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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Celebrating by Giving Thanks

Today is the American Thanksgiving, the most important 100% American holiday.  George Washington declared the first of such celebrations, giving thanks to God for bestowing upon America the blessings of a new continent, and the bounty it contained.  He acknowledged that the tiny, new country was thriving, mostly due to God, and the efforts of …

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What I saw on my little drive through the Skagit Valley

Yesterday afternoon, before meeting up with an Internet "friend I hadn't met yet", I took a little excursion through the Skagit Valley.  The day was gray, and the clouds were spitting rain occasionally, but the roads were quiet and I was able to stop in the road to take pictures without causing anyone to have …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #226: Textures

Everything in our world has texture.  Even thoughts can have texture, even if they can't be seen.  Just last night, I captured our soft, shiny black cat on her high perch.  Her coat is as soft as mink.  Then again, she has so shredded the carpet on her tree that its texture has changed from …

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Washington State consumers support tyranny

The title of the KOMO News article is "Opinions vary on Inslee's plans to stop selling gas-powered cars by 2030." Washington State probably has the second-highest adoption of electric cars in America, behind California.  Here are a couple of quotes from Washington residents about the Dictator's plan to eliminate gas-powered cars from Washington roads.  The …

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Do you or your children use TikTok? You must STOP now!

TikTok is now the most heavily-used social media app in the country.  It is owned by a Communist Chinese company called ByteDance.  And if that is not bad enough, its employees have admitted that US and European users' data can, and probably is, being accessed by its employees within Communist China.  It is well known …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #225: Wildlife Close to Home

My back yard is teeming with local wildlife, and I try to get photos of as many creatures as I can.  We have a seed bird-feeder, and two suet feeders; one with regular suet, and one with a hot-pepper suet that squirrels hate but the birds love. This pair of Steller's Jays drank from the …

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