Fun Barnyard Love Fotos For Cee’s Challenge


Flirty Goat

Narcissi Goose

Narciss Self Love  Goose

Chicken Kiss

Chicken Kiss

Cow Kiss

Cow Kiss

As I have mentioned before turkeys live on our block. I wake up to gobble gobble, when I went out to watch the sunset I heard the familiar call. Pretty soon there will be more turkeys if  swinging Tom has his way:

Swinging Tom

Swinging Tom

I have a lot of turkey pics Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge Barnyard Animals but this is the latest. As I put this together I realized that they are all love pics. Spring came early around here it seems!


Phoneography Sky Story

Memories of Duck and Cover


Looming Mushroom Cloud

Mushroom cloud

Mushroom cloud

Photos can inspire, entertain, tell stories and evoke memories. Saturday our sky was filled with dramatic cloud formations in 360 panoramas as if we were aiming in a big bowl of cloud soup. It was more like a tropical sky than a Winter Bay sky in winter.  Pulling into the parking lot at grocery store my husband ask me to be sure in get the Mushroom cloud over the Berkeley Hills.That led to a discussion of what it was like to grow up under the threat of nuclear inflation.How my mom would get me up early and sit me in front of the TV with my Post Toasties to watch an Atomic Bomb test.   Then later in October 1962  in Northern Oklahoma hearing the Jets fly over going from Nebraska to Florida during the Cuban missile Crisis.

Any one else have memories of the Atomic era?

Let me know what you think.


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Two Strange Beings for Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

Who Knew Goats had lower eyelashes

Who Knew Goats had lower eyelashes

Attempting to photograph a goat for Chinese New Year he kept trying to eat my tablet I ended up with wilh this oddball almost abstract image. Now for another strange creature here is a Frankin-plant I call “Dance with Me Henry”.

Coral Euforbia

Coral Cactus and friends.

According to Science Pro Online: “The Coral Cactus is not really a cactus, but two plants joined together to form a beautiful “Franken-plant”. A fan-shaped Eurphorbia lactea is typically grafted on top of a Euphorbia neriifolia or a cactus root stock.”

I didn’t know that I had a monster plant, when I meet Henry at the nursery, I just knew I had bring him home. He seems well behaved and a good portrait photography and for Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge.

Have you ever brought home a stranger? ;)




Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward

Second place in photography and first place in life with a great family

Second place in photography and first place in life with a great family

Rewarded with a blooming Iris only after a 2 year wait

Rewarded with a blooming Iris only after a 2 year wait

Reward of my students great work after 8 week class of iPhotography

Reward of great work by my students after 8 week class of iPhotography. Photo by Lee Williams

This weeks challenge Reward is open to a lot of possibilities this is just a few.

How has life rewarded you?

One Word Challenge: Bittersweet

Bittersweet Sunset

Bittersweet Sunset

Joseph's Coat Rose

Joseph’s Coat Rose bloomed today.

It is a bittersweet that my rose is blooming now. Undoubtably because of warm dry weather. The draught. It is too soon. By May they will all be gone and what will the May Queen wear in her hair?

One word challenge Bittersweet


Cee’s Which Way Challenge: Town or Country? Old or New?


San Francisco’s Castro District’s new rainbow crosswalks.



Tilden Parks WPA stone terraced path at Native Plant Garden.

Old or new, town or country, curved or straight: these paths lead somewhere interesting. Which one would you prefer?

Cee’s Which Way Challenge



Phoneography Choice Challenge: Nature and People


1-Elderberry iPhone 5s

Sword fern

2-Sword fern iPhone 5s

Patrick on base

3-Patrick on on the Gibson iPhone 5s

This weeks Weekly Photo Challenge was to create a  bokeh using rule of thirds, with it I finally was able to capture an images of the tiny elderberry florets that had often eluded me for years.  I went on to try out the technique  on a flaming sword fern on a hillside and my friend Patrick playing guitar in the late afternoon sun.

To Create a bokeh:For those of you shooting with a smartphone camera, you too can achieve a bokeh effect by bringing your phone close to your subject and selecting where you want your camera to focus. Simply compose your image in your screen, and tap your focal point.  You should see your camera autofocus on that area, and the background will fall into a blur. If it doesn’t focus, you’re a little too close. Hold your phone steady, and snap! Because of the nature of phone cameras, it won’t be as creamy of a

bokeh as you would get with a traditional camera, but it will still add depth to your image.

Part II

I used “wait for me” image in my class to demonstrate the how editing can change an image. A little girl catching up to her mom goes from a charming scene to something else with just a small amount of editing.

Wait for me 1

1-Wait for me iPad Air 2

2- Wait for me iPad Air 2

2- Wait for me iPad Air 2 Snapseed editing

Love hear what you think.

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Three Odd Statues for Cee’s Oddball Challenge #8

Daughter and Goats

Daughter and 3 Goats For Chinese Year of The Ram Starting this week.

Hang in There

Hang in There

At The Royal Cafe I’ve tried many different angles to get a good image of these odd Trapeze artist.

Thumbs up!

Thumbs up!

Really Good Cab Lunch on Fisherman’s Wharf, with butter running down to your elbows.

See Cee’s Od Ball Challenge for more Odd Images and a More about Chinese New Year.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Three for the Rule of Thirds

Green Orchid

Green Orchid

On the rock

On the rock

Gung Hey Fat Choy

Gung Hey Fat Choy

Shamelessly edited to wish everyone Happy Chinese New Year !

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Which images works best as an example of law of thirds for you?