Kitty-Cat Christmas (with memes)

It's that time of year again, for those with cats to put up their tree, while simultaneously trying to find ways to keep the cat (s) from tearing everything down.  Different families come up with different ways to do that.  We don't have a tree, so we don't have to worry about Kikyo tearing everything …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #230: Last chance for 2022

With 2022 coming to an end, I guess it's time to look back at what we captured on the digital equivalent of film.  With the vast majority of my photos taken with my always-ready iPhone 13 Pro, that's a lot of photos!  I'm going to start in the very near past, and work backwards. Today, …

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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 #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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Ronald Reagan said “Freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction”

Does this quote from a young man of my acquaintance prove it?  Over at another Web site, he titled his essay "Good Riddance, America."  His description of how young people feel and act is quite upsetting.  But I think he is absolutely correct.  And I think that my generation, the Baby Boomers, started it. I …

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In Mourning Today. Hagrid has passed away.

I saw the news this morning, that Robbie Coltrane, the actor who played Rubeus Hagrid, Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts in the eight Harry Potter movies, had passed away.  This makes me very sad, and I'm sure I speak for all my Harry Potter fan readers.  The first movie, which I saw just …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #220: One subject, three ways

Whenever I am photographing something I like, I always take multiple shots from different angles and distances.  A pleasing subject is often pleasing in numerous ways.  Take the beautiful vase of flowers my husband sent me for Valentine's Day this year.  It had so many different flowers, different colors, and different angles, I just had …

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