Shutterbugs and photography-lovin’ friends, welcome to The World Through My Lens, 06.2020. I am sharing my photos for this month’s prompts for the Sunday Stills photography challenge. Last month’s World Through My Lens post was a two-fer. Photos for both April and May. You can check it out here, and my March post World Through My Lens post, here.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 23
SUNDAY STILLS, 06.07.2020: Plant Life
Let’s face it, my thumbs are a pasty beige color. Not green at all. So I decided to hit my local Lowe’s in order to capture some plant life rather than plant death!
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 24
SUNDAY STILLS, 06.14.2020: Home
When I was a librarian, my pre-K and kinder teachers always requested a book called “Where Do I Live?” to help teach the children about the concept of all the places they could call home. Earth, the continent, country, state, city, community, neighborhood, street and finally house where they lived. When I read this prompt, I thought it would be fun to snap a pic of the “Welcome to Texas” sign on the border with New Mexico, then the El Paso city limits, and the sign for our subdivision, my street, and finally my home. But Covid has kept me from venturing out much for my photography. Dad gum it!! So, imagine seeing photos of that sequence below:
Earth–North America–United States–Texas—El Paso—Sandstone Ranch–and my home…
I processed this photo with the Prisma app and the Femme filter.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 25
SUNDAY STILLS, 06.21.2020: Rise/Set
Sunset. Over the Franklin Mountains. We rarely have clouds so having them to photograph is a treat. Also rarely have rain so we were excited at the possibility of a storm this evening. But it was too hot. Any chance of precipitation evaporated before hitting the ground.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 26
SUNDAY STILLS, 06.28.2020: Freedom
Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. All gave some, some gave all…for our freedom.
2020 Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt (#SPSH)
Welcome to the 2020 Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt (#SPSH) – the virus edition hosted by Patio Postcards. She describes the scavenger hunt like this: “There’s some searches for at home, close to home or away from home. I hope some encourage you to think outside of the box & some that may require an open eye to find. One rule … use photos you have taken between June 1st & September 30th of 2020, other than that, it’s meant for fun. Find some or find all, I hope everyone has fun with it.”
Items to Find
- A favorite piece of jewelry
- Something with or in a knot
- Something with the colors of your country’s flag
- A toy you play with
- Something you have more than one of
- An object in the shape of a triangle
- Something that displays a rule(s)
- A leaf longer than your hand
- Something that starts with the initial of your name (first or last)
- An object smaller than a paper clip
- Something you need to throw away
- Something that holds your favorite beverage
- A rubber band/elastic in use
- An object with wheels
- Something inherited
- Rough texture
- Something naturally round
- An object that can go in the water
- A stone/rock/pebble with some color in it
- Something with the number 7 in it
My Finds 06.2020
- #3, something with the colors of your country’s flag: I’ve made a couple of patriotic garlands using a garland I bought at Walmart, then adding additional tassels with red, white and blue fabric I bought at JoAnn’s.
- #5, something you have more than one of: daughters and granddaughters. Snapped this photo of my 3 beautiful El Paso girls the other day before taking Lucia to school.
- #7, something that displays a rule: or in the case of commissary during Covid, a lot of rules.
- #14, object with wheels: I discovered this little Moana figurine in a boat where Lucia had tucked it under the cabinet in the kids’ kitchen.
Alt A. An animal statue
Alt B. An item heavier than your shoe
Alt C. Something with four sides
Have you participated in any of the monthly photo challenges floating around social media? Had thought of hosting my own photo challenge for July but life is just too unpredictable right now. I struggle at times to just take the 4 photos for the Sunday Stills. Decided this wasn’t the right time to bite off more than I could potentially chew.
Here are the July prompts for Sunday Stills with Terri. Would love to have you join us. Hoping I can take advantage of the world opening back up, to snap some more diverse photos.
July 5 Perspectives
July 12 Sky
July 19 Wild and Weird
July 26 Yellow
Wishing you a peaceful first week of July. Thank you for spending a few minutes with me, checking out the world through my lens 06.2020.
Hugs and kisses,