Weekly Photo Challenge – Evanescent

A moment in time. That’s what Krista Stevens focuses on in this week’s WordPress Challenge theme. The term she used is evanescent. The definition: Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence, quickly fading or disappearing. You can read her entire challenge post here. The first thing that came to my mind was that fleeting time around sunrise and sunset.  Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Heritage

Fargo, North Dakota.

This week, Ben Huberman asks us to “share a photo that channels a living tradition, whether it’s your own or someone else’s.” In that post, he shared an image of a Reconciliation Pole. The pole, a 55-foot (16 m) long totem that commemorates a sad time in North American history while at the same time honoring the Native American heritage. You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflecting


An interesting coincidence, this week’s Photo Challenge corresponds directly with my weekly theme and daily posts on my other social media pages. This week, Nancy Thanki’s challenge is to “share a photo that captures something reflected back to you in a way that made you look at your surroundings differently.” You can read her entire challenge post at https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/reflecting/. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Danger!

Lake Gatun, Panama.

On my bucket list for some time, I finally completed a cruise through the Panama Canal. Who would have guessed there might be an element of danger? While traveling through one of the lakes that make up part of the canal system, a barge pushing another barge caught my attention. I didn’t need a lesson in Spanish to understand the sign, or why the red building was on its own barge as far as possible away from the barge wheelhouse. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Earth

Chinle, Arizona.

With Earth Day just around the corner, (Saturday, April 22), Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to celebrate this planet on which we live. There are lots of places that I could have chosen to share a “scene that honors the outdoors,” and I chose Canyon de Chelly. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Surprise

Buckeye, Arizona.

For this week’s challenge, Jen H. suggests that “Much of photography is about discovery, and with discovery may come a surprise.” Her challenge is to share a surprise, as seen through the camera lens. You can read the entire challenge post here. It only took me a moment to realize that my share would require a gallery. Of course, I chose specific images to prove my point, and I can’t say my surprise was of a 100% consistency, but I had enough evidence to ask an expert, and my surprise was confirmed.  Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Security

Mandan, North Dakota.

This week, Krista asks us to feature something that signifies security. You can read Krista’s entire challenge post here. In the 19th Century, settlers traveled across the great plains territories and eventually settled in small communities throughout the upper midwest. Government troops provided security in forts built near these communities. Stockades, large fences, typically surrounded the forts and guard houses with high vantage points were constructed to provide an observation platform for the cavalry and foot soldiers to keep watch for Native Americans who weren’t always happy with their new neighbors. Continue reading