Sunday Stills: My Town, and my Favorite Town (not the same)

So Terri gave us alternatives this week.  Photos of our town, or our favorite town.  I live in Western Washington, in a small city considered a suburb of Seattle. This is the waterfront on Puget Sound, just north of the US Navy Base in Everett. This is Silver Lake, just south of my house. And …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #228: \\\ Diagonals ///

Sorry, I just couldn't resist the urge to put a couple of keyboard diagonals in the post title!  Even the "number or hashtag" sign is made up of diagonals.  Nature presents us with diagonals all the time. This shrub-steppe hillside in Eastern Oregon presents an obvious diagonal against the sky.  For that matter, the clouds …

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Snow came. So did the chickadees.

This morning over breakfast, I looked out the glass door to the backyard, and spotted a couple of our chickadees taking advantage of the suet feeder.  The one on the left is a Chestnut-backed Chickadee; the one on the right is a Black-capped Chickadee. I also managed to capture the one on the left fluttering …

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Elon Musk bought Twitter

So, after 12 years of resistance, you can now find RushBabe49  on Twitter.  And I got my first follower already!  I have followed a bunch of British travel accounts, and my normal assortment of conservative pundits.  I also follow a few Harry Potter people, including JK Rowling and Tom Felton, as well as WizardingWorld.  I …

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The Washington State Department of Health spreads dangerous misinformation on its web site

The story over at MyNorthwest dot com is about the "decommissioning" of the official Covid-19 response site that has been operating since early 2020.  This is due to the fact that the pandemic emergency is over (yeah, right, with medical facilities still requiring ineffective masking for everyone), and site visits had decreased.  So anyone wanting …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #227: Home, Sweet Home

My husband and I are fortunate to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, surrounded on all sides by water, mountains, green fields, and spectacular landscapes.  We are also fortunate to have been able to travel to many other places in this Greatest Country on God's Green Earth.  Starting in our own neighborhood of Western Washington. …

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Our Moon

Do you take the Moon for granted?  Or are you fascinated by our huge satellite, that is a significant proportion of the size of Earth, making it unique in our Solar System?  Do you look at the Moon through binoculars or a telescope, and wonder what all those craters look like closer-up?  Were you alive …

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