Blog challenge · nonfiction · postaday

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside


Here is my contribution. Simple. Sometimes simple is good.


  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | autopict
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Journeyman
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: inside | Journeyman
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Ambitious Drifter
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Ese‘ s Voice
  6. Insidespring (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  7. Artlessness Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  8. Inside | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Stephen Chapman
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Hope* the happy hugger
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Flickr Comments
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside | Moments In Life
  13. Photo Friday and WordPress photo challenges |
  14. Offspring within C3PO: Weekly Photo Challenge | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  15. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Milka Pejovic
  16. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside – Toy Fruits Sweets & Cakes
  17. Inside Blue | The Artist as Pilgrim
  18. WPC: Inside |
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Cardinal Guzman
  20. Inside Black | follow your nose
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | A mom’s blog
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside #shotwithmyphone | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Chittle Chattle
  24. Inside | Rebecca Barray – Writer/Photographer
  25. Photoworld 14-3-14 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  27. Just Snaps
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Just Snaps
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | This, that and the other thing
  30. Putting The i In Inside… | Steve Says…
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Ritva’s Art – Photography
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Inside Scoop on Corn Island | Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | one hundred thousand beats per day
  34. Weekly photo challenge: Inside | Connie’s World
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Cee’s Photography
Blog challenge · Blogging · Comic ~ Sam and Me · Humor · nonfiction · postaday

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

For this challenge, snap a selfie with your camera phone or camera. Feel free to get creative and clever, and if you don’t want to share a photo of yourself, think of a way to approach this challenge in a different way. This is the new Weekly Photo Challenge from WordPress. Do a selfie.

As the only selfie I have done is the photo on my avatar, I decided to be a little bit more creative with mine. I did mine in comic form. That’s a selfie, right? I have done comics before for my series “Sam and Me” so I thought, that would make a different kind of selfie. Here it is!

It’s been really cold here, like -30C (-15F) and taking Sam out for his potty breaks is a challenge. Poor little guy, sometimes he is just as frozen as the snow. Here are mine and Sam’s selfie.



**Please click on pic to enlarge**





  1. Selfie (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | nancy merrill photography
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | Flickr Comments
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | Hamburg und Mee(h)r
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | This, that and the other thing
  6. Mara Eastern
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | roastbeefandrakija
  8. Selfie | de Wets Wild
  9. Churchiness Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | Hope* the happy hugger
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie: The Devil Made Me Do It. | Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | Mara Eastern
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | A mom’s blog
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | Lost in Translation
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | Create A Beautiful Life
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | 2812 photography
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge ‘selfie’|myselfie | Rainbow Photography – Scotland-
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge – Selfie | Chittle Chattle
  19. WPC : Selfie | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Me, myself and I | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | Pa-BLAM!
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge – Selfie | Just Snaps
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | growinolder
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | Under the Monkey Tree
  25. Heaven on Earth « Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  27. Selfie | thoughtsofrkh
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | Rooktopia
  29. weekly photo challenge – selfie | myguiltypleasures
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | Giulia Bernini photography
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie |
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie | Cee’s Photography
Blog challenge · Blogging · nonfiction · Photo Challenges · postaday · Uncategorized

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!



So this week’s photo challenge from WordPress is “Good Morning!” I like it. Morning is my favorite time of day!

Morning is as fresh as that first cup of coffee! Oh yeah, when I get up that’s what I head for first. Especially when the husband gets me Tim Horton’s before I’m even up! Large with 2 creams. 🙂

My addiction, Tim Hortons coffee (C)JLPhillips 2013
My addiction, Tim Hortons coffee (C) JLPhillips 2013

Then I have to let my dog Sam outside. After all I have done my morning ritual, now it’s his turn.

Sam (c) JLPhillips 2013
Sam (c) JLPhillips 2013

Depending on the weather I might sit outside with Sam for a bit. Lately it’s been too cold and windy in the morning. So instead I head for my ‘office’ and turn on my computer.

My lifeline, my computer (C) JLPhillips 2013
My lifeline, my computer
(C) JLPhillips 2013

After checking on WordPress, emails and other stuff online I go to the grocery store and see what I can find.

Grocery Store
Grocery Store

Maybe on the way home I can see some wildlife. Who knows right? Except I forgot to take my camera with so I have to borrow a photo of the coolies I pass.

Photo by Ian Blum
Photo by Ian Blum

When I get home I’m greeted by two innocent looking felines. Do I trust them? Not a chance! They are always up to something.

