Photo Challenge sprint, Day 6: Indigo. Just before dark. 🌈📷 #mbmay

Photo Challenge sprint, Day 5: Blue. It’s not every day that we get a blue sky in the Pacific Northwest. Today is one of those days. 💙🌈📷 #mbmay

(The easy colors were Red, Green and Blue. I think Days 6 and 7, Indigo and Violet, will be most challenging. Good luck!)

Photo Challenge sprint, Day 4: Green. Throwback Thursday with souvenirs Grandma brought back from Hawai’i. 💚🌈📷 #mbmay

I’m getting ready to send out another batch of stickers. Instructions for requesting them are on the Welcome page.

If you need more than one, let me know.

Photo Challenge sprint, Day 3: Yellow (lab). My dog-niece Olive. 💛🌈📷 #mbmay

Photo challenge sprint, Day 2: orange. 📷🌈 #mbmay.

The butterfly habitat at the Volčji Potok Arboretum, Slovenia, July 2019.

Butterfly eating a slice of orange

We’ve entered the second week of the May Challenge Sprints. Last week’s theme was quotations. 💬

This week is photos, each featuring a different color of the rainbow. The first day color is Red, then

  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Indigo
  • Violet

📷🌈 #mbmay

Kicking off Week 2 of the May challenge sprints.: Daily Color Photo, starting with Red, then Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

Here’s 2020’s overachieving poppy. A couple more have bloomed in the meantime, but that first one is always a stunner.

Doing the quotation sprint was very eye-opening. I don’t usually collect quotations, but I found it an interesting and relaxing activity—but more difficult than I realized. I did miss one day, and I’m glad it’s not a month-long quotation challenge.

Today is Day 7, the final day, of the quotation sprint segment of the May Challenge Sprints.💬

Tomorrow, we begin the photography sprint. Every day a different color will be the prompt, following the rainbow, starting with red. 📷

Week 3: 📚 Week 4: 🎨

My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.”

— Michael Jordan 💬 #mbmay

Call no chain strong, which holds one rusted link.
Call no land free, that holds one fettered slave.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Protest

(This poem was used in Season 5 of Orphan Black as the source of all the episode titles.) 💬 #mbmay

Expectations are resentments under construction.

– Anne Lamott 💬 #mbmay

It feels like the commercialism of Mother’s Day is a bit subdued this year. I’ve felt less affronted by mass culture assuming I have a mother to fête with flowers and brunch.

Mother’s Day #21 since my mom died, and it still hurts. If you’re feeling sad too, my condolences. ❤️

Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls.

— Maya Angelou 💬 #mbmay

If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity.

– Eckhart Tolle 💬 #mbmay

These stories of young people making a difference give me hope.

Teens can volunteer safely amid coronavirus through website designed by St. Mary’s robotics students

My brother, who was 5 when the Dolphins went 17-0, texting the family on the death of Don Shula: > When I was little I believed Don Shula and Bob Griese were always my back up dads. But you were always there for me, Dad, so it didn’t come to that :-)

Have you posted a quotation yet? It’s the first day of the weeklong challenge to post a quotation a day. It’s a fun light exercise in microblogging and I’m enjoying seeing all the posts.

Discover Quotations Feed

Just keep swimming.

– Dory 🐠💬 (clip)

Reminder: we are kicking off a series of four challenge sprints starting Monday, May 4. It should be fun!

Week 1: Quotations 💬

The new episode of @theweeklyreview answers the question: “Who is Sending Me Work?” @jamesdempsey gets an unexpected shipment on his birthday that radically alters his to-do list for the day. 🦞🦞

“The Internationale,” (YouTube), conducted by Arturo Toscanini in 1944, part of a tribute to the Allied Powers, later removed by censors under McCarthyism.

(The full performance of Verdi’s Hymn of Nations: Italy, France, England, with USSR and US added.)

Happy May Day!

ICYMI, details and signup for tomorrow’s Micro meetup at 5 pm PDT. 🖥

Here’s what we’ve hatched for the May challenge: four mini weeklong challenges! 💬 📷 📚 🎨