Sunday Stills: What might that Pacific Northwest #Aroma be?

Today's theme is aroma, and pictures that lead you to remember the #aroma of something.   So, I will start with an aroma that is one of my very favorites: the salt tang of the sea.  Since salt water is never more than a few miles away from our home in Everett, Washington, we are …

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Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: #Teal or #Aqua

As usual, my favorite example of a natural Teal coloring is Diablo Lake in the North Cascades.  There is a beautiful overlook mini-park just east of the town of Newhalem, and Hubby and I go there a couple of times every year.  The unusual color of the water is caused by glacial runoff, and the …

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View From The 21st Floor-Birthday Dinner

Today, April 16, is my 73rd birthday.  Last night, Hubby and I went out for my birthday dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Daniel's Broiler in downtown Bellevue.  We normally go there for both our birthdays, and on our anniversary in October.  We were not allowed to go there in 2020, as the Dictator …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #191: Curves

Have you ever noticed that Nature's God abhors straight lines?  Just look around you at Nature, and you will see that there are no straight lines in nature.  Everything in the natural world is curved.  Straight lines belong to items of human manufacture.  When explorers and archaeologists are searching for signs of human habitation, from …

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CBWC: Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Lines

Here's my entry into this week's Black and White Challenge on Cee Neuner's page.  Both of the photos below were taken in 2018, on our July cruise to Hawaii from San Francisco. The first picture shows the ceiling of the Crystal Symphony's Asian-themed restaurant.  When I am anywhere, indoors or out, I always look up …

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[Better late than never] Last Saturday’s Wall Street Journal had the biggest bunch of crap I have ever seen in one issue.

Last week's Weekend Edition of the Wall Street Journal had a number of articles that I just could not believe.  See if you don't agree that they all add up a big pile of excrement. Starting in the Review section, the cover story was about "The Once and Future Drug War", by James Marson, Julie …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #182: Interesting Objects

This week, I'll be starting at home, to capture some interesting objects around me.  The first one is an empty bottle.  Now, the bottle itself is unremarkable, a simple screw-top container.  It's the labels on the bottle, which describe the contents, that make it interesting.  A few years ago, a coworker of my husband came …

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The Washington State Straitjacket tightened on January 1.

Many new laws took effect in Washington State on January 1. All of them restrict the liberty of individuals and businesses in our state.  The first Income Tax (unconstitutional) will take effect, in the form of a “capital gains tax” on gains over $250,000.  The new law is in litigation now, but the state will …

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Christmas in Dementia-Joe Biden’s America

The occupant of the White House made a speech recently, predicting a "winter of illness and death" for the Americans not vaccinated against the CCP Virus.  How very uplifting. Biden can't remember what he promised on Covid testing.  It's a wonder he can remember his own name anymore. Washington hospitals are worried about capacity ahead …

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CFFC-Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Reflections and Shadows

So, what motivated my friend Cee to choose reflections and shadows for this week's fun challenge?  I see, she fell right into my hands...  Reflections and shadows are some of my very favorite photographic subjects! Bodies of water are excellent for reflections, aren't they?  Especially if the water is flat, mirror-like.  The waters of Silver …

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