Category Archives: Photo 101

Onion Swarm

Onions, Onions, Onions

Onions, Onions, Onions

Be prepared to cry if faced with a swarm of onions!

For me, it would be tears of joy. I love them all. Sweet, Red, White and Yellow!

I don’t care if it makes me cry to cut them. It is a small price to pay for the taste of oniony goodness.

Sometimes I leave the water running in the sink while I chop. My mother told me that staring at running water will stop the tears. So that is what I do. I like to think it helps!

Moment-Bassett Blur

Bassett Blur!

Bassett Blur!

You may not realize it, but Bassett Hounds are fast! My dog, Pal, seems to be running at lightening speed. He was playing with my cat who is even faster and ran out of the shot.

More Bassett Blur!

More Bassett Blur!

Pal loves life and takes every opportunity to play. The fleeting moment is Pal at rest!

A Moment with Pal

A Moment with Pal

Modern Architecture View

Modern Curve

Modern Curve

This is a faded view of the building that has tinted blue glass at the top. I just couldn’t take it to black and white.

Color Pop-Parking Lot Yellow

Watch the Curb!

Watch the Curb!

Parking lot yellow sends a cautionary pop of color and brightens the grayness of a rainy day!

Day to Dusk Lighting-Tree and Chair

The time of day lighting really changes the look of the scene but this tree was beautiful all day.

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This chair is in a color considered purple by some people and blue by others. I can see why!

Feminine Mystery

Perfume and Pearls

Perfume and Pearls

Soft allure. Perfume and pearls.

Warmth- Sunlight on Stripey

Sunlight on Sweet Stripey

Sunlight on Sweet Stripey

I originally posted this picture Oct. 19 in an attempt to show light refraction. Since the sun did not come out from behind the clouds here all day, I decided to share this photo until I can try to take an outside sunlight shot.

My cat, Stripey, loves to track the sunlight coming through the windows so he can bask in the warmth. The sunshine highlights his handsome face!

The Natural World-Petals

Pansy Close-Up

Pansy Close-Up

Rich purple hues demand attention. Curved petals beckon. Soft edges contain the bold beauty of a garden pansy. Distinctive markings shape the flower’s face and a vibrant center gives a flirty wink. The pansy is a whimsical masterpiece of nature.

My Landmark- The Mill Mountain Star

Mill Mountain Star

Mill Mountain Star

The landmark near and dear to my heart is The Mill Mountain Star. Also called the Roanoke Star, it is the world’s largest illuminated, freestanding man-made star! The Star is 88.5 feet in height and weighs 10,000 pounds. It was constructed in 1949 at the top of Mill Mountain and Roanoke was nicknamed “The Star City of the South.”

I love the bright neon star that brightens the sky in my hometown. I have gazed fondly on it in the distance since I was a child. It is a comforting sight to me that means home.

The Star sits 1045 feet above the city of Roanoke, Virginia. At the base of the Star, there is an overlook of the beautiful Roanoke Valley and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. You can enjoy the view of both natural scenery and the landmark Star!

Daughter and Mother Connection

Daughter and Mother

Daughter and Mother

Treasured bond. Always.

nancy merrill photography

capturing memories one moment at a time

Tourmaline .

Small Scale Fabricated Photography, Toy Photography History, Art Creation Musings

The Godly Chic Diaries



Exploring my world with pictures and words.

Still life, room to breathe

My Journey through Still Life Photography

Words Like Honey

sow kindness


age is just a (biggish) number

52 Weeks Photography Group

A year in images, one theme at a time

Collect Life

A collection of life, inspiration and joy

A Walk in the Garden

"How quickly comes the sun when first it sets its mind to rise." - - j. s. v.

Susi Lovell

short story writer

Thoughts Of An E'ville Woman

The secret to having it all is believing that you do!

It's a long story ...

a light-hearted look at life by Tresha Barger

A Sawyer's Daughter

The Life & Times of a Sawmill Man's Eldest Child

Norm 2.0

Photography, fiction, humor, opinions, and whatever else I feel like posting

The Eye of a Thieving Magpie

My view of this wonderful and crazy life - as I travel and explore.

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald


"Gradually, then suddenly." Quote by: Ernest Hemingway

photography, poetry, paintings

Minute Meetings with God

Meeting God Personally through his word

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World

Gale Weithers

Celebrating Epic Stories of Grit & Growth, Faith & Family, Love & Laughter

My Life Lived Full

If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much space

Park Preview

A guide to Seattle area parks with an emphasis on accessibility, photography, and birds.

Jibber Jabber with Sue

Everyday Thoughts and Musings