Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #181 – Double Dipping

Tina is hosting this photo challenge and she is “suggesting that in addition to our challenge you explore and link to some of the other creative opportunities our friends and fellow challengers make available in the WP blogosphere or any other sites where you post photos.” Many thanks to Tina for encouraging us to participate in other challenges. Be sure to visit Tina’s original post Lens’Artists #181: Double Dipping

All the photos in this post were taken this week near where I live. The caption of each photo contains a link to the original challenge.

The Hibiscus (above) and Camellias (below) are blooming where I live.

January Camelia Cee’s Flower of the Day

For John’s Cellpic Sunday the only requirement is to include a photo taken with a cell phone, IPad or other mobile device. The next image was taken on an early morning walk with my IPhone 7S and then cropped and edited on my computer.

John’s Cellpic Sunday

Natalie wants to know how our week has been. My week as been filled with preparing for a trip and getting out to take a picture a day for nine days in a row. Maybe this is the year I’ll reach the goal of taking a picture a day for 365 days. This shrimp boat is one of my favorites from the week.

Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share

Terri’s Sunday Stills challenge topic is “The Future is Ours”. A flower bud’s future is to become a flower. We humans don’t know what our future will bring. I posted more about that in Every day is a gift.

Terri’s Sunday Stills The Future is Ours.

Many thanks to Tina, Cee, John, Natalie, and Terri for the inspiration for this post!

Wandering Dawgs will be taking a 2 – 3 week break.

Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, a national holiday set aside for Americans to give thanks for their blessings. This week I have been reflecting on how thankful I am for the many things that bring me joy.

I am thankful for my husband and soulmate, Henry, and our 51 years together. I am thankful for our two grown children and our four awesome grandchildren. I am thankful both my children and our two oldest grandchildren are with us this Thanksgiving.

I am thankful to live in a community with wonderful friends and neighbors and surrounded by amazing natural beauty.

I am thankful for the little things that bring me joy – spending time with family, laughing with friends, a butterfly on a flower, a hummingbird on the feeder, watching the birds in my backyard, or a beautiful sunrise.

I am thankful that I have been given the gift of another day above ground. I am thankful that I am healthy enough to do all of the ordinary every day things I enjoy.

This post is inspired by Lindy Low LeCoq’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #175; Follow your Bliss

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #174 – Shapes and Designs

For this challenge Patti has invited us to share images that feature shapes and designs.

The shapes and designs found in nature are amazing to behold.

Zebras at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Giraffe at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Monarch Caterpillar
Dogwood Blossom
Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Fungi on log in Georgia woods

Many thanks to Patti for this Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #174: Shapes and Designs