Shutterbugs and photography-lovin’ friends, welcome to The World Through My Lens, 02.2020. The photos below were taken during February for the 2 photography challenges I am participating in this year. One challenge is the Sunday Stills series hosted by Terri at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives. And the other is #belonglifestyle with my friend Dani and the gals at The Belong Life Style on Instagram and their blogs. You can visit last month’s The World Through My Lens post, here.
Here are some of the images I captured the second month of the year.
The WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 5
SUNDAY STILLS, 02.03.2020: Shadows
SUNDAY STILLS, 02.09.2020: Sweet
My PC is very sweet and so was the cinnamon brioche French toast with lemon-blueberry curd I had for breakfast at Wildflower Bread Company. Got a kick out of that sweet throw back phone on the wall, too. Wonder if anyone remembers how to use them any more.
WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 7
SUNDAY STILLS, 02. 16.2020: For the Birds
Work with me here. This was a toughie for me. I am not a big bird fan. In fact, really find them rather distasteful. It’s the way they seem to think of the whole world as their personal bathroom. Also not fond of their swooping down on me to use my hair as their toilet.
But I do think it is kind of cute the way birds make their homes in the giant saguaro cacti. I think mostly woodpeckers but could be mistaken. Decided to put my dusty librarian hat on and looked it up.
Saguaro cacti are host to a great variety of animals. The gilded flicker and Gila woodpecker excavate nest cavities inside the saguaro’s pulpy flesh. When a woodpecker abandons a cavity, elf owls, screech owls, purple martins, finches and sparrows may move in. [source]
WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 8
SUNDAY STILLS, 02.23.2020: Early
The view from our balcony of the freshly fallen snow early in the morning.
#BELONGLIFESTYLE FEBRUARY PHOTO CHALLENGE
Shared the recipe for my grandmother’s cinnamon and orange rolls a few weeks ago. They are definitely sweet to eat and bring back many sweet memories.
Lifting light weights while walking.
This glass bouquet was hanging above a seating area at the Wildflower Bread Company. I thought it was so pretty. Tried to capture it from several angles. You never know what you’ll see when you look up!
Bought my smallest galentines a new outfit for Valentine’s Day.
Captured this bee on the wildflowers growing along the hike up to White Tanks. I don’t actually want him to be mine. But, he works for the prompt.
Before and After
Before the UTEP basketball game began and after.
Not sure when I last washed my car before 02.17.2020. It had been so long that one trip through the car wash didn’t get it perfectly clean. But it looked much better.
Suspended silverware on display at Crave Restaurant. We had dinner here before the Alan Jackson concert which was divine.
What I Wore
Cowboys boots seemed only fitting for the Alan Jackson concert. Don’t you agree?
(Saturday) Morning Routine
I prefaced this prompt with my own word – Saturday because we can’t do this every morning. But on Saturday mornings, we open our bedroom door as soon as we wake up and let the kitties climb in bed with us. Can you see Purrsnickitty on the left and Purrsimmony on the right?
By my count, that leaves me with sharing the last 7 days of the @belonglifestyle February Photo Challenge. Haven’t check to see if they have prompts up for March but will. Hope to continue with that challenge and of course, Sunday Stills with Terri.
Update: The gals at Belong Lifestyle are not doing another photo challenge until late summer or fall. So, I will check back with them in a few months.
Did you snap some favorite photos this past month? Do you use a phone camera or something grander? I have been trying to take a photography class for over a year now with no luck. A friend recently shared classes being offered on Tuesdays by local photographer Monica Lozano. But pickleball lessons may be moving to Tuesdays. Ugh. Will I ever learn how to use my DSL well??
Have my timer set to ring so I can get busy cleaning house. With 53 seconds, I must bid you farewell. Thank you for coming by!!
Hugs and kisses,