Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #49: Favorite Things

This is my submission for Patti’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #49: Favorite Things.

Patti said, “This week, you have the chance to showcase your favorites–people, places, activities, animals, food, hobbies–just about anything that brings you happiness.”

Buying notebooks makes me happy. I always think I’ll have a lot to write about. However, to journal or not to journal is a constant struggle. For me, journaling is a good way to connect to (maybe even pamper) myself, unless an entry is written as a letter to someone as I, once in a while, do.

I can’t believe I bought two more notebooks last week. Most of these are half empty (half full?) and a couple of them are totally blank. Maybe I should sign up for a 12-step program.

Sunshine makes me happy, too. It has the magic to turn anything into my favorite thing.

Of course, I love my D750!

Thank you, Patti. The best part of having this challenge is that it really makes me think. After doing this challenge, I realize that, nowadays, a lot of things bring happiness to me. I am so grateful.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #48: Wild

This is my submission for Tina’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #48: Wild.

In my wildest dream…

This is my neighbor’s garage. It is a 3-car garage, and a wall separates the single garage door and the double. Walking in from the single door, you’ll see a sofa, a couple of chairs and a TV… etc. Full of stuffs, that’s what I am trying to say.

And he managed to park his pickup truck in the garage. Yes, the door can be closed. In fact, the above photo was taken with the truck inside.

Am I the only one who thinks this can only be accomplished in my wildest dream?

Thanks to Tina for an interesting theme. My original idea was to post a photo of my great-nephew, but RFRAZIER beat me to it. 😉

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #47: Five Elements

This is my submission for Amy’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #47: Five Elements. And five elements are: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth.

We had too many rainy days. Staring at the wet table on the deck — which is on earth, I thought maybe I could squeeze 5 elements in one photo ;-).

Not sure how much I like the above photo, so I drop a couple of elements.

Thanks to Amy for having this interesting challenge.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Small Subjects

Here is my submission for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Small Subjects.

I often forgot how small we were, even though my camera kept telling me so.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #46: Delicate

This is my submission for Anne-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #46: Delicate.

Anne-Christine said that, to her, spring itself reveals something of the very essence of the word – Delicate. I totally agree. Spring is finally here in Minnesota (However, the heater is turned back on now.) I’ve found lots of delicate magic in our backyard.

Some, if not all, hearts are delicate.

Among eggs…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #45: Street Art

This is my submission for Patti’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #45: Street Art.
In this challenge, Patti asked us to highlight Street Art in any form.

A sculpture in Rochester, MN… I admit I don’t understand it.

Someone’s pet in Tainan, Taiwan… I thought he was cute.

Two lovely chairs and a table in Lanesboro, MN… I walked into the store because I liked what I saw outside.

A sculpture in Whistler, Canada… I think Patti has found one of this guy’s relatives! See Patti’s blog 😉

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #44: Harmony

This is my submission for Tina’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #44: Harmony. In this challenge, Tina asked us to share our favorite harmonies.

When I think of the word “harmony”, I see Assisi Heights in my mind. Located on 100 acres northwest of Rochester, Assisi Heights was dedicated as the mother-house for the Sisters of St. Francis since October 4, 1955.

Recently, Rochester Meditation Center started renting a room inside of the Assisi Heights. Every Thursday night and Sunday morning, a group of people study Buddhism under the same roof. And that brings tears to my eyes.

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