#SundayStillsEmerging #Prescott Walk #10 #Jude’s Life in Colour

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Good morning, everyone. Happy Sunday.

I know you hoped to see Terri again in her new house blinged with internet service and all the other new-house bling. Alas, the internet has not EMERGED on time, and you are stuck with me as your hostess for one more week. So please, grab your camera, sift through your photo archives, and play along!!!

When Terri asked me if I’d hang in there for one more Sunday, I agreed knowing that I’d be doing Sunday Stills anyway. As the guest hostess, it just means I have to get my post done a little sooner, LOL.

I can do this!

“There’s nothing more beautiful than watching trees getting dressed up for Spring and Summer”

Charmaine J Forde

Emerging on my Street, Blooming Hills Drive

I walked around our neighborhood with Puppy Girl on Tuesday night. I wanted to give you something fresh that just EMERGED out of my camera. The golden hour of 4:30-5:30 pm felt like about 65 degrees F. with a fairly brisk breeze, I stayed comfortable with a sweatshirt over my long-sleeved shirt. Puppy Girl was fine without her jacket.

I scanned the lawns and landscaping and found very little color EMERGING from the ground except weeds. Trees and bushes were starting to leaf out. So I thought this theme can’t be all about spring flowers emerging out of the soil. I’m not in California any more. This EMERGING dandelion adds some bright color to the grass for Becky B’s #BrightSquare and Cee’s FOTD (Flower of the Day), and it was all I could find!

Obviously Geoffrey, from Tuesday’s Story Chat, “Miniature Planet,” by prize-winning author, Doug Jacquier, doesn’t live on Blooming Hills Drive. (You’ll have to read the story to verify that statement.)

Emerging Theme One: Bright Blossoms

On March 29, I took pictures of Blooming Hills as the blossoms emerged. Leaves delayed, white blossoms proliferated, Granted, I played with the photo by adding a couple of filters in Photoshop Elements.

In less than a week leaves started EMERGING. On April 6th leaves appeared between the blossoms. I love the threesome of leaves that are emerging at the top of the left-hand picture. The tiny middle leaf looks almost like a star.

As we strolled down the street that same evening, we noticed that some of the trees didn’t realize that the weather had changed. The trees feared the return of a wintery 30 degrees instead of the lovely 82 degrees it was yesterday.

On closer inspection, the tree above showed signs of life.

As we continued up Blooming Hills Drive, we noticed that not all trees blossomed at an even rate. This single peach tree might have been two different trees, one in full bloom and left side still waiting for warmer weather. The owner told me that the blooms only lasted for two weeks.

About a week ago, Prescott endured 30 mile an hour winds. The gale stripped the tree of about half of the blossoms before the leaves had fully emerged. These two photos are submitted to Jude for her Life in Colour pink challenge.

Emerging Theme Two: New Homes

In this EMERGING real estate market, the dearth of inventory of homes for sale is the bane of realtors. As we drove down the street earlier in the day, my realtor husband, pointed to his left and said, “Emerging, look a house is emerging.”

What is EMERGING from YOUR imagination and files of photos?

EMERGING breaking out, popping up, transpiring, becoming apparent , ore even surviving a difficult situation. EMERGING can refer to markets, technology, butterflies, economies, countries, resources, and much more.

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Please join me this week. And don’t forget Wednesday’s Quotes Challenge– writing or photos work.

Thanks to those who joined Sunday Stills last week.


102 responses to “Sunday Stills: Emerging in Prescott”

  1. Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Views in #Violet – Second Wind Leisure Perspectives Avatar

    […] post. She is a planner and wanted to finish off March with her take on emerging. Marsha’s post on emerging also inspired mine as we have both moved away from California to new states to begin new […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for allowing me the honor of hosting, Terri, I hope I got back to everyone. I lived in fear of forgetting someone. I love your beautiful purples. And that dragonfly was amazing. WOW! All my scheduled posts are running out. Good thing I did everything ahead of time.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love your choices, Russell. I love flowers, but that green pushing through the snow – that’s my fav. 🙂 Thanks again for joining Sunday Stills. 🙂

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      1. Russell Smith Avatar

        Thank you! I have been saving the daffodil in the snow for that special occasion, and I guess I found it! 😺

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          You did, indeed!

