Mundane Monday Challenge #86 : Learn Photography

This morning I walked around the house with camera in hand, looking for inspiration. I found several items just waiting to be photographed. Let me know what you think.

First up is the dangling fish pull chain on my office fan/light. Being a former scuba diver, I have a water themed office decor, and this little beauty reminds me about how wonderful diving the reefs of the world can be:


The next item I spotted was a pair of moccasins that I left under our coffee table in living room. Very mundane, but also very photogenic:


We are preparing for the Christmas season in our house, and this little star shaped Santa asked specifically to be included in today’s post:


Finally, a gift I gave my wife for her birthday in 2014 spoke to me. I hope it speaks to you as well.


Thanks once again to PhoTrablogger for hosting this weekly challenge. Follow the link to see other entries for this week.


Sunday Trees – 263

Today my wife and I put up our Christmas tree. It is a little earlier than usual, but we have many plans for the month of December. I hope Becca doesn’t mind an early Christmas tree post, because I am sure we will see a few more in the upcoming weeks. Anyway, here is a timeline series of photos from start to finish:



This year, all of the ornaments are either red balls or Santa’s. Here are a few close up photos of my favorites.






Finally, we added picks to the tree for the first time and put the blanket underneath


Here is another version taken by my wife Alice with her iPhone6:


For more great Sunday Trees photos head over to “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea” to see what Becca Givens has to offer. Then check out the comments for links to many other wonderful Sunday Tree posts.

Update on 11/28/2016.

Here is the tree lit up last night:


#Glimpses – Prelaunch Blog Party

Come join Hugh’s prelaunch blog party for his new book Glimpses. You will meet many wonderful people, including other indie authors.

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I’m celebrating the upcoming publication of my first book, Glimpses, and from now until December 2nd, I’d like to invite everyone to my prelaunch blog party.

Glimpses - Prelaunch Blog Party poster

Here’s what you need to do.

  1. In the comments section of this post, write a brief introduction of who you are and attach a link to one of your blog posts or your ‘about me’ page.
  2. Mingle. Check out all the other comments and go meet lots of other bloggers and their blogs and introduce yourself. Don’t be shy, go say hello.
  3. During the time the party runs, feel free to come back and leave up to two other links to blog posts. They don’t have to be blog posts from your blog; why not surprise a fellow blogger you follow, introduce them and leave a link to one of their blog posts?
  4. If you’re an author and would like to promote up to three…

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Thursday Doors – Nov 24, 2016

This is the second post of Doors in My Neighborhood. I am posting 4 doors per week over the next several months. If you missed last week, here is a link to that post. So, without further ado, here are the doors for this week:





You might also want to catch Norm Frampton’s post this week on his Norm 2.0 blog. He has some beautiful doors from his visit to Lebanon, New Hampshire.