Posted in Nature, Photo challenge, pondering, Weekly Photo Challenge

WP Photo Challenge: What distrac…

Flipping through my photos over the months it is kind of obvious what distracts me…what calls me to take a photo.

Or perhaps it’s the flowers…

This week’s WordPress photo challenge is all about ….

Main Street WDW

oh umm.. things that distract you; that call you in like the scent of fresh-baked goods!

What about you: what is guaranteed to distract you? What is your “Ooh, shiny!”?

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Posted in Grateful for, Nature, pondering, Scope for the Imagination

Painted Rocks … spreading smiles and kindness

This looks like so much fun! A great way to spread smiles and kindness! I found the below post/information when I was looking at related Facebook pages for The Kindness Rocks Project via Michaels announcing:

There are a million ways to be kind, help us paint them all!
We’ve joined forces with The Kindness Rocks Project to kick off the 1 Million Kindness Rocks Challenge! (posted August 9th on Michaels Facebook page)

I’m going to share some here in Ontario! Where will you be “hiding’ your rocks? 

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Full Step by Step Rock Painting Guide! Detailed Pictures and Explanations!

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If you found this beauty you’d tag #PaintedRockLife                                                     ~ Read about this rock in the link above!!

 

Painting, hiding and finding rocks is quickly spreading across the world as a fun and unique hobby that gets everyone involved and active!  – Painted Rock Life

Painted Rock Life also suggests that you add labels and hashtags to your rocks (see link) so that you can see where your joy has spread to.

Adding labels to your rocks does a few things. It allows the finder to locate your rock painting community on Facebook and other websites.

It can be your own personal #hashtag and/or

THEN SHARE YOUR RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WITH
#MAKEKindnessRocks


*no affiliated links

 

Posted in Nature, pondering, Weekly Photo Challenge

Soft as a .. {WP Photo Challenge: Texture}

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“to be
soft
is
to be
powerful”
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

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“Poems are soft kitten furs. smoothing out the rough edges of my world.”
― Sanober Khan

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Photography is a primarily visual medium, but we can experience it with more than one sense. This week, focus on the tactile element of the objects you shoot, whether it’s one distinct quality — softness, smoothness, graininess, or any other texture you find interesting — or a combination of several within one frame.

 

Posted in Canada, Grateful for, History, Nature, pondering, Tourist in my own Town / Province, Weekly Photo Challenge

History in the Rocks (WP Photo Challenge: Texture)

When I saw this weeks theme I knew that I had to share some photos from my favourite Ontario Park.  These are fossils of a coral reef dating back to over 350 million years.

Every year I’m intrigued by the textures of the fossils on the rocks. It amazes me that after years centuries of weather, lake, and people these are still here for us to see and touch.

 

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Rock Point Provincial Park

What You’ll Like :

  • Exposed fossils of a coral reef dating back to over 350 million years embedded in limestone shelf along the beach
  • Viewing platform above sand dunes
  • 2 km hiking trail
  • 1 km of sandy beach
  • Fall monarch butterfly migration
Posted in Grateful for, Nature, photography, pondering, Tourist in my own Town / Province

30×30 Nature Challenge – August 2017

For the first day of this challenge, I enjoyed some time photographing wildflowers and my garden’s flowers.

I’m slowly getting to know my ‘new’ phone/camera. Here’s a sample of most of the filters for my Asus Zenfone 3 Laser.

 

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Filters: (start top middle – clockwise) sepia, romantic, pencil, greyscale, edge, pixel, hue, negative (centre) IOMO –  Asus Zenfone 3 Laser

 

30×30 Nature Challenge

Join us this August for a challenge that will get you back into nature and tuned into your senses.

Studies show that being regularly immersed in nature can prevent short-sightedness, while listening to nature sounds can decrease stress, and the scent of fresh pine has been known to reduce depression and anxiety. It’s time to get back to your senses and make nature a habit!

Ontario Parks challenges you to spend 30 minutes in nature every day for 30 days.