Pouncer (c) JLPhillips 2013
Pouncer (c) JLPhillips 2013
Notwen (c) JLPhillips 2013
Notwen (c) JLPhillips 2013

So that’s my morning! Hope your morning was good.

Take the time and snuggle with your pet, kids, or spouse. Go out and enjoy Mother Nature. You’ll feel better for it.

Blog challenge · Blogging · Mi Vida Loca · nonfiction · postaday

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

This is done for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow


As I stepped outside with my dog Sam, I felt the wind pick up with a bit of moisture in it.

Sam was hesitant to go out at first. I know animals feel the change in the atmosphere before we humans do.

I glanced up at the sky and saw this cloud over the house. For a small moment I was mesmerized by the vastness, color and beauty of the threatening clouds.

Then I sprinted inside to grab my camera. I just had to try to get a shot of this cloud! The beauty of it took my breath away!

(c) JLPhillips 2013
(c) JLPhillips 2013

As I clicked away I heard the rumble of thunder creeping ever closer. This cloud was the foreshadow of a wild storm that brought everything with it. Within 15 minutes we got rain, wind, thunder, lightning and hail.

The hail came down so hard that I couldn’t see across the street. The temperature dropped a good 20 degrees within seconds. It dropped so fast my windows in the house steamed up.

The cats hid and Sam stuck to my side. Who would have guessed that this beautiful piece of nature could be the start of one of the worse storms I have seen here in Canada in many years.



Blog challenge · Blogging · nonfiction · Photo Challenges · postaday · Stories of my life · Uncategorized

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in My Life

What does your day look like? Here’s your chance to share with everyone a day in your life! Here are some suggestions to get started: snap a picture once an hour and share what your day was like, walk us through a typical day for you, or even just what happened today!

This is the Weekly Photo Challenge. A day in my life. Hmm not sure how exciting this is going to be. But I am willing to give it a try. I’m not very good at taking photos and my camera is just a cheap digital so I hope you keep this in mind. I had fun though taking pictures. 🙂



Getting ready to make Easter supper with my lazy animals. Just going to be a laid back Easter Sunday for me and mine. Hope everyone who celebrates this day has a glorious one! May light and love be yours!

Blog challenge · nonfiction · Photo Challenges · postaday · Uncategorized · writing

Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

Ah that first kiss. Do you remember it? Your most memorable kiss. What do you feel when you think of it? I love kisses, kissing, locking lips, sucking face, whatever you want to call it.

A kiss by a child is sweet. A kiss by your favorite Aunt is touching. A kiss by your mom is healing. A kiss by your dad is feeling protected. A kiss by your lover is exciting.

Anatomy of a kiss by ~QuiddityBoom on deviantART

There are as many kinds of kisses as there are ways of kissing. The soft kisses a mother gives her newborn. The funny kisses a pet gives you. That kiss on a cheek, or the top of your head. A kiss of the hand. Blowing a kiss to someone.

The passionate kiss of the person you love. That first kiss when you were 6 and your neighbor was 5. How sweet was that. You enjoyed it but didn’t want to say so. After all girls had cooties back then.

The breathless anticipation of some kisses. Finally getting a kiss from that person you have secretly desired for a long time and thought you would never have the opportunity to  taste their intoxicating lips.

What makes a kiss so special to you? That feeling in the pit of your stomach when two pairs of lips lock in passion. Ah sweet passionate kisses. Or hard, breathless kisses. I love them all.


Kisses kept are wasted;
Love is to be tasted.
There are some you love, I know;
Be not loathe to tell them so.
Lips go dry and eyes grow wet
Waiting to be warmly met.
Keep them not in waiting yet;
Kisses kept are wasted.

~ Edmund Vance Cooke

To A Kiss

Humid seal of soft affections,
Tend’rest pledge of future bliss,
Dearest tie of young connections,
Love’s first snow-drop, virgin kiss.
Speaking silence, dumb confession,
Passion’s birth, and infants’ play,
Dove-like fondness, chaste concession,
Glowing dawn of brighter day.
Sorrowing joy, adieu’s last action,
Ling’ring lips, — no more to join!
What words can ever speak affection
Thrilling and sincere as thine!

~ Robert Burns

The Kiss

Soon, yes soon, we’ll have our chance,
To embrace each other in love’s dance.
A dance which I’ll take her hand and show,
The love she’s yet to know.
And yes, we’ll know it with that kiss,
The first look of tender bliss.
The hug and warm embrace will say it all,
The fear and doubts we’ve had will fall,
Fall from the precipice into the abyss,
With that first sweet tender kiss.

~P. Bere