WW - Protective stones

I spent a huge chunk of today convinced it was Thursday. Hubby worked overtime on Tuesday (his work week usually starts on Wednesday), and it completely threw me for a loop. But somehow I managed to put together a quick graphic for today, inspired by a post on The Smart Witch Facebook group. Take that, Mercury Retrograde! *grin* ~Traci...more

Wordless Wednesday - Black Capped Chickadees

Today's Wordless Wednesdayis a series of three photographs onBlack Capped ChickadeesClick here...more

PicMonkey vs. Photoshop Elements: Basic Photo Editing Tools & When To Use Them

So. You've got your DSLR, you've begun to try your hand at shooting in manual mode, and now you have all sorts of wonderful pictures to use. The only problem is they all need a little bit of tweaking. ...more
This is so helpful! Can't wait to test your tips.more

Photo: Drama

The old reflected in the new. Completed in 1905, the James R. Browning United States Courthouse reflected in the windows of the modern San Francisco Federal building, completed in 2007....more

Photo: Vintage

Beautiful tile work on the steps of an historic downtown Oakland building, The Claridge Hotel.What historic buildings are in your town? Let me know in the comments!Thanks for reading!Ciao! Paula...more

The Manageable Challenge — Social Media Challenges and the Absolute Impossibility of Ever Completing them

This is a cross-post with my tumblr where I put stuff that I have found and liked and which you can find here....more

Photo: Contrast

Closeup of the center of a succulent. Isn't nature amazing?What natural contrast in nature have you found? Let me know in the comments!Thanks for reading!Ciao! Paula ...more

Photo: Surreal

Another photo from my France travels, this one from the Metro in Paris.What surreal things have you seen on the subway or public transit? Let me know in the comments!Thanks for reading!Ciao! Paula ...more

MM – Picture day, trees

It's an interesting bit of synchronicity that I planned the topic for today's blog weeks ago, and we heard from our landlords just a few days ago that the the crew from the tree removal company would be arriving this morning. Instead of my usual writing soundtrack of kidlets and Pandora, I'm being serenaded by the dulcet tones of chainsaws and machinery. It should be interesting how the landscape around here changes after more than a half dozen trees go to that big chipper in the sky....more

How to Edit Photos on Your Phone With Snapseed, VSCOcam, Squaready, & Instagram

Now that you've learned to take great photos with your iPhone camera and other apps, it's time to edit! ...more
The most important part of Squaready or any app that adds a border to a photo is that you have ...more