Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Green Foliage

If I had to choose one favorite color, but I have a special link to the color green spot because my late grandma. She loved the color of napa cabbage and pastel green. Whenever any family member talked about getting a new car she’d ask if cabbage green was a color option. Oh grandma; she had funky taste.

Another fond memory of green comes from my high school history teacher who used green pens instead of red to grade papers. According to her, red was too critical and discouraging so she chose green: “Green is for growth,” she’d say.

It’s true that mistakes are an inevitable part of life that you can learn to become a stronger and wiser person. For me, shades of green in nature revives hope, health, and wonder.

K, before I bore you with how much I love green in nature, here are my green foliage pictures.

Thanks Cee for hosting this challenge! I was surprised to find old pictures of just green foliage and they didn’t need any other colors. One color was enough to show off their beauty and uniqueness. Hope you and my blog readers have a fantastic mid week and are enjoying the summer breeze.

Travel with me: Picture 1 of 10

Thank you Yvette from Priorhouse blog for inviting me to share 10 travel photos. I tried putting all the pictures into one post but it got way too long. So I’ll post travel pictures across 10 days.

This science museum called NASA Ames Research Center used to be one of our favorite places to visit. It was a small, accessible, and free museum with informative artifacts and interactive exhibits.

When we went back to visit a couple of years ago, the museum had been transformed into a NASA gift shop. Disappointing as it was, we were still grateful to have had the opportunity to tour and learn from this place. Still a great place to buy some souvenirs.

These astronaut photo ops were a must with the kids. Funny to see how Ellis could barely poke her head out the astronaut’s helmet. We didn’t travel far from home but a few props and love for the solar system can take you to outer space.

From Wikipedia:

The NASA Ames Exploration Center is a science museum and education center for NASA. There are displays and interactive exhibits about NASA technology, missions and space exploration. A Moon rock, meteorite, and other geologic samples are on display. The theater shows movies with footage from NASA’s explorations of Mars and the planets, and about the contributions of the scientists at Ames. The facility is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.[16]

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City Sonnet: Home. April 05, 2020

“Home is a shelter from storms-all sorts of storms.” William J. Bennett

A bedroom in a San Diego lighthouse
Room for chaplain at USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, San Diego
Making friends with the logging community in a recreated outdoor home
Gorilla family at Safari Park Zoo, San Diego

Thanks City Sonnet for hosting this challenge! Fun topics.

CitySonnet photo challenge: Goodbye January

Homework prize: reward system implemented this month to encourage avid (maybe too strong a word here…more like less reluctant) enjoyment of doing school lessons with me
Shopkins’ characters munching on cookie: Photo taken by Ellis

Thank you CitySonnet for hosting this monthly challenge! https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/january-photo-a-day-challenge-2/

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #72: Waiting

Waiting can bring so many emotions: excitement, longing, frustration, hopefulness, hopelessness, and so much more. I think your response to waiting depends a lot on your temperament. But the waiting helps when you have company. This pinterest quote captures this sentiment perfectly!

Make It Worth The Wait Love Quotes
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“I’m coming down! Get your camera ready.”