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  2. Marsha’s Sunday Stills Challenge: Emerging – Beautiful Photographs Avatar

    […] This is my entry for Marsha Ingrao’s Sunday Stills Challenge with the topic of emerging. […]

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  3. […] In the response to Sunday Stills: Emerging. […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Those are gorgeous, Cee. Thanks for joining in. I’ll comment on your blog when I get home. I have the same sign in issues Terri does when I’m on my phone.🤗🤗🤗

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  4. Sunday Stills Challenges – Emerging – Cee's Photo Challenges Avatar

    […] is my entry for Marsha Ingrao as Guest host, Sunday Stills Challenge with the Emerging. I just had to feature a few buds for this week. […]

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  5. Emerging #WordlessWednesday #Photography – Hugh's Views & News   Avatar

    […] The Sunday Stills Photo Challenge hosted by Marsha Ingrao: Theme: Emerging […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for linking, Hugh! 🙂

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  6. Sunday Stills — Emerging in Spring – JP the Wide-eyed Wanderer Avatar

    […] at Always Write is hosting Sunday Stills this week, where our prompt is “Emerging.” So appropriate for Spring. Here in the Black […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for the link, JP! Have a great week. 🙂

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  7. Hugh W. Roberts Avatar

    Blooming Hills looks like a lovely place, Marsha. I find it strange how spring seems to take her time visiting some places. We’ve had spring blooms since late February, and even though we’ve just had the coldest April night since 2013, the spring flowers look rather lovely amongst the April snow and ice. It is spring, isn’t it?

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Spring is so strange where you get it. In CA we barely had time to prune the roses before they bloomed again. You have to prune when they are still blooming in Dec and January.

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  8. wideeyedwanderingspoonie Avatar

    How lovely and warm! We’re still in the 40’s for highs here in the High Plains and nothing is blooming just yet. But we have buds galore. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Buds are so fun to watch. It got up to 77 here today in Prescott.

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      1. wideeyedwanderingspoonie Avatar

        Omg that’s a bit warm for me 😜

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          It is a bit warm. It was about 65 today with a cold wind blowing all day long. 🙂

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  9. Wandering Dawgs Avatar

    I love your beautiful spring flower images!

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  10. Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #143 – Colorful April – Wandering Dawgs Avatar

    […] Thanks also to Marsha for her challenge Sunday Stills: Emerging […]

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  11. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    beautiful shots inspite of your computer 🤗 yikes.. take care.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I created the post before the computer mishap!!!

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        Thank goodness!👏👏👏👏

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Yes. I feel handicapped! 🙂

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          1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            I can imagine!

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  12. Toonsarah Avatar

    You’re doing a great job as host Marsha, so please don’t think we feel ‘stuck’ with you 😆 I hope you’ll overlook the fact that my contributions are more ‘recently emerged’ than ’emerging’! https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/gallery-emerging-into-life/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for the encouragement, Sarah. I’ll be right over to check out your emerging gallery.

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  13. Gallery: emerging into life ~ Travel with me Avatar

    […] this week’s Sunday Stills theme of ‘emerging’ I offer a selection of photos of ‘little things’ – young animals photographed in […]

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  14. AmyRose🌹 Avatar

    Marsha, Spring is such an exiting time of the year as I witness right before my bedazzled eyes life take sprout!! OH how incredible Mother is and each year awaiting for this time, I do not ever get disappointed. Your photos are awesome and I thank you for sharing what Spring looks like your way. Keep on doing what you love!!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you, Amy Rose. Don’t lose any of your enthusiasm. 🙂 It is infectious and visible in your photographs.

