Ruffles and Flourishes-Architectural Detail in Downtown Seattle

This week's Photo Challenge topic of Detail was perfect!  I had been planning to do a post on this topic for a while, and everything came together nicely.  This one also goes with last week's Look Up theme.  So I packed up my camera and notebook, got in my car, and drove the 20 miles …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up!

I make a habit of always looking up when I'm outside.  I'm an Art Deco lover, and I am especially fond of the "ruffles and flourishes" you find over the doors and windows of Art Deco buildings.  I'm also a bird-watcher, so I'm alert for birds in the trees.  I heard this little guy before …

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Thoughts on Independence Day

July Fourth is a day to celebrate.  But what do we celebrate?  Funny, but a man-on-the-street survey found that the average person does not know why we celebrate on the Fourth of July.  This is depressing.  If Americans don't know why July Fourth is important, how are they going to appreciate their country, and how …

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