Shades of Gray- #SundayStills #PhotographyChallenge


This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge is the theme of GRAY. Stop by and check out Terri Webster Schrandt’s blog here to join in the challenge.

May is full of bright, beautiful color in my part of the world, but it can be moody at times, as well. (Kind of like me, lol)

The photo above is from a drive Mom and I went on last week. We’re under lockdown on the island and must stick to our health zones. Luckily, the views are so gorgeous, we don’t have to go far to feel the stress peel away!

I’m fascinated by dandelions. They are unique, beautiful, plentiful, and full of health benefits.

Gray at the crosswalk going for our immunization shots- yay!

Gray driftwood on a gray sand beach.

Different textures of gray poking in amongst the color of our spring garden. We have a small RV lot, but make use of every inch!

Harley soaking up the sun on the gray kayak against a cedar fence.

All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

38 thoughts on “Shades of Gray- #SundayStills #PhotographyChallenge

  1. A gorgeous time on Vancouver Island. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. It’s my happy place 🙂

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  2. Beautiful grays, Jacquie! Your garden is lovely and the washed grays do make your flowers pop! Glad you are getting your vaccination! Harley is adorable!

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    1. Thanks, Terri. Harley is our baby 🙂

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  3. Beautiful shots, Jacquie! I’m so happy you got your vaccine. Great news!

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    1. Have you had yours, Jill? I had a sore arm overnight, and now, a week later, the lymph nodes under my arm are tender, but otherwise it turned out well. Mom had no reaction at all 🙂

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      1. Yes, I’ve had both with no reactions. It didn’t phase my mother in the least. 🙂

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  4. Fabulous photos, Jacquie! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I enjoy the photography challenges, even if I’m shaky, lol

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  5. Kirstin Bozich Troyer May 16, 2021 — 4:38 pm

    Beautiful choices Jacqui. I love the mountains in the background of the beach photo. and I love the dandelion too…my daughters used to call them wishy flowers.

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    1. Aw, I like that name. They’re perfect for making a wish on 🙂
      The mountains are the Cascades in Washington. They show up beautifully here!

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  6. Wonderful photos, Jacquie! Looks like a lovely time!

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    1. The ocean fills me with joy, Kymber 🙂

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      1. Yes, me, too. 🙂

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  7. Gwen M. Plano May 16, 2021 — 5:42 pm

    Lovely, lovely.

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  8. D.L. Finn, Author May 16, 2021 — 10:38 pm

    You are surrounded by such beauty and love seeing, Harley:)

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    1. I love my hometown but this island is truly my happy place, Denise.
      Harley’s too 🙂

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  9. A captivating study of grey, Jacquie! 😀 I’m smiling how you capture the grey en route to your jab … definitely a moment to celebrate! Your views are stunning even during lockdown and hope you can travel further afield soon. As for the dandelion… wow! An amazing photo and a tribute to this humble flower which is cast aside as a weed! Wishing you a lovely week and enjoy all those beautiful walks. Xx

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    1. Thank you, Annika. We’ve been relatively lucky here- our Covid numbers aren’t as high as some parts of Canada, but it’s best to stay safe and stick close to home. We’ve been busy in the garden anyway, so it works fine for us 🙂

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  10. Good to hear your part of Canada is better than some other areas, Jacquie! Yes, we still have to stay safe even though our CDC announced easing the restrictions. The California state has its own guideline and still requires to wear masks. I’m going to wear it for a long while because my immune system is low. I love your garden and your flowers are so beautiful! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Miriam. Yes, we’re the same here. We may get an easing of restrictions after the long weekend, but masks will be around for a while yet, I’m afraid.

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      1. I know, Jacquie! I get upset when people protest about masks or even burned them! Do they use their heads?

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  11. Lovely pictures, Jacquie. I’m glad you’ve had your vaccines.

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    1. Thanks, Robbie. Have you and your family had the vaccine?

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      1. No, South Africa has been very slow with its vaccine programme. I managed to register my mom and aunt for the programme last week and now we are waiting. Vaccines for the rest of us are still a while away.

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        1. It’s a relief that your Mom and aunt are booked, hopefully the other countries step up to help soon {{hugs}}

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  12. Beautiful photos, Jacquie! I’m glad you are vaccinated. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

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  13. Gray is all so beautiful in your photos, Jacquie. I love the beach photos, and who wouldn’t enjoy your garden. It’s delightful and so vibrant. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Happy Writing!

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    1. Thank you, Diana. You’re welcome to visit my little garden any time 🙂

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      1. I wouldn’t be surprised if that happened someday! LOL. Have a lovely week, my friend.

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  14. Hi Jacquie, I love all your colors highlighted by the grays. Your dandelion is so perfect. For Mother’s Day, I did a post on the Allure of Dandelions and the beauty of aging, and learned that they are very healthy. I knew people ate them, but I didn’t realize they had so many nutrients. I’m glad you got your shots and didn’t have too much trouble with them. Most people I’ve known have had sore arms, but not too much after that. I got a little ill after the second one, but it only lasted a little over a day. It’s well worth having our freedom back and feeling safe about it. 🙂 Have a great rest of the week. 🙂

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    1. I hadn’t realized how healthy dandelions were, either, until I read about them on Sally Cronin’s wonderful blog, Smorgasbord.
      I had a tender arm for a day or two after my shot, and about a week later the lymph nodes under my arm became quite tender. Other than that, it went much better than I expected. The nurse had to talk me off the ledge before she could give me a poke, lol

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      1. LOL, Jacquie. Did you eat some dandelions then?

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          1. We could stage an online dandelion fest! 🙂 My stomach is churning over the idea. 🙂

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