Alphabet Challenge–Photos

Cee Neuner is offering a new alphabet challenge, a bit more specific than most. This week’s calls for photos that start with the letters AP. Not happy with the photos (taken with my android).

Photo: Victoria Slotto
Crab APPLE Tree

Photo: Victoria Slotto
APERATURE

Photo: David Slotto
APPETIZERS for our 25th Wedding Anniversary 1/16

 

 

Hummingbird–Jennifer Nichole Wells’ OWPC

Jennifer Nichole Wells has challenged us to post a hummingbird photo this week. I have literally hundreds of them but I could not resist posting this little fellow who stopped by our feeder in Palm Desert a few years ago on Easter and stayed with us for the rest of the season. He’s been on this blog before but these are two different photos. David is the bird photographer. He has endless patience.

Photo: David Slotto

Photo: David Slotto

This is a Leucistic Hummingbird. It is easy to think he is albino, but note his eyes are not pink.

Flower of the Day–Godetia

These delicate little flowers bloom abundantly and reseed themselves after you think they are dead. I just dead-headed them and supposedly they will re-bloom. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Grain: Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge

These lovely horses are my almost-neighbors! Posted for Jennifer’s OWPC. The word is GRAIN. They are enjoying some grain al fresco.

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Jennifer’s Weekly Weather Prompt–SUN DOG

Hot and sunny in Reno most of the week, even though a week ago today the 6:00 AM temperature was 35 F with rain here and snow 30 minutes up the Sierra from us. Current temp is 95 F and expected to reach the 100’s. So typical of Northern Nevada. Visit more weekly weather reports at Jennifer’s Blog.

Photo: Victoria Slotto
Zoe

Photo: David Slotto
(Ascot 1992-2007)

Photo: David Slotto
Sparky

Photo: David Slotto
Zoe

Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge–Giraffes

Joining in for Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge:
GIRAFFES!

David took these photos at the Living Desert in Palm Desert, California, when we had family visiting from North Dakota. Although most of the facility is dedicated to desert flora and fauna, there is a section where you can see some animals from the African Continent. Unlike a Zoo, these animals have a vast enclosure to enjoy an almost free existence. The giraffes love to feed carrots, under the supervision of Park officials, from the hands of visitors, especially children:

Photo: David Slotto

Photo: David Slotto

Photo: David Slotto

Almost every year there are new arrivals!

 

Cee’s CFFC Challenge–Glasses, Cups

Cee Neuner’s Fun Foto Challenge this week asks us for photos of Glasses, Cups, Saucers as part of Photo Ops at Home.

Photo: David Slotto
Wake Up Time

 

Photo: Victoria C. Slotto
Morning Latte

Sunday Trees–a Walkway to the Truckee River

Joining in this rainy day for Becca’s Challenge on Sunday Trees.

Photo: Victoria Slotto

This path accesses a public river walk, located at the end of our block.

Sunday Trees–Palm Trees

Joining in for the first time for Becca’s Prompt on Sunday Trees. Here’s what the California desert has to show for itself: Palm Trees. When I first began going to the desert as a child, there were acres and acres of date palms. Now so much of that area has been cleared for development. It saddens those of us who claim the desert as their own…and yet, there we are in the winter time, occupying some of that precious space.

Photo: David Slotto

Cee’s Isolated Subject Challenge

Joining in for the first time for these prompt offered by the talented photographer, Cee Neuner. This week she is looking for “Isolated Subjects.”

Photo: Victoria Slotto