Becky B’s Squares: Bright Sunsets in California

#BrightSquare Day 17

“As usual for a Squares Challenge month I will be sharing squares daily, and I would love it if you did the same. However if daily sounds too daunting, don’t worry. It is fine to join us weekly or even just pop in occasionally with your squares. The frequency of your squares depends on you and also your blog. All I ask is that your image has 4 equal sides, and that it reflects the theme of bright.”

Becky B.

Bright California Sunsets

sunset, cattle, foothills, CA
Cattle turning their backs to bright sunset.

Waiting for Sundown

Ninety-five degrees
Cattle hooves drum, dust rises
Coolness come quickly

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sunset
Sunset

Sunsets

Temperatures drop
Sun drops behind gray foothills
Relaxing breezes

© Marsha Ingrao
#cinquain
Sunset
Sunset in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada

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After all these years, I learn something new every day. What new thing did you learn today? Leave me a comment When I create a technical Blog Tip post, if I quote one of your great comments, I’ll link it to one of your posts. If you send me a link to one of your posts, like Hugh Roberts often does, I’ll add it to my next Blog Tip post.

Do you know why you shouldn’t link to someone’s page?

When you add a link to someone’s blog, don’t use the link to their home page or any other page. They won’t get the notification. Link to a post.

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This does more than just notify your friend that you’ve linked. It keeps you current with your friend. Your best friends are not always the folks that come up in Reader. This is a way to make your visitations more intentional. If you haven’t had a chance to read the post, stop and read and comment.

My Coffee-Overdosed Computer Update:

My old computer is officially toast. Best Buy will drive a stake through its heart before they recycle it to make sure.

My new computer arrived Thursday. I thought I could at least open my One Drive and get started using my new treasure. Too many password tries locked it up. I took it in for its initial appointment on Friday. The Geek Squad expert (she’s been working there since October) got in and fixed it within a couple of minutes, so my pictures are all still in tact. YAY!

Apparently it is tradition here in Prescott to keep computers that come in for attention for 48 hours. It comes home just in time for Sunday Stills. I am so excited to welcome it to its new home!

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Becky B suggests that we read at least two other #brightsquare posts. That’s another way to be intentional in your blogging and not get overloaded or overwhelmed. Here are my first few from today.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

enjoy Your sunset tonight with someone special!

Becky B’s Bright Challenge

BrightSquare Day 2

“As usual for a Squares Challenge month I will be sharing squares daily, and I would love it if you did the same. However if daily sounds too daunting, don’t worry. It is fine to join us weekly or even just pop in occasionally with your squares. The frequency of your squares depends on you and also your blog. All I ask is that your image has 4 equal sides, and that it reflects the theme of bright.”

Becky B.

Other Worldly

sunset reflections rays going behind a hill BrightSquare
bright sunset

Those of you who knew Sue Vincent probably heard that she passed on March 29. I want to dedicate this photo to her memory. She loved photos, writing, art, and the magic of nature. She was a bright light in the blogosphere. God bless you Sue. Rest in Peace

Shooting Spree in the Storm: Forecast for Healthy Future

It was a dark and stormy night. I crept out of the house, weapon in my right hand ready to shoot.  My sunset shooting spree had begun in Elderwood, CA.

oak tree
It was a dark and stormy night. I waited, lurking above the creek bank.

Woodlake Valley lies in the semi-arid fertile Kaweah Delta in Central California. It has suffered one of the worst droughts of recorded history with aquifers being depleted at an alarming rate.

Cottonwood Creek
The winding creek bed waits for rain.

Without rain, the world will lose thousands of acres of oranges, peaches, walnuts, grapes, dairies, rangeland, cotton, and all the food products it takes for granted that come from the Central Valley.

The Woodlake Valley grows thousands of acres of oranges as well as other fruits and nuts.
The Woodlake Valley grows thousands of acres of oranges as well as other fruits and nuts.

Our valley predominates in oranges. These stormy sunset shots foretell a brighter future for the life we love. Pray for rain.

Here are the rest of my futuristic shots. Some are taken looking away from the sunset. That ominous vista first attracted me. I think these need to be darker to show what I actually saw.

For more on the future click below.

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2016
I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2016