Category Archives: Photography

Creative Juice #278

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Creative Juice #278

These articles held my interest this week:

Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: Signage

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No parking
Speed humps

More Oddballs.

Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Flower Border with Fallen Leaves

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Flower border with fallen leaves

More FOTD.

Flower of the Day: Narcissus

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Narcissus

More FOTD.

Creative Juice #277

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Creative Juice #277

Ideas for a better life and more and better art.

A Photo a Week Challenge: View

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The view behind the visitor's center at Usery Park
The view behind the visitor’s center at Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa, Arizona.

More Photo a Week participants.

Wordless Wednesday: Man and Dog

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Greg & Ralph

Creative Juice #276

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Creative Juice #276

For creative people everywhere.

  • Wallpaper. You either hate it or love it. Here are some designs that might win you over.
  • This quilter finished a lot of lovely quilts in 2021.
  • A bunch of pretty quilts in different stages.
  • These ceramic mugs are works of art. (If you like animals, you’ve got to click this link.)
  • Wildlife photographs.
  • Do creative people ever misplace their tools? (Guilty.)
  • What habitual reading does for your brain.
  • Street photography.
  • What is it about successful authors that made their careers take off?
  • Resources for writers.
  • So, you quit your day job to write fulltime and now you can’t pay the bills? Here are some side hustles that will earn you a little cash and also help you be a better writer. Lots of openings right now.
  • How to generate content quickly.

Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Impatiens

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Impatiens
More FOTD.

My Favorite Photos of 2021

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Every year I like to go through my photographs and choose some to share. Some you’ve seen before, some not. Because of the never-ending pandemic, I didn’t didn’t go out to take that many photos, but I’m fond of these:

bokeh
Ocotillo.
Palm
Palmetto, I think.
Triceratops 2
Triceratops. More dinosaur sculptures here.
Cat's claw
Cat’s claw vine after rain.
Bridges
Three bridges over Tempe Town Lake.
red bird of paradise
Red bird of paradise. I love how the blossoms look against the sky.
hibiscus 1
Hibiscus in my backyard.
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Beautiful rose from the garden at Mesa Community College. More roses from that shoot here.
Poppy
Poppy.
Juniper
Juniper.
Red bird of paradise leaves
Leaves of red bird of paradise.
Ralph
Ralph.
Superstition Mountain
Near Lost Dutchman State Park. I love taking pictures in the desert. I took this while my daughter Katie and I were scouting out places to hold her outdoor wedding. I hope to share more about that soon. Spoiler alert: it didn’t happen here.