Shutterbugs and photography-lovin’ friends, welcome to The World Through My Lens, 10.2020 & first week of #25DaysofGratitude. I am sharing my photos for this month’s prompts for the Sunday Stills photography challenge. And the photos I’ve taken for the autumn photo challenge my friends Deb and Jennifer and I are hosting on Instagram and on our blogs. If you haven’t joined us yet, please consider doing so…and be sure to tag your photos with #25DaysofGratitude so we can find and enjoy them.
10.11 Fall Color Challenge: Ochre
10.18 Your Happy Place
10.25 Backyard Birding
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SUNDAY STILLS, 10.04.2020: Dry
We hadn’t had rain in more than a month when I took this photograph of my Prince walking through the desert. The dirt was more of a powdery sand. And when we walked or ran, our shoes were covered in the fine red dust. It was so dry, that most of the plants were burned to a crisp. And then, out of the clear blue, we had a snow!
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 41
SUNDAY STILLS, 10.11.2020: Ochre
At the time our home was built in 2008, Tuscan decor and color palettes were trending. The inner and outer walls of our home are ochre, and the tiles the same, with splashes of rust and white and a darker brown. I loved it then, and still do. But our home is very dark inside. And now, it seems, cooler, lighter tones are popular. However, I bet if we wait long enough, our ochre walls will come back in style.
The unexpected storm of last week gave everything a magical dusting of snow. We truly had frost on the pumpkin.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 42
SUNDAY STILLS, 10.18.2020: Your Happy Place
El Paso, my home, my husband and my family are all my happy places. And being in my loft makes me happy. It is where I read, write, and craft. I took this selfie, a rare shot with glasses, during a recent devotional time.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 43
SUNDAY STILLS, 10.25.2020: Backyard Birding
All summer we had the cutest, chartreuse, neon green little birds bee-bopping around our yard. In fact, they were bee-bopping all over El Paso. My daughter was told they were Wilson’s Warblers. I wish I had been able to capture them with my camera but they were so quick!! For this challenge, I resorted to snapping some pictures of a birds in our neighborhood park because all of the cutie pie green birds have ‘flown the coop.’
#25DaysofGratitude Autumn Photo Challenge
Here are the first week’s photos for our #25daysofgratitude #autumnphotochallenge.
Hope you will run by to see the exciting photography of my friend Terri at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives.
But before you go, girls, grab your calendars, agendas and pencil in this date…11.30.2020. Know why? Because I will be sharing all of my photos from the #25daysofgratitude autumn photo challenge on the last day of the month. And there’s still plenty of time for you to play along. So, grab your cameras, check out these prompts and then meet me back here on the 30th.
25 DAYS OF GRATITUDE PROMPTS
One last thing, here are the prompts for November’s Sunday Stills:
11.15 Color Challenge: Auburn
Thankful to have the distraction of photography and photo challenges to keep me looking for the beauty, the interesting, the curious in this world.
Hugs and kisses,