2020, August 2020

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.

May 2020

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.

2020, January 2020

30 Minutes in the Life: A late January 2020 post

Yes we are late this month.  Somehow January passed by before we were all ready and I suddenly realized that we had 2 days to get the blogs in.  That wasn’t happening and I am normally ready.

I know that it is harder for some of our group to get out and take images.  The weather is cold and in many places there is snow.  It’s even cold down south.  I am about ready to curl up under a blanket and get warm.

Each month we share 30 minutes in our lives, sometimes maybe a little bit more.  I love to see what everyone has been up to.

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Sharleen Stuart Photography

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Kim Sidwell Photography

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Stacey Markel Photography

Ceri Herd
Ceri Herd Photography

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Ashley Soeder Photography

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Janet Crouch Photography

Jess Knowlton
The Art of Adventure Photography by Jess Knowlton

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Crystal Bella Photography

Thank you again ladies for giving of your time to keep us connected.  Thank you to Kim for getting our Instagram page up and running and to Kristina for sharing on Facebook.  Tag us #journeytoartist_30minutes 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 our Facebook page.

2019, December 2019

30 Minutes in the Life: December 2019: Festive Five

Traditionally, 30 Minutes in the Life has always chosen to do a festive 5 at this time of the year.  All our bloggers are busy.  We have been caught up in the season and time is limited.  It helps to keep it simple.

This is our 2019 Festive 5 with the bloggers that were available to blog this month.

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Sharleen Stuart Photography

 

Stacey Markel
Stacey Markel Photography

 

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April White Photography
 

 

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Kim Sidwell Photography

 

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Janet Crouch Photography

 

Kristina Dominianni
Hello Olivia Photography

 

CrystalLivesay
Crystal Bella Photography

 

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Blueberry Hills Photography

 

Jess
The Art of Adventure by Jess Knowlton

 

It has been another fantastic year of blogging with the 30 Minutes in the Life contributors.  We love learning about each one of them and I am excited to see where 2020 takes us.

Thank you again ladies for giving of your time to keep us connected.  Thank you to Kim for getting our Instagram page up and running and to Kristina for sharing on Facebook.  Tag us #journeytoartist_30minutes to be featured.  We’d love to see your images

As we head into 2020, we just want to wish you all a very Happy New Year, and hope that this coming year will be filled with family time, good friendships, lot of love, joy and laughter.  We wish you every good wish for the year ahead.

30 minutes contributor

2017, Monthly Theme 2017, October 2017 Perspective

{Perspective} / October 2017

Your {Perspective} and mine may be different, but each is unique.  This month {Perspective} was our theme and while the posts were rather quiet again, we loved each one that was shared.  Thank you for joining us once again to share your beautiful and creative images.

Below is a collage of all the images that were submitted this month.  Click on the image to see it in full size and to see which photographer submitted the image.

Don’t forget our new theme for November theme is {Black and White} and we would love to see your images.  Please share them on our Facebook  page.