Shutterbugs and photography-lovin’ friends, welcome to The World Through My Lens, 03.2020. The photos below were taken during March for the 2 photography challenges I have been 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. The #belonglifestyle photo challenge concluded in February but I was lacking a few days of the challenge in last month’s World Through My Lens post.
The World Through My Lens 03.2020
Here are some of the images I captured for the World Through My Lens o3.2020.
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The WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 9
SUNDAY STILLS, 03.01.2020: Near and Far
You have probably at least seen one of my poppy photos by now. I have sprinkled all of my social media accounts with poppy pics. Especially now days since I can’t see my babies to snap and share shots of them.
This year’s crop of poppies were spectacular. And very uplifting for me. So please permit me to share a few more poppy pics.
The WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 10
SUNDAY STILLS, 03.08.2020: National or State Symbol
Somewhere I have lovely photos of the bluebonnets that grow wild in the hill country of central Texas. They are the state flower of Texas. But I couldn’t find them on my laptop photo files anywhere. Waited for a bald eagle to fly by or to run into the Liberty Bell somehow but that didn’t happen either.
As an alternative national symbol thought I could snap a photo of the McD.’s golden arches. But quarantine. So I am borrowing this image. You can read a little about my precious Texas in a recent post I wrote for Where Bloggers Live.
The WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 11
SUNDAY STILLS, 03.15.2020: Green Macro or Close Up
One minute our flowering trees were winter bare and the next minute they were lush with springtime blossoms. This is our Japanese cherry tree. I once had a car wreck that involved a Japanese cherry tree.
The WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 12
SUNDAY STILLS, 03.22.2020: Favorite Place
When the girls were young, our favorite restaurant was Casita Linda. We were regulars and felt very at home there. It was the place we celebrated many milestones. We were last there with Lauren and family, right before the coronavirus took off. This is the table where we sat. Casita Linda is definitely a favorite place.
The WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 13
SUNDAY STILLS, 03.291.2020: No Challenge
#BelongLifeStyle February Photo Challenge
Favorite Outfit Selfie
This is not exactly a favorite outfit as much as it was a surprise outfit. I was about to purge this blouse and skirt but decided to wear it to church. Decided I still really like it and probably need to wear a little more red.
Spring capsule wardrobe challenge day 3 outfit. Striped tee, olive joggers, denim jacket, white tennies. And poppies.
Easter eggs. Of all sorts. Dyed, decoupaged, painted. So sad that we won’t be having the babies around for an Easter egg hunt this year.
I Woke Up Like This
Well, not quite like this. I used the Gothic filter available through the Prisma app on my phone to make things a bit more interesting.
It had been about 3 weeks since I had gotten a snuggle from these babies. Finally, on Thursday last week, I dropped off dinner for the kids and was able to hold my grands for just a few minutes.
This little one and I have been doing fourth grade math together – long division – and reading the book Frankie Sparks Class Pet.
Pop of Color
My new Alison&Aubrey bead bracelet adds a pop of color to my spring outfits.
Makes Me Smile
Each time we walked down the corridor of the hospital on the way to my mom’s room, we passed this lovely stained glass window. When I felt exhausted or worried or angry, seeing it made me smile. So I took a picture of it. Taking a photo was kind of like capturing a smile for a future rainy day.
This is Axel Rose. He belongs to my brother’s girlfriend LeeAnn. And this boy knows how to relax.
He gave me a lesson in relaxing. I was pretty quick to catch on, if I do say so myself.
Did you snap some favorite photos this past month? I spent parts of 3 days photographing and playing in the poppies. They just have this hypnotic affect on me. Even broke out my Sony DSL for a few shots.
What 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 interfered and now COVID-19. Will I ever learn how to use my DSL well??
Would you like to join the Sunday Stills challenge? Here are the prompts for April, and the month is early!
04.05.2020 Fantastic Florals
04.12.2020 Lifted Spirits
04.19.2020 Mother Earth
04.26.2020 Dog Day Afternoon
Grab your cameras and have some fun!
Hope you are finding interesting diversions to fill these stay-at-home days. I am trying to balance between chores and hobbies. So far, so good. Stay well, darling friends.
Hugs and kisses,