Shutterbugs and photo-lovin’ friends glad to have you join me for The World Through My Lens 05.2021. Today I am sharing my snapshots for both of the photo series my blogging buddy Terri at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives. Terri hosts the one-prompt-a-week Sunday Stills photo challenge . Also teaming up with my friend Lysha at A Camera and a Cookbook for today’s post. Lysa gives us 5 prompts each week and shares her own photos with an iSPY link up on Saturdays.
The World Through My Lens 05.2021
You might remember that once a month I share my photos for the Sunday Stills photo challenge with Terri at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives. Sadly (at least for me), the last photo post I created got ‘disappeared’ during my blog facelift. It featured the remainder of my photos for the Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt with Mary Lou and Ellen, a week of iSpy photos and a month of pictures for the Sunday Stills challenge. I was so frustrated when I realized that post was lost. But you can find my last successfully published photo post, here.
iSPY PHOTO CHALLENGE 05.2021
So, today, I am hoping to share photos for the last 2 weeks of Lysha’s iSpy challenge. Hoping because you never know what’s going to happen when I am at the wheel!!
I have an ongoing battle with our mailman. Until recently, I could never be sure that my mail was going to be put in my mail box. Have had so many misdelivered packages. Likewise, I have received mail for so many other people in my neighborhood. It is really, really frustrating. But things have been a little better lately. Knock on wood.
The photo for this prompt features my keychain suspended from our mailbox door, as I peer into the box to see what and whose goodies we have received today.
How You Feel Today
Lately, I feel like I am always on the verge of tears. We have a lot of stuff going on. That’s life, I know. But the worry about my mom is constant. My PC’s health has been troublesome. Lauren is going to have to have a heart procedure next month. This is a photo of Cami taken at breakfast the other morning as we were scrambling to get both girls dressed, fed and their hair fixed for school. She is teary for other reasons but the expression on her face represents how I am feeling on any given day.
In this month’s 10 on the 10th post, I wrote about 10 things I dislike to do. One of the items on my list was attempting to figure out what can be recycled and what can’t. We received this handy dandy guide in the mail but I still have so many questions. I’m really trying, though.
Shoot from the Hip
Not sure if I did this right. I put the camera at my hip but I could still see what I was shooting. When I pushed the button to snap the picture, I just hoped the camera didn’t wiggle so much that photo would be blurry. Turned out pretty well. Maybe I should employ this technique more often!!
While we were visiting Kentucky last month, PC and I took a few minutes to wander about the gardens at Waveland Historic Museum. It was delightful to immersed in all the green that filled the grounds. Blooming dogwood trees, wildflowers, moss and ferns and the thickest green lawn. Things I miss about ‘back home’ where I grew up because we now live in the desert southwest. Even birds of every color. Spotted this red bird balanced on a the sleek trunk of this dead tree. He was very cooperative to allow me to sneak up close enough to snap several photos.
Selfie (Spring) – quarterly pic
A few weekends ago, we stopped in the Lucky Brand store where PC commented on an outfit he really like on a female mannequin…dark wash, button fly jeans and a crisp, white button up shirt. Simple but classic. I tried on the jeans in the largest size I ever wear and they were so tight I couldn’t button them. So I came home and tried to recreate the look with clothes in my closet. Didn’t get any reaction from my Prince. But will use one of the pictures I took in my outfit to satisfy this prompt.
PC and I love nuts. All kinds. My favorites are probably peanuts and cashews. He like cashews and English walnuts. We eat them with such great gusto that it is hard to keep them in the house. So I improvised for this prompt.
Was thinking more along the lines of a thorn or sticker on a plant when I originally read this prompt. However, one morning this week, eyed these stickers among Lucia’s art supplies.
Christin Apodaca, a local mural artist has been sharing your talent on the walls of our outlet mall. She is very talented and is really jazzing things up out there. This is one of her latest creations.
Took this photograph while on a recent walk at the reservoir along the foot of the Franklin Mountains near home. Not sure what this flowering bush is…anyone else know? But it just grows wild in the desert. And is beautiful despite our near drought conditions. We rarely have clouds in the sky but on this early evening the clouds gave us a short-lived hope for some rain.
Sunday Stills 05.2021
Have missed joining Terri for this photo challenge. Taking pictures has become one of my favorite hobbies. When I am not participating in a challenge, I lose my enthusiasm for photography because I don’t know what to do with the pictures I am taking!! Glad to be back.
05.02.2021 Water: Swimming class
Water is in very short supply ’round these parts. Caught this very bossy duck giving swimming instruction at our man-made Ascarate Lake last weekend. She was scolding and correcting the form of her proteges the entire time I watched them. Was transported back to my days of swimming lessons – my last session during the summer between 7th and 8th grade. With an instructor who was a boy about my age. Talk about embarrassing.
05.09.2021 Weather: Rainstorm
While we were in Ohio and Kentucky last month, we were treated to a few rain showers. You might remember from my 10 on the 10th post this month my disdain for driving in the rain, and driving at night, and driving at night in the rain. I was driving from Lexington to Dayton when this rainstorm blew up. Couldn’t get out of the driver’s seat fast enough!! You’ll be relieved to know I wasn’t driving when I snapped this pic.
05.16.2021 Monthly Color Challenge: Gray
We finally had rain here in El Paso. We are more than 3″ below normal with less than an inch so far in 2021. Which explains why the Rio Grande is bone dry!! I shot this photo from our neighborhood park looking back toward the subdivision and Franklin Mountains. The original photo was gray but this Femme filter on Prisma enhanced the gray.
05.23.2021 Favorite Vacation Spot
The beach. Favorite beach…so far? Cancun.
Ahhh, it felt good to share the world through my lens 05.2021. Wish there was some widget or gadget I could add to my blog that would allow you to share a photo in a comment below. Would like to see a glimpse into your world, too.
Thank you for coming by. We have a busy weekend with baseball and a massage and my spring bucket list activity – the taco run on Saturday and church and swimming on Sunday. Hope you have some fun planned for your days off.
Hugs and kisses,