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      1. AmyRose🌹 Avatar

        I won’t. I love my life. I love Mother. And I love my cameras. Win-win!! xo

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Sounds wonderful!

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  15. Debbie Avatar

    It’s great to see your emerging blossoms Marsha! We are moving into autumn/winter down here and still things are flowering and staying alive so I’m happy. The temperatures have dropped and mornings are chilly so a sign of things to come. I loved your take on emerging but alas I haven’t done a post yet!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Don’t worry, Debbie. You have a lot going on. You can combine Sunday Stills with another post you are doing. It doesn’t have to be spring, You mentioned one emerging quality of autumn, Debbie. There are plenty of other things that emerge. Did you see Donna’s post? Also take a look at Sarah Wilkies – “toonsarah’s post. Not spring at all. I’m happy that you keep in touch during this time. I’m glad when people come by so Terri sees I didn’t scare away all her friends and participants! LOL

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  16. Janis @ RetirementallyChallenged.com Avatar

    Oh no! So sorry about your computer. Your husband must have felt terrible. I love your pictures of spring emerging. Even though we don’t have what most people would consider a winter around here, I, too, am seeing new buds emerging (also, a lot of construction). Thank you for taking over hosting duties for Terri while she settles into her new home.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Janis! I’m using my phone right now. Expensive cups, but fortunately I have almost everything on the cloud. I’ll have to get a new Photoshop program. Thanks for your sympathy and lovely comment. I’m soaking it all up!

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  17. Retirement Reflections Avatar

    Hi, Marsha – Thank you for the tour of Prescott emerging around us. Like your area, the housing market in BC is emerging at a rapid pace.
    I previously published my Emerge Post as I was also using it for a photography course that I was taking. Here’s a link to that post https://retirementreflections.com/2021/03/28/emerge-from-lockdown/
    And here’s my Emerge Instagram post. Cherry Trees emerging all around me! https://www.instagram.com/p/CNiYcm0FmcL/?igshid=6drcbwyjwukw

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Donna, these are so amazing. Your talent and zest for life shines in every photo. I wasn’t able to comment on Instagram because I don’t know my password, and my computer drown in a cup of coffee this morning. Thanks again for everything these past three weeks, Donna.

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  18. Ingrid Avatar

    It never ceases to amaze me how different our temperatures can be a mere one-hour drive away. We too experienced those high winds. And the real estate market is crazy everywhere. Great pics of your area.

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  19. The Emerging of Dreams – Live Laugh RV Avatar

    […] And for the Sunday Stills photo challenge, we’re asked to share photographs of emerging. Feel free to join in on these photo challenges. We’d love to see your […]

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  20. Colleen M. Chesebro Avatar

    Prescott is so pretty in the Spring. Glad you are out and about… I’m still running crazy. Hugs to you my friend. ❤

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hugs right back, Colleen. I spilled an entire cup of coffee all over my computer this morning, so I’ve been running, too! I hope your life settles down soon. Hugs! 🙂

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      1. Colleen M. Chesebro Avatar

        Oh no! Did you manage to save the computer? 😳

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  21. Jacquie Biggar Avatar

    Your emerging images are lovely, Marsha- love the dandelion, a sure sign spring is here, lol. Here’s my link: https://jacqbiggar.com/2021/04/11/the-colors-of-spring-sundaystills-photography/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Jacquie. I’m coming by to check out your post.

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  22. The Colors of Spring- #SundayStills #Photography – Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author Avatar

    […] This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge is hosted by Marsha Ingrao on the Always Write blog. The theme is- Emerging. Visit Marsha to see her entries and join in the challenge here. […]

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  23. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    Lovely pictures, Marsha.

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  24. Graham Avatar

    Lovely flowering trees. I do like seeing the new growth emerging. Here, the plumeria buds are a magnet for lots of insect life. Interesting how your real estate market is faring. There’s a lot of demand for houses here, mostly I think because people think Hawaii is a good place to ride out the covid crisis, since we haven’t fared too badly. Here’s my offering today of a different kind of house: https://grahamsisland.com/2021/04/11/gecko-in-a-pepsi-machine/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Graham, thanks so much! I’m heading to your house in HI right now!

