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

Reflection–OfMariaAntonia 2018 Photography Challenge

Linking these photos to Maria Antonia’s 2018 Photography Challenge:

Photo: David Slotto–Quan Yin

Photo: Victoria Slotto
The Last Rose of Summer

Photo: D. Slotto

Pattern–Cee Neuner’s B&W

Winter–Of Maria Antonia’s 2018 Photography Challenge

Aiming to be on time today for the #2018pickoftheweek challenge hosted by Maria Antonia. For this week I have chosen WINTER.

Photo: David Slotto Christmas, Reno


Photo: David Slotto–Reno


Photo: Victoria Slotto
Winter–Palm Desert