This week's weekly challenge is "Waiting." Life has a lot of waiting in it. My daughter is a gymnast and there is a lot of waiting in gymnastics. Here's one of her and her coach waiting for her turn to start warming up at the beginning of Region 2 2017 Championships. Here's one of her…Read more Not Waiting
When I saw the The Daily Post's Weekly Photo Challenge of "Structure" I was excited about getting some detailed shots of the balloons at the Spirit of Boise, since my daughter and I already had plans to go to the Saturday launch (tradition). When I got there, I got worried that the photos would fit…Read more Details from Spirit of Boise 2017
Textures When I saw that this week's photo challenge was "Textures" I thought, "This will be easy, I have a whole category for texture photos on my blog." The first thing I learned was only one photo portfolio project is tagged as "Textures," the other photos I have taken of textures were buried in my…Read more Best of Class – Textures
Usually Muscle Monday is about my kid. Today it is about me. I've been flexing my public speaking muscles lately and it's been amazingly satisfying. I joined Toastmasters International in 2008 and really enjoyed it but a rough time in my life when I got really depressed made me think dropping out of Toastmasters was…Read more Unusual Muscle Monday
While camping with the family over the 4th of July, I saw a beautiful object framed by these amazingly straight clouds right at sunset. I looked up what star or planet it could have been, Jupiter was the evening star that night, but I think Jupiter was supposed to be farther away from the sun.…Read more Is it a star? A planet? It’s probably a plane.
My daughter's gymnastics meets prohibit flash photography. Because of this, I am always fighting to find a balance between a fast enough shutter-speed for her speed but slow enough to not be completely underexposed. I enter these photos into the county fair every year. Every year I get passed over for ribbons because they are…Read more Lack of Focus and Light
Because it has been snowing recently... and because I love our family tradition of going to the Garden Aglow but we didn't get to go this year... I'm posting this beautiful picture of the dense amount of lights at the botanical gardens from Christmas Past. Oh, another reason I'm posting it is because the weekly…Read more Christmas in March