Xingfu means blessed.

Xingfu means happy and blessed in Chinese. Even though 2014, the year I started this blog, was a busy and, at times, difficult year that is the word I thought of for this space. Mama not because I have many children but because I seem to fall into a caregiving role. Sometimes I feel like Mama to the world.

The name XingfuMama means Happy Mama with undertones of being blessed.

Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2019-Week 8

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 8 of the Pull up a Seat Challenge in 2019. Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or ping-back. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.

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Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2019-Week 7

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 7 of the Pull up a Seat Challenge in 2019. Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or ping-back. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.

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The eyes have it

Jenn at Wit’s End Travel has a thoughtful article and challenge about eyes. This has made me really conscious of eyes as I have both taken and post processed pictures this past week.

I was really surprised at how much difference a single eye can make to a picture. Great Blue here is trying to keep warm in a tree. I’m not sure why s/he (I don’t know how to tell with herons) popped an eye out to see what was going on.

I really noticed that the direction the eyes point give a lot of the meaning in a photo. Examples of this below.

Even at that there is something nice about pictures where the eyes are on the camera.

Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2019-Week 6

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 6 of the Pull up a Seat Challenge in 2019. Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or ping-back. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.

Thank you to everyone who participated this week. It is always fun to see the variety of ideas.

Here are mine for this week (really this time!)

These were photographed in Buenos Aires about two years ago.

Over to you

Badge for the Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge

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