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September2020

30 Minutes in the Life: September 2020

It’s September friends, and it appears that we are into fall. I am sure up north things are starting to cool down, and the leaves will soon start to change color. Down south, it is still hot. This has definitely been an interesting year so far. It appears that we ran out of names for the hurricanes and we are now into the Greek alphabet. It has definitely been a busy season.

I hope you are able to get out a bit more now and go for walks, grab a bite to eat and see friends. Today we did just that. We headed out to meet friends in the park for a barbecue. The weather was good, the barbecues were social distanced and it was nice to be able to just have another voice in our lives even for a short space of time.

From the photos the blog contributors have shared below, life is slowly starting to happen again.

Sharleen Stuart Photography
Kim @ This One Ordinary Life.
Ashley Soeder Photography
Hello Olivia Photography
Meagan Dwyer Photography
Stacy @ threadbarems
Janet Crouch Photography

Thank you for joining us and thank you to the 30 minutes team for continuing to contribute to this project, you are all amazing. This year marks the 5th year of this blog group sharing stories together. It’s always good to see what is happening around the world. On behalf of the 30 Minutes team I hope you stay well, stay safe.

Just a reminder that this is a circle blog, so follow the links on each photographers page to get to the next.  Let us know you stopped by, by leaving a like or a comment.  For more on the group you can check out the different tabs on this webpage. Don’t forget to share your images on our Facebook page or our Instagram page for a chance to be highlighted.

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30 MINUTES IN THE LIFE: AUGUST 2020

How are you all hanging in this far in the year? I will confess to being tired of being stuck at home and not getting out and about. My desire to go out and take photographs has been a struggle. Wearing a mask everywhere is a pain, but a necessary pain. Life as we know it is so different.

But on the flip side there is so much to appreciate. We can spend time with our families. So far we have stayed healthy. The weather has been for the most part really good. We can enjoy the back garden, all the critters that deign to visit our garden. We can walk in our neighborhoods.

For those who are now parents, educators and part of the workforce, we are thinking of you. It is challenging to have to be doing everything, when we are not really equipped to multitask in this manner. Hang in there!

Talking weather our hearts go out to all the folk affected by Hurricane Laura that hit the gulf coast this week. I hope that all of our followers are safe and have no damages to their property.

Once again the blog team have put together 30 minutes in their lives. We get the privilege of living vicariously through their lives as well. I hope you enjoy what they have to share.

Sharleen Stuart Photography
Janet Crouch Photography
Ashley Soeder Photography
This One Ordinary Life
Stacey Markel Photography
Ivana A L’ala

Thank you friends for joining us and thank you to the 30 minutes team for continuing to contribute to this project, you Ladies rock.  On behalf of the 30 Minutes team I hope you stay well, stay safe.

Just a reminder that this is a circle blog, so follow the links on each photographers page to get to the next.  Let us know you stopped by, by leaving a like or a comment.  For more on the group you can check out the different tabs on this webpage. Don’t forget to share your images on our Facebook page or our Instagram page for a chance to be highlighted.

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30 Minutes in the Life: July 2020

It’s time for our 30 Minutes again and it just feels like the month flew by. You would think that it would drag on by with the being somewhat restricted to home, and with lots of offices sending their staff home to work. But no, it is flying right along into Hurricane season, with the first one making landfall in the gulf this past weekend. What next 2020??

This month we have the pleasure of welcoming back to the group Meagan Dwyer, who was with us many years ago. It is great to have Meagan back with us again. We also have the pleasure of welcoming Stacy Coker to the group. We look forward to learning more about Meagan and Stacy through their 30 minutes. Check out the photographers page for a brief introduction to both ladies.

Each of us have 30 minutes to share and I know that I always look forward to reading them. We hope you do too.

Sharleen Stuart Photography
This One Ordinary Life
Meagan Dwyer Photography
Crystal Bella Photography
Hello Olivia Photography
Ashley Soeder Photography
April White Photography
Stacy Coker

I am sure you agree with me that we have some incredibly talented ladies in this blog group. Sometimes things happen and we can’t always blog each month, but I do love seeing what everyone has to offer. Follow the links and go and see what each lady has for you.

Thank you friends for joining us and thank you to the 30 minutes team for keeping us connected.  On behalf of the 30 Minutes team I hope you stay well, stay safe, keep washing your hands and practice social distance. Until things are looking up, stay home wherever you can.

A special thank you goes out to Kim for the fantastic job she is doing sharing your tag images on the IG page and on Facebook. If you don’t already know, you can find us on  Instagram and on Facebook.  Tag us #30minutesinthelife to be featured.  We’d love to see your images.

Just a reminder that this is a circle blog, so follow the links on each photographers page to get to the next.  Let us know you stopped by, by leaving a like or a comment.  For more on the group you can check out the different tabs on this webpage.

June 2020

30 Minutes in the Life: June 2020

Where did June come from? I have officially been at home 3 months. Fortunately I am working. I hope that you are all in a similar position wherever you are in the world.

