Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 151: From Large to Small

from the host of this challenge, P. A. Moed:

  • This week, we’re thinking about size–from large to small. For this challenge, pick a color and select several photos that feature that color.  Start with a photo of a big subject in that color (for example, a wall) and move all the way down to a small subject in that same color (for example, an earring).

Self’s color is Sky Blue. She took the sky picture this morning, and the others a few days ago, from her porch.

Last on the Card Challenge: May 2021

This challenge is hosted by bushboy’s world.

The last on the card was this picture of a columbine, which self already posted for Flower of the Day.

She’ll post it side by side with the next-to-the-last shot. Which was of the same columbine, though self doesn’t like it as much as the one she posted earlier.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC), 2 June: Macro or Close-Up

Love Cee Neuner’s Photo Challenges.

Here’s another: Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge

  • just get as close to the subject as your camera lens allows.

My close-up of the day: my hydrangea ‘Nikko blue,’ just starting to bloom.

When my hydrangeas start blooming, I know summer is officially here.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Flower of the Day (FOTD), 30 May: Columbine

The columbine on self’s front porch are blooming again. She went out to take a few pictures for the May Colors and Letters Challenge (today’s color is Orange Red), but ended up taking pictures of her other flowers as well.

Thanks to Cee Neuner for hosting the Flower of the Day Challenge!

May 30 Colors and Letters: ORANGE RED

Self is joining the May Colors and Letters Challenge. More about it here.

The color for May 30 is Orange Red.

Self decided to take pictures from her front porch today. Well, the geraniums in the first picture look more pink, come to think of it. Oh well, they’re pretty, she’ll just leave them in.

Cee’s Black and White Challenge (CBWC): Five

She can barely post or think straight, she’s just so sad about the San Jose VTA shootings. Nine innocent people died.

Blogging is a distraction on this very, very sad day. The loss of life, so unnecessary. Each individual was a good person, a good worker.

If someone doesn’t like his job, can’t he just quit. Isn’t that an option.

This afternoon, self decides to try Cee’s Black and White Challenge. There’s an additional theme: Five.

The host is Cee Neuner, who also hosts many of self’s favorite challenges: Flower of the Day, Fun Fridays, etc

First, a picture that was one of her favorites, with deep reds and purples, that she turned sepia for this challenge. There are five blooms. (Oh no, she just saw a little one in the corner. EEEK! She fiddled with it so long that she’ll go ahead and post):

Next, this picture didn’t need any re-touching. The ceiling fan of her Airbnb during her recent trip to Sacramento. The fan has five rotor blades. YES!:

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Flower of the Day (FOTD), 15 May: Iceberg

Thank you to Cee Neuner for hosting the Flower of the Day Photo Challenge.

Self’s Iceberg roses are coming on strong in her front yard.

You will notice how the plants are more or less “layered” — the Iceberg grows in between the branches of a Japanese maple. She planted things because she didn’t know which ones would “take.” And this is the result.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC): Close-Up or Macro

Oh, goodie, self has the perfect picture for this week’s CMMC:

This year, she bought a new clematis from Wegman’s. It had the prettiest white flowers. Now, the bloom is over. Instead, there are these:

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Life in Colour, May Challenge: Purple 2

Took these pictures for this month’s Life in Colour Challenge, hosted by Jude on Travel Words.

Self has more flowers in the front yard, but lots of people are out and about and she feels self-conscious crouching underneath a bush to take close-ups of her flowers.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Flower of the Day (FOTD), May 7: Fourth of July, Blown

The Fourth of July is past its peak. It’s still laden with flowers, but the petals are starting to fall. Thought that in-between phase was worthy of documenting for the Flower of the Day Photo Challenge:

Wait for next year. Amazing to think self will have to wait that long to enjoy blooms whose peak will last two weeks, at the most.

Makes you think of ache, impermanence, waiting.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

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