One Word Challenge Mauve

Sea anemone

Sea anemone looks mauve under the lights at the Aquarium

Mauve has a really interesting history, starting out as the color of a flower from the mallow family then a die and more. here’s   a little of what Wikipedia says:

“The synthetic dye Mauve was first so named in 1859. Chemist Sir William Henry Perkin, then eighteen, was attempting to create artificial quinine in 1856. An unexpected residue caught his eye, which turned out to be the first aniline dye –…

The 1890s are sometimes referred to in retrospect as the “Mauve Decade“, because of the characteristic popularity of the subtle color among progressive “artistic” types, both in Europe and the US.[13]



Jennifer’s One Word Challenge Mauve


Cee’s Which Way Challenge: Town or Country? Old or New?


San Francisco’s Castro District’s new rainbow crosswalks.



Tilden Parks WPA stone terraced path at Native Plant Garden.

Old or new, town or country, curved or straight: these paths lead somewhere interesting. Which one would you prefer?

Cee’s Which Way Challenge


This Post won an award as Featured blogger for Cee‘s Which Way Challenge. Thank you very much. So happy the rainbow cross walk was recognized!!!



Phoneography:Black and White Challenge with Wings










Come see! Come see! We were commanded.
Following, we came into an inner room,
Once there we gazed in wonder.
She was the only one to draw near when the wings unfurled.



I could tell you who these beings are and how this meeting came to be but, of course, I won’t. What I will tell you is that I have been searching YouTube for videos of the Messiah and Googling “Lo An Angel Appeared” (images).
What do you imagine is happening?

All three are the same image, I was attempting a dream sequence. does it work?




For more about Black and white Photography visit the sponsor of this challenge Sally’s Lens and Pens, who has an image similar in shape to this one today..

Statues from Mexico City and Berkeley

One of the biggest surprises for me about Mexico City was that everywhere you looked there are statues, monuments, fountains and garden art; sacred and profane.This is just a sample. I am not a fan of big cities, since I am at heart a country girl, but after visiting Mexico City I understand the fascination.

Truth be told I like living at the edge of a city so I can get out into wilderness quick but visit the city for fun once in a while. I doubt if I would do well as and an Alaskan homesteader.

After yesterday’s post of street people of Berkeley I’m include a photo of beautiful statues from a yard in Berkeley.

Happy Street people of Berkeley

Happy Street people of Berkeley

Which do you prefer city or country life?

Where’s my Backpack/Statues