So the other day I read a summary of 2020 so far. In January we had fires in Australia, Prince Harry & Megan checked out of the official duties of the royal family. Kobie died. The UK left the European Union.

February we saw the first signs of Covid-19 emerging, and meme’s about drinking Corona’s were floating around. Everyone had their opinions on Covid-19, but at this point most of the happenings were in China and the US did not seem to be too concerned.

March things in the US took a different turn. I, for one, was instructed to pack up my office and go home. Covid-19 officially became a US virus.

In April, Bernie Sanders was out of the democratic race and Biden was in. It appeared the Kim Jong-Un may have died. But then he may not have died.

In May we learned of a swarm of locusts heading our way, then killer hornets. The country was in some kind of lock-down, stay at home, and people protested their right to be out and working. Then George Floyd was murdered, and political protests and some rioting broke out.

And now we find ourselves in June, wondering how the heck we got here. For the month of June we learn about a resurgence of mosquito diseases, the Saharan Sand Storm, the spiking Covid-19 positive cases and the stand against wearing masks.

It’s been a hectic six months. In the midst of it the blog group tries to keep up every month while, for the most part, staying at home and social distancing. In all of this chaos, we have also seen and shared some incredible images that we are tagged in on Instagram. We are so glad that you are part of our group participation and that we get to share your stunning images.

Here are the blogs for this month.

Sharleen Stuart Photography

Kim Sidwell Photography – This Ordinary Life

Janet Crouch Photography

Hello Olivia Photography

Blueberry Hill Images

MaMagare Kidz Photo

Lets hope that the later half of 2020 will see the end of this virus, that health would not be an issue, that life can get back to some level of normality, and that we will be able to get out more and enjoy documenting life outside of our homes again.

Thank you friends for joining us and thank you to the 30 minutes team for keeping us connected.  On behalf of the 30 Minutes team I hope you stay well, stay safe, keep washing your hands and practice social distance. Until things are looking up, stay home wherever you can.

You can find us on  Instagram and on Facebook.  Tag us #30minutesinthelife to be featured.  We’d love to see your images.

Just a reminder that this is a circle blog, so follow the links on each photographers page to get to the next.  Let us know you stopped by, by leaving a like or a comment.  For more on the group you can check out the different tabs on this webpage.

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30 Minutes in the Life: May 2020

Yes I know it is June, and we are a week late but things happen and we opted to postpone for a week. Times in the USA are a little crazy right now. Cities have just started to open up. Most of us who are working have been working from home. Today, I was going to the beach for the first time in 2.5 months. Not to actually sit on the beach but to go for a walk along the beach just to enjoy the air and hear the water. When we go there the parking was full. Probably not a good idea to be on the beach. I hope that in whatever country you are living in, in the world, that the numbers are decreasing and you and your families are healthy and not directly affected by this virus. We are a group of bloggers from all around the world and each one of us has been affected in different ways.

Added to that is the crisis of unemployment in the US, that is growing daily. The government can only support those that are unemployed for a period of time. The USA is in crisis right now and we are all impacted in some way. Not only are they dealing with over 100 000 deaths, they are dealing with the enormity of families wondering how they are going to pay their rent, and feed their families.

Excitement kept us glued on the TV on Saturday watching the very successful launch of the SpaceEx Rocket out into space, As I write this the two astronauts have just docked to the satellite somewhere over Mongolia. What an amazing success this has been so far. And how impressive is it, that the bottom part of the rocket docked back on a boat in the ocean. Kudos’s to all those involved in this amazing technology.

This group deals with 30 minutes in our lives. Many Americans and I am sure the world is watching what is going on in the USA right now with the death of George Floyd. My heart goes out to the mother and family of George Floyd. Nobody should have to watch their child’s life ebb away in this manner. This is a tragedy in the US and the results of this event have left all of us spending more than 30 minutes glued to the TV. Some of us may be out there protesting. The US is burning in many cities, looting is happening and tear gas is being sprayed. If you are out in the midst of the protests, please stay safe.

As we start to see the world slowly starting to open up, there are countries that are closing down as a result of the virus. Eyes may now shift to the Southern countries as they enter into winter. Life right now feels challenging at times.

Each one of us are dealing with all of these situations in different ways. Join us as we share our 30 minutes in life.

Sharleen Stuart Photography
Kim Sidwell Photography
Hello Olivia Photography
Stacey Markel Photography
Ceri Herd Photography
Blueberry Hill Images
Ashley Soeder Photography
MaMagare Kidz Photo
Janet Crouch Photography

Thank you friends for joining us and thank you to the 30 minutes team for keeping us connected.  On behalf of the 30 Minutes team I hope you stay well, stay safe, keep washing your hands and practice social distance.  Stay home wherever you can.

You can find us on  Instagram and on Facebook.  Tag us #30minutesinthelife to be featured.  We’d love to see your images.

Just a reminder that this is a circle blog, so follow the links on each photographers page to get to the next.  Let us know you stopped by, by leaving a like or a comment.  For more on the group you can check out the different tabs on this webpage.