Cee’s Black and White Challenge–K and L

Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

Jumping in at the last moment for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge where she wants to see things that begin with the letters K and/or L:

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue

If you are looking for the calming influence of the color BLUE, I invite you to our playground, Lake Tahoe. This is in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Blue:

Photo: V. Slotto

Sparky and Zoe–Sunday Stills–All About #Pets

Joining in late for Terri Webster Schrandt’s Sunday Stills–All About #Pets. And today it’s my fur babies:

Sparky and Zoe
Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto
Sparky loves to help change the bed.

Photo: D. Slotto
Is it Zoe, or Cleopatra

Both dogs are senior rescues…they don’t look or act senior, but we adopted them in 2009 after losing 2 others within 2 months of one another. Sparky is a Papillion mix and Zoe is a congenitally deaf Jack Russell. Not a dull moment.


Becky’s Squares and Lines Challenge–The End, HALLOWEEN!

Today is the last day of Becky’s Squares and Lines Challenge AND it’s Halloween. I’m happy to share a visitor to our garden who is just perfect for the day. She is quite “liney” and she has a history of devouring her mates. Her name–Charlotte.

But, before we adjourn, I want to thank Becky for hosting this challenge and being so good about acknowledging our efforts and thank you to everyone who visited throughout the month. It’s been fun, except for when my laptop became uncooperative.

October 31–Charlotte

Photo: David Slotto


Becky’s Squares and Lines Photo Challenge–Retail Therapy

Only one day left after today in Becky’s Lines and Squares Challenge. Here is October 30th’s post.

Photo: V. Slotto

Only one day left after today in Becky’s Lines and Squares Challenge. Here is October 30th’s post…some more retail therapy.

Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto


Desert Flower–Cee’s FOTD Challenge

Today, I’m sharing this desert flower to Cee’s FOTD Challenge. Does anyone know what it is?

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Becky’s Lines and Squares Challenge: Oct. 26, 27, 28, 29th

I’m already beginning to feel withdrawal as Becky’s Lines and Squares Challenge tip-toes toward its ending. Will I be caught up by then? I sure plan on it.

October 26–Sunrise and Barren Trees

Photo: V. Slotto


October 27–Autumn Leaves

Photo: D. Slotto

Photo: D. Slotto


October 28–Tournament Day

Photo: D. Slotto
Ready to hit the course–carts lined up and cracks in the now-repaved parking lot.


October 29–The Horses Tush

Photo: V. Slotto
Lovely NEIGHbors


Photo: V. Slotto
More fence lines


Becky’s Squares and Lines Challenge–October 24-25th

Today I’m posting for Becky’s Lines and Squares, October 24-25th

October 24th–Let’s Make Music

Photo: David Slotto
Smooth Jazz Concert

Photo: David Slotto
Playing Music with the Camera

Photo: D. Slotto
Squiggly Lines of Music

October 25–Sunset

Photo: V. Slotto–The straight lines of Palm Trees

Photo: V. Slotto: Nature draws lines in the setting sun.



Becky’s Lines and Squares: Oct. 22nd-Oct. 23rd

Today I’m still playing catch up for Becky’s Lines and Squares Photo Challenge (October 22, 23), introducing you to the unique beauty of Palm Desert, California. These photos were taken at The Living Desert, a Zoo that features desert flora and fauna, as well as, some animals from Africa.

October 22–Prickly Lines

Photo: V. Slotto
Beware the Cacti

Photo: V. Slotto–Ouch

Photo: V Slotto


October 23–For the Birds

Photo-V. Slotto

Photo-D. Slotto: Leucistic Hummingbird who visited us on Easter and stayed around for a couple of months.

Lines of Light
Photo: David Slotto

Photo: David Slotto: Cedar Waxwing





Cee’s FOTD Challenge: Rose

Joining with Cee in her daily FOTD Challenge: Rose

Photo: V. Slotto