Happy Thursday, my friends. This week has been colder but still mostly sunny – perfect walking weather. On Tuesday Puppy Girl and I tried a new path. We walked through some of the fancy Prescott Lakes homes – 11,000+ steps worth. On Wednesday, we walked a different new way and only did 6,000 steps.
This time I tried to ignore the bigger pictures. (Liar can’t do it!) I did also single out some doors and trios to share today. It was a very cloudy day, and almost felt like it could snow when I started.
FOTD Host – Cee Neuner
Cee Neuner’s sister died on Tuesday. Yesterday she posted some beautiful daisies in her memory. We don’t have daisies, her sister’s favorite but this cliff rose has the same colors to honor her life. Click to link your photos to her post.
#Thursday Doors Hosted by Dan Antion
My guess is that these homes would sell in the range of $800,000 plus. I was surprised at how many ritzy homes had ordinary doors. There weren’t too many holiday doors either. I’m spoiled by all the fancy doors I see on Dan’s #Thursdaydoors challenge. There were two front doors and one garage door that I liked. My favorite was the one with the brick surround. Click to link your holiday doors to his post.
Thursday Trios Hosted by Mama Cormier
It seems that few things naturally group themselves in threes. I try to force them sometimes by cropping. It is much easier to go to the store or play with objects and shoot a still life. However, there were a few trios on these two walks. I just love round spikey seed balls on trees. Click to see one of Mama’s posts and get to her website. Her trios post goes live later in the day.
Each of the fancy houses had a little pillar at the end of the driveway. Some of them had ornamental statues. My friend Paula, from Tulare County Office of Education collects frogs. When I worked there, whenever I traveled, I tried to remember to bring her home a frog. So, Paula, if you are reading this post, this frog’s for you.
Upcoming and Ongoing
PPAC # 26 on Friday will take us back to my 2016-17 trip to Australia to walk down Hosier Lane. This is the last Hosier Lane post, but I saved the best murals for last.
December Story Chat is well on the way with over 70 views, 30 likes and 39 comments. Come enjoy Cathy Cade’s Christmas story, “On the Streets” about a young street performer. She loves your comments and likes!
Challenge Interview Series. This week I heard from Bushboy, Brian Dodd. His interview will be coming up soon. If you haven’t seen his photos take a look at his website. and enjoy bits of Australian life. He hosts Last on the Card.
I also had a Zoom chat on Monday night with four amazing women, Deb, Sue, Donna, and Jo, who have started a new Challenge cleverly named, “What’s on Your Bookshelf.” That interview will come up after the new year.
#WQWWC 52– Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge: The topic this week is Festive – Celebrating. This is my milestone 1,400th post and one year of WQWWC! So, celebrate with me. This post goes perfectly with the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Celebrating and Sunday Stills – Christmas Song. You don’t have to limit yourself to Christmas or even winter holidays. Just pick times you have been festive. It’s a great chance to share pictures and stories of family gatherings, parades, or other celebrations. The only requirement is to include at least one quote with your post. Songs count as quotes – by the way. 🙂
Now It’s Your Turn
Join in one of the challenges of your choice. If you want to share a link in my comment section or a pingback with me today, I will stop by and read and comment. Your hosts always stop by, and many of their community members also make the effort to visit at least one or two people.