Out of this World: Indescribably Awesome, Extraordinary

Today’s photo challenge takes us out of this world, giving us a change to view things from a different perspective.   A patterned icicle     Snow triangles in a diamond     Patterned beach sand     Clam shell     Light at the end of the tunnel     Sand, water, rock   […]

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Sweet: Denoting a Pleasant Taste Like that of Sugar

Today’s photo challenge is sweet!  How fitting for Valentine’s Day.  As I looked through my photos, I realized I had more vege pics than confections.  I’m sure that means something, but I’m not sure what.                               Posted in response to Daily […]

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Tour Guide: See it Like a Native

Today’s photo challenge takes us right into the center of our town.  Hope you enjoy the tour guide of our fair little city.   Large old trees scattered throughout the landscape     Seasonal color right down to the roots     The town clock which alerts us to the hour day and night   […]

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Beloved: Dear, Precious, Much Loved

Today’s photo challenge proved to be an emotional exercise, bringing back so many wonderful memories.  The photos stand as solid reminders of how blessed I am to be  part of a truly loving and affectionate family.  The theme is of a more personal nature, but love is a universal language.  I hope you enjoy seeing […]

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Variation on a Theme: Different or Distinct Form or Version of Something

Today’s photo challenge puts a new layer on the usual theme by introducing variation.  Hope you enjoy the photos.   Firewood:  Halves, Whole, and a Wayward Branch     Varied Walkway at Ft. Sumpter, South Carolina       I Love Sheep!  (I think the older one is sticking its tongue out at me.)   […]

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Silence: Quietude, Stillness, Tranquility

Today’s photo challenge, silence, looks like snow to me.  But it also brings to mind mountains, beaches, and open green spaces.  Enjoy the quiet beauty. This perky cardinal did everything he could to dodge my camera. Alone at Riverwalk, Charleston, South Carolina Lensbaby, Magnolia Gardens, South Carolina Quietude on the coast of South Carolina Tranquility […]

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Growth: Develop, Mature, Germinate, Increase

The photo challenge has returned and today’s subject is “growth.”  With so much snow and ice this January, it’s a wonderful time to dream of spring and put some perky little flowers on display.  Enjoy!   Echinacea is one of my favorite flowers.     I love photographing fern tips.     Rhododendrons are stunning […]

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Favorite Photos of 2017

Today’s photo challenge celebrates the end of the year with our favorite personal photos from 2017, not necessarily our best but photos that are meaningful to us.  Mine all have one thing in common:  peaceful settings.   Lighthouse at Lake Michigan     My favorite reading spot on the campus of Calvin College     […]

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Wish No More! How to Have a Truly Peace-Filled Christmas

A nostalgic Christmas seems to be our dream—snow falling gently upon the countryside, cardinals perched outside a large picture window, a full moon lighting the night sky, gingerbread cookies baking in the oven, smiling children sitting around the Christmas tree, a fire crackling in the fireplace, Christmas carols filling the air with peace and good […]

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Ascend: To Move Upward, To Rise

Today’s photo challenge is based on the word ascend, which sent my thinking upward.    Hope you enjoy the photos.   Golden hour at the water park, Charleston, SC   Pumpkins on the ascent, Historic District, Charleston, SC   Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC   French Huguenot Church with Gothic Revival arched ceiling, Historic District, […]

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