Shutterbugs and photography-lovin’ friends, welcome to The World Through My Lens, 11.2020. I am sharing my photos for this month’s prompts for the Sunday Stills photography challenge. And some of my photos from the #25DaysofGratitude photo challenge that my friends Deb and Jennifer and I hosted last month on Instagram and on our blogs.
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SUNDAY STILLS, 11.01.2020: Leaves
We went from summer to fall almost overnight. As a result many of our leaves didn’t turn…the few trees with leaves that we have in El Paso. The leaves all just fell off. With the exception of a few trees in our neighborhood park. Love the way this branch served to frame the view of the yellow and orange foliage across the park.
In this second shot, I particularly like the contrast between the bright blue in the trash receptacle and bench with the coppery orange of the leaves.
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SUNDAY STILLS, 11.08.2020: Weathered
The day before Thanksgiving, my sister Valerie, brother-in-law Roby, PC and I hiked up to Dripping Springs in Las Cruces, New Mexico. It is one of my favorite hikes because the natural scenery is breath-taking. And there are weathered remnants of a sanitorium for recovering tuberculosis patients and a mountain camp and hotel. Check out the photo on the New Mexico Nomad website, here, that is very similar to my capture from our hike.
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SUNDAY STILLS, 11.15.2020: Color Challenge: Auburn
Turns out auburn looks a lot like leaves. Couldn’t get enough of their vibrant color.
Our kitty Purrsnickitty was very brave to tip-toe onto our balcony to check the season’s first snow. Snick is a tortoiseshell and her fur is a soft combination of black, brown, white, caramel and auburn. The morning sunlight was auburn, too. And it even lit the carpeting on the balcony a ginger color.
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SUNDAY STILLS, 11.22.2020 Thankful
For so many things. Check out my last Thankful Thursday post, here, for just a few of them. But for this prompt, I am sharing a photo from our Thanksgiving table. Thankful for home, family, food, good health and happiness – all evident in this photo.
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SUNDAY STILLS, 11.29.2020: Texture
Another photo from Dripping Springs where texture abounds in both living and nonliving things.
#25DAYSOFGRATITUDE AUTUMN PHOTO CHALLENGE
During the month of November, my friends Jennifer and Deb and I hosted a #25DaysofGratitude photo challenge. We had hoped if all the participants used our hashtag, their photos and ours would be grouped together and easy to find. But that was not to be because Instagram temporarily hid recent posts from all hashtags. Kind of frustrating.
If you participated with us and we didn’t realize or acknowledge your participation, I am so sorry.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from the challenge.
10. Keepsake In this case, a collection of keepsakes. My mother’s toy dresser and her little oven, some of my grandmother’s kitchen utensils, my father’s tennis racket, and a plaster paw print of our beloved Rusty, the Pig Dog.
13. Habit or routine Taking a walk. Have traded running in the desert for walking in the desert since my surgery.
16. Morning. As seen from our bedroom balcony.
22. Good health. Several Sundays ago, on our walk up McKelligon Canyon, we noticed a number of vapor trails. They made us smile because we realized we hadn’t seen many in months, nor heard many planes flying over since spring. The appearance of the contrails indicated that more people were flying and our city was beginning to see a restoration to good health. I played with several Prisma filters to enhance the photo. The first is the one I used on Instagram for the challenge.
You can find all of my photos on my Instagram feed, here. Would be obliged if you followed me and I will gladly return the favor.
Photography has become one of my favorite past times this year. If the world returns to normal, in 2021, maybe I will finally be able to take that photography class I have been trying to take.
Hope you will run by to see the exciting photography of my friend Terri at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives. She hosts Sunday Stills and is a most talented photographer and storyteller.
PC and I had Covid tests yesterday because he was exposed to a colleague with the virus. I don’t think we have Covid but want to be sure before returning to our normal activities. Hoping to get the official word early this week.
Enjoy a picture perfect Sunday, sweet friends.
Hugs and kisses,