Right Steps & Poui Trees


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On a Mountain in Ecuador: Weekly Photo Challenge – Wanderlust

“This week, share a photo that represents travel to you.”

This was home for the days I visited my daughter on a permaculture farm in the mountains above Quito, Ecuador.2013-09-19 09.31.02I opened the door to a clear view of a snow-capped volcano.2013-09-20 10.23.21An ideal spot for meditation in the morning.2013-09-19 09.28.21Magnificent mountain views. And also, there were flowers…2013-09-20 11.06.25Weekly Photo Challenge – Wanderlust


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Happy #EarthDay: Weekly Photo Challenge – Earth

“This week, share an image that means “earth” to you — whether it’s a panorama of a landscape that takes your breath away, a close-up revealing a detail in nature, or another scene that honors the outdoors….”

Raindrops on a flower…P1140001…lichen on a twig…P1140009…mist on the mountains.P1140120Our planet. Earth.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Earth


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Beautiful Sight: Weekly Photo Challenge – The Road Taken

‘For this week’s challenge, show us something that surprised you on “the road taken.”…This challenge is wide open — show us the excitement, surprise, wonder, or amazement of your “road taken.”’

Sometimes the road taken is rough…P1100501…but what you discover there is worth it!P1100509Pink and white bougainvillea blossoms entangled with a poui tree! Glorious!P1100519

Weekly Photo Challenge – The Road Taken


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Just The Right Moment: Weekly Photo Challenge – Against The Odds

“This week, share a photo that says “against the odds.” Maybe it’s a photo of an unlikely occurrence. Maybe it’s the photo itself that goes against the odds — a shot you never thought you’d get. Maybe it’s a photo of something you’re not sure you’ll be able to do.”

Sometimes you are there at just the right moment…IMG_0772…and sometimes you are not.img_4154

Weekly Photo Challenge – Against the Odds


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It’s Not This Time of Year Without…Euphorbia – Weekly Photo Challenge

The delicate white blossoms of the Euphorbia leucocephala are quite lovely seen close-up.p1050056But it is when the plants are in full bloom, that the effect is most striking!img_8016In our garden, they begin to bloom in late November, but it isn’t until December that they reach their peak. And it wouldn’t be this time of year without them!img_8026

Weekly Photo Challenge – It’s Not This Time of Year Wothout…


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From My Roof: Weekly Photo Challenge – Local

An important part of local for me is the house I’ve lived in for more than a quarter of a century in Kingston. Mornings and evenings I go up on the roof. I sit. I look around. I think. It’s a good vantage point for observing things both near and far. And sometimes I take photos.

Hillsimg_7708Blackbirds in an ackee treep1010262Bougainvillea in sunlightp1000438Sunset over Kingston the night after Hurricane Matthew bypassed Jamaicap1010667

Weekly Photo Challenge: Local