Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #137-Soft

Aaahhhhh...  Soft.  Brings to mind something my hero used to call himself...just a lovable little fuzzball.  Well, it just so happens that I am owned by a lovable little Fuzzball.  Her name is Kikyo, and her fur is the softest.  When she is in the same room, I just can't help but pick her up …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 136: Subjects starting with the Letter “S”

So.....  In a month characterized by a nationwide Snow Storm, that left Streets Slippery with Snow and ice, where do we begin? How about with a triple-S photo:  Song Sparrow in the Snow, taken just last week. And how about his Snow-buddy, our Squirrel? From a prior year, a Snowy Street, right in front of …

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Snowbirds

Still more of our avian friends, visiting our yard for the excellent seeds and suet. This is our Song-sparrow.  See how puffed-up he is, against the cold.  He likes to hog the seed feeder-sometimes he will just sit there for long minutes. This is the female of our pair of Varied Thrushes.  Her chest-stripe is …

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She’s a snow picture-taking fool!

I can't help it.  When we are snowed-in, I just have to get out the camera and phone and take pictures.  Yes, I'm betting that you're all getting tired of seeing pictures of my snowy backyard, but there's more snow today, and it's still snowing.  So, here are a bunch more pictures from this morning, …

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I never get tired of watching my backyard birds.

Since I started keeping my big camera on the kitchen table, I have been able to get some great pictures of my everyday bird visitors to our suet feeders.  I know, I already have dozens of pictures of these birds, but they never cease to enthrall me, with their antics around and on the feeders. …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #133: My photography journey

I guess I'd have to say I've always been a lazy photographer.  When I was married to my first husband, who was an excellent photographer, besides being an engineer; I had an SLR film camera (this was back in the olden days before digital photography), but I had trouble mastering all its ins and outs, …

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Lens-artists Photo Challenge #132-Striped and Checked

The Stripes and Checks in my suburban backyard are a bit smaller and less-exotic than Tina's zebras; but they are also less dangerous, and I can get closer to them to take their pictures.  And I sure don't have to go most of the way around the world to see them!  They show up now …

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Lens-artists Photo Challenge #131-Emotions

My photography doesn't often include people.  I do mostly landscapes and nature.  This post will consist of photos from one day, yesterday, and one destination.  My husband and I went out shopping for a handgun for me, to be kept mostly at home for self-defense.  I am a 71-year-old woman, and there are just the …

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