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      Did you get my reply on your blog, Graham. We just spilled a WHOLE cup of coffee on my computer!

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      1. Graham Avatar

        I did. Just getting to my emails after going out this morning. How’s the computer? Did the coffee perk it up?

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          LOL, Graham. It has gone to computer heaven. They don’t have any computers in stock at Best Buy, so my new one will arrive on the 15th. It was a $740 cup of coffee. The most expensive coffee I’ve ever tasted and that was for one sip. 🙂

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          1. Graham Avatar

            Oh no! Sorry to hear that. You must have given it quite a dousing. Given my tendencies to knock things over or drop them, it’s amazing I haven’t taken out my computer – yet!

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Lucky you! Yes, an entire new cup of coffee. Ouch! Did you know that computers swell when they die?

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          3. Graham Avatar

            I’ll take your word for that. I hope you didn’t lose too much in its demise.

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            4 days. I just got notification that it has shipped. YAY! Meanwhile, I’m using my husband’s computer. We take turns. 🙂

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          5. Graham Avatar

            Not too bad. Makes me think I should do more frequent backups.

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          6. Marsha Avatar

            Yes, it’s a must!

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  25. Gecko in a Pepsi machine | Graham's Island Avatar

    […] week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Emerging.’ See more responses here. I’ve posted photos of this scene before, but I thought a couple more fit the bill for this […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Graham!!!

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  26. mariawijk Avatar

    Spring flowers are emerging everywhere despite the chilly weather. The forecast promises snow tonight… Hopefully it melts away quickly.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hi Maria, I hope your snowy season ends soon. Do you have daffodils?

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      1. mariawijk Avatar

        Yes, I do. The daffodils by the house wall have just opened up. Those further away from the wall are showing above the ground but no flowers yet.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Isn’t that fun. Spring with all the surprise blossoms popping up is always a joy. 🙂

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          1. Denyse Whelan Blogs Avatar
            Denyse Whelan Blogs

            I so agree. Last year, at this time, when we were all ordered to stay home…and we mostly did except for essentials, I decided I needed something to look forward to in the garden and ordered a surprise bunch of bulbs on line and put them in pots on our backyard. Every piece of green that emerged was exciting and then as each different bulb came up it was a true delight of an example of nature that does not let us down. They’re all in their pots again still and I look forward to this years show.

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            That’s what we did, too. We planted a huge garden and had so much fun watching it grow up. 🙂 It almost felt like nothing was wrong because we were outside working every day. We could go to the nursery because it was essential.

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  27. […] Sunday Stills Challenge hosted på […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks so much for the link!

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  28. bernieLynne Avatar

    Today the snow is covering the ground and I know the crocuses will be hunkered down again just like I am doing for the day. I chuckled that your puppy dog could go out without her jacket – our two never wear jackets even when it is -40 (which is gone for the season now). I enjoyed your take on emerging – never thought about new houses that way. I take it the real estate market is booming where you live as it seems to be here in Canada as well. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hi Bernie, thank you so much. PG sleeps either under the covers or under a towel. She has very little hair. The real estate market is amazing everywhere, I think.

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  29. Heyjude Avatar

    Emerging spring blossom, pink or otherwise is a lovely sight after the dull winter days. Thank you for linking to my Pink theme Marsha 😊
    Jude xx

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Jude! I love pink.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks so much for joining Sunday Stills, Bernie.

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  30. Cathy Avatar

    I love to see all new life in spring 💚 although the weather here is still pretty cold…we’ve had snow and hail so I hope it doesn’t impact on things too much.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I wish I could send you some of our beautiful temps! We’re in the mountains so the southern Arizona residents come here for summer.

