Monochrome Madness And After-Before Friday

Seville, Spain

This month, Leanne’s Monochrome Madness is entering the second year. Every Tuesday, Leanne posts 50 to 60 fabulous mono photo submissions.

Stacy’s After and Before Friday (ABF) forum is fun! Stacy made another cool video showing us the digital transformation process; and you get to view varieties of AB photo entries.

Here is my entry:


Michael’s photos are astonishing. His photos make you feel like you are there looking up and down of those majestic and spectacular mountains, canyons, and trees. The experience is so real! A few weeks ago, Michael did a post showing his whole line of his photography equipment and lenses, I thought he was giving a tour of a camera shop! :)   

Take a look of his amazing photos. The Antelope Canyon is just one of many Michael’s great posts. Dawn2dawn ….


Thank you for visiting! TGIF :)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Weathered Wood


These weathered tree branches look much a like sculptures. Texas Parks and Wildlife puts great effort to maintain the beauty of the landscape without disturbing them. 


The one below was quite unique. It looked like the tree had stood there majestically for ages. When I first saw this tree, I thought it was like a sculpture of its own that spoke the power and beauty of nature.

As these branches became too heavy for the tree to hold, I guess for the safety reason, part of the aging tree had to come down. And, it did, which happened a couple of weeks after I took this photo.

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Visit Cee’s Weathered Wood and join the Fun Foto Challenge!


 Happy Thursday! :)


If coffee were a religion…



~ Source:

According to the Harvard School of Public Health: The US spends $40 billion on coffee each year.

Take a look of  the coffee drinking  statistics:

  • Percent of coffee drinkers who go to premium places (Starbucks, Coffee Bean) when they get coffee: 34%

  • Percent of people who go to lower-price outlets (McDonald, Dunkin Donuts, etc.) when they get coffee: 29%

  • Total number of U.S. daily coffee drinkers: 100 millions

  • Total amount of yearly money spent on specialty coffee in the U.S.: 18 million

    For more information, click HERE  …

Monday Walk: Spring is here…


The trees, the stars, and the blue hills
ache with a meaning


which can never be uttered in words.

~ Rabindranath Tagore




Birds are singing and plants are awakening from their winter sleep. Spring is here! :)

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 Jo is taking us to LOULÉ UNCOVERED for a grand tour. The historical information and beautiful photos of the chapel, town, and market made such an enjoyable walk. You don’t want to miss it! Click HERE…  Join us! 


 Have a great week. :)   

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

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Freshyou bet! :)   

WPC: Fresh

Happy Weekend! 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Abstract


Hawaii Luau! 


Performed by beautiful people…



Photos were taken with iPhone 6.



Stacy’s Before and After Friday (ABF) forum is a great place to learn, share, and appreciate post-processed photos. Stacy even makes video instructions, incredible work! Top guns, Ben (Appeture64) and Emilio, show up every Friday demonstrating their remarkable photo transformation and results. Inspiring, say the least! Click HERE to view all the AB photos. Thank you, Stacy! :)



Enjoy Friday! 

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge: Raindrop

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Rain is always welcome here in Texas. We have had a few gloomy and rainy days this week. It showered throughout the day on Tuesday. As soon as it stopped in the evening, I dashed out and took several photos of the raindrops.


I’m never gonna stop the rain
By complaining
Because I’m free, ’cause nothing’s worrying me…

~ Raindrops keep falling on my head

Earlier, I mentioned that Helen captured a beautiful smile of a hard-working lady in a grocery store; she then made a hard copy and handed to the lady. Helen graciously agreed to re-post the heartwarming story and photo for us. :) Click HERE…  Thank you so much, Helen!

This post is responding to the A Word A Week Raindrop Challenge.

Happy Thursday!