April Picture It photo contest from Epiphanie

Have you heard about Epiphanie Camera Bags? No, you say? But you have a camera. Your camera needs a bag. And it really should be Epiphanie. I discovered them about six months ago and have been drooling ever since to land myself a Lyric in Mustard.

I literally dreamt of this bag a few years ago, before I knew it existed. I’ve been trying to find one ever since. Imagine my pure joy when I found Epiphanie!

So here I am, participating in their April Picture It contest in hopes of winning. This month’s theme is RAIN. And this is … read the rest. . .

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Rain, Rain… Go Away. Or… Do Something!

My friend Ann at Doodles and Jots posts photos and drawings every day and writes about them. This last week especially, I’ve been enamored with her bird photos. I really recommend her website. She always inspires me with her crafts, ideas, photos, and notes.

So when this opportunity arose in my own yard to photograph the Great Outdoors, I couldn’t help but think of her and wonder how she’d caption the following.

Sunday was a rainy day in the High Desert. This time of year, it’s somewhat expected. But this rain came with high winds. The kind that knock down … read the rest. . .

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Why I Don’t Go To Carnivals in October

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

The first “storm” of the season is on its way to Southern California, bringing with it high winds and light snow. I’m hopeful (but not realistic) about seeing a flake or two this weekend. My trees are billowing as I write this, and about ready to drop their leaves.

I love this time of year: the time when the desert is a little more colorful, when people bundle in sweaters and scarfs, when the smell of fireplaces and warm cooking are almost everywhere.

And so are the traveling carnivals. You know what I’m talking about: … read the rest. . .

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