Have you ever been to this side of Las Vegas?

We had just returned from Red Rock Conservancy, and Valley of the Fire when I saw Sophia offered a challenge to shoot photos using the bokeh effect. While a new word for me, bokeh is an effect I love to use.

Simply put, bokeh uses an out-of-focus background to enhance or define a photo. The first photo was from my coffee spot looking at Mt. Charleston, Nevada.

The heart art from our campsite in Valley of the Fire was where I put my morning messages.

The goal of the trip was to get off the grid and do some hiking. Dale’s Trail at Red Rocks was necessary since it is my husband’s name. I knew he would tackle it, while I meandered along looking for photo opportunities. A splash of Indian paintbrush is what I need after startling a snake.

And a field of bluebirds? Do you believe they are the symbol of joy and hope? I did that day.

It is Spring in the Nevada desert. Lambs were grabbing independence and were as curious about us as we were of them.

Not to worry as mamas were within earshot.

And rain on the horizon at sunset?


Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. – V. Greene

Sophia, thank you for bringing bokeh to light this week.

Wind Kisses, Donna

Inspired by Lens Artists/Bokeh