Weekly Photo Challenge: My Halloween Card As Cover Art


 Bwah Ha Ha!

 Later in the week you may see this Thin Man (oh that could be another cover) but I couldn’t resist using my Halloween card as cover art for the Weekly Photo Challenge Cover Art. BTW, literary folks, I do know the real title for Damon Runyon’s story is “When Death Pays A Social Call” but I couldn’t get all the words to fit in the space. Maybe I’ll get a better font app in my Tricker or Treat bag. :)

Nurturing Thursday: A Reason For Fall


Be Aware!

Something old and no longer of use is leaving?
Perhaps something new and inspiring will be revealed?

I am a participant in Nurturing Thursday

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Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Jacqueline King
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Bowl of Cherries
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Pocket Perspectives
Hugmamma’s Mind, Body and Soul
Crowing Crone Joss

Cee’s Which Odd Way for Snoopy to Travel Challenge Entry


Snoopy in the Sopwith Camel flies over SF Bay

Snoopy and the Red Barron In the SF Bay

Snoopy and the Red Barron In the SF Bay at low tide.

For the 40 plus years I’ve lived in the SF Bay Area Snoopy in the sopwith camel has made his home on various pylons out in the bay near the East Shore freeway. When stuck in traffic I have occupied tired children and myself playing find Snoopy. Now there is a whole installation that allows us to walk right up and inspect him. There still is one small loan Snoopy way out if you look carefully but hard to photograph.

I guess this qualifies for both Cee’s Which Way and Odd Ball Challenges I just didn’t get it published in time for the Sunday Challenge and wanted to show it off after finally stopping to look at it after all these years.



Phoneography: Black And White Challenge Saves the Day

Two Modes of Transportation On The Bay

Pushing off

1-Pushing off from Albany Beach

Paddling on the bay

2-Lonely paddle on the Bay

Blue angels and Bay Bridge

3-Blue Angels over the Bay Bridge

Blue Angels over the Bay

4-Watching the Blue Angels over the Bay

October is the best weather, with lots of warm sun around San Francisco Bay. That means many of us are out in or near the water but there is so much glare colors are washed out, and often we in the East Bay are facing directly in to the sun; making it hard to get a good photo. Turning the images into black and white creates drama and tells more interesting stories.

Which story speaks to you?

Sorry I’m so late today but life happens. Happy Monday Challenge one and all!

I’m part of Lens and Pens Monday Challenge

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Refracted Light from a Witch Ball

Witches Ball

Witch Ball

Do you have your witch ball in place for Halloween?
According to folk tales, witch balls would entice evil spirits with their bright colors (and refracted light);the strands inside the ball would then capture the spirit and prevent it from escaping
They must work because my garden is free of evil spirits!

I really like sparkly refracted light this is my second post for This challenge.

Nurturing Thursday: You’ve Got The Green Light



Stuck in traffic?
Think of it as following your bliss!  

 Joy is right up there with Heart’s Desire
listen to Luciana Williams she has some down and dirty ideas for what to do when some one takes your joy.


Nurturing Thursday is the brainchild of Becca Givens

Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Carol Carlisle
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Bowl of Cherries
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Hugmamma’s Mind, Body and Soul
Pocket Perspectives

If any readers are interested in joining the nurturing, you are welcomed to do so … the more the merrier!!

Where’s My Backpack: Interiors Through the Decades

Originally posted on Slam on the Brakes, Pull Over, Take the Picture:

Ensenada Dance Hall

The Caretaker of this place said Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack came here to party in the


Renaissance Details of 1950’s Dance Hall

1960 represented by the Edsel

Edsel Intior

Edsel Interior with dancing girl

This building came as a kit directly from Buckminster Fuller

Ceiling Geodesic dome

Ceiling of Geodesic dome

 Present day Remodel

Remodeled Dinner at Christmas

Remodeled local Log Cabin Dinner at Christmas

We enjoyed a cheerful breakfast here New Years Day 2014.

Where’s My Backpack asked us to share our interior shots.
Which decade do you prefer or even remember ;)

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Phoneography: Close up of a Turkey Feathery Fan Dance

Sun lit feather

1-Sun lit feather



2 Feather

3- Feather in the shadows

4. Feather

4. Feather

I had no idea what I had to offer for the macro challenge today until I went into the kitchen and ray of light hit this turkey feather left and forgotten on a window sill. Leaning over the sink I captured a few images before the sun lit shadow dance diapered.
Law of Similars I find the feather tips look a little bird like as they sway across the  image. What do you think and which do prefer?

Lens and Pens Macro Challenge

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