Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) and Flower of the Day (FOTD) AND Water, Water Everywhere (WWE)!

Self multi-posting/multi-tasking like mad!

There’s a brief break in the rain. Self has to fetch a book from the library, then dash to the post office.

In the meantime, she did a quick check of her backyard. And found her plants doing quite well, thank you very much.

Here’s a close-up of her loropetalum razzleberri “fringe flower” for three photo challenges: CMMC, FOTD, and Jez’s WWE!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Lens-Artists Challenge # 180: Favorite Images of 2021

Thank you to Tina Schell of Travels and Trifles, host of this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge, Favorite Images of 2021.

  • First and foremost, let me begin by wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. As always, the turn of the calendar page to January 1st brings with it an opportunity to begin anew ā€“ having learned lessons, accomplished some of our goals, or perhaps having simply survived to start a new day. Whatever our thoughts about the year just passed, we once again have a chance to make the new one even better. — Tina Schell

Without further ado, here are self’s favorite images of 2021:

Despite the pandemic, self managed to do quite a lot of things in 2021.

HUH. Who would have thought?

Seems the vaccines do work!

Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) #18: Garden Art

Still playing catch-up! Marsha Ingrao explains the Photographing Public Art Challenge on her blog, Always Writes.

For this post, self has decided to focus on Garden Art. Well, not sure they rise to the level of Art. But they are man-made and have a certain aesthetic of beauty.

The hanging heart and the Buddha planter are both in self’s front yard.

The hanging wind chimes are from a garden in Carmel.

The fence with bottles is from a friend’s backyard in Menlo Park.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Here’s hoping everyone has a wonderful, safe New Year’s!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC): Basically Two Colors

Wowee! Self is always happy when she can participate in one of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges!

Here’s her “Basically Two Colors” photo:

Basically Two Colors: Fuschia and Green

Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge: Euryops Is Outdoing Itself!

Self went to the backyard this morning and simply couldn’t believe how many more flowers were blooming on the euryops. That is one monster euryops bush! Just lookit!

Thanks to Cee Neuner for hosting Flower of the Day!

Flower of the Day: Silky Yellow Euryops

The garden’s pretty much done with flowers. Except for the euryops in the backyard. It started blooming BIG TIME about a week ago.

They are such homely flowers, but wow. This bush. It is monstrous. And the flowers have a sort of silky texture. Which isn’t the case with most euryops.

Much thanks to Cee Neuner for her Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge!

Backyard Champion, Reliably blooming year after year!

Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge: Leaf-Littered Side Yard

The euryops is starting its crazy season of bloom again. Isn’t it a tad early? Nevertheless.

She’s posting this for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC): Reflections or Shadows

Self is always glad when she can join one of Cee’s Foto Challenges. The theme for this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC) is reflections or shadows.

She has never seen reflections as sharp as those in Annaghmakerrig Lake, in Ireland. She took these pictures one cold March day.

The final picture is from Monet’s garden at Giverny, which self visited in 2017.

Skywatch Friday 1

The rules are simple: Every Friday, post a picture of SKY.

Here’s mine:

Taken

Share Your Desktop, November 2021

Thanks to Clare’s Cosmos for hosting the Share Your Desktop Challenge!

Self’s desktop doesn’t change for months on end, but she recently changed it to a shot of her backyard, taken one early morning last week.

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