Have a great Saturday, and thank you for dropping in to visit today!

Be well! ^..^

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Danielle Hark has asked participants in this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge to focus on “in between.” She says, “Capture something in the middle of two things. It can be a person or object, or simply the space in between. It can also be a feeling or relationship — a bond that connects people, or a space that separates. This word might also reflect a choice you need to make — the challenge of choosing one thing over another — or any kind of transition, from childhood to adulthood, single life to married life, day to night.”

So, here we go! Check out what I find that is “in between!”

This is a photo of grape juice from freshly pressed grapes that will soon become wine.

Juice from the press

Juice from the press

Between planting seeds and a fruit bearing plant, is the emerging seedling…

An emerging seedling

An emerging seedling

I am above and the ocean below and in between are clouds!

A storm cloud over the pacific

A storm cloud over the pacific

There is a cage between me and this lovely chicken!

Where are your red bits?

Where are your red bits?

There is a fence between me and this lovely lake!

The lake behind my house

The lake behind my house

Please do check out some of the other posts for this challenge! To get there, just click HERE!

Have a wonderful Friday, and thank you for taking the time to drop by!

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Michelle has asked that this week for the WordPress Photo Challenge that we “…share a photo that has a little something extra: An unexpected visitor, or a tranquil landscape with a splash of color. A lone carrot in a sea of peas. Draw us in with a humorous detail, or find a photo with an added element that makes it an image only you could capture.” Are you ready for a little something extra? Let’s go!

On the rocks

On the rocks

A snorkeler in the ocean

A snorkeler in the ocean

Sneak peak

Sneak peak

Lift off!

Lift off!

Thank you Michelle for the challenge!

I hope that you enjoyed these photos! May you have an amazing Saturday and be well! ^..^

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When I saw the subject of this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, which is “room,” what immediately came to mind were the rooms of the house we bought in 2006. So, while these are not the best photos, maybe you will see why we fell in love with this place. These photos were taken before we moved in. We had a lot of cleaning to do as no one lived in the house for one year. Pardon the dust!

I fell in love with all the wood.

From one end to the other

From one end to the other

This home was built as a summer home for a family, which is why our kitchen is so tiny!

The tiny kitchen

The tiny kitchen

This is the living room and it looks out to the screened in patio room.

Looking out to the screened in patio room

Looking out to the screened in patio room

Here is the screened in patio room. Check out all the pollen coating the floor!

Screened in patio room

Screened in patio room

Heading downstairs, there is a game room complete with a dart board and pool table! There is also a bench for you to sit on!

The basement game room

The basement game room

And in the basement, in a perfect spot as it is the coolest area of the house, we have a wine cellar! This is what it looked like when we moved in. Today the rack is full!

The wine cellar

The wine cellar

So, these are the rooms in our house! We love each and every one of them!

Have a great Saturday! If you are in my neck of the woods, stay cool and if you are out and about, then be sure to have water with you! Temps today will be in the mid-90’s! Be well!

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This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is Split Second Story. The challenge indicates: “For this week’s challenge, we want you to become a documentary photographer and attempt to capture a candid moment of a person, place, or thing. Put your National Geographic hat on and tell a story by documenting a moment in time through a single image. Capture the thrill of a skate park, or the calmness of a café patio. Let your imagination inspire and guide you!”

Tell me if these photos tell you a story!

Hanging from the rafters

Hanging from the rafters

Going under!

Going under!

Wine going into the bottles

Wine going into the bottles

The road that goes on forever

The road that goes on forever

A copy of a photo of Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox from Back to the Future III

A copy of a photo of Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox from Back to the Future III

Enjoy your Sunday! And, thank you for dropping by! Be well!

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Twist is the topic of this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge! The topic is described as “…unexpected, it’s surprise, it’s even an amazing ice cream choice.”

Here is my version of Twist!

Can you imagine camping and waking up to find this outside your tent?

Waking up in the morning while camping to this sight!

Waking up in the morning while camping to this sight!

Standing in the water of the river you find this swimming towards you!

Heading towards me!

Heading towards me!

Taking this macro shot revealed this unexpected sight!

Birds Nest Fungus holds a surprise

Birds Nest Fungus holds a surprise

When I took this shot I did not see the praying mantis. Can you find it?

Find the praying mantis!

Find the praying mantis!

Waiting…waiting…waiting…Then it erupted!

Old Faithful

Old Faithful

How is that for “twist?”

Thanks for dropping by and be well!
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