Photo Challenge Structure

This is A Structure.  To wit, a city apartment building, seen from about a block away.  Seems pretty ordinary. But move closer, and its fine structure becomes more visible.  And more pleasing. The bow windows lend a bit of class, and make the room inside bigger, and bring more natural light into the room.  Then, …

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A Weekend at Jazz Port Townsend

Back in March, Hubby and I attended the After Midnight Gala auction for the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, a wonderful jazz Big Band.  At that auction, we bought a weekend package that included two nights of lodging, and tickets to Friday and Saturday concerts, the weekend of July 31.  Port Townsend is across Puget Sound …

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Photo Challenge…….Corner

This structure is in a pretty desolate corner of the world, on the bluff overlooking the Columbia River in north central Washington State.  It also has a multitude of corners, angles, and intersections.  You wouldn't want to get caught by the sharp tip of one of those blades!  Stationary, it almost looks like a piece …

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Ooh, Shiny! Look at that cool bird! (Edit: see below for addition I just couldn’t resist)

I love bird-watching, and when I'm outdoors I try to find them.  But sometimes, when I'm doing something else, one will catch my eye. This guy was on the roof of an accessory dwelling in the back yard of a friend in Colorado.  What a place for a feeder! We were surprised when a family …

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We knew the managements of Facebook and Google were Liberal

People are probably quite familiar now with the big story of how a Google software engineer was summarily fired for circulating a memo around his company, positing the viewpoint (taking into account verifiable scientific studies that confirm this) that a reason why more women don't work as software engineers could be that most women don't …

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Photo Challenge…Elemental…Water

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we live nearly surrounded by water.  In Western Washington, anyway, you are rarely more than a mile from some body of water or other. Lake Washington, Puget Sound, the Green River, the Snoqualmie River, and Silver Lake are minutes away.  No two bodies of water or rivers are exactly the …

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The Governor of the State of Washington needs to be Committed

For years, we residents of the State of Washington have been hearing about the woes of our largest state psychiatric institution, Western State Hospital in Lakewood (south of Tacoma).  This institution has had numerous escapes of dangerous inmates, reports of employees attacked by inmates (and sometimes attacking, themselves), and staff shortages and resignations.  Once, a …

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Photo Challenge…Textures

It seems counter-intuitive for a plant to be both soft and prickly at the same time.  This Arizona cactus, at progressively-closer views shows two entirely different textures.  Seen from relatively far-away, it looks soft, with rounded curves. Seen closer-up, the big spines look pretty dangerous, and the plant looks like you wouldn't want to get …

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