Cee’s B&W Challenge: Any Animal

My own canine kids, of course for Cee’s B&W Animal Challenge:

Photo: V. Slotto
Sparky and Zoe  (Hoping for a treat)

D. Slotto-Zoe (It’s a dog’s life)

D. Slotto–Sparky (Life is Good)

D. Slotto–Zoe (Sun goddess)

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Trains in Black and White: Cee’s B&W Challenge

Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

Linking up this week to Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Trains/Tracks in Black and White. This weekend Reno/Sparks, a community that was founded because of the East/West train traffic, (not divorce, not gambling) hosts its annual ALS fundraiser called Water and Rails Tour. These photos are from our neighbor’s extensive miniature train display from a previous year. Maybe this year I can grab some new ones to add on.

Lava Rock–Cee’s B&W Challenge

After Dark–OfMariaAntonia’s Photo Challenge

This week for #2018picoftheweek challenge offered by OfMariaAntonia, I’m choosing the prompt AFTER DARK.

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: Victoria Slotto

 

Something Grows–Of MariaAntonia’s 2018 Photo Challenge

This week I’m posting to OfMariaAntonia’s 2018 Photo Challenge using the prompt “Something Grows.” My husband is a born gardener. Each year he carefully selects seeds from catalogues that feature heirloom tomatoes and other veggies. He plants the seeds early March and carefully nurtures them under a grow light, transplanting them into larger containers and gradually exposing them to the fickle elements of weather in our region. Below is a photographic chronicle.

Slotto–Planted at Last. Asparagus in the foreground

Slotto–Protection from a late frost

Slotto–The full grown plants with gardener

Slotto–The fruit of his labors

 

OfMariaAntonia #2018picoftheweek SPARKLE

For this week’s 2018 Photo Challenge offered by OfMariaAntonia, I am featuring SPARKLE

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: David Slotto

Pattern–OfMariaAntonia’s 2018 Photo Challenge

For this week’s challenge offered by OfMariaAntonia, I’ve chosen one of my favorite topics: PATTERN. I suspect I have hundreds of photo’s from which to choose, but I’ll stick with two.

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: David Slotto

In Miniature–OfMariaAntonia’s 2018 Photo Challenge

For this week’s prompt, hosted by OfMariaAntonia, I’ve chosen IN MINIATURE–turning to one of God’s stunning work’s of art: the tiny hummingbird. We welcome many varieties to our feeders and when these little guys with their purple hoods show up, my heart always skips a beat. I hope you enjoy him too.

My guess is, looking at my field guide for birds, that this is a Costa’s Hummingbird–but don’t hold me to it!

Photo: David Slotto

Liquid–OfMariaAntonia’s 2018 Photo Challenge

Linking up today to Maria Antonia’s Photo Challenge 2018 where I’m choosing the prompt for LIQUID.

Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: Victoria C. Slotto
Morning Latte

OfMariaAntonia 2018 Photography Challenge–“It’s Pretty”

Joining Maria Antonia in her 2018 Photo Challenge with “IT’S PRETTY.”

Photo: Victoria Slotto

Photo: Victoria Slotto