Shutterbugs and photography-lovin’ friends, welcome to The World Through My Lens, 08.2020 & SPSH. I am sharing my photos for this month’s prompts for the Sunday Stills photography challenge. In my posts for both June and July, I also featured my first photographs for Patio Postcards’s 2020 Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt (#SPSH). This month, I am continuing to cross off a few prompts from the scavenger hunt list. Thankful to my friend Deb at Deb’s World for inviting me to join the scavenger hunt fun.
08.02 Beautiful Beaches
08.09 Mountains and Valleys
08.16 Bodies of Water (lakes, rivers, canals)
08.23 From Your Window (home or away)
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 31
SUNDAY STILLS, 08.02.2020: Beautiful Beaches
If wishes were fishes then beggars would eat…and I would be at the beach!! This photo was taken in Cancun in 2013.
And the picture below was taken at Galveston. The beach in our own Texas backyard.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 32
SUNDAY STILLS, 08.09.2020: Mountains and Valleys
Two shots taken from Aztec Cave in the Franklin Mountains.
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SUNDAY STILLS, 08.16.2020: Bodies of Water (lakes, rivers, canals)
A creek that winds around north of Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
The lake at Inn of the Mountain Gods resort in Ruidoso, New Mexico.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 34
SUNDAY STILLS, 08.23.2020: From Your Window (home or away)
This ‘from my window shot’ was taken from the window of my mom’s apartment the night of the snow storm in the photographs below for ‘winter’
If you know me well at all, you know how much I love *S*N*O*W*. I was so excited that night I couldn’t sleep. Kept slipping out of bed to check how much snow had accumulated.
The photo below was taken from the car window. Revisiting these snow pictures makes me wonder if our hot summer will translate into a cold, wet winter. One can only hope!!
Styling my maxi in the reflection from my French doors.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 35
SUNDAY STILLS, 08.30.2020: Winter
Since we are still in the midst of the second hottest summer on record, I had to time travel back to winter of 2018. Actually, these pictures were taken in spring, now that I think about it. In March, in Kentucky, when there were several surprise snow storms while I was visiting mom.
2020 SUMMER PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT (#SPSH)
Also participating in the virus edition of the 2020 Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt (#SPSH) – 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.”
It has been fun for me.
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 ✔️
Alt A. An animal statue
Alt B. An item heavier than your shoe
Alt C. Something with four sides ✔️
My Finds 08.2020
- #13, a rubber band/elastic in use: Lauren always goes great lengths to fix Lucia’s hair. She uses those pony tail holders that are covered elastics. She has bows galore, something to match every outfit. And Lucia is very cooperative about having her hair done.
- #19, a stone/rock/pebble with some color in it: the city of El Paso is subdivided by beautiful Franklin Mountain rock walls everywhere. This is a wall in my neighborhood that we pass on many of our walks. When I snapped this photo, I was more interested in the bobbing, semi-deflated birthday balloon. But in looking at the photo again, I realized it showcases the beautiful colors of the rocks in our walls.
- #20, something with the number 7 in it: my boarding pass from my flight home from Kentucky.
- Alt C. Something with four sides: came across this little cubby? birdhouse? squirrel den? on a recent walk while visiting Mom in Kentucky. Anyone know what it is? Love the moss and lichen growing on its weathered wood.
Hope you will run by to see the stunning photography of my friend Terri at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives. And the photos of Terri’s August host, Cathy at Picture This. Photography has become something I really enjoy. Just wish I would get more comfortable using my good camera. Have to start getting in the habit of grabbing it when I go out.
Here are the prompts for September:
Hugs and kisses,