Highlights from the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration 2022

My readers will know that my husband plays accordion.  Until recently, he played in an accordion band, but is no longer, since the band now only accepts Covid-vaccinated players.  The gathering was cancelled in 2020 and 2021, so everyone was thrilled that it went forward in 2022.  We went for the entire time, from Thursday …

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Wordless Wednesday: Come Outdoors with me

I understand from Terri's Post this week, that June is Outdoors Month.  The photos below were taken outdoors in places we have been.  I am frustrated that my bad knee prevents me from doing much walking these days (re-injured my repaired ACL in left knee last week).  In any case, I'm no athlete, and the …

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Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: #Pink?

Let it be hereby known to all present that I Hate Pink!  I never wear pink, I don't buy pink furniture or accessories, and I don't like pink precious stones (red is my color).  However, that doesn't mean that I ignore pink things around me, and sometimes even admire them.  For instance, when I bought …

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Endearing, talented, cute, and fun! Alligator Waltz

Back in 2019 BC (before Covid), there was a shindig called the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration, every June in the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, Washington.  Accordion players would come from around the world to compete, play concerts, attend workshops, and generally have lots of fun.  There were competitions for all age groups, from under 10 …

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Sunday Stills: #Love your Pets

Well, this one should be pretty easy, as I spend lots of time snuggling with my pet kitty, Kikyo, and more time photographing her.  In 2020, I even did a whole post entitled "Ten Years of Kikyo".  She is named after a Japanese Anime character from the series InuYasha.  It's about a present-day Japanese teenager, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #186: Low Light

Since most of my photos these days are taken with my iPhone 13 Pro, I am quite proud of how well it takes photos in low-light conditions.  However, even my old iPhone XR took excellent low-light pictures.  Last year, on July 4, we went to downtown Bellevue to watch the fireworks (that had been canceled …

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