Category Archives: Photography

Color Your World Wisteria (Not)

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Color Your World Wisteria (Not)

This is not wisteria. I’m not sure what this bush is called, but the color is close to wisteria, so I’m using it for the Color Your World challenge, and for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge as well.

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Creative Juice #34

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Creative Juice #34

Thirteen articles to inspire you.

It’s Easy Being Green

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It’s Easy Being Green

Participating in The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge:

Spring

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Spring

I’m participating in the Tuesday Photo Challenge this week. When I saw the prompt yesterday, I knew that several of the plants I’ve been seeing on my morning dog walks would be perfect.

For me, spring is all about buds and blossoms.

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Ocotillo with buds.

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Prickly pear with buds. We should have blossoms next week.

Did you know that pomegranates bloom? My neighbors have had this tree for years, but I never noticed the blossoms before. (You have to have flowers before you make fruit. Duh.)

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The circle of life: blossom juxtaposed with last year’s rotting fruit.

Aloes have the ugliest blossoms ever. But hummingbirds think they’re delightful.

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Have you ever seen desert dandelions? They spring up whenever we have a few drops of rain.

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They don’t stay pretty long, though; within days they’re seedy and three feet tall, like these in my back yard.

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And they’re very tenacious. They have evolved to fight back if anyone tries to weed them out. Check out the thorny leaves. Ouch!

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Wordless Wednesday: Oleander

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Wordless Wednesday: Oleander

Doing double duty today–this is also my offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.

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TUESDAYS OF TEXTURE | WEEK 12 OF 2017

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TUESDAYS OF TEXTURE | WEEK 12 OF 2017

My offerings for the Tuesdays of Texture Challenge:IMG_0055

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Creative Juice #33

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Creative Juice #33

 

Thirteen things to tweak your creative bones.

  • The art of Bo Bartlett. It makes me long for the beach.
  • Get smarter. (I think doing even 5 or 10 of these things would help.)
  • Writing tools.
  • Life-saving reading list.
  • Don’t you hate pressboard? Yet this is beautiful.
  • The power of story. Interview with the author of The Shack.
  • Gorgeous quilts from the Killer Bees quilt show.
  • The versatility of black and white photography.
  • I am not promoting the book in this trailer (though it might be very good); I just think the idea of analyzing habits you want to break is intriguing:

Wordless Wednesday: Rosebush

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Wordless Wednesday: Rosebush

Doing double duty today–this is also my offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.

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Texture: Week 11 of 2017

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Texture: Week 11 of 2017

For the Tuesdays of Texture challenge:IMG_0025

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Curvaceous

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Curvaceous

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge with prompt: curve.

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