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      1. Cathy Avatar

        I wish you could too 😀 Cold temps are forecast for the next week 🥶

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Time for a vacay!

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  31. […] Sunday Stills – EmergingFlower of the Day […]

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  32. kirstin troyer Avatar

    You’re funny Marsha…you’ve done a great job hosting and we are by no means “stuck with you”. Lol. Love your photos and your theme two of emerging.

    Here’s my entry: https://troyerslovinglife.blogspot.com/2021/04/taking-in-life-around-mesunday.html

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much Kirstin. I’m heading over your way right now. 🙂

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  33. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Thank you again for hosting Sunday Stills, Marsha! Your images emerged perfectly with your chosen theme of flowers and home construction! 82 sounds delightful. We actually had a little snow flurries yesterday then the sun came out and it felt warm at 49 degrees, lol! I had some fun emerging images in mind which I will include for next week’s post. Thank goodness I’m able to engage through WP reader this morning! See ya Tuesday!

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    1. kirstin troyer Avatar

      Terri, can’t wait to see your home, and have you back posting. Marsha’s done such a great job.

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      1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        Thank you, Kirstin. I’m anxious to get back, I’ve missed you all!

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      2. Marsha Avatar

        Thank you Kirstin. You are so sweet. I’d be lost these weeks without you! 🙂

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      I’m using my husband’s computer today. He spilled an entire cup of coffee on mine just as I was starting to answer comments! LOL. Off to Best Buy. They don’t have any in stock. So my new computer comes on the 15th. Then I will have to reinstated all my aps etc. I’ll have to get a new Photoshop because mine was only good on my computer. So I may make the big investment. Can’t wait for you to come back. I loved doing this, but I’ve missed all your personal touches. 🙂

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      1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        Oh no, Marsha! I’m sorry to hear! A new computer is a good thing but waiting is inconvenient! I ran out of energy to read posts and comment today. I meant to sit down with the laptop earlier today, but visited with my neighbor then emptied 5 boxes of bathroom essentials into new places in the closets and brand new medicine cabinet Hans installed yesterday. I’m toast. Plus I still have to log in to WP to read even from the reader. Sigh. At least I jotted down my ideas for next week and managed to take some pics. Enjoy your evening!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thanks, I’m using Vince’s computer, so it helps that I have one to use. I couldn’t get anything done if I didn’t have that! 🙂 I’m glad you are relaxing this evening. We can talk on Tuesday or sooner, if you want.

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  34. […] Welcome to Terry Webster Shrandt’s Sunday Stills feature, hosted this week by Marsha Ingrao at Always Write […]

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  35. Denyse Whelan Blogs Avatar
    Denyse Whelan Blogs

    Oh how lovely to see all the emergence of Spring & more. A truly joyful post! Thank you for sharing & helping Terri out!
    My post is so different to yours but do forgive me for wanting to “celebrate” my emergence from illness to wellness! Denyse https://www.denysewhelan.com.au/denyse-blogs/emerging-from-illness-to-wellness-sundaystills-13-38-2021/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You should celebrate that, Denyse. I celebrate mine every day in everything I am able to do.

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      1. Denyse Whelan Blogs Avatar
        Denyse Whelan Blogs

        So lovely having you come and link up Marsha!! Thank you for linking up for Life This Week. Next week, the optional prompt is Interesting. My post will be a continuation of Telling My Story as I am wanting to wrap the series up. It’s great to have your blogging support on my link up. Thank you. Denyse

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I will definitely join you again, Denyse. I need to make myself a calendar like my friend Lisa Coleman, so I don’t miss opportunities. 🙂

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          1. Denyse Whelan Blogs Avatar
            Denyse Whelan Blogs

            awesome!

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            I just clicked on your blog link in the comments, and it says your blog is deleted.

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          3. Denyse Whelan Blogs Avatar
            Denyse Whelan Blogs

            Ooh will check. Thank you

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            You are welcome. I hate when these things happen. 🙂

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